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Iran Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Iran

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  • Islamist militants entrenched in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon are facing an ultimatum to surrender or face further military action. The Lebanese government accuses Fatah al-Islam of having ties with al-Qaeda and the Syrian government. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh joins us to talk about another theory of who is backing the militant group — the Lebanese government itself, along with the United States. Last March, Hersh...
    May 24, 2007 | Story
  • Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine if their alleged entry into Iranian waters was "intentional or unintentional" before deciding what to do with them. Iran maintains the sailors and marines crossed over into Iranian waters while Britain insists they stayed in Iraqi territory. We go to Tehran to get a report. [rush transcript included]
    Mar 27, 2007 | Story
  • We speak with independent journalist Reese Erlich about his report on Iranian Kurdish guerillas based among their Kurdish bretheren in northern Iraq. Erlich writes, "Kurdish and American sources say the United States has been supporting guerilla raids against Iran, channeling the money through organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan." [rush transcript included]
    Mar 27, 2007 | Story
  • After six weeks in a Texas immigration jail, a nine year-old Canadian citizen and his Iranian parents were released and allowed back into Canada last night. Canadian immigration authorities have granted the boy’s parents temporary residency. We speak with their attorney. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 22, 2007 | Story
  • Three weeks after Democracy Now! first aired the voice of a nine-year-old Canadian boy named Kevin being held in a U.S. immigration prison, the Canadian government has taken steps to allow the boy and his Iranian parents back into Canada. We get an update on Kevin’s story. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 15, 2007 | Story
  • We spend the hour with General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general. He was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. In 2004 he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clark talks about his opposition to a U.S. attack on Iran; the impeachment of President Bush; the use of cluster bombs; the bombing of Radio Television Serbia in the Kosovo War under his command; US service members refusing...
    Mar 02, 2007 | Story
  • Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh joins us to talk about his explosive new article in the New Yorker Magazine. Hersh reports that John Negroponte’s decision to resign as National Intelligence Director was made in part because of the Bush administration’s covert actions including the indirect funding of radical Sunni groups–some with ties to al-Qaeda–to counter Shiite groups backed by Iran. Hersh also reports the...
    Feb 28, 2007 | Story
  • As Seymour Hersh reports the Pentagon has created a special panel to plan a bombing attack on Iran, we examine how the Bush administration ignored a secret offer to negotiate with Iran in 2003. We speak with the National Iranian American Council’s Trita Parsi, a former aide to Republican congressman Bob Ney. [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 26, 2007 | Story
  • Faced with the possibility of a US attack, how are the Iranian people responding to the latest developments? And how has US policy in the Middle East shaped Iranian public opinion? We speak with Hani Mansourian, a Masters student in International Affairs at Columbia University. [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 26, 2007 | Story
  • The White House has dismissed a suggestion from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran would close its nuclear facilities as long as Western nations did the same. His comments came as a deadline set by the UN for Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program expires today. Meanwhile Iran has accused the US of backing a bomb attack that killed 11 Revolutionary Guards, just one week after the US accused Iran of supplying bombs targeting...
    Feb 21, 2007 | Story