Iran

On Iran, Trump Follows the Neocons

October 17, 2017

In sabotaging the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump is listening to — and following the playbook of — the neocons behind the Iraq war, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Trump is Threatening More than Just the Iran Deal

September 20, 2017

As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responds to Trump at the UN, former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian says that an American withdrawal from the nuclear deal would lead Iranians to no longer trust the U.S.

At UN, Trump Continues Assault on Iran Nuclear Deal

September 19, 2017

If President Trump follows through on his latest threat to the Iran nuclear deal before the UN General Assembly, he’ll do so with bipartisan help, says author and NIAC president Trita Parsi

Trump’s Threat to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea is Illegal

September 19, 2017

Donald Trump’s comments at the UN General Assembly violate international law, and the world should hold him to account, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Israel Wants U.S. to Weaken and Isolate Iran – RAI with Trita Parsi (3/3)

August 30, 2017

On Reality Asserts Itself, Trita Parsi says the Israelis are trying to push the United States to reestablish the pre-Iraq War status quo, but it’s not possible any longer

U.S. Attempts to Destabilize Iran Have Failed – RAI with Trita Parsi (2/3)

August 28, 2017

On Reality Asserts Itself, Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay that diplomacy, not sanctions and coercion, will help the U.S. work with Iran to find solutions to regional problems

US Refuses to Accept Iran as a Regional Power – RAI with Trita Parsi (1/3)

August 21, 2017

From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

Vijay Prashad: Trump is Setting Up a ‘Dangerous Confrontation’ With Iran

July 24, 2017

Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay discuss the American, Saudi and Israeli ​campaign a​gainst Iran and the new Cold War with Russia

How Far Will Trump Go to Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal?

July 20, 2017

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

New York Times Beats War Drums Against Iran

July 18, 2017

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”

Does Trump Want to Redo 1953 CIA Coup in Iran?

June 30, 2017

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

Trump’s Only Iran Policy is Confrontation

June 28, 2017

If the White House has an Iran policy, “the only one visible is confrontation,” says Adam Weinstein of the National Iranian American Council

64 Years Later, CIA Details Long-Hidden Role in Iran Coup

June 25, 2017

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

Fmr. Iranian Diplomat: ISIS Attack on Tehran ‘Managed by Saudi Arabia’

June 8, 2017

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

Iran Holds Highly Contested Presidential Election

May 19, 2017

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

U.S. Threatens Nuclear Deal it Admits Iran Respects – How Will Tehran Respond?

April 26, 2017

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.

Iran’s Deep State is Unhappy with President Rouhani

April 17, 2017

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

U.S. Planned to Go to War with Japan and Germany Before Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7, 2016

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

Iranian Government Preferred Trump But Will Have Second Thoughts Now That His Team is Emerging

November 25, 2016

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

Former IAEA Director: ‘Very Dishonest’ to Claim Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal

November 25, 2016

Robert Kelley says the Iranians have stuck to the agreement for a full year now