Monthly archive : "January, 2013"

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Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit

Kourosh Ziabari - The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it's in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run mainstream media at the Tehran summit can be explained. During the one-week meetings of the experts, foreign ministers and heads of state and government of the NAM member states, several high-ranking delegations from 120 countries in the five continents traveled to Tehran to take part in what is seen to be the most important diplomatic gathering of the world after the UN General Assembly. This gigantic international gathering which was unprecedented in Iran's political history took...

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Canada-Iran tensions: Why Israel is so happy

Canada-Iran tensions: Why Israel is so happy

Kourosh Ziabari - In a frantic and unexpectedly hysterical decision made on September 7 (2012), the Canadian government suspended all its diplomatic ties with Iran, closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered the Iranian diplomats to leave the Canadian soil in 5 days. The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird made an unbelievably offensive statement, calling Iran "the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today." He cited reasons such as the 2011 attack of Iranian students on the British embassy in Tehran, Iran's support for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its alleged failure in making confidence with regards to its nuclear program as the basis for breaking off the diplomatic relations with...

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The war on Iran is already underway

The war on Iran is already underway

Kourosh Ziabari - Economic sanctions, psychological warfare, media propaganda, threats and assassinations; what other sort of evidence one may need to believe that the United States, Israel and their European allies have already started their much liked war against Iran and that this unjustifiable war is taking its toll on the innocent, ordinary Iranian citizens? They say that they have a problem with Iran's nuclear program; that Iran's nuclear activities aren't transparent; that they fear Iran may one day develop nuclear weapons; that Iran may some day drop atomic bombs on Israel and that Iran poses a threat to global peace and security. But this is not really the case. Perhaps the American journalist and radio host, Mark Glenn, has...

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Interview with Argentine writer and commentator Adrian Salbuchi

Interview with Argentine writer and commentator Adrian Salbuchi

Kourosh Ziabari - Adrian Salbuchi is an internationally-renowned Argentine author, political analyst, speaker and radio/TV commentator. His articles are widely published and translated in different countries and he regularly appears on such TV channels and Russia Today and Press TV to comment on a variety of international issues. He is a regular contributor to the Montreal-based Center for Research on Globalization and the New Dawn magazine. He is also founder of the Second Republic Project in Argentina, which is expanding internationally. Salbuchi has always been one of my heroes in the Latin America and I've always wished to have the opportunity to conduct an in-depth interview with him on different international issues. My Spanish...

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Average American knows very little about daily life in Iran

Average American knows very little about daily life in Iran

Kourosh Ziabari - American journalist and photographer Nile Bowie believes that the reality of Iran is absolutely different from what the Western mainstream media portray of it. "I would stress that Iran is an extremely safe country to travel through, and anyone who visits will certainly leave with more accurate perceptions than what Western media attempts to depict," he said in an interview with Tehran Times. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nile Bowie writes for the Canadian Center for Research on Globalization. Last week, Bowie and a group of American tourists traveled to Iran to visit the country's different cities, historical villages and cultural sites. He took numerous pictures of Iran and provided us with some of them for...

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When “freedom of speech” translates into hate crime

When “freedom of speech” translates into hate crime

Kourosh Ziabari - They see the offensive movie which has insulted one of the world's most ancient, venerated and popular religions in the light of their ambassador and other diplomatic staff being killed overseas. Of course such violence is not accepted, but the U.S. politicians and mass media have never paid due attention to the disgraceful and outrageous nature of a movie which portrays Islam a repressive religion and its holy prophet as a depraved and corrupt individual; a movie which has targeted the souls of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world with its heinous and appalling language. "Innocence of Muslims" produced by a man who has been laying in ambush since the release of the 13-minute trailer of his movie on Youtube is a film...

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Happy 2013!

Happy 2013!

2012 came to an end with all of its turbulence, anxieties, fears and hopes. Our world experienced determining and crucial moments in this year and the consequences of many important events which took place in 2012 still continue to affect our lives. The boiling Middle East has been engulfed in battles and conflicts which have deprived our region of peace and tranquility. Thousands of innocent citizens lost their lives in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The final days of the year also heralded a painful and heartrending incident which shocked the whole world: the Sandy Hook School massacre in the U.S. state of Connecticut in which 26 innocent children were brutally slaughtered by a mentally retarded boy who couldn't tolerate the...

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Media took place of the Church in the godless society

Media took place of the Church in the godless society

  Kourosh Ziabari - “Media took place of the Church in the godless society. If once, the Pope would send Crusaders upon a crusade, now it is done by Mr. Sulzberger of the New York Times,” Israel Shamir, a Swedish author and journalist says. Shamir made the remarks in a recent interview with the Tehran Times. “We should build alternative news stream, including news agencies and analytic papers; it will speed up freeing us from the clutches of the Matrix,” he added. Shamir is an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the Israeli regime and has published a number of books on the subject. His articles and books have been translated into French, German,...

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Media war against Syria is part of a Zionist conspiracy

Media war against Syria is part of a Zionist conspiracy

  Kourosh Ziabari - Syrian writer and painter Anan Tello believes that that the media war against Syria had started long ago, even before the U.S. occupation of Iraq in 2003, and that different entities, including Israel are involved in this intensive propaganda campaign against the Syrian people and government. “The only solution which will put an end to violence in Syria is an international one. Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon must keep their borders under control. Regimes supporting armed groups in Syria must stop smuggling weaponry and explosives into Syria, quit funding the armed groups and stop sheltering terrorist groups,” she said in an interview with Tehran Times on Tuesday. Anan Tello is a Syrian writer, blogger and...

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Iran breaking free from its imperial chains

Iran breaking free from its imperial chains

  Kourosh Ziabari - "Iran has a long rich history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, and its culture predates the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Reclaiming its dignity and patrimony in the 1979 revolution, it is logical that Iran would be the first country in the Middle East to break free from its imperial chains given its vast reservoir of history and knowledge from which to draw on in getting back on its feet," said Dr. Colin S. Cavell during an exclusive interview with Tehran Times. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Cavell is an American author who earned his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Cavell is currently Assistant Professor...

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