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How Far Will Trump Go to Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal?
The U.S. has re-certified that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, but President Trump has imposed new sanctions in an effort to force Iran to pull out. Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the move against Iran is a dangerous escalation

  July 20, 2017

New York Times Beats War Drums Against Iran
Vijay Prashad and Trita Parsi join Paul Jay to discuss the New York Times article, 'Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. 'Handed the Country Over''

  July 18, 2017

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

  June 30, 2017

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

  June 28, 2017

64 Years Later, CIA Details Long-Hidden Role in Iran Coup
The quiet release of long-awaited and long-hidden CIA documents offers key details on how the U.S. and Britain overthrew Iran's democratic government in 1953, says the National Security Archives' Malcolm Byrne

  June 25, 2017

Fmr. Iranian Diplomat: ISIS Attack on Tehran 'Managed by Saudi Arabia'
Former senior Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian says the policies of Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration helped fuel the ISIS attack on Tehran that killed 12 and wounded dozens

  June 8, 2017

Iran Holds Highly Contested Presidential Election
Moderate reformers, represented by incumbent President Rouhani, have good chances, but many express concerns that fraud will be committed in favor of the hard-line conservative Ebrahim Raisi, says Prof. Muhammad Sahimi

  May 19, 2017

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.

  April 26, 2017

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

  April 17, 2017

U.S. Planned to Go to War with Japan and Germany Before Pearl Harbor Attack
On the 75th anniversary, historian Peter Kuznick says the Trump administration likely won't wait for a 'New Pearl Harbor' to pursue war with Iran

  December 7, 2016

Former IAEA Director: 'Very Dishonest' to Claim Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal
Robert Kelley says the Iranians have stuck to the agreement for a full year now

  November 25, 2016

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

  November 25, 2016

Iran Moves to Sue U.S. Over $2 Billion in Frozen Assets
Tyler Cullis, Legal Fellow at the National Iranian American Council, says US-Iran feuds should be dealt with in bilateral negotiations; the objective priority should be to ensure that the nuclear deal is secured beyond the Obama administration

  May 13, 2016

Iranian Elections: A Blow to Hardliners As New Fault Lines in Iranian Politics Emerge
National Iranian American Council president Trita Parsi says it's s no longer reformists versus conservatives as much as it is moderates with President Rouhani, and his opponents

  February 29, 2016

Importance of Lifting the Nuclear-Based Sanctions on Iran
Phyllis Bennis says lifting of sanctions will be significant for the Iranian people and will mean a reintegration of Iran into the world economy

  January 20, 2016

Senate Republicans Fail to Stop Iran Deal for the Second Time (2/2)
Mehdi Sarram, author of Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies, says it is scientifically impossible for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon if the deal is implemented

  September 17, 2015

IAEA Report Finds Many Allegations on Iran's Nuclear History Are Baseless
Robert Kelley says the IAEA had failed to adequately investigate charges that were made in the past by U.S. and Israel against Iran in order to derail negotiations

  December 9, 2015

Senate Republicans Fail to Stop Iran Deal for the Second Time (1/2)
Mehdi Sarram, author of Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies, says it is scientifically impossible for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon if the deal is implemented

  September 16, 2015

Sanity on Iran? Tea Party and Pro-Israel Groups Rally Against Obama's Nuclear Deal
Self-proclaimed patriots tell Max Blumenthal why the President should be executed for the Iran deal

  September 11, 2015

Cheney Blasts Iran Deal, Forgets That as VP Iran Got Closer to Getting Nukes
Under former vice president Dick Cheney's watch, Iran's centrifuges multiplied while the current nuclear deal will cut Iran's enriched uranium by 97 percent, says former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Larry Wilkerson

  September 1, 2015

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