Iran, U.S. Rattle Sabers One Year after Killing of Soleimani

While honoring deceased Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, Tehran pledged to defend itself against American military muscle-flexing. Iran is also increasing its uranium enrichment, defying the 2015 nuclear deal to which Europe is still committed.


On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, Iran is rattling their saber while the United States maneuvers military assets in the Gulf region.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • CNN’s reporting framed Iran’s move as requiring careful calibration as the incoming Biden administration wants to “resume engagement and return to the Iran nuclear deal”, and reporting on accusations the Trump administration of fabricating intelligence playing up the threat of Iran.
  • Twitter scold, author, and professor Tom Nichols wrote for The Atlantic that President Trump could be clamoring for war and that “Trump took a bad situation and made it worse.”
  • NPR reporters discussed the Trump administration’s moves and that it “hasn’t substantially altered the dynamics of the region” and the incoming Biden administration’s expected efforts to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.
  • The New York Times framed American military movements as sending “mixed messaging” as the aircraft carrier is repositioned out of the region.”




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