Iran

French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian. Click to enlarge

Iran Dismisses Missile Talks with France

Before the US and its allies can get their way with Iran they first have to deal with its missiles. Which is where French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian comes in

In Davos, Gulf Arabs slam an absent Iran

Iran was notably absent from the World Economic Forum in Davos this year

US Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Click to enlarge

In Israel, Pence says U.S. aims to pull out of Iran nuke deal

If the it does indeed pull out of the nuclear accord, the U.S. will once again be heading toward direct military confrontation with Iran

Iran Threatens U.S. Navy Ships Amid Massive War Drills

Detected by drones, US Navy vessels were warned off Iranian naval exercises where drills were being conducted with locally developed missiles and laser-guided cannons

Trump’s Sinister Plan to Kill the Iranian “Nukes” Deal

Mike Whitney explains why it’s beginning to look as if Trump’s promise of a “non-interventionist foreign policy” was just another empty campaign slogan

US troops will stay in Syria to counter ‘strategic’ threat from Iran

Russia’s intervention in Syria and the defeat of Islamic State is forcing the U.S. to come clean about its real intentions in the region

U.S. troops will stay in Syria to counter ‘strategic’ threat from Iran

As should have been evident from the outset, the U.S. wasn’t in Syria to fight Sunni militants. That was the pretext. The real reason was to establish a forward base for operations against Iran

Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war

That’s probably the intention. For wherever the U.S. has ‘intervened’ in recent years, especially in the Middle East, conflict and strife have followed

Trump: The Art Of Breaking A Deal

Trump: The Art Of Breaking A Deal

“Making Israel great is what breaking the Iran deal is really all about,” Brother Nathanael explains

Strained relations evident in the meeting between Tillerson and Lavrov. Click to enlarge

Russia’s Lavrov berates Trump administration on Iran deal, Syria and North Korea

Lavrov says the Trump administration’s policies are no different from Obama’s. Both sought the “partition of Syria” to isolate Iran

Israeli Academic: Israel and US need to “assassinate regime officials and security personnel” in Iran

Israeli Academic: Israel and US need to “assassinate regime officials and security personnel” in Iran

As Jonas E. Alexis explains, the plan verges on the diabolical. Includes video

Brendon O'Connell - Syria, Russia & Iran are Not the "Good Guys"

Brendon O’Connell – Syria, Russia & Iran are Not the “Good Guys”

We reserve judgement on his conclusion but as Brendon O’Connell points out “Syria has not been saved”. It has been fragmented into three separate regions

How To Engineer A Crisis

The recent protests in Iran may not have been as spontaneous as the corporate media claim. James Corbett looks at the history of such protests

People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran, January 3, 2018. Tasnim News Agency. Click to enlarge

Ayatollah Khamenei: The West Behind Recent Unrest in Iran

The Ayatollah specifically cites the “Zionist regime”, the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Britain as being behind recent unrest

The Shocking Neocon Plan to Invade Iran, Paid for by Jewish Oligarchs

Another wonderful ‘strategy paper’ from the friendly folks who brought you Iraq, Libya, and Syria – this time via the Brookings Institute.

People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran, January 3, 2018. Tasnim News Agency. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says unrest fomented by foreign enemies defeated

The Iranian authorities cite the US, Britain, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia and being behind the recent unrest

Iranian Air Defense System Passes Initial Tests: Commander

Iranian Air Defense System Passes Initial Tests: Commander

Iran’s premier air defence system, the locally developed Bavar-373 could be deployed in a matter of months

A photo of a burning rubbish bin and a man, far right, holding a glass or bottle in the air, which the New York Times captioned: "Unrest in the streets of Tehran on December 30, 2017". Click to enlarge

It’s not a revolution but Iran’s regime ‘is embarrassed’

The following NBC analysis reads like a damage limitation exercise on the part of U.S. officials, as they attempt to salvage the impression of open revolt in Iran

Why has the CIA’s man in Iran gone quiet?

Isn’t the man in charge of the CIA’s Iran operations taking a serious interest in the latest events in Iran? Surely he is. That’s his job, isn’t it? But why this silence?

Iranian Attorney General Montazeri. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Attorney General Names CIA Mastermind Of Iran Protests

On Thursday January 4, Iran’s Attorney General Montazeri specifically named the head of the CIA’s Iran Mission as the mastermind behind the current protests