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The west aims to co-opt Iranian protests

The west aims to co-opt Iranian protests Fresh protests have erupted in Iran over a lack of drinkable water and the plunging value of the currency

Iran hit by strike wave

Iran hit by strike wave A growing strike wave has hit in recent months. Iranian socialist Peyman Jafari spoke to Socialist Worker about a series of militant strikes rocking the state—and how workers’ actions offer a vision for change

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts Why is Donald Trump destabilising the Middle East? For that’s what he’s doing by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran.

What’s the deal in Iran?

What’s the deal in Iran? Nick Clark looks at how decades of Western rulers’ meddling in Iran have meant coups, repression and war. But recent movements also show potential for resistance

Israel’s missile strikes threaten major war with Iran

Israel’s missile strikes threaten major war with Iran Donald Trump’s decision to impose new sanctions on Iran has already led to a frightening escalation of competition in the Middle East.

Trump threatens to escalate dangerous tensions in Middle East

Trump threatens to escalate dangerous tensions in Middle East US president Donald Trump is threatening a return to direct confrontation with Iran—amid growing tensions and the threat of war in the Middle East

Israel's stunt to stoke war

01 May 2018
In a strange and dramatic speech on Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed Iran’s evil plan.

British intervention in Syria could lead to a war between Iran and Israel

13 April 2018
Donald Trump and his hangers on Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron have paused attacking Syria—for now. 

How the crisis in Syria was caused by imperialist ambition

23 February 2018
The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East

The Middle East is on the brink of a major imperial clash

13 February 2018
Israel took the Middle East one step closer to a major war last weekend

Iran in revolt - Iranian socialists on what sparked the protests and why they matter

05 January 2018
Nick Clark spoke to two Iranian socialists, Nima Soltanzadeh and Massoud, about what lies behind the recent protests—and what they mean for the struggle

Protests in Iran show ‘anger and a huge desire for freedom’

01 January 2018
Large protests against unemployment, poverty, corruption and the political elite that have swept Iran face a brutal crackdown by government forces.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

14 November 2017
The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Saudi-Iran rivalry is behind new turmoil

14 November 2017
Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.

Trump goads Iran in race to grab Syrian territories

17 October 2017
US president Donald Trump is edging closer to conflict with Iran as the two states jostle for control in Syria.

Trump’s threats over Iran deal can plunge him into new crisis

10 October 2017
Trump is ratcheting up tensions against Iran

In Qatar, Yemen and Gaza, power play of Saudis and Iran brings new danger

29 August 2017
An economic blockade led by US ally Saudi Arabia backfired spectacularly as Qatar announced it had reopened full diplomatic ties with Iran last week.

Qatar crisis exposes dangerous tensions

13 June 2017
A campaign of sanctions and threats against Gulf state Qatar showed up tensions among competing Middle Eastern powers—and confusion among the US ruling class.

Elections reveal anger and divisions in Iran

01 March 2016
Early election results from Iran have indicated large gains for the List of Hope, the “reformist” wing of the Islamic Republican regime’s ruling class.

Iran deal reflects weakness of US - and helps ordinary Iranians

14 July 2015
Iranian socialist Nima Soltanzadeh welcomes an historic deal to end economic sanctions that only helped the regime

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