Category: Iran

Trita Parsi: If Tillerson’s Out, is Iran War In?

The Trump administration will reportedly oust Tillerson and install CIA Director Mike Pompeo in his place, with Republican Sen. Tom Cotton replacing Pompeo — a recipe for a US war on Iran

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Patrick Cockburn: Greatest threat to peace in Iraq

Donald Trump picking a fight with Iran

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Reese Erlich: Trump moves encourage Iranian hardliners

Trump is seeking to scuttle the accord as part of a major anti-Iran offensive. The Trump administration equates Shia Muslim Iran with the Sunni extremist group ISIS

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Gareth Porter: Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

Netanyahu is getting what he wanted, after all

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump and Netanyahu Walk in Lockstep on Iran

During his presidential campaign and throughout his nine-month presidency, Donald Trump has been fixated on ending the Iran nuclear deal, which he called “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program and in return, Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: ‘De-certifying’ the Iran Deal

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility

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Juan Cole: Like the Run-up to Iraq War

The list of grievances Trump/Haley present against Iran have nothing to do with the nuclear deal

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Kathy Kelly: Wrongful Rhetoric

In a time when 20 million people face starvation, it’s particularly obscene for any country to pour resources into nuclear weaponry

Eli Clifton: Decertifying Iran Deal

Iran is complying with its end of the deal, but Trump is catering to hawks and neoconservative donors who transparently want war with the country

Lawrence Wilkerson: Here We Go Again

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s distortions are an attempt to prepare conditions for war against Iran

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