Kourosh Ziabari - Over the past decade, Iran’s nuclear program has been one of the most controversial and debatable foreign policy issues which the U.S. mass media have widely discussed and continually given coverage to. Thousands of news stories, articles, commentaries and interviews were published by the newspapers and magazines on this matter beside hundreds of hours of radio and television programs aired by the American networks and stations. What is questionable here is that the majority of the media outlets that covered Iran’s nuclear program and the controversy surrounding it followed a set of clichés and stereotypes which kept them away from an objective and realistic approach toward what’s really going on....Continue reading
Monthly archive : "July, 2013"
Kourosh Ziabari - Renowned American intellectual and cultural critic Michael Parenti believes that the United States, intrigued by a group of influential and affluent Jews, is exercising double standards with regards to Iran’s nuclear program and treating Iranians in a discriminatory way through imposing unilateral and unjust sanctions. “Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which gives it the right to develop enriched uranium for peaceful use of nuclear power. The US and Israel are not signatories of the treaty. Both of them have enormous arsenals of nuclear missiles arsenals. Thus, they stand in violation of the international law on nuclear proliferation,” Parenti said in an exclusive interview with...Continue reading
Kourosh Ziabari - American columnist and environmental activist Dean Henderson believes that the Western powers are using the religious and ethnic diversity in Syria to create a deep and long-life sectarian conflict in the Muslim country. “The Sunni/Shiite split is being used to divide Syrians so that old imperial forces can retake the country. The real issue is that Assad leans left and this is a threat to the monopoly capitalist system which employs these intelligence operatives,” Dean Henderson said in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. Dean Henderson was born in South Dakota and earned an M.Sc. in environmental studies from the University of Montana in 1991. He founded the political newsletter “Missoula...Continue reading
Kourosh Ziabari - American author and military expert believes that the Western states and their Persian Gulf allies have done more harm to Syria in the recent months than Al-Qaeda and Taliban. According to Jim W. Dean, the United States, UK, France and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf that have engaged in a long-fought war against Syria have a variety of motives for trying to dismantle and bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad. “As for a motive, the West wants to cut off arms supply routes through Syria to Hezbollah and to be able to stage bases in Northern Syrian for offense against Iran both with planes and missiles. That is the military reason. They also want to block Iran’s long term pipeline...Continue reading
Kourosh Ziabari, Iran Review: Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve most probably heard of the Christian Pastor who set several copies of Quran, the holy book of Muslims, on fire in 2010 on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The eccentric pastor believes, or pretends to believe that Muslims were responsible for the killing of American citizens as the American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center North and South Towers respectively on September 11, 2001 and killed around 3,000 people. Terry Jones is the name who sparked an international controversy in 2010 and 2011 when announced his plans for burning the copies of Holy Quran under the pretext that Islam is a religion of...Continue reading