Tag: Iran

Trump intensifies murderous Iran sanctions during COVID-19 crisis

As Iran struggles to contain COVID-19, the US has imposed new sanctions that further weaken the Iranian economy and health system.

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Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal

Intensified US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic could amount to genocide, a former UN expert warns.

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Pompeo and Netanyahu paved a path to war with Iran, and they’re pushing Trump again

Though it narrowly averted war with Iran this January, the Trump administration is still pushing for all-out military conflict. The architects of the drive to war, Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu, have relied on a series of cynical provocations to force Trump’s hand.

Gareth Porter

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Italy and UK rely on help from Cuba, China, Venezuela to fight coronavirus – as US steps up brutal sanctions

Italy requested doctors from China, Cuba, and Venezuela to contain the coronavirus, while Cuba rescued a ship of British citizens. Meanwhile, US sanctions worsen the toll of the Covid-19 crisis in Iran and Venezuela.

By Ben Norton

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Can the US learn from China’s determined response to Coronavirus?

Red Lines host Anya Parampil provides a global Coronavirus update, explaining how China suppressed the pandemic with a determined and centralized strategy that was heavily criticized in the West.

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Syria war update: Turkey’s Erdogan invades Idlib, invokes re-establishment of Ottoman Empire

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran. He discusses his recent trip Syria, where he visited territories recently liberated by the Syrian army; Turkey’s invasion of Idlib province; and the frightening spread of coronavirus in Iran.

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Israel has played a key role in US aggression towards Iran

Before the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Israel played a key and overlooked role in the Trump administration’s aggression campaign against Iran.

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US government censorship? Social media giants disappear accounts of Iranian and Venezuelan academics, journalists

Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks with Professor Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran. Professor Marandi’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were recently shut down without warning as part of a US campaign to remove so-called “pro-Iranian content” from the social media sites. Continue reading “US government censorship? Social media giants disappear accounts of Iranian and Venezuelan academics, journalists”

Debating Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran w/ Michael Doran

A former Bush administration official defends Trump’s “maximum pressure” on Iran.

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Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts

As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with Washington’s pro-war narrative. The Grayzone spoke to several people silenced in these social media purges.

By Ben Norton

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