Category: Iran

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Gareth Porter: US Sanctions Relief Fails, Threatening the Nuclear Talks

The PMD issue thus appears to be another justification for the United States to avoid dismantling the sanctions regime

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Nicola Nasser: The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their “regime change” campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria–Iran alliance

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Shamus Cooke: Why Obama Rejected Peace With Iran

A war-shredded region remains on the bloody path to a potentially even wider war

Airan Bahmani: The mythistory of US-Iran relations

The role of the US in Iran’s modern history has been decisive

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Mina Khanlarzadeh: The Support for Palestine from Iran

An independent social voice in support of Palestinian resistance is growing again in Iran

Golnaz Esfandiari: Iranian Woman wins Math Genius Prize, Iranian officials Obsess about her Hair

Mirzakhani’s achievement appears to have created a challenge for Iranian newspapers forced to follow stringent written and unwritten censorship guidelines concerning images exposed female skin and hair

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Noam Chomsky: Outrage

Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else. One of those rare events took place on July 17, when Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. The Guardian of Virtue in the White House denounced it Read more…

Paul Rogers: A World War in Iraq?

Iran, Russia, Syria, US Scramble against ‘Islamic State’

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Gareth Porter: U.S. Demand for Deep Centrifuge Cut Is a Diplomatic Ploy

With only a few weeks remaining before the Jul. 20 deadline, the Barack Obama administration issued a warning to Iran that it must accept deep cuts in the number of its centrifuges

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Phyllis Bennis: Like Nixon to China, Obama to Tehran?

What’s needed is not more troops, weapons and threats of U.S. bombing, but diplomacy

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