Tag: Iran

US troops in Saudi Arabia defend hegemony, not security

The Trump administration is sending US troops to Saudi Arabia as it continues to threaten Iran. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the US-Saudi relationship is “not based on strategic interest so much as it is based on money, money, and money.”

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Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created

The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities. Trita Parsi argues that President Trump has an easy path to resolve the standoff: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal that he abandoned and negotiate additional issues with Tehran.

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Was the imprisonment of Iranian-American journalist Marzieh Hashemi spun into expanded US sanctions?

The relationship between former Air Force analyst-turned-Iranian spy Monica Witt and Hashemi – who was jailed by US authorities this January – is at the center of one of the Trump administration’s most bizarre sanctions designations.

By Max Blumenthal

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Meet the militantly pro-Israel Trump official directing the economic war on Iran

From her influential post at the Treasury Department, Sigal Mandelker has vowed to defend “our great partner, Israel” by sanctioning Iran. Her actions have resulted in FBI interrogations of US citizens who attended a conference in Iran and the likely liquidation of a bank that partnered with the US government.

By Max Blumenthal

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Israel increases attacks on Iran allies amid deepening ties to UAE, Saudi

The recent Israeli bombings of Iranian-allied groups in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria come amid deepening ties between Israel and the Gulf monarchies. Israel and the United Arab Emirates have held secret meetings in recent months to share information and coordinate efforts against Iran. 

As’ad AbuKhalil, professor of political science at California State University Stanislaus, details Israel’s region-wide bombing campaign.

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Israeli attacks provoke Iran, Hezbollah – and could help jihadists

With its bombings of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, is Israel trying to stop an attack from Iran and its allies, as it claims, or is it trying to provoke one? Rania Khalek analyzes Israel’s escalating violence and how it could potentially help jihadist groups in the region.

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Israel bombs Iraq, escalating violence targeting Iran

An Israeli bombing of a weapons depot allegedly used by Iran is the first Israeli strike on Iraq in nearly forty years and a major escalation of Israel’s campaign against Tehran. The attack also underscores how Israeli violence on its neighbors has been normalized, As’ad AbuKhalil argues.

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Trump admin sabotages Iran diplomacy at every turn

With its recent sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Trump administration continues to undermine any possibility of diplomacy with Iran.

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‘La vacuna contra el unilateralismo’: el Movimiento de Países No Alineados se reúne en Venezuela para resistir contra la tiranía del dólar

Cobertura de The Grayzone desde la conferencia ministerial del Movimiento de Países No Alineados (Mnoal), donde representantes de más de 120 países expresaron su apoyo a Presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela y elaboraron estrategias para contrarrestar la hegemonía financiera de EEUU.

Por Anya Parampil

Traducido por Diego Sequera

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‘We are the vaccine against unilateralism’: Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar

The Grayzone reports from the 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, where delegates from over 120 nations offered a crucial endorsement of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and strategized on countering US financial hegemony

By Anya Parampil

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