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Iran


Why Did Russia Sell S-300 Missiles to Iran?
Journalist Reese Erlich says the trigger was the Saudi attacks on Yemen, alerting Iran that it may need to defend from similar attacks

  April 16, 2015

Better a War than an Agreement?
Phyllis Bennis says forces aligned in opposition to the Iran Framework Agreement in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia would rather see war than a deal that brings Iran out of sanctions and back into play as a regional power

  April 2, 2015

Did Iran Take Uranium Shipment Off the Table as a Negotiating Tactic?
Trita Parsi says Iran is trying to make the U.S. put lifting all sanctions back on the table

  March 31, 2015

Former IAEA Director: NYT Article a Malicious Attempt to Undermine Iran Negotiations
Robert Kelley says that David Sanger in The New York Times claimed Iran had backed off a commitment to ship uranium out of the country, something that was later refuted by the U.S. State Department

  March 31, 2015

Iran Nuclear Program a Distraction from Israel's Nuclear Weapons
At the 2015 Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting, author Joshua Reubner responds to a Washington Post op-ed that calls for war with Iran

  March 15, 2015

Republicans Spin UN Meeting About Iran Sanctions
Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman says Congress gave Obama the authority to waive sanctions in previous bills

  March 13, 2015

Democrats Divided Over Netanyahu, United Over Support for Israel
Rania Khalek says many members of Congress that boycotted Netanyahu's speech gave him a standing ovation during his last trip, in spite of Israel's attack on Gaza

  March 5, 2015

Former IAEA Director Says No Basis for Netanyahu Iran Claims
Robert Kelley says Netanyahu avoids facts and evidence to push conflict to a point where war is the only answer

  March 4, 2015

Corker and Menendez Bills Aim to Derail Iran Negotiations
Jim Lobe reports that the bills attempt to assert Congressional power to undermine an agreement with Iran

  March 4, 2015

Iran's Intent is the Real Issue, Says Former IAEA Inspector
Robert Kelley says the number of centrifuges or the amount of uranium Iran may have is not what matters; there is evidence, however, that the U.S. has forged documents

  February 25, 2015

Pressure Rises in Iran Negotiations
TRNN's Thomas Hedges talks to Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council and Matthew McInnis of the American Enterprise Institute who say that hardliners in Washington are not primarily interested in a nuclear-free Iran but regime change and how to incite it

  February 20, 2015

New Iran Sanctions Could Kill Negotiations, Lead to War
The Senate Banking Committee advanced legislation last week that many see as a threat to negotiations between the United States and Iran. TRNN's Thomas Hedges speaks to Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian-American Council who says that failed talks could lead to armed conflict.

  February 1, 2015

Russia's Pivotal Role in the Iranian Nuclear Agreement
Russia will play a major role in a deal by ensuring that Iran complies with US demands - and it has a lot of money to gain from it, says Gareth Porter, the author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.

  November 13, 14

On the Verge of a Historic Nuclear Energy Deal with Iran?
Unknown contents of President Obama's letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran under scrutiny by Republicans and the blogosphere as a historic deal nears, says Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council

  November 11, 14

Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (2/2)
Scholar Mehdi Sarram says though Russia is committed by contract to deliver low-enriched energy to Iran until 2021, why should Iran buy it from the Russians if they can produce it themselves?

  October 20, 14

Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (1/2)
Scholar Mehdi Sarram discusses why Iran feels the need to develop nuclear energy and gives an update on the P5+1 talks

  October 20, 14

Arrest of 'Happy' Dancers Reflects Power Struggle in Iran
Iran conservatives trying to weaken President Rouhani's nuclear negotiations by fighting "western culture"

  October 3, 14

U.S. Pushing False Narrative About Iran & Nuclear Weapons
Historian and investigative journalist Gareth Porter discusses how fabricated documents from Israel are used to show that Iran is a dishonest negotiating partner and wants to produce nukes

  October 3, 14

Correcting the Mainstream Distortion of Iran's 1979 Revolution
On the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Scholar Hamid Dabashi explains why even though a diverse set of forces overthrew the brutal, CIA-backed Shah of Iran, in the end theocracy dominated, leaving Iran in the hands of plutocrats.

  October 3, 14

Iran's New President a Regime Insider - Wide Mandate for More Civil Liberties
Hamid Dabashi: President-elect Hassan Rohani will not change Iran's Neo-liberal capitalism but may be inspired by popular support for more political rights and nuclear transparency

  October 3, 14

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