Yikes, Mattis Still Has It in for Iran!

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by Jim Lobe Secretary of Defense James Mattis remains as hostile as ever towards the Islamic Republic of Iran, as he recently made clear in remarks to The Islander, the newspaper of Mercer Island High School. The Pentagon chief, often… Continue Reading  

The Foolishness of Regime-Change Fantasies

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by Stephen Miles Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. There’s an out-of-control regime run by a madman halfway around the world, and if the U.S. government doesn’t topple it ASAP, a lot of people are going to die.… Continue Reading  

New Neocon Mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on Verge of Collapse

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by Jim Lobe Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has… Continue Reading  

The Real Security Threats on Iran’s Periphery

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian Pressure has once again become the name of the game in regards to U.S. policy on Iran. The Senate has passed sweeping new sanctions, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declared that the U.S. will… Continue Reading  

Iran: The Road to War?

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by John Feffer The Saudi war in Yemen is really directed at…Iran. Donald Trump’s first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel was specifically targeted at…Iran. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar is actually about…Iran. The escalation of U.S. military actions… Continue Reading