Catalonia has passed a law laying the groundwork for an independence referendum on October 1 which is fiercely opposed by Madrid, setting the course for Spain's deepest political crisis in decades. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has vowed to immediately challenge the law in the Constitutional Court. His government has also threatened legal action against top Catalan political figures involved in the plebiscite.
Iran is in compliance with the international nuclear deal reached in 2015, despite false claims by some current and former US officials that Tehran is violating the deal, says Stephen Lendman, a journalist and political analyst based in Chicago.
A conversation between Dr. Sajad Abedi, professor at Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth and Dr. Payam Mohseni.
Dr. Payam Mohseni is Iran Project Director and Fellow for Iran Studies at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.