Pompeo’s Iran/al-Qaeda Delusion

By Hajira Asghar, Liberation News. -

With just days left for the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared this week that Iran is the “new home base” for al-Qaeda and announced an additional round of sanctions on [...]

Tehran Hits Back After Pompeo Makes Claims About Al Qaeda

By RT. -

America’s “declassifications” of information about Iran are “fictitious,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted. It followed US State Secretary Mike Pompeo accusing Iran, without [...]

Iraqis Demand US Troops Pull Out On Soleimani Killing Anniversary

By Al Jazeera. -

Thousands of Iraqi mourners have condemned the “American occupiers”, a year after a United States drone strike killed Iran’s revered general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander, Abu [...]

Trump Enacts Sweeping New Sanctions On China, Iran, Venezuela

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

On its way out the door, the Trump administration is ramping up another round of aggressive, punishing sanctions against a host of countries. On Friday, the State Department announced new [...]

Proponents Of Forever War In Syria Can’t Answer One Question

By Dan DePetris, Responsible Statecraft. -

Before Robert Gates stepped down as secretary of defense after a five-year tenure, the veteran national security hand offered one more piece of wisdom to impart. Speaking to a roomful of Army [...]

Trump’s Support For Israel’s Killing Of Iranian Scientist Could Lead To War

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

In the weeks remaining before Joe Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump is taking actions — including aiding and abetting murder — to prevent his successor from pursuing diplomacy with Iran. On [...]

US Role In Assassination Of Iranian Scientist

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

The targeted assassination of top Iranian physicist and nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Nov. 27, and Donald Trump’s immediate approving Tweet, confirm the determination of U.S. and [...]

Did Trump Order Iran Assassination?

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

This is Abby Martin with your Empire Update wrapping up the last week of US imperialism. Our first story is about a brazen terrorist attack that murdered a civilian. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, one of [...]

Iran Calls On The International Community To Confront Israel

By Telesur English. -

Iran is asking the international community to confront the Israeli regime's actions, "a murderer of children" and "a violator of human rights." In a message sent on Tuesday to the United [...]

Assassination Strengthens Iranian Hardliners

By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold, Consortium News. -

Israel used all four years of Trump’s presidency to entrench its systems of occupation and apartheid. Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear [...]

Iran In The Crosshairs

By Eric Walberg, Covert Action Magazine. -

While it is not socialist, Iran can be considered one of the principle anti-imperialist nations in the world, along with Cuba, Venezuela, Belarus and North Korea. Because of its anti-imperialism, [...]

Nuclear Scientist Is Assassinated Inside Iran

By James North, Mondoweiss. -

A nuclear scientist was just assassinated inside Iran, probably by Israel with Trump administration connivance — but, so far, the New York Times is distorting the news and ignoring the probable [...]

Israel Is (Again) Pushing For War On Iran

By Moon of Alabama. -

There is a campaign to push U.S. president Donald Trump into attacking Iran before he leaves his office. It is likely that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahoo, with the help of Secretary [...]

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

By Abby Martin, The Empire Files. -

The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump's promise to end the Afghanistan War; what's really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential [...]