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

Patrick Cockburn: Greatest threat to peace in Iraq

Donald Trump picking a fight with Iran

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

Gareth Porter: Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

Netanyahu is getting what he wanted, after all

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…

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

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

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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