Iran

Iran: New Realities and New Challenges

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It is still less than a year since the European Union gave birth to, in Pushkin’s words, “neither son nor daughter, frog nor mouse, but a creature none had seen before”. The “creature” we are referring to is the long–awaited financial mechanism for trade with Iran, which bears the name…

Warsaw Conference – Is the US Coalition Pre-s...

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As we approach the start of the Warsaw conference it is time to read the teas on what to expect. I had to wait a day or two later than I wanted to write this because so much of the Foreign minister attendee list was still up in the air when that was needed to gauge the initial…

Failure of Donald Trump’s Iranian Policy

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Like a tsunami, wave after wave of Iranian protestors demonstrated outside the former US embassy in Teheran, carrying placards openly criticizing the US President Donald Trump and the Saudi King Salman Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Photographs and footage of this unanimous…

Iran: New American Sanctions, and How Iran Ma...

Barely a day passes without an outburst of angry words and threats from the US President directed at Iran at its people. If we believe the section of the US media that is loyal to -or controlled by – the White House, there is no more dangerous country that Iran. This raises a very…

Why Supporting Armed Dissidence Could Dissolv...

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If anything is to be learned from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is that moral relativism is a plague that has come to pollute not only the public debate but the very fabric of our psyche – and how we relate to one another as people. The premise so far has been one of…

Iran Is a Sovereign State and Not Part of The...

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to reporters, categorically stated, that the US sanctions on Iran (imposed illegitimately, contrary to international law and accepted codes of practice) would “be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government…

The Islamic Republic of Iran: Why Does the US...

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When people talk about pariah states, which are regarded as automatically acting wrongly and who must be opposed for the sake of it, the Islamic Republic of Iran is always one of…

US Vows to “Overthrow” Iran as Te...

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A terrorist attack on a military parade targeting civilians and military personnel alike left at least 29 dead and up to 70 more wounded in Iran’s southwest region of Ahvaz.  At the same time, in New York City, US political figures including US President Donald Trump’s lawyer…

US Uses UK Press for Fake “Shock and Awe” Aga...

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America has chosen to go to war on Iran using “fear porn” tactics peddled through British tabloids. The current American war on Turkey has crushed their currency, a war Erdogan says is simply a part of the US backed coup against him that began in 2016. Pakistan under President…

The Latest US Sanctions Point to a Declining ...

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On Monday 6th of August the United States imposed a fresh set of sanctions on Iran. These are intended as a prelude to even stronger sanctions to take effect in November. The clearly stated intention is to break the Iranian governments will to resist American demands, and to cause…

Iran has Ways to Circumvent and Survive US Sa...

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While the future of the Iran-nuke deal continues to depend upon the will of Europe, China and Russia in the face of US unilateral withdrawal and the latter’s campaign to convince at least Europe to do the same, for Iran the important question is not just the deal now. For it…

Iran-US Escalation and the Strait of Hormuz f...

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With the US president Donald Trump’s tweet of mass destruction and with Iran’s General Soleimani hitting back, the war of words has intensified in a big way between Iran and the US. Soleimani’s verbal attack symbolizes many things. Whereas it reflects the highly charged anti-US mood…


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