Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Pushing Iran’s Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Nuclear Deal Propaganda

“For the last two months, Google and Jigsaw have worked closely with FireEye on the influence operation linked to Iran that FireEye identified this week,” Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president of global affairs, announced in a blog post.

Iranian hackers target 70 universities worldwide to steal research | ZDNet

“The researchers have connected Cobalt Dickens to the Iranian government and in March nine apparent members of the group were indicted for conducting a series of attacks on universities and companies on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The Mabna Institute, working as part of Cobalt Dickens, allegedly stole information from 76 universities across 21 countries, as well as 47 US and foreign private sector companies, including the US Department of Labor and the United Nations.”

U.S. Oil Vanishing From Chinese Tariffs Reveals America’s Clout – Bloomberg

“American sanctions that will target oil exports from Iran starting in November are another risk. Concern is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump’s measures will curb the OPEC producer’s shipments at a time when production from another group member, Venezuela, is also dwindling in the midst of an economic meltdown. Both the producers are suppliers to China.

“With oil from Iran and Venezuela at risk, U.S. crude is offering Chinese refiners a good and abundant alternative,” said Sophie Shi, a Beijing-based analyst with consultant IHS Markit Ltd. “Imagine if this ideal resource was cut off. That would leave China solely dependent on Saudi Arabia, which seems too risky.””

Iran sentences couple for “orientation toward the land of Christianity” | The Jerusalem post

“A Christian couple have reported that a court in Boushehr has just sentenced them & 10 other Iranian Christians to one year in prison each for ‘Propagating against the Islamic Republic in favor of Christianity.’ This group of Christian converts were arrested on April 7th, 2015.”

NY Times: ‘Trump Got From NATO Everything Obama Ever Asked For’

If it was Obama’s idea, why has the media been pushing against Trump so hard?

“Now that the smoke has cleared from the NATO summit meeting, the most tangible result is apparent: President Trump advanced President Barack Obama’s initiative to keep the allies on track to shoulder a more equitable share of NATO’s costs. Mr. Trump even signed on to a tough statement directed at Russia. For once he saw eye to eye with his predecessor,” the Times wrote in its own editorial.

What war with Iran would actually look like

“Ultimately, the only way military force could stop Iran from going nuclear is if the US committed to a more or less indefinite war.

“To fulfill the stated objective of ensuring that Iran never acquires a nuclear bomb,” the Wilson Center report finds, “the U.S. would need to conduct a significantly expanded air and sea war over a prolonged period of time, likely several years.””

Then again… just one more threat from Iran and it could be over in 30 minutes…

Iran has more than doubled its uranium stockpile to 950 tons, nuclear chief reveals

“Despite its nuclear pact, Iran has continued to grow its uranium stockpiles and will soon be able to enrich the uranium.

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, told state television that Iran imported 400 tons of “yellowcake uranium” since the 2015 nuclear agreement. Its stockpile now rests between 900 and 950 tons, the Associated Press reported this week.”