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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

Republicans and Some Democrats are Seeking a Veto-Proof Bill on the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says some Republicans are acting on their prerogative, while others are maliciously trying to destroy the president and his legacy

  April 7, 2015

Extended Interview with Robert Kelley on Iran framework Deal (2/2)
A detailed review of key points in the Iran framework agreement

  April 2, 2015

Former IAEA Director: Iran Framework Deal a Surprising Breakthrough (1/2)
Robert Kelley says framework makes a secret program highly unlikely; Iran is saying they have nothing to hide

  April 2, 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

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

RHETORIC ABOUT IRAN REPEAT OF IRAQ WAR PROPAGANDA
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



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