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Why did the US assassinate Iran’s Qassem Soleimani?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the blatant provocation by the US in assassinating Major General Qassem Soleimani.

Trump says ‘more war,’ people say ‘no war’

Anti-war protests were held across the US and UK over the weekend in response to the targeted assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Al-Quds forces.

Iran hits back, seizes UK-flagged tanker Iran hits back, seizes a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal

New US sanctions may not hurt Iran much but will jeopardize diplomacy

The sanctions on Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp may be largely symbolic in nature but upcoming measures against foreign minister Javad Zarif could hit attempts at talks

Iran shoots down drone Iran shooting down spy drone in its airspace is resistance to US aggression

This was immediately followed by US president Trump ordering an attack on several military targets in Iranian territory, only to be abruptly called off at the last minute.

US-Iran nuclear deal Iran to increase the production of enriched uranium for energy purposes

This marks a gradual withdrawal from a provision of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As per the agreement, not complying with certain sections is allowed in case one or more signatories withdraws from the deal.

Iran to not comply with sections of 2015 nuclear deal

Faced with ruthless US sanctions, Iran has decided to resume storage of enriched uranium and heavy water. US sanctions ban the export of these materials, which was originally allowed under the JCPOA

IS US setting the stage for war with Iran?

US president Donald Trump recently announced the country’s decision to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation.

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