CODEPINK Denounces Elliott Abrams’ Appointment As US Special Representative For Iran

The appointment of Elliott Abrams to replace Brian Hook as the next U.S. Special Representative for Iran is another low point for the Trump administration’s disastrous policy towards Iran. The [...]

The Policy Of Maximum Pressure Against Iran Has Failed

By Reese Erlich, Foreign Correspondent. -

Depending on what policy the United States adopts after the elections, Sahimi expects “the response to come at a later time and in a manner and at locations where neither Israel nor the US would [...]

Ignorant, Arrogant And All-Pretentious

By Habib Ahmadzadeh, CODEPINK. -

In Rumi’s Book Three of Masnavi, there is a story that goes as follows: Once, Jesus Christ was running away. His disciples, who had never seen Him like that, asked Him the reason, and He replied, [...]

The Beginning Of The US-Iran Hot War?

By Sina Toossi, Informed Comment. -

Washington, DC – “Americans should not blame others in vain,” Iranian general Esmail Gha’ani has declared, “this is a fire they have lit and today has engulfed them.” Gha’ani, a veteran military [...]

Iran Condemns US For Dangerous Mid-Air Harassment Of Civilian Plane

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

In yet another display of the heightened tension between Iran and the United States under President Donald Trump, several passengers on an Iranian commercial plane were reportedly injured [...]

The Undeclared War Against Iran

By Paul R. Pillar, Responsible Statecraft. -

A series of violent attacks, involving explosions and fires, has been hitting Iran. The incidents have been too frequent and intense to be random accidents. They are part of an organized [...]

How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War On Iran Before The Media Reports It?

By Ted Snider, Mondoweiss. -

Israel just bombed Iran. And no one noticed. On July 2, 2020, two explosions erupted in Iran, and both seem to have been ignited by Israel. Neither explosion attracted much reporting, and what [...]

The East-Bound Wind Causes A Storm In The West

By Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi, Counterpunch. -

A few months after the publication of his remarkable book, Adam Smith in Beijing, I had an illuminating conversation with Giovanni Arrighi about the significance of China in world history. The [...]

Trump’s Harsh Sanctions Lead To Iran-China Partnership

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

China and Iran have drafted a “sweeping economic and security partnership,” according to The New York Times. China will get a regular, heavily discounted supply of Iranian oil for the next 25 [...]

Iran-China Pact Turbocharges The New Silk Roads

By Pepe Escobar, Information Clearinghouse. -

Two of the US’s top ‘strategic threats’ are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across Eurasia. The Deep [...]

Israel’s Attacks On Iran’s Nuclear Sites Signal A New Phase Of Conflict

By Richard Silverstein, Middle East Eye. -

Over the past week, mysterious explosions and fires have wracked key infrastructure connected to Iran’s nuclear programme at Natanz and Parchin, key facilities engaged in uranium enrichment and [...]

UN: US Violated International Law By Assassinating Iranian General

By Bill Bostock, Business Insider. -

The UN's top rights investigator said the US broke international law by assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force branch of the Islamic [...]

Washington Threatens Military Action Against Iran After UN Meeting

By Staff, Middle East Eye. -

"The international community in general - and the UN Security Council in particular - are facing an important decision: do we maintain respect for the rule of law, or do we return to the law of [...]

World Rebukes US Over Iran

By Colum Lynch and Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy. -

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to [...]

Iranian Arrest Warrant For Trump Shows How Disreputable US Presidency Has Become

By Finian Cunningham, RT. -

The arrest warrant issued by Iran for the murder of General Qassem Soleimani in January shows how disreputable the office of the US presidency has become. Trump has openly bragged about ordering [...]