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  • As Iran announces it is resuming its nuclear program, we speak with Iranian-born author and former diplomat Mansour Farhang about the increasing tensions in the United States towards Tehran. [includes rush transcript]
    September 22, 2004 | Story
  • Leaked accounts of the final 9/11 Commission report due out this Thursday says the Commission has uncovered evidence suggesting that between eight and ten of the 9/11 hijackers passed through Iran in the year prior to the attacks. We speak with Middle East and Iran Expert at Baruch College Ervand Abrahamian. [Includes transcript]
    July 19, 2004 | Story
  • Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh reports that Israel warned the US last year it would not be able to bring stability or democracy to Iraq. Now, hundreds of Israeli agents, including members of Mossad, are conducting covert operations in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, Iran and Syria.[includes transcript]
    June 22, 2004 | Story
  • We look at the policies of the Reagan administration in the Middle East, specifically during the Iran-Iraq war, one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern times in which more than a million people were killed. Chemical weapons were used and two of the most ancient societies on earth were devastated. We speak with Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and journalist Alan Friedman about how the Reagan...
    June 09, 2004 | Story
  • New York Times reporter Steven Kinzer discusses how the U.S. overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran. Kinzer says "I think it was the success of the Iran coup and the Guatamalan one the folllowed that sent the US off on this direction of covert action and regime change." [includes transcript]
    March 05, 2004 | Story
  • We host a debate between Richard Perle, the man the Washington Post calls "the intellectual guru of the hard-line neoconservative movement in foreign policy" and one of its fiercest critics, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

    Perle, a Pentagon adviser and former assistant secretary of defense, calls for the U.S. secession of Saudi oil fields, for regime change in Iran, for the isolation of Syria, possible attacks and a blockade...

    January 13, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with a survivor who lived in Bam, we go to Tehran for a report from the Iranian capital and speak to two Iranian-Americans. [includes transcript]
    December 29, 2003 | Story
  • As Iran agrees to allow UN inspectors into the country to examine suspected nuclear sites, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has begun publicly discussing a possible Israeli attack on Iran to destroy Iran’s nuclear capability. And two weeks ago, evidence emerged indicating Pakistan might have given Iran and North Korea technology to enrich uranium. [includes transcript]
    December 22, 2003 | Story
  • We hear a Democracy Now! interview from last year with global economics correspondent Alan Friedman about how the United States helped illegally arm Iraq in the 1980s in a scandal involving George Bush Sr., James Baker, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Mueller and others.
    December 17, 2003 | Story
  • The leader of Iraq’s main Shi’ite opposition group warned Washington yesterday that U.S. troops would face armed resistance if they occupy Iraq after the invasion.
    March 27, 2003 | Story