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With an Eye on Nearby Iran, Israeli Weapons Fuel the Violence in Azerbaijan

    With an Eye on Nearby Iran, Israeli Weapons Fuel the Violence in Azerbaijan

The latest iteration of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which has already claimed the lives of dozens of people, had been largely forgotten by the world before hostilities reignited in September. Only the collapse of the Soviet Union was able to bring about the end of the last war between these entrenched enemies in the 1980s and 1990s.…

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Critics Say New Iran Sanctions Designed To “Choke off Humanitarian Exports” Amid Pandemic

    Critics Say New Iran Sanctions Designed To “Choke off Humanitarian Exports” Amid Pandemic

Yesterday the State Department announced the beginnings of yet more sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the country’s financial industry. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed the move was necessary to “further deprive the Islamic Republic of Iran of funds to carry out its support for terrorist activities and nuclear extortion that threatens the world,” adding…

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Abraham Accord: Experts Warn Trump Peace Deal a Precursor to War with Iran

    Abraham Accord: Experts Warn Trump Peace Deal a Precursor to War with Iran

On paper at least, last month’s U.S.-sponsored agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were all about peace. But behind the headlines, a darker, much more worrying picture of regional alliances, weapons deals, destabilization campaigns, and messianic prophecies emerge. The Abraham Accord, as it is known, is likely to expand the power of…

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US Remains Defiant, Promises New Sanctions After UN Rejects Anti-Iran Measures

    US Remains Defiant, Promises New Sanctions After UN Rejects Anti-Iran Measures

The latest chapter in the sometimes Orwellian world of Middle Eastern politics occurred this weekend, as the Trump administration, which unilaterally walked away from Obama’s Iran deal, attempted to convince the world to enact a global arms embargo on the Islamic Republic, citing the very treaty it had itself destroyed. President Trump said he was unlikely to…

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Disbelief as Trump Appoints Disgraced Iran-Contra Criminal Elliott Abrams as Iran Envoy

  Disbelief as Trump Appoints Disgraced Iran-Contra Criminal Elliott Abrams as Iran Envoy

The Trump administration has appointed disgraced neoconservative hawk Elliott Abrams to the new position of chief advisor on Iran after former insider Brian Hook handed in his resignation earlier this week. “Special Representative Hook has been my point person on Iran for over two years and he has achieved historic results countering the Iranian regime,”…

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Shadow Wars: Leaks by Mossad Point to Israeli Involvement in Deadly Attacks on Iran

  Shadow Wars: Leaks by Mossad Point to Israeli Involvement in Deadly Attacks on Iran

Israel is believed to be behind several recent acts of sabotage against Iranian civilian and military infrastructure, including a hospital, that have taken the lives of at least 19 people and has further disrupted an economy already in the throes of a devastating downturn brought on by a global pandemic and crippling economic sanctions. Read…

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Israel Leaking Evidence of Its Involvement in Covert Iran Bombing Campaign that Threatens to Spark a Wider War

  Israel Leaking Evidence of Its Involvement in Covert Iran Bombing Campaign that Threatens to Spark a Wider War

Israel is believed to be behind several recent acts of sabotage against Iranian civilian and military infrastructure, including a hospital, that have taken the lives of at least 19 people and has further disrupted an economy already in the throes of a devastating downturn brought on by a global pandemic and crippling economic sanctions. Leaks…

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Mike Pompeo Delineates Atlanticist Playbook To Target China, Russia and Iran  

  Mike Pompeo Delineates Atlanticist Playbook To Target China, Russia and Iran  

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for a teleconference Q&A with Hudson Institute senior fellow, Marie-Josee Kravis at the Economic Club of New York; a think tank founded at the start of the 20th century, which broaches issues surrounding “social, economic and political questions.” The organization is currently chaired by the President…

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Five Years On, the Nefarious Goals of the Iran Nuclear Deal Reveal Themselves

  Five Years On, the Nefarious Goals of the Iran Nuclear Deal Reveal Themselves

Iran, due to its geopolitical position, has always been considered a jewel in the crown of the colonial powers. Attempts to conquer it through proxy started with Operation Ajax in August of 1953 at the behest of the British and were ultimately carried out by the CIA and not abandoned even with the ousting of…

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As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

  As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

Presiding over by far the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world, the Trump administration is making it a key priority to escalate hostilities with its perceived international enemies. Last night President Trump suggested that he might “cut off” all trade with the People’s Republic of China. “Now, if you did, what would happen? You’d save…

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