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IRAN FILES


Iran remains as one of the US and Israel's primary targets in achieving regional hegemony over the Middle East and Central Asia. Read our archive to learn more about the Islamic Republic and what its geopolitical challenges are going forward.

Report: Iranian Supertanker ‘Honey’ Loading Venezuelan ‘Top Grade Exportable Crude’

Antiwar.com | In defiance of US threats, this would be a huge relief for Venezuela.

US Troop Drawdown in Iraq: Strategic Shift, or Shrewd Election Move?

Mideast Stream | Is this an earnest rethink of US policy, or is it Trump merely fulfilling an old election pledge?

Trump Says ‘Seized’ Iranian Fuel Bound for Venezuela Now in Houston

Antiwar.com | Both Venezuela and Iran, natural trading partners, are under heavy US sanctions.

INTERVIEW: Mohammad Marandi on Beirut Blast Aftermath & Lebanon’s Future

SUNDAY WIRE | What’s next for in Lebanon, and revealing the true aims of US and its allies in the region.

US Envoy for Iran Brian Hook Steps Down, Replaced by Elliott Abrams

21WIRE | Judging by Abrams recent exploits in Venezuela, this move is not particularly encouraging for Iran.

Iranian FM on US Targeting Passenger Jet: ‘These Outlaws Must be Stopped’

21WIRE | Washington continues to play its dangerous game with Iran and Syria.

MEK Favorites Speak at Virtual ‘Free Iran’ Regime Change Conference

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | A virtual cavalcade of regime change hawks, including longtime favorite of the MEK, Rudy Giuliani.

NYT Report: Israel Planted a Bomb at Iranian Nuclear Facility

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Is the timing of this event significant?

Under Cover of COVID, US Diplomats Leaving Saudi Arabia, Expecting ‘Surprises’ from Yemen

21WIRE + South Front | Coronavirus may well provide a face-saving exit for a faltering Saudi-American alliance in Yemen.

Why U.S. Wars in the Middle East Are Far from Over

Tony Cartalucci | Despite its current lull in activity and influence, Washington has no intention of abandoning its agenda of hegemony in the region.

US Sanctions Iranians for Petrol Shipments to Venezuela – Pompeo Warns Other Would-Be ‘Mariners’

Antiwar.com | US threats notwithstanding, Iran and Venezuela are almost certain to continue trading.

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson Talks About a New Post-Imperial Order

Renegade Inc | The old world order is in flux, but what role will the US be playing in the next century ahead.

Iranian Oil Tankers Due in Venezuelan Port, With Air force and Naval Escort

21WIRE | Despite threats by the US, Iran still makes crucial oil tanker delivery to Venezuela.

BREAKING: US Removing Its Patriot Missile Systems from Saudi Arabia

21WIRE | Defense strategists signalling that Iran no longer poses an immediate threat to US interests in the wider region.

Mideast Coronavirus Update: Syria, Gaza, Yemen & Iran

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | New coronavirus cases are hitting areas of the world already engulfed in lock-downs, wars and humanitarian disasters.

Corona Lazarus: 103 year-old Iranian Woman Recovers from COVID-19

21WIRE | The woman was the second centenarian patient to have survived the disease.

US to Evacuate Some Bases in Iraq Following Recent Rocket Attacks

21WIRE | Resistance to US occupation of Iraq has prompted Washington to reconsider its previously staunch military position.

US-Israel Predictably Behind Turkish Aggression in Syria

Tony Cartalucci | Turkey now has to decide if it wants to end the Syrian conflict on the side of those losers, or with the victors.

Iranian Forces in Syria Warn Turkey Over Recent Drone Strikes in Idlib

21WIRE + South Front | Any more escalation by Ankara could lead to a serious military confrontation in the region.

Pentagon Admit: Now 109 US Troops Suffered ‘Brain Injuries’ in Iran Missile Strike

21WIRE | From the beginning of its standoff with Iran, every public claim the U.S. had made has turned out to be false.