State Department spokesman John Kirby has confirmed the U.S. withheld a $400 million cash payment to Iran until American prisoners were released by the Iranian government. The President lied when he said there was no nefarious linkage between the cash and the prisoners, and insulted the American people’s intelligence in the process.
A multilateral alliance that aims to stabilize the Middle East by defeating the terrorists and restoring the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria is becoming a structural reality of international politics.
If the United States government was willing to send $400 million in foreign currency to Iran in the dead of night to obtain this deal, it raises the question, what did Iran receive when they captured American sailors?
Donald Trump’s conversation with The New York Times about Foreign Policy vision
Journalist and author Gareth Porter transports his readers through decades of contentious international diplomatic activity involving Iran and its foes. In Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, Porter “…aims to unravel the false narrative that sustained the decades of crisis and to recover the real history of the Iranian nuclear program…
Developments in the Middle East have brought on fears of a Russia-Iran “Axis of Evil.” Their partnership in the fight against ISIS in Syria has to a degree fueled the hysteria. The Iraqi government, having received support from both powers, is offered as further evidence. There is now an air corridor through Iran and Iraq to ship supplies to Syria. It is accurate…
The Iran nuclear deal overcame its latest obstacle when a resolution of disapproval scheduled for 9/11 failed in the U.S. Congress. All P5 + 1 nations are now on the record as committed to implementing the accord. Will AIPAC face pressure from supporters?