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Topic archives: Iran

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

November 14, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

October 16, 2017 24

The "Iran Deal" has been long been described by Donald Trump as the "worst deal ever". So what does his refusal to re-certify the agreement mean?

Saudi Arabia gets a PR win for entering the 19th century

September 27, 2017 1

Great news that Saudi women will be allowed to drive, right? Pity it's a distraction from the regime's war crimes and massive human rights violations.

Not to be hyperbolic, but Qatar-Saudi Arabia dispute could boil over into World War III

June 30, 2017 28

If you were serious about "regime change" to promote democracy in the Middle East, you would start with Saudi Arabia, not Iran.

Meet the men running for the Iranian presidency

May 19, 2017 1

Iranians will decide their next president this week in what looms an important geopolitical decision, writes veteran foreign news reporter John Tulloh.

Iranian revolutionary leaves a complicated legacy

January 12, 2017 1

The guy was the wiliest of wily politicians who co-authored the constitution that created the revolutionary government.

Train in vain: the absurd history of training the Iraqi Army

Train in vain: the absurd history of training the Iraqi Army

March 3, 2015 24

From Iran to Israel to Korea to Romania, the list of countries that have trained Iraqis since 2003 is lengthy. And none achieved anything.

The truth about Iran

October 17, 2014

Crikey readers have their say about Iran, and the ABC defends its storm coverage.

Andrew Nikolic’s Middle Eastern vision provides something for everyone

Andrew Nikolic’s Middle Eastern vision provides something for everyone

October 16, 2014 11

Following Andrew Nikolic's logic on the Middle East is quite a challenge, but it seems he never saw a Middle Eastern country he didn't want to attack.

Can ISIS take over the Middle East?

June 19, 2014 3

Crikey readers talk the crisis in the Middle East, its players, and its possible goals.