Venezuela and Iran: Alliances Under Siege

Misión Verdad A PDVSA worker waves an Iranian flag as the Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune docks at the El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state, Venezuela, May 25, 2020 (Photo: AFP). In 2009, President Hugo Chávez announced that he would sell 20 thousand barrels of gasoline per day to Iran, as a show of…

Iran Has Achieved its “Empowerment”, so What Will the West Choose?

Elijah J. Magnier Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and the new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi- The Islamic Republic of Iran reached the level of “empowerment” (Tamkeen) with the arrival of Ibrahim Raisi to the presidency, the highest executive authority of the pyramid in harmony with the supreme leader, Wali al-Faqih Khamenei, and with the…

Facts about the U.S. Bombardment on the Syria-Iraq Border

Instituto Samuel Robinson The round of airstrikes carried out by the United States on the Iraqi-Syrian border last Sunday constitute a new aggression against international law, Middle East peace and lay bare the supposed “return to multilateralism” of the first 100 days of the Biden administration. Context: The airstrikes, according to the official Pentagon statement…

What Will Israel Do to Counter Hezbollah’s Missiles?

Elijah J. Magnier Ayyash 250k missile (Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP) Jerusalem, the West Bank and other cities where Palestinians and Israelis have lived side by side since 1948 rose up to join the Palestinian resistance with their fist raised and rockets and missiles launched against Israeli settler forces in the occupied Palestinian territories. Although…

Ankara’s Fourth War Front: Turkish Soldiers Killed in New Iraq Offensive

Rick Rozoff Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad As long as Turkey serves as NATO’s bulwark against Russia – and Iraq, Syria and Iran – its gross violations of international law and its military aggression from North Africa to the Caucasus are overlooked. Overlooked by the Russian government as well as the…

Iran’s 1979 Revolution: A Brief History

Steve Lalla Iran’s Revolution is generally understood to have begun on January 7, 1978, and continued until the Shah fled the country on January 16, 1979. The revolution was brewing for decades though — or for millennia, as some argue: the Shahs had ruled Persia, more or less, for well over two thousand years. Let’s…

A Perfect Storm Gathers in the Persian Gulf

M.K. Bhadrakumar Scene from a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, Tehran, Dec 31, 2020 As the US continues to mount pressure on Iran, the latter has said it “intends to produce low-enriched uranium up to 20 percent at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant” On the first anniversary of…