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14.03.2020

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

Co-Written by Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives… »

11.03.2020

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

This is bad. Since February 19, when the first coronavirus cases were identified in Iran, at least 6,566 people—about one in every 12,000 Iranians—have been infected. At least 237 people have died. Iran is third, behind China and South Korea, in cases of coronavirus per population. Due to U.S. sanctions,… »

13.07.2019

After alleged UK tanker incident in Persian Gulf, EU powers threaten Iran

After alleged UK tanker incident in Persian Gulf, EU powers threaten Iran

By Alex Lantier US and UK military sources claim that Iranian boats intercepted a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, before a British warship, the HMS Montrose, chased them off. None of the reports about this incident can be taken at face value. Iran has flatly denied that… »

12.07.2019

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

By Bill Van Auken US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to ratchet up once again the punishing US “maximum pressure” sanctions against Iran. In an ignorant and lying tweet, the US president stated: “Iran has long been secretly ‘enriching’, in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made… »

07.07.2019

Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US

Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US

By Chris Marsden Britain’s seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil is an act of piracy and a major escalation in tensions that threaten to spiral out of control. It was carried out at the behest of the United States as part of the campaign of… »

16.05.2019

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken The abrupt trip staged by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Brussels to push Washington’s hard line against Iran, combined with the deployment of still more US military assets to the Persian Gulf, point to Washington’s calculated escalation of a war crisis in the region. »

13.03.2019

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

By Medea Benjamin On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages… »

18.12.2018

A new look on Iran

A new look on Iran

We interviewed the Iranian collective “See you in Iran“, whose aim is to make Iranian socio-cultural reality known in the international scene and to contribute to changing the hate-based narrative that the mainstream Western media offers about Iran. In addition to the economic and political sanctions that have been… »

07.11.2018

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

By Medea Benjamin Iranian government officials want to know how the Trump administration can get away with punishing Iran and other countries for complying with the internationally recognized nuclear deal signed in 2015. “The US is, in effect, threatening states who seek to abide by Resolution 2231 with punitive measures,”… »

06.11.2018

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Washington’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran—aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating “regime change” in Tehran—is roiling world geopolitics. As of today, the US is embargoing all Iranian energy exports and freezing Iran out of the US-dominated world financial system,so as to cripple the remainder of its trade… »

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