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Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for U.N. clash on Tuesday

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By Jerome Cartillier

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Rouhani's pretty much just a poster boy with no real power except to be a "democratically elected" façade for the Khamenei. Interesting note, the supreme leader of Iran gets a "commission fee" for everything that is bought from Iran, that includes oil. How much money do you think he's got? I'm told that he's a multi billionaire that probably puts Putin to shame.

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This should be an interesting "showdown." A literate, intelligent individual versus Trump.

"I'm told . . . " is not valid evidence in critical discourse.

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There will be no "showdown" as this is not a sporting event.

Rouhani will probably berate the US for welching on the deal and Trump will dribble out some inanities, designed to keep the war of words flowing.

The rest of us proles will look on in grim fascination as Trump's America reclaims its status as the Great Satan.

And in the wings, Saudi Arabia will be rubbings its hands with glee.

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Look at the bright side, with Trump doing AIPAC's bidding so zealously, we can rest assured he'll win the next election and perhaps Trump Jr/Jared will take 2024.

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"EU, Russia and China agree special payments system for Iran"

https://www.ft.com/content/4aa03678-c0a7-11e8-8d55-54197280d3f7

Defying Trump, powers agree to evade Iran sanctions, keep nuke deal alive

EU to set up legal entity allowing European businesses to continue trading with Tehran while avoiding penalties from US aimed at pressuring Islamic Republic

With the United States and the dollar dominating so much of global trade, the statement said the new mechanism would “facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports (including oil) and imports, which will assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran.”

“In practical terms, this will mean that EU member states will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran and this will allow European companies to continue to trade with Iran in accordance with European Union law and could be open to other partners in the world,” she told reporters.

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There is no requirement for a sporting event to be involved in a "showdown."

It will be fun to watch Train Wreck Trump at the UN. At this point, it is Trump and his jackassery are just a distraction.

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That photo of Trump sure shows his hair thinning. It also shows that he needs another dye job.

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Rouhani will probably berate the US for welching on the deal and Trump will dribble out some inanities, designed to keep the war of words flowing.

They might have tissue on the table.

The rest of us proles will look on in grim fascination as Trump's America reclaims its status as the Great Satan.

For Iran it was always that and always will be, nothing new. We’re used to it.

And in the wings, Saudi Arabia will be rubbings its hands with glee

well, both never liked each other, so nothing new there as well.

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Trump boasted about his accomplishments in his speech and the room laughed.

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"Trump boasted about his accomplishments in his speech and the room laughed."

Oh my...

Trump’s speech at UN was music to my ears: Nigel Farage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQfLtE0fkFw

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Another freak show by Narcissus Trumpnocchio at the United Nations.

His handlers failed to convince him that this speech was not a political rally directed towards the November elections in the USA.

As usual, it was a delivery of fake news, disinformation and misinformation.

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SerranoToday  06:01 am JST

"Trump boasted about his accomplishments in his speech and the room laughed."

Oh my...

Trump’s speech at UN was music to my ears: Nigel Farage

Clearly Farage is ‘Tone-deaf’.

Oh my...indeed.

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A shame you didn't bother to watch the video - you might have learned something, Gremlin.

Farage is a discredited lying spiv and city boy who happily takes money off the EU and is married to an immigrant. His hypocrisy knows no bounds.

I agree though, as Trump and other bigots are dealt with by the voters, it will be a fun six years.

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