US war on Iran
How has the US changed since 9/11?

20 years after the September 11 attacks, what has the United States turned into? What has been the impact of the forever wars domestically, and what kind of political and economic crises have beset the country? Eugene Puryear analyzes the US today

US seizure of Iranian sites complicates nuclear deal talks

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the recent decision by the US to ‘seize’ 33 sites, including those of the Iranian Press TV

Trump and Pompeo move US policy further rightwards in West Asia

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the implications of the Trump administration’s foreign policies in West Asia, especially Palestine, Yemen and Iran

Iran says fresh US sanctions on banking sector are an attempt “to starve its people”

On Thursday, the US treasury department blacklisted 18 major Iranian banks in the latest assault as part of its so-called maximum pressure campaign against the country

US ends Iran nuclear deal sanction waiver US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018

US blocks IMF loan to Iran United States set to block IMF’s emergency loan to Iran

Iran had requested a USD 5 billion emergency loan from the IMF last month to help its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The US claims the money will be used to fund terrorism in the region

In Venezuela, Encounter Against Imperialism brings together militants from 5 continents

The event brought together 800 people and defined an agenda of mobilization for 2020

Iran accuses EU of adhering to Trump’s policy, asks its troops to leave the region

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif said that Germany, France and the UK, which are signatories to the deal, had failed to provide necessary safeguards to Iran against the illegal sanctions imposed by the US

Iran admits it accidentally shot down Ukrainian plane on January 8

The Iranian government admitted on Friday that the plane was accidentally shot down a few hours after its attacks on bases housing US soldiers in Iraq on January 3

US House Resolution US House passes resolution restricting Trump’s powers to declare war on Iran

Besides being of some symbolic and political significance, the resolution does not have any legal value and is non-binding

Iran retaliates, attacks US bases in Iraq

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the impact of the Iranian strike on US bases in Iraq and the possibilities of the US response.

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