Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com,
Iran’s Foreign Ministry says that $7 billion in foreign-held assets are going to be unfrozen and returned to Iranian control within a matter of weeks. The money will be put into accounts abroad.
Details are still emerging, but officials say a high-ranking delegation will visit Iran later this week to finalize the deal. Exactly which accounts are being unfrozen is unclear, though this is not the $7 billion that Iran is owed by South Korea. There had previously been media reports claiming that the South Korea assets could be released as part of an exchange in which Iran would release three prisoners, though Iranian officials denied any development on that matter.
Any release of assets would be a big achievement for Iran, whose economy is struggling mightily under the burden of Western sanctions , and could be used to shore up Iran’s currency.
The timing is also good, coming as Iran was seeking some assurance that sanctions relief would be realized under the nuclear deal. Getting some money ahead of time would go a long way toward building confidence.
However, as another week begins in the Vienna talks aimed at restoring the Iran nuclear deal, there are signs that even the optimistic Iran is starting to lose faith in the process , and wonder if a deal will ever get done.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying they’re no longer sure a deal will be made at all, cautioning that more than one issue is yet to be resolved. They did not specify what those issues are. Notably, they still see the US as the primary obstacle to this deal, saying they’re unsure if the US has the will to get the deal done at all . This has been an ongoing concern, irrespective of the […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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