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    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

    An Open Letter to the Ayatollah from Republicans
    Colonel Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the Secretary of State Colin Powell, says it is a desperate move by Republicans

      March 10, 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

    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

    Netanyahu and Boehner Tag-Teaming on Iran Could Backfire On Both of Them
    Professor Vijay Prashad says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a high risk gambler whose relationship with the Obama administration has hit rock bottom

      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

    Nuclear Agreement with Iran May Become Midterm Election Fodder in Congress
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the secretary of state Colin Powell, says there are three different groups of Republicans that would like to see the Iran nuclear deal fail.

      October 28, 14

    Nuclear Deal with Iran 95% Complete
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Collin Powell, says he is optimistic that the nuclear negotiations with Iran are 95 percent complete, but what does lifting sanctions really mean?

      October 21, 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

    US and Iran are Indirectly Coordinating Efforts against IS
    The idea of Iran as partner of the US in the battle against IS will not have sufficient political support in Iran, among the allies, or domestically, says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council

      October 22, 14

    Iran and P5+1 Unlikely to Reach Nuclear Deal by July 20
    Gareth Porter: U.S. remains unwilling to compromise with Iran on the number of centrifuges

      July 11, 2014

    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

    Why do the Saudis Want the US to Attack Iran? (4/5)
    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia has the ultimate objective of becoming the arbiter of all regional politics

      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

    AIPAC Still Trying to Torpedo Iran Nuke Deal
    As preliminary Iran Nuke deal is finalized and set to go into effect next Monday, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) is pushing for Congress to pass new sanctions against Iran which would violate and likely nullify the historic agreement

      October 3, 14

    Israel Denounces Deal In Spite of Substantive Concessions by Iran pt2
    Former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley says Israel's criticism of agreement is unwarranted as it does not observe the non-proliferation treaty itself

      November 24, 2013

    Former IAEA Inspector: Iran's Nuclear Program Now Consistent with Peaceful Purposes pt1
    Robert Kelley explains how Iran's nuclear development is now consistent with power-production

      November 24, 2013

    Is Iran Being Transparent About Its Nuclear Program?
    Robert Kelley: Iran could be more transparent but it has already been quite upfront. IAEA should be more transparent about the sources of its information especially when they present it as fact.

      October 3, 14

    Hardliners Determined To Undermine 'Historic' Prospect of Peace with Iran
    While US and Iranian government take steps to resolve issue of sanctions and Iranian nuclear program, Israel remains an obstalce

      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

    High Turnout, Rise of Centrist Candidates Mark Iran Pres. Election
    Farideh Farhi: Despite voter anger in 2009, Iranians took to the polls in high numbers and strongly supported moderate candidates in initial results

      October 3, 14

    Six Candidates Square Off For Iranian Presidential Elections
    Arang Keshavarzian: Opposition candidates, media and bloggers restricted by Iranian government during presidential election

      October 3, 14

    US Iran Policy Can't Abide an Independent Middle East State
    Hillary Mann-Leverett and Flynt Leverett: American policy based on hegemony in the Middle East - a major regional player not within the US system of supported states is a target

      October 3, 14

    No Substantial Iran Negotiations Possible Without Offer of a Suspension of Sanctions
    Lawrence Wilkerson: If the US is serious about negotiating with Iran it must offer a suspension of sanctions and a permanent end to sanctions once safeguards are in place - Iran has to come forward and tell the IAEA everything about the past and present of their nuclear program

      October 3, 14

    Arms Manufacturers Influence GCC and US Foreign Policy
    Larry Wilkerson: Six big arms monopolies profit from tension and war; promote a strategic vision that favors their short term commercial interest

      October 3, 14

    "The Backdoor to War with Iran" - Wilkerson Attacks Senate Resolution
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Resolution S.RES.65 sends the message to Iran that the US objective is regime change, not a negotiated settlement to nuclear question

      October 3, 14

    CIA Appointee's Statement on Iran Echoes Tenet on Iraq
    Lawrence Wilkerson: John Brennan claims Iran pushing towards a nuclear weapon; ignores National Intelligence Estimate which concluded Iran was not

      February 12, 2013

    IAEA Former Inspector: No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Activity at Parchin
    Robert Kelley: Recent claims of IAEA that Iranians trying to hide activity at Parchin site not supported by evidence

      January 14, 2013

    Ambassador: Iran and US Must Reach a Comprehensive Deal in Direct Talks
    Ambassador Hossein Mousavian: The nuclear issue is not the real problem; the US objects to Iran's influence in the region

      December 27, 2012

    Iranian Ambassador: It's Not in Iran's Interest to Build a Nuclear Bomb
    Seyed Hossein Mousavian: IAEA has a political agenda that goes beyond its mandate to inspect

      December 24, 2012

    Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution
    Hamid Dabashi: The brutality of the Assad regime created conditions for the US, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to arm proxies forces and attempt to control the outcome of the struggle

      November 29, 2012

    Qatar Tries to Decouple Hamas from Iran
    Hamid Dabashi: Qatar and Saudi Arabia want to control the region, pushing Hamas towards a Muslim Brotherhood led Egypt

      November 27, 2012

    Did IAEA Fudge the Numbers?
    Gareth Porter: Recent IAEA alarmist report on Iran misstates enrichment numbers, putting Iran program closer to Israeli "red line"

      November 26, 2012

    Will the US Negotiate State to State with Iran?
    Gareth Porter: The US has rebuffed several attempts by Iran to negotiate a resolution to the standoff, Obama appears committed to harsh sanctions

      November 12, 2012

    Sanctions Against Iranian Banks is Economic Warfare
    Phyllis Bennis: Excluding Iranian banks from the SWIFT system of interbank transfers helped cause a devaluation of Iranian currency and great hardship for ordinary people

      October 3, 14

    Iran and the "Red Line" Debate
    Jonathan Schell: Netanyahu's real objective is to influence the outcome of the US elections

      October 3, 14

    Israeli Defence Minister Rumoured Cooling on Attacking Iran
    Reports in Israeli press suggest Netanyahu's main supporter on attacking Iran may be backing off

      October 3, 14

    120 NAM Countries Head to Iran Despite Western Pressure
    Vijay Prashad: Syria will be the big issue in the Non Aligned Summit in Iran, with many heads of state visiting Tehran in spite of US/Israeli campaign to isolate Iran

      August 26, 2012

    Israel Debates the Cost of War
    Israeli media this week is filled with argument over cost of war with Iran, as prices rise

      October 3, 14

    Israel vs Iran: An Israeli Media Report
    Israeli media spike coverage of potential attack on Iran "in the coming 12 weeks"

      August 12, 2012

    10 Years Since Downing St. Memo: Is It Happening Again?
    Ray McGovern and Annie Machon: British Intelligence chief ramps up war talk against Iran

      July 24, 2012

    Economic War Against Iran Continues; Still No Evidence of a Weapons Program
    Gareth Porter: US continues to insist Iran gives up all nuclear enrichment and offers no concessions on sanctions

      June 26, 2012

    Iran Suppresses Union Organizing, Arrests Worker Activists
    Farid Partovi: Sanctions and talk of war make it easier for Iranian regime to repress union organizers

      June 26, 2012

    Why Pass Indefinite Military Detention Law Now?
    Larry Wilkerson: This may have more to do with getting ready for war against Iran than fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda

      October 3, 14

    The Military, Mass Protest and the NDAA Indefinite Detention
    Viewer Questions for Larry Wilkerson about NDAA and the US Military Officer Corp

      October 3, 14

    Objective of US and Israeli Policy is Economic Warfare Against Iran
    Gareth Porter: IAEA keeps Iran in "dock of global public opinion" while sanctions aim to weaken Iran as a regional power

      October 3, 14

    IAEA Near Iran Inspection Deal but will US Insist on End to Enrichment?
    Gareth Porter: If US demands Iran give up its right to enrich for peaceful purposes, no real agreement is possible

      October 3, 14

    US Befriends Kazakhstan Dictator, Now World's Largest Producer of Uranium
    Allen Ruff: Vicious dictatorship courted by US and Russia, is a vital strategic objective in Eurasia

      October 3, 14

    Former U.S. Officials Investigated for Receiving Payments to Promote a Designated Terror Group
    Jeremiah Goulka, former RAND expert on the Mujahedin-e Khalq, says war hawks from Bush admin. and some Democrats were paid by the group to advance its interests in DC and are being investigated by US Treasuery

      October 3, 14

    Is Netanyahu Bluffing?
    Gareth Porter: Netanyahu is telling the Israeli people an attack on Iran will not cost much, but is the real objective to destroy the Iranian economy through sanctions?

      April 5, 2012

    Iranian Diplomat Says IAEA Undermined Recent Talks to Satisfy Israel and West
    Gareth Porter: IAEA demanded to see Parchin on recent visit ahead of schedule to make Iran look uncooperative

      April 3, 2012

    "No First Strike Against Iran" Says NYT Ad
    Rabbi Michael Lerner: Obama is wrong to reject a policy of containment

      March 14, 2012

    Saudis and US Waging a Proxy War in Syria
    Hamid Dabashi: Syrian people caught in a proxy war as they fight a brutal dictatorship

      March 5, 2012

    Debate About Iran Strategy Heats Up in Israel
    At the annual top security conference in Israel sharp divisions over talk of attacking Iran

      October 3, 14

    Congress Pushes Iran Regime Change Over Diplomacy
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama painting himself into a corner, Congress handing him the paint

      February 17, 2012

    Why Demand Nuclear Transparency from Iran and Not Israel?
    Hamid Dabashi: People should demand a nuclear weapons free region that starts with Israel and Pakistan

      February 7, 2012

    Why are Israel and US on a Collision Course with Iran?
    Robert Naiman: Nuclear weapons a stand in for Israel and US trying to weaken Iran's role in the region

      October 3, 14

    Will Netanyahu Use US Elections to Push Obama into Iran War?
    Max Blumenthal: Netanyahu wants GOP to win; has Obama in a corner on Iran

      February 3, 2012

    Former IAEA Inspector Calls for Transparency on All Sides
    Robert Kelley: The IAEA should allow peer review of its data, Iran should resolve outstanding questions

      January 20, 2012

    Why Did Def. Sec. Panetta Say Iran Not Building Nukes?
    Gareth Porter: Panetta's statement could be a warning to Israel not to attack Iran, but it's too weak to be meaningful

      January 12, 2012

    Obama and Netanyahu's Push for Attack on Iran
    Gareth Porter: Obama cannot keep the US out of a war if Israel strikes Iran

      January 6, 2012

    Israel Divided Over Plan to Attack Iran
    Lia Tarachansky reports that a split has developed between Israeli security establishment and Netanyahu

      November 30, 2011

    TRNN Debate on the IAEA Iran Report
    Beeman and Spector: Does the IAEA report on Iran prove the existence of a nuclear weapons program?

      November 18, 2011

    Former IAEA Inspector: Misleading Iran Report Proves Nothing
    Robert Kelley: Latest IAEA report recycles old intelligence and is meant to bolster hard liners

      November 15, 2011

    IAEA Iran Report Fit Facts to Strengthen Hardliners
    Robert Kelley Pt2: The report misleads and manipulates facts in attempt to prove a forgone conclusion

      November 17, 2011

    IAEA Iran Report Spins Intelligence
    Gareth Porter: Dubious intelligence used as pretext for tougher sanctions

      November 13, 2011

    Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad
    Al Jazeera: Iran's parliament has summoned President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad to face questioning over the biggest banking fraud in the country's history

      November 1, 2011

    Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot Appears an FBI Sting
    Gareth Porter: Evidence points to an FBI sting that creates rationale for stepped up campaign against Iran

      October 15, 2011

    Alleged Iran Assassination Plot Court Documents Suggest a Set Up
    Pt.2 Gareth Porter: Critical two weeks missing from FBI account

      October 16, 2011

    American Hikers Convicted of Spying are Pawns in Iranian-US Conflict
    Hamid Dabashi: Bauer and Fattal convicted of spying also caught in the middle of internal Iranian power struggle

      August 25, 2011

    Russia and China get closer to key gas deal
    EuroNews: Russia and China have backed Iran's right to a peaceful nuclear programme, urged Ahmadinejad to be "more constructive"

      June 17, 2011

    Ahmadinejad Wants to Resign
    Al Jazeera: Ahmadinejad has asked the supreme leader, Khamenei, if he can resign

      May 17, 2011

    New Egyptian Stance Towards Israel, Hamas and Iran
    Samer Shehata: Egyptian government may not cooperate with siege of Gaza and isolation of Hamas; restoring relations with Iran

      May 11, 2011

    WikiLeaks and Why Might a Saudi King Want the US to Attack Iran?
    Lawrence Wilkerson: It's not about Iran as a regional threat, it's about rival elites defending oil wealth and power

      October 3, 14

    New York Times Beats Drums for War
    Ray McGovern: NYT ignores intelligence there is no evidence of Iran nuclear weapons program

      October 3, 14

    Chomsky on US Global Policy
    Chomsky: US still wants to dominate but cannot order other big powers as it pleases; Iran war threat is real

      November 21, 2010

    Computer Virus Infects Iranian Nuclear Site
    Newsy: A computer virus attacked Iranís Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

      September 28, 2010

    UK Investigates Iraq War- US is Silent Pt2 with David Gardner, Foreign Affairs Editor, Financial Times

      September 14, 2010

    Tensions in Iran regime
    Guardian Films: Former elite officers in Revolutionary Guard reveal increasing tensions in Iran regime

      June 12, 2010

    Brazil slams US approach towards Iran
    Al Jazeera: Lula has criticized the United States for its hardline approach to Iran's nuclear programmes

      May 21, 2010

    China responds to Iran deal
    AlJazeera: China views Iran uranium exchange plan as "a very positive step in the right direction".

      May 18, 2010

    Brazil moves to prevent Iran sanctions
    AlJazeera - Brazil's president, to visit Iran in a last effort to help prevent renewed UN sanctions

      May 15, 2010

    Zbigniew Brzezinski on Iran
    TRNN REPLAY Zbigniew Brzezinski: An Israeli attack on Iran would be a disaster

      January 17, 2010

    New stage of resistance and the Iranian elite Pt2
    Hashemi: Some members of revolutionary guard support reform, but fierce repression likely to follow

      January 1, 2010

    New stage of resistance in Iran Pt1
    Hashemi: Resistance spreads to other classes and cities; more severe repression in store

      December 31, 2009

    Nine Iranian protesters die in clashes
    Nine opposition supporters have reportedly been killed during violent clashes with Iranian police

      December 28, 2009

    Ahmadinejad: 'Iran is solid and united'
    Ahmadinejad denies that troops intimidate opponents, defends nuclear policy

      December 28, 2009

    Montazeri's death and Iranian democracy
    Hashemi: Montazeri was a driving force for democratizing the Iranian Islamic Revolution

      December 23, 2009

    Iran mourns Montazeri's death
    Montazeri, an architect of Iran's revolution, became one of the government's fiercest critics

      December 21, 2009

    The Doha Debates - Iran's nuclear program
    The Doha Debates hosted by Tim Sebastian takes on Iran's nuclear program and asks if it is peaceful

      December 24, 2009

    The Iranian Revolutionary Guard
    Babak Yektafar Pt2: IRGC defended Iran against Saddam's attacks but has turned into a repressive force

      December 21, 2009

    What's behind Iran's nuclear strategy?
    Babak Yektafar: Iran saw that the US didn't invade Iraq until they were sure they didn't have WMD

      December 23, 2009

    National student protest in Iran
    Babak Yektafar: It's significant that thousands of students demonstrated despite threats from Rev. Guard

      December 16, 2009

    Pepe Escobar: How the West could learn from Lula's way of playing politics

      November 25, 2009

    Iran, 30 years after occupying the US Embassy
    Nader Hashemi on the latest protests in Iran

      November 8, 2009

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