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Capital cityTehran
LocationMiddle East, Asia
LeaderPresident of Iran
Typenation state
Interest ofSheldon Adelson, CENTCOM, Charles Cogan, Hassan Firouzabadi, Iran Policy Committee, Dan Kovalik, Elon Musk,, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Olivier Roy, Gary Sick
Member ofSafari Club, UN
Sponsored by2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
SubpageIran/1953 coup d'état
Iran/Foreign Minister
Iran/Nuclear weapons
Iran/Prime Minister
Iran possesses the 4th largest oil reserves of any nation state.

Iran, formerly known as Persia, is an oil rich nation state in the middle east. It has the 4th largest oil reserve and the 2nd largest natural gas reserves of any nation state, about 16% of total global reserves,[1] and is situated at a maritime choke point, the Strait of Hormuz. After its controversial removal of the Shah, it has been in a cold war fighting U.S backed Saudi Arabia.[2]


Iran's fossil fuel wealth has made it a target for decades. It was on a list of seven countries which retired 4-star general Wesley Clark (SACEUR from 1997-2001) stated that the US military had plans to invade:

In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’[3]

1917 famine

8-10 million Iranians died during 1917-1919, caused by the British military presence in Iran. Iran had been one of the main suppliers of food grains to the British forces stationed in the empire's South Asian colonies. Although bad harvest during these two years made the situation worse, it was by no means the main reason why the Great Famine occurred. British prevented imports of wheat and other food grains into Iran from Mesopotamia, Asia, and also the USA, and that ships loaded with wheat were not allowed to unload at the port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf.[4]

Professor Mohammad Gholi Majd has argued that Great Britain intentionally created genocide conditions to destroy Iran, and to effectively control the country for its own purposes.[5][6]

1953 coup d'état

“It’s Always About Oil”: CIA & MI6 Staged Coup in Iran 70 Years Ago, Destroying Democracy in Iran. - Democracy Now!
Full article: Iran/1953 coup d'état

Planned since at least 1951, a coup d'état was carried out in Iran in 1953 against the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh. This was organised by the Seven Sisters and then carried out by a small group within MI6 and the CIA.[7], motivated largely by the huge profits of extracting Iranian oil.

“Two years after Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh nationalized Iran’s oil industry that had been controlled by the company now known as British Petroleum a coup happened in Iran. “If nationalisation in Iran of oil was successful, this would set a terrible example to other countries where U.S. oil interests were present,” explains Ervand Abrahamian, Iranian historian and author of Oil Crisis in Iran: From Nationalism to Coup d’Etat and The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations. While the CIA has historically taken credit for Mosaddegh’s overthrow, “the British have not admitted their leading role,” notes Iranian filmmaker Taghi Amirani, whose documentary film Coup 53 uncovers the influence of MI6 agents who sought to preserve their imperial-era access to Iranian oil and pulled in the Americans by promising a “slice.” Seventy years later, says Amirani, “We are still living with the ripples of this disastrous event”
Democracy Now (2023)  [8]

US Deep State operative Frank Terpil admitted working for the Iranian government.[9]


Full article: “Iran-Contra”

The US commercially-controlled media used the phrase "Iran Contra" to refer to a US Deep state scheme which smuggled cocaine in the the US and shipped weapons to the "contras".

1980 October surprise

Full article: October surprise
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The October surprise was a deal organised by the US deep state to try to ensure the defeat of Jimmy Carter in the 1980 US Presidential election.

Iran-Iraq war

Full article: Iran Iraq war

The Iran Iraq war began on 22 September 1980 and concluded on 20 August 1988. The black market weapons trade to Iran, in what became known as Iran-Contra, gave a major boost to the supranational deep state.

Nuclear weapons?

Full article: Nuclear weapon
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The commercially-controlled media has repeatedly claimed that Iran was developing Nuclear weapons. Several nuclear scientists have been assassinated in ambushes since 2010.[10][11][12] In fear of retaliation, Israel has warned it's own nuclear scientists after the 2020 assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, to be vigilant and change daily routine.[13] Tony Cartalucci comments:

"There was a rush by the Western media to blame the Israeli government - who in turn appears to be in no rush to discount or disprove these accusations. The purpose of this is to make the US appear uninvolved in the recent escalation. The race to shape public opinion and depict the US as helpless amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran is meant to make any possible US involvement in the near future look uninvited, unplanned, and reluctant on Washington's part."[14]


Lots of dead politicians.

51,000 "covid orphans" - children who have lost both parents to COVID.[15]

Iran & Saudi Arabia fighting for Qatar

FIFA World Cup Special: Saudi-Qatar conflict – Middle East Politics

During the FIFA World Cup, the western public heard a lot about Qatar doing bad things to build all their stadiums. This video explains why other gulf countries want Qatar to stop “playing both sides”, why they're staying silent in this PR campaign against Qatar to force Qatar into choosing an alliance, and how the US is… again… involved in this.
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Andrei Fursov has reported that groups in Iran are involved in international drug trafficking which threatens the profits of globally organised and US deep state groups. He stated in 2014 that "Cocaine is transferred to Sierra Leone, where it is exchanged for diamonds. With the diamonds they purchase arms. This triangle - Hezbollah, Syria, Iran - gets in the way of the Americans. They take the view, correctly, that eliminating Syria as an Arab partner of Iran, whether relations with Iran are good or bad, Iran will be weaker, and it will be easier to get an agreement with them. The removal of the Assad regime therefore became objective No.1 for the Americans. Likewise for Saudi Arabia and Israel."[16]

In 2018, the New York Times headlined a story Iran Eases Death Penalty for Drug Crimes, Saving Potentially Thousands of Lives, which cited anonymous "activists" as claiming that an elevation of the drug minimums for a capital sentence "could save potentially 5,000 lives."[17]

Unconditional basic income

Iran was the first country to introduce an unconditional basic income. Since Autumn 2010 it has paid an income to all citizens and replace the decades long system of subsidies of petrol, fuel and other supplies. In 2012, the sum corresponded to about 40 U.S. dollars per person per month.

Strait of Hormuz

Iran is located at the Strait of Hormuz (the world's most important oil transit chokepoint)[18] and as a major power in the region, can influence world economy by closing or limiting transit.[19][20]

Wikileaks cables

In 2010, Wikileaks released many secret mails between US officials working in and with Iran.

North Korean missiles

U.S. intelligence argued...again, that Iran obtained advanced missiles (derived from a Soviet design), from Russia, via North Korea.[21] These missiles, designated the BM-25, have a range of up to 2,000 miles (3,200 km).[22][21]

Internal conflict

A cable said that president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari had an argument. It cited an incident during a Supreme National Security Council meeting when Ahmadinejad stated (in regards to dealing with opposition protests) that "'people feel suffocated,' and argued to allow more personal and social freedoms, including more freedom of the media" to which Jafari replied "You are wrong! It is you who created this mess! And now you say give more freedom to the press?!" and went on to punch Ahmadinejad in the face. A fight ensued and the SNSC meeting was called off, until Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati made the two make up.[23]

Re-emergence of the Tudeh Party

There were also reports that th Tudeh Party was gaining ground with the government employees and the working-class population, and that they were reportedly the driving force behind recent strikes, even though they were already banned for ages.[23]

Health of Ali Khamenei

An unidentified political friend of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani stated that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had terminal leukemia and was to die in months, and Rafsanjani's apathy to act on rumours of election fraud in the 2009 Iranian presidential election comes because he wants to succeed Khamenei and revert Ahmadinejad's election afterwards.[24]

Exploitation of the Iranian Red Crescent Society

The Iranian Red Crescent Society was alleged to be controlled by the government and involved in illicit arms smuggling and intelligence gathering on behalf of Iran.[25][26]

U.S. sanctions

The U.S. State Department said that the U.S. kept wanting more sanctions on Iran.[27]

Iranian–Canadian intelligence correspondence

Jim Judd, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service told U.S. State Department official Eliot A. Cohen that "he and his colleagues are 'very, very worried' about Iran." CSIS had talked to Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security after they requested its own "channel of communication to Canada". The Iranians agreed to "help" with the War in Afghanistan, sharing information on attacks, but CSIS refused. Judd also said "we have not figured out what they are up to," saying it was trying to "led NATO in Afghan battles so that they bleed slowly to death."[28][29]

Organized crime

According to the U.S. embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2009, there was a "widespread rumor" that Iranians in Baku were sanctions-busting, money laundering, obtaining spare parts, equipment and revenue generation for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and management of narcotics trafficking originating from Iran. The cable mentioned that Iran had large network of operatives, including students, businessmen, and activists involved.[30]


Events carried out

2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War/October 7Gaza
Golan Heights
Hamas attacks Israeli settlements in Southern Israel, mass raping and abducting, which get called an Israeli "9-11" by CCM. The NYT and Al Jazeera claimed the Israeli government knew of the impending attack, ignored warnings, shot some of their own civilians, made up several stories and used the resulting increased death toll to go on a revenge killing spree in the 2023 Israeli invasion of Gaza.
July 2021 Gulf of Oman incidentIncident in July 2021


Related Quotations

Ziad Abdelnour“Iran's going to be finished and every single Arab regime that's like this will be finished. Because there is no room for us capitalists and multinationalists in the world to operate with regimes like this. Its all about money. And power. And wealth... and democracy has to be spread around the world. Those who want to espouse globalization are going to make a lot of money, be happy, their families will be happy. And those who aren't going to play this game are going to be crushed, whether they like it or not! This is how we rule. And this is how it's going to be as long as you have people who think like me.”Ziad Abdelnour18 November 2005
Sheldon Adelson“What is there to negotiate about? What I would say is: listen, you see that desert out there? (...) So you pick up your cellphone and call someone is Nebraska and say OK, let one go and it doesn't hurt a soul, maybe a couple of rattlesnakes and scorpions or whatever and say: See? The next one is in the middle of TehranSheldon Adelson2013
Wesley Clark“In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’”Wesley Clark2 March 2007
Patrick Clawson“One can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. I mentioned that explosion on August 17th. We could step up the pressure. I mean look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down, some day one of them might not come up, who would know why? We can do a variety of things if we wish to increase the pressure... We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians. We could get nastier.”Patrick ClawsonSeptember 2012
George CurzonTurkestan, Afghanistan, Transcaspia, Persia. To many, these words breathe only a sense of utter remoteness, or a memory of strange vicissitudes or moribund romance. To me, I confess, they are pieces on a chessboard, upon which is being played out a game for the domination of the world”George Curzon1898
Lowell JacobySaddam Hussein appears determined to retain his WMD and missile programs...Iran and Iraq have active nuclear programs and could have nuclear weapons within the decade.”Lowell Jacoby11 February 2003
John McCain“Republican 2008 presidential hopeful John McCain crooned the words “Bomb Iran” to a Beach Boys’ tune in joking response to a question about any possible U.S. attack over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. “That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran ... bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb,” the Vietnam War veteran warbled softly to the band’s “Barbara Ann” when he was asked when the United States would send an “airmail message” to Iran.”John McCain
April 2007
Sharmine Narwani“My friend, an engineer — who I will not name for obvious reasons and who I will call ‘Kourosh’ for the purpose of this article — revealed to me in 2010 that he was approached by two “State Department employees” who offered him $250,000 to “do something very simple” during his upcoming trip to Tehran.”Sharmine Narwani21 March 2019
Television“I once said to the chair, the heads of the CIA, when I was prime minister, that if you want to advance regime change in Iran you don't have to go through the CIA cloak and dagger stuff. What you want to do is, is take very large, very strong transponders and just beam Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 2050 and all that, into, into Tehran and into Iran because that is subversive stuff. They watch with, the young kids watch it, the young people. They want to have the same nice clothes and the same houses and swimming pools and so on.”Benjamin Netanyahu12 September 2002



2024 Persian Gulf floodsSevere flash floods in a arid desert kill dozens in countries known for documented geoengineering. CCM quick to copy spokespersons denying any link to geoengineering, after one admitted this to be the caused by geoengineering.
Contaminated blood affairFor several years in the 1980s France knowingly exported tainted blood, killing thousands.
Iran-Iraq warAn war from 1980-1988, that was ended with a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Iran/1953 coup d'étatThe first of many large scale coups was carried out at the behest of big oil, by the CIA. The report of the inaugural Bilderberg next year termed this "firm Western action in Persia ... [that] had produced successful results."
Le Cercle/1978 (Tehran)
Noricum scandal


Groups Headquartered Here

Iran University of Science and Technology1929A research institution and university of engineering and science.
Press TV2 July 2007An Iranian English-speaking media channel notably banned from the UK and US
Sharif University of Technology1966Iran's leading institution for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
University of Tabriz1947One of the most prestigious universities in Iran


Citizens of Iran on Wikispooks

Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan11 January 2012An assassinated Iranian nuclear weapons specialist
Shahram Amiri1977
Ladan ArchinIranian-American protégé of Paul Wolfowitz
Amir AttaranCanadian "Dr. Doom" epidemiologist pushing for Trudeau's emergency rule, masks forever, and "accelerated" safety standards for jabs.
Abolhassan Banisadr22 March 19339 October 2021
Hamid Biglari1958Iranian-US finance executive who worked for Citigroup.
Shirin Ebadi21 June 1947
Sibel Edmonds18 January 1970Sibel Edmonds was recruited by the FBI as a translator in the wake of 9/11. She quickly turned whistleblower when she discovered security breaches, cover-ups and malpractice at numerous levels. The US government has made her "the most gagged person in the history of the United States".
Hassan Firouzabadi3 February 19513 September 2021Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff (1989 to 2016), died of COVID-19
Manucher Ghorbanifar1945Arms dealer and central figure in the Iran-Contra Affair.
Mohammed Hashemi12 December 1951One of the leaders of the 1980 Iran Hostage Crisis. Later intelligence officer and businessman.
Moshe Katsav5 December 1945
Sadruddin Aga Khan17 January 193312 May 2003Specialist in running intelligence operations under humanitarian cover. Club of Rome member.
Ruhollah Khomeini24 September 19023 June 1989
Siamak Namazi14 September 1971Iranian-American academic convicted of espionage by Iran in 2016. National Endowment for Democracy Fellow in 2005. Selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007.
Nematollah NassiriAugust 191115 February 1979Iranian spook who co-founded the Safari Club. Assassinated in 1979
Omid Nouripour18 June 1975German Green politician involved in many transatlantic influence networks.
Pardis Sabeti25 December 1975Iranian biologist, YGL 2012, Rhodes Scholar 1997, Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy
Mahmood Sariolghalam1959US deep state connected Iranian academic
Qassem Soleimani11 March 19573 January 2020Iranian general killed in Iraq by the United States in an airstrike in January 2020.
David Sonboly20 April 199822 July 2016Official perpetrator of the 2016 Munich shooting
Ardeshir Zahedi16 October 1928
Kourosh Ziabari1990


2022 Russian invasion of UkraineIn a new episode of Cold War 2.0 Russia forcefully halted NATO expansion by invading Ukraine, with financial support of China. Although the EU and US denounced the "war crimes" as multiple cities were bombed, several countries opted less severe sanctions to keep importing diamonds and luxury goods and gas (and their loaned money) from Russia, seemingly creating a new iron curtain in Eastern Europe.


Events Participated in

2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War7 October 2023Gaza
Indian Ocean
Golan Heights
Hamas attack on dozens of illegal Israeli settlements in Southern Israel provoking mass retaliatory killings by Israel. Corporate media call it the Israeli "9-11", while critics of Israel refer to "10-7" as a staged, military operation in order to manufacture consent for a disproportionate response.
2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War/Israeli invasion of Gaza27 October 2023GazaAfter October 7, Israel invaded Gaza with widespread international support. The IDF went on a widely reported revenge killing spree. Even by Israel's own account, they killed 19,500 Palestinian civilians after half a year of bombing hospitals, schools and civilian towers, utilising numerous condemned tactics.
2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War/October 77 October 20238 October 2023Gaza
Golan Heights
Hamas attacks Israeli settlements in Southern Israel, mass raping and abducting, which get called an Israeli "9-11" by CCM. The NYT and Al Jazeera claimed the Israeli government knew of the impending attack, ignored warnings, shot some of their own civilians, made up several stories and used the resulting increased death toll to go on a revenge killing spree in the 2023 Israeli invasion of Gaza.
Bandung Conference19551955IndonesiaImportant conference for the global south; participants soon became prime targets for US foreign policy
July 2021 Gulf of Oman incident29 July 202129 July 2021Incident in July 2021


Related Documents

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Document:Brzezinski's Black Room Report to president Carterreport20 November 1979Zbigniew BrzezinskiUS National Security Advisor Brzezinski's plans for regime change in Iran, including many methods and covert tactics that are familiar 40 years later.
Document:Canada Takes A Hostage: Free Meng WanzhouArticle8 December 2018Christopher BlackCanadians should be angry about these traitors isolating Canada from China, from Russia, from Iran and their great cultures, and condemning Canada to be nothing more than an outpost of the American empire. For traitors they are as they betray the Canadian people by serving the interests of the Americans and their war machine. Free Meng Wanzhou, for so long as she is held hostage, so are we all.
Document:Coordinating Regime Change in Iran and Venezueladiplomatic communication25 August 2010Trowbridge FordIran and Venezuela, prime candidates for regime change
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Document:First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2016 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCWblog post17 March 2018Craig MurrayBeginning in late 2016, Iranian scientists succeeded in synthesising a number of Novichoks in full cooperation with the OPCW. This makes a complete nonsense of Theresa May’s “of a type developed by Russia” line, used to Parliament and the UN Security Council.
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Document:Israel v the United States and Iranemail7 September 2010Unknown
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Document:Pan Am Flight 103: It was the Uraniumarticle6 January 2014Patrick HaseldineFollowing Bernt Carlsson's untimely death in the Lockerbie bombing, the UN Council for Namibia inexplicably dropped the case against Britain's URENCO for illegally importing yellowcake from the Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia.
Document:So what actually happened in the Strait of Hormuz on 10th July?social media post12 July 2019Oliver TickellThe aggressive posturing of US and UK and the moves to militarise the Strait of Hormuz, taken together with US calls for regime change and other threats to the sovereignty of Iran, constitute a breach of UNCLOS Articles 19 and 39 and are thus unlawful.
Document:Speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on 20 August 2017 to the Syrian Diplomatic CorpsSpeech31 August 2017Bashar al AssadThe US President is not the maker of policies, but the executor. Therefore, the “Deep State” in the United States does not govern in partnership with the President, but leaves him a small margin.
Document:The Dog That Didn't BarkArticle30 November 2017Israel ShamirThe Jared Kushner-Mohammed bin Salman peace plan for Palestine is likely to misfire, as have all MBS plans, from pressuring Qatar to vanquishing Yemen. A lot of blood and a lot of money will flow, adding to miseries in the Middle East and elsewhere. The only satisfaction is that now you know who owns the dog that did not bark.
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Document:US Nuclear Policy Review: The World Is Our EnemyArticle8 February 2018Christopher Black“We (the United States) will keep you guessing as to when and against whom we will use them (nuclear weapons). We will maintain our role as the greatest state terrorist by keeping the nuclear Damocles sword over the heads of the people of the world constantly to ensure that the world acts in our interest.”
Document:Venezuela, Iran: Trump And The Deep StateArticle22 May 2019Thierry MeyssanSheikh Hassan Rouhani was the primary contact with the Western powers during the Iran-Contra affair. He knows Elliott Abrams personally and put the US deep state in relation with Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who became the richest billionaire in Iran thanks to this arms traffic.
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