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Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Saudi-Iran rivalry is behind new turmoil

Saudi-Iran rivalry is  behind new turmoil 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

Trump goads Iran in race to grab Syrian territories 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

Trump’s threats over Iran deal can plunge him into new crisis Trump is ratcheting up tensions against Iran

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

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

Qatar crisis exposes dangerous tensions 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

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

Kurdish gains of more than a decade are under threat from latest Middle East crisis

01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Iran deal could let US focus on China

26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos

Syria deal exposes Obama’s weakness

01 October 2013
A few weeks ago the US looked poised to launch a military attack on Syria. Now a deal on Syrian chemical weapons appears to be sealed—and a historic thaw in relations with Iran has been thrown in for good measure.

Election result revives hope in Iran

18 June 2013
Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election. 

Deadly quake hits Iran

16 April 2013
The strongest earthquake in 50 years struck south east Iran as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Argo channels US terror at revolt in the Middle East

27 November 2012
It must have taken a lot of searching to find an episode of Iran’s 1979 revolution where the US state could come off as the good guy.

Iranian protesters are caught between a rock and a hard place

09 October 2012
A few thousand people clashed with riot police on Wednesday of last week as they chanted anti-government slogans around the traditional bazaar of Tehran.

Iran: West's cold war raises threat of Iran attack to boiling point

21 February 2012
Tory foreign secretary William Hague said that Iran’s nuclear program could lead to a Middle East "cold war" last week. He later warned that an Israeli assault on Iran would not be "a wise thing".

Hague’s radioactive hypocrisy over Iran’s nuclear programme

21 February 2012
Tory foreign minister William Hague says the world faces "the most serious round of nuclear proliferation since nuclear weapons were invented".

New threats to Iranian people

07 February 2012
The US and the European powers have introduced sanctions against Iran—dropping any pretence that they are not targeting ordinary Iranians.

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