Tag Archives: Iran
AFP: Egypt will not be ruled by “another (Ayatollah) Khomeini,” the country’s military said on Monday, in reference to the cleric who led Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, the official MENA news agency reported. “Egypt will not be governed by another … Continue reading
In case you’re wondering, this is a disaster for US-Israeli policy of isolating Iran and a major triumph for Iran. AlMasry AlYoum: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has invited his Egyptian counterpart, Nabil al-Arabi, to visit Tehran to improve … Continue reading
New York Times: The mullahs in Tehran, noted Thomas E. Donilon, the national security adviser, were watching Mr. Obama’s every move in the Arab world. They would interpret a failure to back up his declaration that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi had … Continue reading
My recent Tehran Bureau article: With WikiLeaks’ release of over 250,000 confidential diplomatic cables between the US and its allies, politicians and specialists on Iran are falling over themselves to highlight Iran’s regional isolation and the threat posed by its … Continue reading
Huffington Post – Excerpts: It should now be clear that U.S. policy has never been a true engagement policy. By definition, engagement entails a long-term approach that abandons “sticks” and reassures both sides that their respective fears are unfounded. We … Continue reading
al-Jazeera: Among the documents in the cache of quarter-million files are striking passages detailing US observations from meetings with foreign leaders regarding Iran. A series of diplomatic cables sent from US diplomats in the Middle East to the US state … Continue reading
Speaking of Iran being on magazine covers (see the post below this one)… here are most though not all of the issues of Time Magazine with Iran on the cover. Did I mention that when I was an undergraduate, I … Continue reading
This is one of the few times you’ll see me agree with Fareed Zakaria. Here he speaks about the possibility of regime change in Iran and sharply and convincingly criticizes McCain’s wishful thinking.
My friends in Iran say that Iran was dead today and that nothing happened on the streets. Of course, they couldn’t be everywhere at all times. Here’s footage of a protest at Sharif University. Here’s footage of a protest at Tehran … Continue reading
Football fans of the world unite! World Cup 2010 is here at last. For us Iran football fans, disappointment occurs often, yet we will never forget 1998, the underdog story behind Iran’s bid to qualify for the tournament and it’s … Continue reading
“Mr Karroubi, a year has passed since the eventful month of Khordad 1388 (22 May-21 June 2009). Yet this month is considered to be a historic one in Iran: the epic election victory of Mohammad Khatami on 2 Khordad 1376 … Continue reading
al Jazeera – Excerpt: However, Iran’s nuclear technology has advanced faster than expected and a 2007 report by the US government accountability office (GAO) found that “since 2003, the Iranian government has signed contracts reported at about $20bn with foreign … Continue reading
See the al Jazeera video here.
Tehran Bureau – Excerpt: “Ahmad Yazdanfar, senior aide and advisor to Mir Hossein Mousavi and head of the team of bodyguards that protects him, has been arrested by the Islamic Republic’s security forces. A former officer in the Islamic Revolutionary … Continue reading