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.
18 June 2013
Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election.
16 April 2013
The strongest earthquake in 50 years struck south east Iran as Socialist Worker went to press.
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.
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.
21 February 2012
Tory foreign minister William Hague says the world faces "the most serious round of nuclear proliferation since nuclear weapons were invented".
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".
07 February 2012
The US and the European powers have introduced sanctions against Iran—dropping any pretence that they are not targeting ordinary Iranians.
28 January 2012
Some 400 people rallied outside the US embassy in London today, Saturday, against any attack and sanctions on Iran and Syria.
24 January 2012
The European Union (EU) implemented a ban on all new oil contacts with Iran this week, and ruled that any existing ones will be terminated in July.
17 January 2012
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated on the streets of the capital Tehran last week.
10 January 2012
Western governments are once again beating the drums of war and launching an economic assault on Iran by imposing crippling sanctions.
13 December 2011
Iranian forces claim they can reverse-engineer a US drone they captured earlier this month—and use it for their own purposes.
06 December 2011
Western powers, fresh from their intervention in Libya, are keen to assert themselves elsewhere.
08 November 2011
The rulers of the US, Britain, France and Israel last week teamed up to step up their rhetoric over a military assault on Iran.
17 May 2011
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to review the case of three Kurdish Iranian asylum seekers who mounted a 37‑day hunger strike outside its headquarters in Croydon.
03 May 2011
Six Kurdish Iranian refugees are on hunger strike in London in protest against British government plans to deport them to Iran.
01 March 2011
The revolutions in the Middle East have not only revealed the hypocrisy of Western governments—they have also demonstrated the double standards of Iran’s conservative leaders.
22 February 2011
The US is reeling after revolution threw out one of its major allies, Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. For the American ruling class, the revolt invokes terrible memories of Iran in 1979—where a revolution brought down Iran’s ruler, the Shah.
22 February 2011
The great storm of revolt that began in a small town in Tunisia now sweeps from Morroco across thousands of miles of North Africa and the Middle East through to Iran, as this map shows.