Category: Iran

Ardeshir Mehrdad: Squeezing Iran: Part 1

Trump’s project in the Middle East

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Vijay Prashad: Reinstating Sanctions on Iran

China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure

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John Feffer: The War Before the Iran War

Division in the ranks of the conservative movement is a critical sign that a war with Iran isn’t inevitable

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Threatens Iran to Distract From Russia Criticism and Appease Israel

Donald Trump’s all-caps tweet threatening Iran with “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE” sounds much like his warning last fall that North Korea would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Will Trump deliver on his threats against Iran, but not against North Korea? Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: Who Will Stop Trump from Tweeting Us into War with Iran?

Trump’s crippling sanctions will go into effect on November 4th

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Juan Cole: Threatening the Mother of all Wars

Trump has succeeded in his goal of ratcheting up tensions with Iran and putting the two countries on a war footing

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Juan Cole: Trump Threatens Iran with “Escalation

Could it Spin out of Control?

Tarek R. Dika: The Coming Assault on Iran

American military action against Iran raises the specter of a wider regional war

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Juan Cole: 8 Ways Iran Deal was Better than Trump’s North Korea Commitment

1. Trump met with and embraced Kim Jong Un, a brutal dictator. Obama never met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, never joked around with him, never got friendly with him. 2. During his meeting in Singapore with Kim, Trump committed to cancelling joint military exercises with South Korea in two months. Obama did not cancel any Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: In Unanimous Vote, House Says No Legal Right to Attack Iran

In a little noticed but potentially monumental development, the House of Representatives voted unanimously for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 5515) that says no statute authorizes the use of military force against Iran. The amendment, introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), states, “It is the sense of Congress that the use Read more…

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