Category: News & Analysis

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

BY KEVIN CASHMAN CAVAN KHARRAZIAN US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Iranian foreign minister […]

Iran expert: Military confrontation is “inevitable”

U.S.-Iran relations expert Ervand Abrahamian says a war between the two countries is inevitable under the Trump administration. “The long-term agenda in the White House… [is] basically the destruction of the Islamic Republic, maybe even the destruction of the state, […]

By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries – Mohammad Khatami

The US president should resist the pressure from his advisers and de-escalate the explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf The British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, seized in the strait of Hormuz: ‘By exiting the JCPOA, the Trump administration has moved against […]

The Hybrid War Against Iran

In 1953, the U.S.—with the UK—overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadeq and over the course of the next two decades provided full support to the unpopular government of the shah of Iran. , Shutterstock U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Those beating the drums for war in Iran must be resisted

There must be every effort to create a movement which clearly says no to war in Iran, says LINDSEY GERMAN ANTI-WAR campaigners are gearing up to oppose new conflicts this summer. The situation in the Gulf is extremely dangerous and […]

A US war with Iran looms. Don’t for one second think that it is justified

Trump’s allies will try to paint Iran as a threat, as they did with Iraq. We must not fall into step with their prefab bloodlust  ‘It is clear where we’re heading …’ US Navy patrol boats carry journalists to see […]

British and US push to blame Iran is ‘most dangerous threat of war yet,’ say peace campaigners

Journalist John Pilger warns ‘nothing’ Trump administration says can be trusted BRITISH and US claims that Iran is behind two oil tanker explosions are “the most dangerous threat of war” yet, peace campaigners warned today. US Secretary of State Mike […]

‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine

Yutaka Katada, the president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo, in Tokyo on Friday with a photograph of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two ships attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.  Jae C. Hong/Associated Press By Ben Dooley […]

Women Banned From Cycling In Bike-Friendly Iranian City

Isfahan is known as the city of bicycles, a reputation forged by its many cycling lanes, a bike-sharing system, and a government that actively promotes biking — that is, unless you are a woman. The prosecutor in Iran’s third largest […]

Isfahan Prosecutor Bans “Sinful Act” of Women Riding Bicycles

Citing domestic Islamic religious decrees and common law, Isfahan city prosecutor Ali Isfahani announced on May 14, 2019, a ban on female bicyclists. “Based on fatwas by religious scholars as well as the law, bicycling by women in public spaces is a sinful […]