Iran

Europeans Bowing to Trump on Iran Sanctions, Despite Their Opposition

Europeans Bowing to Trump on Iran Sanctions, Despite Their Opposition

June 30, 2019

Trita Parsi, founder of the National Iranian American Council, says that military confrontation between the US and Iran becomes more likely, especially since Europeans who oppose US sanctions are not really pushing back against Trump

Trump Is Deepening the 'Economic War' Against Iran - Wilkerson

Trump Is Deepening the ‘Economic War’ Against Iran – Wilkerson

June 24, 2019

Trump might have called off an airstrike on Iran in the last minute, but he continues to wage an economic war on Iran, as he tries to present himself as reluctant warrior, despite the pressures to wage war

Trump May Stumble Into War With Iran Over Belligerent, Incoherent Policies

Trump May Stumble Into War With Iran Over Belligerent, Incoherent Policies

June 21, 2019

The Nation’s new National Correspondent Jeet Heer sees the mix of warhawks Bolton and Pompeo, complicit Republicans, meek Democrats, and an erratic president as volatile and dangerous

Wilkerson: US Further Isolate Itself Over Iran

Wilkerson: US Further Isolates Itself From Its Allies Over Iran Policy

June 18, 2019

With the announcement that Iran will break the terms of its nuclear agreement, for stockpiling enriched uranium, the stage is set for a confrontation between the US and its European allies. The situation will contribute to greater US isolation, says Col. Wilkerson

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

June 14, 2019

Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth

Trump Provokes Iran With Intensified Economic War

Trump Provokes Iran With Intensified Economic War

May 14, 2019

Trump and Bolton’s strategy is to bait Iran into a war Bolton’s wanted for twenty years – says Trita Parsi, President of the NIAC

Who’s the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

April 8, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a “military option” – Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay

Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One

Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One

February 6, 2019

While Trump is withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, he is ramping up aggression against Iran — acting both less and more hawkish than his intelligence agencies. Trita Parsi says Washington is violating international law in its campaign to isolate and strangle Tehran

Dispelling Myths About Iran, Trump’s Bogeyman

December 17, 2018

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder, discusses myths and misconceptions about Iran and the Donald Trump administration’s dismantling of the nuclear agreement. She also talks about her book “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran”

Trump's Drumbeat For An Iranian Confrontation Is Deafening - How Imminent Is War?

Trump’s Drumbeat For An Iranian Confrontation Is Deafening – How Imminent Is War?

November 1, 2018

Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton want to confront Iran. It appears that they, along with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are preparing for war, using the same tactics that launched the war on Iraq. We speak to Trita Parsi

Iran's World Court Win Exposes U.S. as Rogue State

Iran’s World Court Win Exposes U.S. as Rogue State

October 6, 2018

After the International Court of Justice ruled in Iran’s favor on U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration pulled out of a 1955 treaty and announced a review of its relationship to the court. Trita Parsi, author and founder of the National Iranian American Council, says that when it comes to Iran, the U.S. is acting like a rogue state

How Will Iran Respond to Trump’s Escalations?

August 22, 2018

After re-imposing sanctions, Trump’s new “Iran Action Group” is the latest step in his destabilization campaign against Tehran. International Crisis Group President Robert Malley, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under the Obama administration, discusses the White House’s goals and Iran’s response. [This is the first part of an extended interview on US policy in Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, with Robert Malley, a senior Obama administration official on Middle East issues and one of the negotiators of the Iran nuclear deal]    

Trump Threatens Iran, But He’s Already At War

July 23, 2018

With a bellicose tweet from Trump and a growing meddling campaign to squeeze Iran’s economy, the U.S. is trying to make the Iranian people suffer into submission, says Trita Parsi

New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran 2/3

July 16, 2018

With more U.S. sanctions expected in November, the Iranian Rial has slid to 50% of its value.  The authoritarian Iranian state must come up with strategies to address poverty, inequality, social welfare, instead of the current preoccupation with interests of the ruling elites says Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad, visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center

New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran (1/3)

July 13, 2018

New U.S. sanctions on Iran, combined with secondary sanctions and withdrawal from the JCPOA, are having a profound effect on the Iranian economy. Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Visting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, says a combination of internal and external factors are driving the downturn

As Trump Takes Aim, Israel Hits Iran in Syria

As Trump Takes Aim, Israel Hits Iran in Syria

May 10, 2018

With the Iran nuclear deal on life support after Trump’s withdrawal, Israel has launched extensive strikes against Iranian positions in Syria. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council discusses the escalating crisis.

Is Trump’s Exit From Iran Deal a Prelude to War?

May 8, 2018

With Trump withdrawing from the JCPOA and European allies showing no signs that they’ll withstand US pressure, the Iran nuclear deal is in danger and the threat of war has increased, says Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian American Council

Undoing the Nuclear Deal Could Propel Iranian Race for the Bomb

April 8, 2018

John Bolton’s aggressive push for military confrontation combined with Trump’s vindictive obsession with undoing Obama’s legacy could spell disaster for the Iran nuclear deal, which would drive Iran’s nuclear ambitions and erode trust around the globe, says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council

Wilkerson: On Iran, Trump Follows the Iraq War Playbook

February 6, 2018

Fifteen years after he helped write the Colin Powell speech that made the false case for war on Iraq, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says Trump is following a similar path on Iran — with the main difference being that the outcome now could “be significantly worse”

Trump’s Call for Regime Change Could Sabotage Iran Protests

January 4, 2018

Can Iranian protesters achieve their demands while President Trump capitalizes on them to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal and push regime change? We speak to Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council and Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford