target: iran

If Tillerson’s Out, is Iran War In?

December 1, 2017

The Trump administration will reportedly oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and install CIA Director Mike Pompeo in his place, with Republican Sen. Tom Cotton replacing Pompeo. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council says that’s a recipe for a US war on 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

The Struggle for Syria

June 27, 2017
Correction: the German outlet that published Hersh’s story is Die Welt, not Deutsche Welle.

Saudi Arabia

June 23, 2017
Saudi Arabia and its allies’ list of far-reaching demands for Qatar–including cutting ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, reducing cooperation with Iran, and closing news channel Al Jazeera–is “absurd,” says CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin

Trump Risks War with Russia and Iran in Syria

June 21, 2017

Increasing U.S. military strikes against Assad-allied forces in Syria threaten to undermine the fight against ISIS and spark direct conflict with Russia and Iran, says Ben Norton of Alternet’s Grayzone Project

The Wilkerson Report

June 6, 2017
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says that the Trump administration and its Gulf allies are taking aim at Iran through the re-ignited dispute with Qatar. Sources also claim the Pentagon has directed U.S. troops to directly confront Iranian-backed forces inside Syria

As Trump Takes Aim, Iranians Vote for More Engagement

May 25, 2017

While President Trump used his Middle East trip to denounce Iran and sell weapons to its Saudi Arabian rival, author and scholar Nahid Siamdoust of Yale University says Iranian voters delivered an overwhelming endorsement of deeper engagement with the world

Reality Asserts Itself - Norman Solomon

May 22, 2017
Norman Solomon joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself discussing the Trump/Russia affair and plans to isolate and perhaps attack Iran

Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace Opportunity’ Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran

May 22, 2017

On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see “a rare opportunity for peace” in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran