Category: Iran

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Administration Ramps Up Threats Against Iran

The alleged torture, murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, widely believed to have been carried out on orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, may put a crimp in Donald Trump’s plans to escalate his aggression against Iran. Saudi Arabia, the United States and Israel are unified in their hatred of Iran, albeit with Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: Threatening Iran

While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, North Korea does. That is North Korea’s insurance policy against U.S. military aggression

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Vijay Prashad: There is No Legitimate Reason to Impose Sanctions on Iran

A friend in Tehran tells me that he marvels at the attitude of the United States ruling establishment towards Iran. ‘Why do they hate us so much’, he asks? It is a fair question. His country, he says, is not perfect, but it is certainly not a threat to the world. The current government – Read more…

Robert Fantina: The Hypocrisy of Trump on Iran

As United States President Donald Trump slowly descends into madness in front of the entire world, he seems determined to destroy Iran in the process

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Patrick Cockburn: Trump is now targeting Iran

The exaggeration of ‘the Iranian threat’ by the Trump administration this week at the UN General Assembly in New York was very like what was being said by Bush and Blair about Iraq fifteen years ago

Ardeshir Mehrdad: Squeezing Iran: Part two

The Iranian perspective

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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