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As coronavirus cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment

ISTANBUL Ė Sweeping U.S. sanctions are hampering Iranian efforts to import medicine and other medical supplies to confront one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the world, health workers and sanctions experts say. The broad U.S. restrictions on Iranís banking … Continue reading

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What Trump is Doing in the Middle East While You are Distracted by COVID-19 by ROBERT FISK

And still the virus shrouds†Donald Trumpís mischief in the†Middle East. First it was his sly retreat from†Iraq; now itís his cosy military exercises with the†United Arab Emirates†Ė famous in song and legend as a former Saudi ally in the bloody … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani by GARY LEUPP

In 2003 the U.S. committed the crime of the century, invading, destroying and occupying the modern state of Iraq, ushering in an era of misery, terror and chaos in the region. Or one could say that the invasion continued an … Continue reading

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After Mossad Targeted Soleimani, Trump Pulled the Trigger by JEFFERSON MORLEY

Last October Yossi Cohen, head of Israelís Mossad, spoke openly about assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iranís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. ďHe knows very well that his assassination is not impossible,Ē Cohen … Continue reading

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Trumpís Evidence About Iran is ďDodgyĒ at Best by ROBERT FISK

The crackpot president of the United States of America has so snarled up the gangplank to truth these past 29 months that no matter how much ďevidenceĒ he and his crew produce to prove that the Iranians have been trying … Continue reading

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia Ė Targeting Iran by CHANDRA MUZAFFAR

In the wake of President Donald Trumpís visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the … Continue reading

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The Real Reasons Behind the Iran Nuke Deal by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Obama is being praised as a man of peace for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Some are asking if Obama will take the next step and repair US-Russian relations and bring the Ukrainian imbroglio to an end? If so he … Continue reading

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Wars for Resources? by JOHN FOSTER

Recent conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine have ostensibly been about ‚Äúbad guys‚ÄĚ who threatened peace with weapons of one kind or another, or stifled freedom and democracy. Whatever the accusation, concerns about petroleum ‚ÄĒ oil and gas ‚ÄĒ … Continue reading

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America isn’t leaving the Middle East, unfortunately – Seumas Milne – Guardian – 28 Nov.13

Remember how we got here. Three months ago, the US, Britain and France were poised to launch yet another attack on an Arab and Muslim country, this time war-wracked Syria. An unexpected, and unprecedented,¬†vote by British MPs halted the bid … Continue reading

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The Iran Deal by BINOY KAMPMARK

This was the limited deal, one designed to halt Iran‚Äôs quest for a nuclear weapons option and stave off the proliferating actions of other states. It is a deal replete with unresolved issues ‚Äď but then again, it was not … Continue reading

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