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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 that 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

National Day of Action Pushes Democratic Senators to Support Iran Deal
Supporters of Iran nuclear deal attempt to counter AIPAC spending by targeting key Democratic Senators who remain on the fence

  August 27, 2015

Why is Saudi Arabia Now Supporting the Iran Deal?
Over the past few weeks, the Saudi royal family seems to have warmed up to an agreement it used to strongly oppose

  August 26, 2015

AIPAC Spending Millions to Defeat Iran Deal, But Efforts Are Falling Flat
Right-wing Israel lobby groups are in the second half of a fierce campaign to convince Congress and the American public that the Iran deal should be rejected.

  August 23, 2015

Former IAEA Inspector: Iranian "Self-Inspection" Won't Undermine Deal
Robert Kelley says the entire process will remain under IAEA supervision

  August 20, 2015

What's Up Chuck? Why Does Senator Schumer Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses president Obama's Iranian nuclear deal and the opposition to that deal

  August 11, 2015

The Forces Behind Schumer's Rejection of Iran Deal
While AIPAC and other anti-deal groups spent up to $40 million in TV ads, liberal groups have already come out rejecting NY Senator Schumer as the next party leader

  August 9, 2015

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