In the second part of a series of conversations about the geo-political situation, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the state of global disarmament and the possibility of the weaponization of space
Will US foreign policy change significantly under the incoming Biden administration? Vijay Prashad argues that this is unlikely, especially with regard to the Cold War on China
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest round of US sanctions on Iran and places it in the context of the continued aggression by the United States
The US withdrew from the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. However, it is now trying to get sanctions imposed on Iran claiming violations of a deal it is not even part of
The United States, despite no longer being part of the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal, has been seeking the resumption of sanctions against Iran for supposed violations of the provisions of the deal
The latest US threat of resuming sanctions comes after its failure to get the UN Security Council’s approval for an indefinite extension of the international arms embargo against Iran which is set to expire on October 18
They may prevent Trump to take any unilateral action against Iran before the elections.
Besides being of some symbolic and political significance, the resolution does not have any legal value and is non-binding