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The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

    The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

WASHINGTON (Jacobin) — Just as talks between the United States and Iran were taking place last week in Vienna, a cyberattack was carried out on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. Reports are that the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, was behind the attack that blacked out the facility just one day after Tehran launched new advanced uranium…

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US Gins Up a “Credible” Iranian Nuclear Menace Befitting Its Own Stockpile

    US Gins Up a “Credible” Iranian Nuclear Menace Befitting Its Own Stockpile

WASHINGTON — According to The Telegraph, “new revelations” from an unnamed senior Western intelligence source show “that Iran is trying to conceal vital elements of its nuclear programme from the outside world [and] has no intention of complying with its international obligations under the terms of the nuclear deal.” Led by Israel and the United…

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US Intel Thinks You’re Stupid: ODNI Report Blames Russia, Ignores Colombian Election Interference

    US Intel Thinks You’re Stupid: ODNI Report Blames Russia, Ignores Colombian Election Interference

WASHINGTON — Russiagate is back! That’s right. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei meddled in the 2020 U.S. election. But not only they: Lebanese Hezbollah, Cuba and Venezuela did it too. I know what you’re thinking: Where is the evidence? Well, the ODNI…

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Joe Biden Tells the World “America Is Back” — Not That It Ever Really Went Anywhere

    Joe Biden Tells the World “America Is Back” — Not That It Ever Really Went Anywhere

WASHINGTON — “America is back,” President Joe Biden bellicosely proclaimed in his major foreign policy priorities speech at the Munich Security Conference on February 19. Repeating it for effect, Biden signaled the end of the Trump interregnum. No more assuring words could have been uttered for George W. Bush’s former Defense Secretary Colin Powell and…

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Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy

  Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy

President Biden’s commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA—is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of the nation’s foremost experts on both the Middle East…

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Rumors Spread of a 2024 Presidential Run as Pompeo Paves Way for Future Wars

  Rumors Spread of a 2024 Presidential Run as Pompeo Paves Way for Future Wars

Yesterday, at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State and former CIA director Mike Pompeo claimed that “al-Qaida has a new home base: it is the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Offering little evidence, he warned the journalists and other figures present that, “We ignore this Iran-al-Qaida nexus at our…

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As US Sanctions a Starving Yemen, Iran Asks Interpol to Arrest Trump

  As US Sanctions a Starving Yemen, Iran Asks Interpol to Arrest Trump

Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced yesterday that the United States will be designating Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist organization and increasing sanctions on the already beleaguered nation.  “The Department of State will notify Congress of my intent to designate Ansarallah – sometimes referred to as the Houthis – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization…

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The Legacy of General Qassem Soleimani: A Woman’s Perspective

  The Legacy of General Qassem Soleimani: A Woman’s Perspective

In a recent interview with RT, Zeinab Soleimani, the daughter of late Iranian General, Qasem Soleiman said that “After killing my father, America thought that everything would be stopped because they killed General Soleimani, the power of the Middle East. But they are so wrong… They are so wrong in thinking this will be the end of General…

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2020 Ends as It Began: With the Looming Threat of a US War With Iran

  2020 Ends as It Began: With the Looming Threat of a US War With Iran

Amid increasing hostility towards Tehran, the United States is building up its military presence on Iran’s borders. In the past three weeks alone, the U.S. has flown in a squadron of fighter jets and extra B-52 bombers while deploying the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier (with its strike group) and a large submarine to the Persian…

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Trump Enacts Sweeping New Sanctions on China, Iran, Venezuela. Biden Promises More To Come

  Trump Enacts Sweeping New Sanctions on China, Iran, Venezuela. Biden Promises More To Come

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 sanctions against Iran, the People’s Republic of China, and Venezuela. And today, it tightened the grip of the decades-long blockade on Cuba and increased sanctions on Nicaragua.…

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