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Does Trump Want to Redo 1953 CIA Coup in Iran?
Historian and author Ervand Abrahamian of Baruch College analyzes the recently revealed files on the CIA's role in the 1953 Iran coup, as Trump officials and allies float the possibility of regime change in Tehran
DATE: 2017-06-30 | LENGTH: 14:58

 
Trump's Only Iran Policy is Confrontation
If the White House has an Iran policy, "the only one visible is confrontation," says Adam Weinstein of the National Iranian American Council
DATE: 2017-06-28 | LENGTH: 19:46

 
Hersh: Trump Ignored Intel Before Bombing Syria
In an exclusive interview, veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh discusses his new report that President Trump bombed a Syrian military airfield in April despite warnings that U.S. intelligence had found no evidence that the Assad regime used a chemical weapon
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 20:39

 
13 Demands on Qatar Escalate Saudi-Led Standoff
Saudi Arabia and its allies' list of far-reaching demands for Qatar--including cutting ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, reducing cooperation with Iran, and closing news channel Al Jazeera--is "absurd," says CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 14:35

 
Trump Risks War with Russia and Iran in Syria
Increasing U.S. military strikes against Assad-allied forces in Syria threaten to undermine the fight against ISIS and spark direct conflict with Russia and Iran, says Ben Norton of Alternet's Grayzone Project
DATE: 2017-06-21 | LENGTH: 16:17

 
Wilkerson: From Qatar to Syria, Trump & Gulf Allies Target Iran
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says that the Trump administration and its Gulf allies are taking aim at Iran through the re-ignited dispute with Qatar. Sources also claim the Pentagon has directed U.S. troops to directly confront Iranian-backed forces inside Syria
DATE: 2017-06-06 | LENGTH: 20:45

 
As Trump Takes Aim, Iranians Vote for More Engagement
While President Trump used his Middle East trip to denounce Iran and sell weapons to its Saudi Arabian rival, author and scholar Nahid Siamdoust of Yale University says Iranian voters delivered an overwhelming endorsement of deeper engagement with the world
DATE: 2017-05-25 | LENGTH: 14:21

 
Warfare State at War with Trump as he Plans Warfare Against Iran - RAI with Norman Solomon (2/4)
Norman Solomon joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself discussing the Trump/Russia affair and plans to isolate and perhaps attack Iran
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 23:57

 
Trump's Mideast 'Peace Opportunity' Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran
On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see "a rare opportunity for peace" in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 17:33

 
Trump Heads to Saudi Arabia - Target Iran and Iraq? - RAI with Sabah Alnasseri (1/6)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Sabah Alnasseri and Paul Jay discuss the Trump/Saudi plan for an anti-Iran Arab alliance and to use ISIS as justification for increasing American troop levels - with Iraq's oil as the prize
DATE: 2017-05-16 | LENGTH: 24:14

 
Iran Can Work With U.S. if Trump Drops the Threats
In part two of our interview, former senior Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian discusses the threat of a worsening proxy war in Yemen, Iran's support for Bashar al-Assad, the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, and the possibility for Tehran-Washington cooperation on Syria and other Middle East issues.
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 17:25

 
U.S. Threatens Nuclear Deal it Admits Iran Respects - How Will Tehran Respond?
In part one of our interview, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former senior Iranian diplomat, analyzes the Trump administration's "review" of the Iran nuclear agreement despite acknowledging that Tehran is fulfilling its obligations.
DATE: 2017-04-26 | LENGTH: 13:55

 
Wilkerson: Trump Admin's Iran Talk Sounds Like Bush's Pre-Iraq War
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson warns the Trump administration's rhetoric on Iran reminds him of the prelude to the Iraq war - and could be setting the stage for a U.S. regime change effort in Tehran.
DATE: 2017-04-25 | LENGTH: 17:18

 
Iran's Deep State is Unhappy with President Rouhani
Professor Muhammad Sahimi explains how Iran's behind-the-scenes powers are trying to position a hardliner for Iran's next presidential election. Trump's hard line on Iran would encourage Iran's "deep state" to respond accordingly
DATE: 2017-04-17 | LENGTH: 15:27

 
Flynn's Resignation Won't Stop Trump Admin. From Targeting Iran
Ben Norton, reporter for Alternet's Grayzone Project, discusses the fallout from the resignation of Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Three-Part Interview
DATE: 2017-02-14 | LENGTH: 09:45

 
Lies Promote Trump's Economic War Against Iran
Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's accusation that Iran's ballistic missile test violated a UN resolution is not backed by any evidence, and Press Secretary Spicer's allegation of an Iranian attack on a U.S. ship is a complete fabrication - Paul Jay interviews Ben Norton
DATE: 2017-02-03 | LENGTH: 13:05

 
Will Trump Ally with Russia and Target Iran?
Paul Jay and Lawrence Wilkerson discuss why the Republicans are divided on Russia and to what ends the Trump administration might go to justify war with Iran
DATE: 2017-01-30 | LENGTH: 11:33

 
Iran in Crosshairs of New Administration
Although the Trump presidency is going to preside over a weakened empire, it may have a hard time reversing the nuclear deal with Iran, says journalist Reese Erlich
DATE: 2017-01-22 | LENGTH: 13:24

 
Trump's Dark Web of Far Right Militarists Who Want to Attack Iran
Filmmaker Robbie Martin and Paul Jay discuss Trump and Pence's foreign policy appointments and advisors which include many of the neocons who created The Project for the New American Century, led the U.S. into war with Iraq - and are now targeting Iran
DATE: 2016-11-28 | LENGTH: 28:52

 
Iranian Government Preferred Trump But Will Have Second Thoughts Now That His Team is Emerging
Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay that the Iranians thought Trump's anti-interventionist language would be better than Clinton's declared antagonism; but now that Flynn, Pompeo, and Pence have been chosen, regime change is likely back on the table
DATE: 2016-11-25 | LENGTH: 14:27

 
Is War with Iran in the Cards with the Trump Foreign Policy Team?
Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay discuss the appointments of Flynn, Pompeo, and Huckabee and whether they will follow through on their calls to rip up the Iran agreement and promote regime change
DATE: 2016-11-21 | LENGTH: 19:13

 
Trump CIA Chief Pick A Big Fan of Torture Who Will Target Iran
Ray McGovern tells Paul Jay that Mike Pompeo is likely to follow George Tenet's lead in helping fabricate intelligence supporting an attack on Iran but hopes that honest analysts in the agency will undermine these efforts
DATE: 2016-11-18 | LENGTH: 08:20

 
Trump National Security Advisor an Islamophobe Who Will Target Iran
Ray McGovern tells Paul Jay that Ret. General Flynn advocates regime change in Iran and keeps saying Iran is building a bomb despite contradictory reports by the intelligence communities
DATE: 2016-11-18 | LENGTH: 16:55

 
Trump Foreign Policy Team will Target Iran
In a wide ranging discussion, historian Gerald Horne and Paul Jay discuss why Trump won and what will likely come next
DATE: 2016-11-10 | LENGTH: 21:40

 
   

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