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Who Benefits from the Iranian Scientist’s Assassination?

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In any zero-sum competition, one man’s loss is another man’s gain. This is especially true of intense geo-political rivalries characterized…

Iran is Once Again Under Terrorist Attack

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for “final punishment” for those behind the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, for the murder of whom the Iranians directly accused Israel and the United States behind it. In his statement, the Supreme Leader called Mohsen “an outstanding man and an outstanding scientist…

Fakhrizadeh’s Assassination Will Bring Security to Neither the US nor Israel

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On November 27th, the treacherous murder that was committed in the suburbs of Tehran on a Friday, a holy day for all Muslims, of the leading Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh elicited strong reaction not only from the Iranian public, but from Israel, the United States, and the entire world. The scientist was an iconic figure who represented…

Was a “Bomb for Iran” Set in the Middle East at Israel’s Request?

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The possible initiation by Donald Trump, toward the end of his term, of open or covert operations against Iran, or other adversaries located in the Middle East (then again, just like those in other regions of the world), is unfortunately turning into more of a reality. To accomplish this, as American media outlets highlight, Mike Pompeo is closely monitoring…

“Biden’s America” Will Continue Pressure on Iran

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US President Donald Trump famously took a hardline approach against Iran – withdrawing the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – or the “Nuclear Deal” – and opting instead for a policy of “maximum pressure” against Iran diplomatically and economically. But there is a major misconception that the previous administration of former…

Trump Threatens War with Iran in a Bid to Win the Election

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While the actual arena of electoral politics is always domestic, the US has a different case where international geo-politics, too, plays a significant role to the extent that a reference to what a given president/administration is doing or has done overseas to deal with the threats to the US national security becomes the most important point…

Iran and the USA: What Happens Next?

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It is now just two months until the presidential elections in the USA. Currently the verdict of the public opinion polls – which is always changing – suggests that Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, has a good chance of winning on November 3.  Those forecasts have led many politicians to speculate that the Democrat candidate may win, and that…

Iran: Futile Attempts Made by Washington

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Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations Abdou Abarry, who took over as President of the UN Security Council, said he supported the statement that no further action can be taken concerning the request submitted by the US to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran, since the body’s 15 members cannot reach a consensus. Moreover, thirteen Council…

Implications of Trump’s ‘Snap Back’ Fiasco

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Whereas the US did badly loose the ‘snap back sanctions on Iran’ showdown at the UN Security Council, this is not just a foreign policy failure, although it is a major consequence, rooted in the decline of American influence in Europe and elsewhere or its tense relations with both China and Russia. With elections due in few months and Biden’s lead already in double…

UN Security Council Vote on Iran Sanctions Heralds a New Phase in International Relations

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The isolation of the United States from the rest of the world community becomes increasingly obvious by the day. The most recent example was the vote in the United Nations Security Council against a United States motion to extend the sanctions on Iran for its alleged nuclear weapons program. Of the 15 members…

US Attempts to Disrupt Iran Nuclear Deal Firmly Rebuffed

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On 14 August 2020 the United Nations Security Council voted overwhelmingly to reject a United States attempt to extend the UN sanctions upon Iran that were imposed as part of the nuclear deal negotiated between the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany and Iran in 2015. The United States, which had been one…

Iran-Chinese Joker in a Game against the United States

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The recent sanctions and isolationist policy of the White House towards China and Iran declaring them to be the US adversaries directly gave an impetus to countermoves of these countries against Washington’s policy. In that regard, the preparation announced by Iran in July for concluding a bilateral strategic Pact between Tehran and Beijing, involving an unprecedented…


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