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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.

Trump Blackmails Iraq to Keep US Troops, Threatening to Close Their Oil Account at Fed

21WIRE | The White House are now resorting to financial extortion tactics in order to maintain its 17 year-long military occupation of Iraq.

Official ISIS Newspaper ‘Thanks God’ for Trump Killing Iran’s General Soleimani

Patrick Henningsen | Unfortunately, this bitter irony may take a bit longer to filter through into the collective consciousness of American society.

IRAN: Soleimani Was Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin Incident

21WIRE + TAC | This wouldn’t be the first time that the US has lied its way into a major war.

Trump Stands Down Against Iran, U.S. Still in Denial of the ‘New Middle East’

Patrick Henningsen | There’s a New Middle East taking shape, only it’s not exactly what Condoleezza had in mind.

Pentagon Warmongers Double-Down, Deploying 6 Nuclear Bombers to Persian Gulf

21WIRE | Washington’s continued provocations could easily trigger a chain of events that may spiral out of control – pitting the US and its allies against Iran and its allies, in a multinational war.

Awaiting the Mahdi: Soleimani’s Martyrdom and the End of Stupidistan

Dr Can Erimtan | Behind all of the geopolitical machinations, multiple ‘end times’ eschatological worldviews are making their way to the surface.

US Narrative on Iran is Quickly Falling Apart

21WIRE | Experts are left wondering if anyone, including Congress, will be able to restrain the White House and Israel – both of who seem bent on starting this war with Iran.

Democrats Pushing Back on Trump’s Drone Strike ‘Gutted’ Antiwar Provisions Weeks Ago

21WIRE | Speaker Pelosi and her majority now have more to answer for in the aftermath of Trump’s act of war.

Trump’s Act of War Opens New Chapter of Turbulence for America Abroad

Hossein Askari | The Trump administration’s assassination of General Soleimani was a stupid and disastrous decision that will weaken security worldwide.

Trump’s Fatal Mistake in Iraq and Beginning of End for US Occupation

Patrick Henningsen | We now face the very real prospect of a multinational conflagration in the Middle East, including a direct confrontation with Iran.

Tehran: ‘We’ll respond to American and Israeli crimes in Syria’

21WIRE + AMN | Condemnations and threats from both sides, indicate that a wider military conflict may indeed manifest itself in the near term.

NDAA 2020: New $738 Billion Pentagon Giveaway Stripped of Antiwar Measures

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | The final NDAA 2020 bill passed the U.S. House 377-48, allowing The Pentagon to continue its endless wars.

Pompeo Goes to Tel Aviv to Pay Tribute to Netanyahu and Prepare War Plans for Iran

21WIRE + Strategic Culture | Netanyahu’s hasty meeting with Pompeo shows the US and Israel are putting the final touches to their malignant masterpiece to trigger with Iran.

A Global Guide to (US-Backed) Uprisings

21WIRE | Which ones are authentic grassroots movements, and which ones have been co-opted?

After Khashoggi: Saudi’s Regional Status Downgraded Despite Mea Culpa

MidEaStream | Dr. Marwa Osman speaks with 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen about problems Saudi Arabia is now facing and why it may not be able maintain its lofty position in the region forever.

What Will it Take for Iran and the US to Bury the Hatchet? [Part III]

Hossein Askari | If there is to be reconciliation between the US and Iran, a new system for settling grievances must be established. Unfortunately, time is not on the side of reconciliation.

US Isolation of Iran and a Regional War Nobody Wants [Part II]

Hossein Askari | To Iranians, America is a bully that has broken its word and threatens its security. Increased sanctions and a potential war will only harden their resolve.

Why Are US-Iran Relations So Tainted? [Part I]

Hossein Askari | The relationship between the US and Iran is haunted by past grievances. A new beginning is needed.

The Yemen Effect: US Air Force Moving Its Middle East Command from Qatar to South Carolina

21WIRE | Recent events have prompted US military planners to re-think how their assets will be positioned going forward.

NATO Crisis? Turkey Defies US Sanctions: ‘We’ll Continue Buying Oil and Gas from Iran’

Patrick Henningsen | Ironically, it’s not be the military largess which will sink this wing of NATO, but rather Washington’s own over-the-top financial warfare.