Trump’s Sanctions Will Hurt the Wrong People in Iran

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by Jamal Abdi and Sina Toossi In August 2013, a group of 466 Iranian dissidents, including dozens of political prisoners, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama chastising him for his Iran policy. The unprecedented sanctions Obama had mustered against… Continue Reading  

The Power of “Iran Derangement Syndrome”

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by Derek Davison On Sunday evening The Daily Beast published a first-person account by its senior intelligence and national security correspondent, Shane Harris, with the gripping title “Iran’s Spies Tried to Recruit Me.” No, Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence didn’t ask… Continue Reading  

Resolving the Remaining Issues in Iran Talks

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by Adnan Tabatabai Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council and Germany) left the negotiating table in Lausanne last week without agreeing to a path toward a Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPOA). They… Continue Reading  

Congress Moves Toward Full Trade Embargo on Iran

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Congress moved closer here Wednesday to imposing a full trade embargo against Iran and pledged its support to Israel if it felt compelled to attack Tehran’s nuclear programme in self-defence. The Senate voted 99-0… Continue Reading  

New Congressional Sanctions Push Aimed at Killing Iran Diplomacy

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by Jamal Abdi The notion that U.S. sanctions on Iran are supposed to act as diplomatic leverage to get a nuclear deal may be dispelled once and for all by a new Congressional action now in the works. The House… Continue Reading