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102. Prime Minister Imran Khan has said nuclear war is not an option and India must abandon its nuclear weapons. In an interview with Fox News in Washington, he said if India complies with this demand Pakistan will also not use nuclear weapons. | #PMIKInUSA
103. US-Pakistan Business Council calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan.
#PMIKInUSA #PMIKVisitingUS

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14. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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Two important articles on #IranWar legal issues

1. A question many commentators have missed:

Did U.S. drone violate rules of transit when in 'international airspace'?

2. History of how Reagan elided War Powers Resolution in actions against Iran during 1980s Tanker War
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Great @marknevitt analysis:

"The Missing Piece in US-Iran Drone Dispute: Navigational Freedoms and Strait of Hormuz"
justsecurity.org/64725/the-miss…

I flagged Mark's article was forthcoming in this podcast w/ @djrothkopf @SangerNYT @weinbergersa @EdwardGLuce
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/goo…
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Also great, great piece by the Todd Buchwald, who worked in Reagan administration on war powers in 1980s Tanker War.

"Anticipating the President’s Way Around the War Powers Resolution on Iran: Lessons of the 1980s Tanker Wars"

justsecurity.org/64732/anticipa…
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1. @HouseForeign demands administration's legal opinions on use of force against #Iran

Letter cites this great essay by Just Security's Brian Egan and @bridgewriter which concludes that efforts to shoehorn #IranWar into #AUMF is "thoroughly unconvincing": justsecurity.org/64645/top-expe…
2. Letter by Chairman @RepEliotEngel and @RepTedDeutch:

"Given the life-and-death stakes of the current situation between the United States and Iran, we can think of no issue where it is more imperative for the Department to explain its rationale."

foreignaffairs.house.gov/2019/6/engel-d…
3. Readers may also be interested in this essay by @jgeltzer (former NSC, DOJ), @LukeHartig (former NSC, DoD) and @rgoodlaw (former DoD)

reaches same conclusion as Egan and @bridgewriter

justsecurity.org/64650/asking-t…

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Timely reminder in Wednesday NYT by @charlie_savage on #IranWar:

"Attorney General William P. Barr harbors unusually broad views of a president’s power to unilaterally start even major wars on his own."

links to this earlier analysis by Savage on Barr: nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/… ½
Along the lines of Savage's analysis is this important analysis of Bill Barr's extreme theories of presidential power to take the nation to war (eg with #Iran) without Congress involved ...

by @bridgewriter and @StephenPomper

justsecurity.org/64179/bill-bar… 2/2
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The Iranian boat came to the rescue of the attacked ship. Trump's claim that they were removing mine evidence in broad daylight is a joke. Look out: We are the punchline. theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j… #Iran
The Straits are #Iran's lifeline. Without it, Iran dies. No way would they commit economic suicide. Nor would Iran sabotage their meeting with Japan's Abe, whom Iran invited to Teheran to help restart negotiations. newsweek.com/iran-gulf-oman…
If you're going to sneak in to plant or retrieve a mine, as the Israelis can tell you, you use mini subs or Klepper kayaks, not big patrol boats that US satellites can photograph. #Iran is a fascist theocracy, but not a stupid fascist theocracy.
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8. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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2. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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Asymmetric warfare
5000 Iranian speed boats having speed upto 157 kms per hour equipped with supersonic missiles
#Iran
#IranWar #HormuzStrait #BREAKING
Asymmetric warfare II
Imagine the US super carrier in #HormuzStrait having to face hundreds of IED fitted flying remote controlled suicide boats of the IRGC "Bavar 2"
Also remote controlled suicide speed boats
There is no escape
#Iran #IranWar #BREAKING
Asymmetric warfare III
Plan to capture US aircraft carrier?

IRGC commandos demonstrating skills to capture USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier with help of swarms of gun boats, Sina class missile boats fitted with C 704 cruise missiles and helicopters
#Iran #IranWar #BREAKING
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