Up To Date - No 118, August 2019

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Up To Date - No 118, August 2019


 Will Rouhani meet Trump?

While the Trump administration has dramatically increased the danger of a U.S. military attack on Iran, direct meetings between officials of the two countries have now become a possibility. During the Aug. 24-26 G7 summit, hosted by France, French President Emmanuel Macron invited Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to the site of the summit, the coastal resort of Biarritz. Zarif, other Iranians and some EU officials were in a room in the town hall, offsite from where the G7 summit was being held. Macron shuttled back and forth between G7 meetings and the diplomats at the town hall.

Mazda Majidi, Liberation News, August 31 2019


Iran’s Opposition Groups are Preparing for the Regime’s Collapse. Is Anyone Ready? 

In July 13, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudi Giuliani, addressed an Iranian opposition group called the Mujahedin e-Khalq (MEK) at the group’s tightly guarded encampment in rural Albania, where some 3,400 members have been preparing for the overthrow of the clerical regime in Tehran.

Jonathan Broder, Newsweek, August 28 2019