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On the brink of war?

By Chandra Muzaffar Are we on the brink of a Third World War? There are signs that demand that we ask this question. Three clusters of signs compel us to probe a question that could well determine the future of our civilisation. Read More »

Trump threatens war crimes against Iran

Laws of War Prohibit Deliberate Attacks on Cultural Property: HRW Washington – United States president Donald Trump’s public threat to attack Iranian sites of cultural importance would be war crimes if carried out, Human Rights Watch said today. The US government should immediately clarify that the US will at all times comply with the laws of war. Amid escalating US-Iran ... Read More »

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits after US kills general

Teheran, AP/UNB, Jan 06 – Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, abandoning the accord’s key provisions that block Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon. Read More »

Show ‘evidence’ Iran attacked Saudi oil facility: Rouhani

NEW YORK, (BSS/AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani challenged countries who accused Iran of carrying out this month’s attack on a Saudia Arabian oil facility to provide evidence. “Those who make the allegations must provide the needed proof. What is your evidence?” he told reporters in New York, a day after addressing the UN General Assembly. The United States, France, ... Read More »

Mysterious Iran rocket blast draws Trump tweet, Tehran taunt

Dubai, Sept 01(AP/UNB) — The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site and Tehran showed off a satellite meant to be launched. Trump’s tweet showing the aftermath of Thursday’s explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center drew ... Read More »

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

Tehran, Jul 4 (AP/UNB) — Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits of the 2015 atomic ... Read More »

Iran newspaper asks Abe: How Can You Trust A War Criminal’

Tehran, Jun 12 (AP/UNB) — With Japan’s prime minister on the way to Tehran for a historic visit, a hard-line Iranian paper published a front page image Wednesday of a mushroom cloud from a nuclear blast — a reference to America’s bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II that underscores the challenge ahead for Shinzo ... Read More »

Targeting Iran

By Chandra Muzaffar A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment. There is widespread fear that the United States and its allies might launch a military operation against Iran at any time. A US aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers are already deployed in the region. The alleged sabotage of four oil tankers, two of them Saudi, and ... Read More »

Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

Dubai, May 19(AP/UNB) — Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement via its state-run news agency Saturday afternoon. It cited the “unstable situation in the region and the grave developments and threats that threaten security and stability.” Baharin is a small, ... Read More »

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Dubai, May 17 (AP/UNB) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch “surgical” strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. boosts its military presence in the Persian Gulf. Concerns about ... Read More »

From sanctioning Iran to war?

DENVER, May 8 2019 (IPS) – With the recent military moves announced uncharacteristically by the White House first, the world is witnessing with grim fascination what could turn out to be the early moves towards a war against Iran. How plausible is this scenario and what is likely to happen geopolitically if and when the US belligerence leads to an actual ... Read More »