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Iran may exit the nuclear accord if the US succeeds in extending UN arms embargo
Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saeid Jafari
As the U.N. arms embargo on Iran nears its October 2020 expiration date, the United States has intensified its campaign to extend the ban. Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. move and has said that since Washington has pulled out of the nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it has no right to invoke the agreement’s sanctions snapback mechanism.

Why Iran won’t be broken
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pepe Escobar
Iran after the revolution was all about social justice. It set up a very elaborate health care network, similar to Cuba’s, but with more funding. A large hospital network. When the coronavirus hit, the US was even preventing Iran to get test kits. Yet the system – not the private sector – managed. There was no full shutdown. Everything was under control. The numbers – even contested by the West – they do hold. Iran is now producing everything it needs, tests, face masks. None of the hospitals are full.

Israel leverages dubious ‘Nuclear Archives’ to re-enlist IAEA in campaign against Iran
Friday, June 26, 2020

Gareth Porter
The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel, provoking a needless conflict with Iran.

Trump is hoping for an Iranian miracle. Tehran will not give him one
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Marco Carnelos
Chances are next to nil that Iran would make a new deal with the man who ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the country's top general.

Iranian naval activity shines light on Caspian Sea rivalries
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

James M. Dorsey
Iranian naval activity in the Gulf and Turkish maritime expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean have hogged the limelight, but Russian and Gulf policymakers are also watching with Argus eyes moves by the Islamic Republic in the Caspian Sea.

Real and imagined problems of the Middle Eastern arms trade
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Paul R. Pillar
The methods and motivations behind the U.S. arms sales in the Middle East are not the stuff of sound regional policy.

The Persian rug weaver strikes in the US’s backyard through Venezuela
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Elijah J. Magnier
Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged “Fortune”, followed by “Forest”, entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US’s threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message.

Two years after US withdrawal from the Iran deal, where are we now?
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jalil Bayat
Two years have passed since the unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran. Today, evidence suggests this has resulted in increased tensions and mistrust between the two countries and weakened diplomacy and multilateralism in the international system.

U.S. and Iran Need a Coronavirus Peace Plan
Monday, May 18, 2020

Dianne Feinstein
While Americans are rightly focused on handling the coronavirus at home, the government must also remain vigilant to threats around the world. Yet the Donald Trump administration’s approach to Iran, in particular, increasingly lacks any clear policy or overarching strategy.

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Monday, May 11, 2020

Gareth Porter
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli fabrication designed to trigger US military conflict with Iran.