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Trump’s Reckless Decision Puts US on Path to War with Iran

    Trump’s Reckless Decision Puts US on Path to War with Iran

In anticipation of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw the U.S. from its commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tuesday, the following is a statement from Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC): Donald Trump has committed what will go down as one of the greatest…

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The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12

    The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12

A foreign policy crisis is coming May 12. President Donald Trump’s likely decision on that day to not continue waiving sanctions on Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will significantly increase the chances of war. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by China, Russia, and most of western Europe requires the American president…

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As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

    As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

Last Thursday, General Mattis told the US Senate Armed Forces Committee that he believes a military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasingly likely: “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where”. This should not come as any surprise. Anyone who can peer out through the gossamer…

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Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

    Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

WASHINGTON — While the international community is continuing to urge U.S. President Donald Trump to step back from his clear intention to kill the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. leader continues to defy the diplomatic path with an unrelenting hostile policy against the Islamic Republic and threats to revive sanctions against Tehran…

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Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn’t Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

  Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn’t Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim in his theatrical 20-minute presentation of an Israeli physical seizure of Iran’s “atomic archive” in Tehran would certainly have been the “great intelligence achievement” he boasted if it had actually happened. But the claim does not hold up under careful scrutiny, and his assertion that Israel now possesses a vast documentary…

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Judge Who Gave Saudis a Free Pass Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Families

  Judge Who Gave Saudis a Free Pass Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Families

NEW YORK – Iran has been ordered to pay a total of $6 billion to families of September 11 victims as part of a U.S. District Court ruling handed down on Tuesday. The ruling, ordered by U.S. District Judge George Daniels, blames Iran as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s central…

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Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

  Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

One of the attributes of a skilled propagandist is to dress up as a “startling revelation” something which in reality everyone with knowledge of a matter has long known. We had a masterclass in this technique yesterday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is someone who is not just a skilled propagandist but who…

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If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?

The remarkable face to face meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea is being watched with hope by many observers, given the long decades of enmity between the two and the recent nuclear sabre-rattling of President Trump. At least in my circles, I see virtually no one condemning the meeting, though many are…

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War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

  War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran has no intention of letting Tel Aviv get off scot-free after the Israeli military struck an alleged Iranian air-defense system at the T4 base in Syria earlier this month, according to a senior military official in Tehran who promised that the Islamic Republic “cannot remain indifferent” to escalations by Israel, the…

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The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

  The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war — one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran. It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However,…

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