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Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran’s Revolution

    Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran’s Revolution

If Donald Trump seems at a loss about how to respond to the Jamal Khashoggi murder, it may not be because he’s worried about his Saudi business investments or any of the other things that Democrats like to bring up to avoid talking about more serious topics. Rather, it’s likely because Trump may be facing one of the biggest U.S. foreign-policy crises…

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Iran’s Definitive Account of the Iran-Iraq War: Written by a Female Iraqi Kurd

    Iran’s Definitive Account of the Iran-Iraq War: Written by a Female Iraqi Kurd

On September 22nd there was a terrible terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz which killed 25 innocent people and wounded 70 other people. This was universally reported in the West as having occurred at a “military parade”, when it was actually a parade to commemorate the 1980 start of the Western-backed, Western-funded, Western-armed invasion…

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Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, US Sanctions Amount to ‘Psychological and Economic Warfare,’ Rouhani Says

    Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, US Sanctions Amount to ‘Psychological and Economic Warfare,’ Rouhani Says

Ahead of the United States’ newest round of sanctions targeting his country, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the Trump administration of “psychological and economic warfare” and of working toward regime change in Iran. Speaking at Tehran University, Rouhani expressed outrage amid rising tensions following President Donald Trump’s breach of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran,…

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Responding to Intensifying US “Hostility” Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift

    Responding to Intensifying US “Hostility” Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift

The enemy has failed to know you! The enemy has failed to know the Iranian nation! He does not know the Revolution or the revolutionary and faith-based spirit!, proclaimed Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei to a gathering of Basij paramilitary forces on Thursday, October 4. In a typically combative fashion, the Iranian leader set out the…

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Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

  Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

Trump is trying to square a globalized world through a national-based American capitalism. It won’t work. Former President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-09) described the essence of US foreign policy as “speaking softly while carrying a big stick”. Under the incumbent president, Donald Trump, it seems to be all about “speaking loudly”. What Trump is carrying in…

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The US Has No Legitimate Reason to Impose New Sanctions on Iran

  The US Has No Legitimate Reason to Impose New Sanctions on Iran

A friend in Tehran tells me that he marvels at the attitude of the United States ruling establishment towards Iran. ‘Why do they hate us so much’, he asks? It is a fair question. His country, he says, is not perfect, but it is certainly not a threat to the world. The current government –…

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What’s Really Going On Behind the “Secret” Saudi-Russia Oil Deal

  What’s Really Going On Behind the “Secret” Saudi-Russia Oil Deal

MOSCOW – On Wednesday, Reuters reported the details of a private and “secret” deal reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia, a deal that was aimed at increasing oil output in order to offset the coming shock to oil prices that will follow U.S. efforts to starve Iran of its oil revenues. Notably, Reuters also noted…

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US Counterterrorism Strategy Puts New Focus on Iran and Proxies

  US Counterterrorism Strategy Puts New Focus on Iran and Proxies

The Trump administration is giving greater priority to Iran and radical groups it backs in a new US counterterrorism strategy document released on Thursday that further increases the pressure from Washington on Tehran, Reuters reports. The strategy, unveiled by National Security Adviser John Bolton, is the first issued since 2011 when the Obama administration’s view of counterterrorism…

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John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

  John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a review of all international agreements that could lead to more binding decisions by the principal judicial organ of the United…

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The UN Just Ordered Trump to Ease Sanctions on Iran

  The UN Just Ordered Trump to Ease Sanctions on Iran

The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran that are impacting humanitarian aid and aviation safety, ruling that U.S. assurances the economic limitations would not endanger both “were not adequate.” “Iran’s strategy of taking the U.S. to the international court has paid off,” responded Trita Parsi, founder and president…

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