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US Targets Iran, Presumes Dominion Over Globa...

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If Iran was truly a threat to global peace and security, why would nations like China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey be trading with it? Why would the European Union seek to trade with it? Why would the United States struggle and eventually resort to global-scale coercion to…

USA – Iran: Battle between David and Goliath

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As Donald Trump’s current administration continues to impose tougher illegitimate sanctions against Iran, it has now moved to the next step of attempting to completely isolate Tehran’s economy and to erode its standing in the Middle East. The decision to prevent five of Iran’s…

Will the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Strategy Vis-...

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The US strategy of “maximum pressure” on Iran aims to bankrupt the Middle Eastern country in order to cripple its ability to (successfully) challenge hegemonic pursuits of its arch regional rivals: Israel and Saudi Arabia. While the strategy of imposing sanctions is not new…

Iran Is No One’s Colony

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The American aggression against Iran is escalating to a level that threatens world war. On Monday April 22, the USA declared that it has withdrawn “waivers” given to China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece, under the illegal US economic warfare campaign being conducted against Iran under the name of “sanctions.” The stated objective is to reduce…

Will there be a War Between the US and the “I...

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A visible pattern of US foreign policy application in the past two decades has been direct wars/military interventions as in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Importantly enough, all of these started with the US designating these countries, their rulers or some elements…

Trump: Criminalizing the War on Terror

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The greatest counter-terrorism force in the world woke up on the morning of April 8, 2019 now officially designated by presidential proclamation by Donald Trump as terrorists and criminals. The Iranian Republican Guard, largely responsible, in partnership with so many, the Syrian…

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…


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