BC: The Latest US Sanctions Point to a Declining World Superpower

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On Monday 6th of August the United States imposed a fresh set of sanctions on Iran. These are intended as a prelude to even stronger sanctions to take effect in November. The clearly stated intention is to break the Iranian governments will to resist American demands, and to cause such domestic…

BC: Iran Maneuvers to “Contain the US” in Syria


Apart from Russia, it is Iran that has a legitimate presence in Syria, and has fought directly to prevent the fall of Assad from power. Over the last six years of Syrian war, Iran’s role and character has expanded and changed from sending military advisers and fighters to becoming a new bone of contention between Russia and the US over its future presence and role…

A Change of Heart about War against Iran?


An unfriendly relationship between Tehran and Moscow in the past years was to the benefit of the United States because Iran was the only deterrent that prevented Russia from getting a foothold in the Middle East, which would have threatened U.S. interests in the region. However, recently the Russian Federation and…

BC: Trump’s Rejection of the JCPOA Poses a Major Threat


President Trump has announced that he is no longer willing to certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus the European Union (EU), Germany and Iran in July 2015. That agreement was unanimously endorsed by the Security…

Is the US Really Preparing for War with Iran?


While the mainstream western media has given extensive coverage to Iranian president Rouhani’s refusal to secretly meet with the US president— something that the US president must have been wanted to do to defuse crisis—there hasn’t been significant or even moderate coverage of some highly significant military…

Why does Europe Prefer Saudi Arabia over Iran?


The joint statement issued by the ‘European superpowers’ known as the E3 explicitly declared Iran responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, ignoring completely the claims that the Houthis have been making about these very attacks. Certainly, the position taken by the E3 is a setback for Iran in as much as it signals…

Here is How China-US Trade War Impacts Iran


In the last week of August, China added crude oil imports from the US to its tariff list for the first time in a retaliatory decision against the US decision to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese products. China imports about 6 per cent of its crude oil from the US. For an economy that increasingly relies on crude oil imports, this decision carries a lot of significance. While China is also…

Oil Tanker Off Syria: Sanctions-Busting or “US-Ego-Busting?”


An oil tanker has been spotted off the coast of Syria and with that comes the latest news flash. This is hardly news, given the leading export of that region. But it was an IRANIAN oil tanker! Shock horror! Iran is again breaching sanctions it maintains it is not subject to! Is…

What Is the UK After In the Waters of the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean?


The series of events in the “a tanker for a tanker war” between Iran and the West in the Strait of Hormuz, the most important strategic part of the Persian Gulf, has been watched by the world’s leading politicians, political scientists and media for several weeks now. Analyses…

Multipolar World on Iran’s Side


Many people in the West are gradually beginning to understand that the days of the unipolar world are numbered, a unipolar world the United States has been recklessly dominating for the past number of years, using nothing but brute force and military conflict in an attempt to impose its world order on other countries. New superpowers are coming to the forefront…

Desperation Rules Washington’s Policy on Iran


US president Donald Trump has managed to fulfill many of his election campaign promises – scrapping the TPP deal, as well as the Paris climate agreement, along with the Iran nuke-deal, ending the Afghan war, and building a wall on the US-Mexico border. Even though we may disagree with his promises and some of them are extremely…

The US Hegemony and the Politics of Chaos


If there is a universal problem to be collectively dealt with, it is US hegemony. Manifesting itself in the form of “extreme unilateralism”, US hegemony certainly has caused more damage to the world than one can even imagine, ranging from toppling democratically elected governments to installing dictatorships and initiating wars killing…

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