Monthly archive : "August, 2013"

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US Should End Criminal Sanctions Regime Against Iran

US Should End Criminal Sanctions Regime Against Iran

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent American investigative journalist and political commentator Jeremy R. Hammond says that the sanctions imposed against Iran by the United States and its European allies are illegal and criminal and represent some kind of collective punishment aimed at paralyzing the Iranian government and the livelihood of the Iranian citizens. According to Jeremy R. Hammond, even the US intelligence community has confirmed and verified that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and there has not been any single IAEA report indicating diversion in Iran’s nuclear activities; however, the United States and some EU members are adamantly insisting that Iran has a plan to develop nuclear weapons, while...

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Interview: Richard Ernst, 1991 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry

Interview: Richard Ernst, 1991 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry

Kourosh Ziabari - Richard Robert Ernst was born on August 13, 1933 in Winterthur, Switzerland. He lived in a house that his merchant grandfather had built in 1898. His father, Robert Ernst, was an architect and teacher at the city’s high school. Winterthur had a small but dexterous orchestra and also an industry in diesel motors and railway engines. The city where Richard was born was a historical city which was founded around 600-700. Foreign nationals from such countries as Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Austria, Spain, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina make up the city’s population. The town is known for its prominent institute of higher education, Technikum, which is the largest school of technology across...

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Supporting Terrorists Not a New Policy for the United States

Supporting Terrorists Not a New Policy for the United States

  Kourosh Ziabari - The election of Dr. Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s 7th president renewed hopes around the world that a new era of interaction and cooperation between Iran and the international community will begin soon. The government of “prudence and hope” promised to improve Iran’s foreign relations and find a negotiated solution to Iran’s nuclear stalemate after almost one decade of confrontation and dispute. Iran has had no official ties with the United States for nearly 3 decades, and relation with the U.S. has always been a controversial and contentious point in Iran’s foreign policy. President Rouhani has pledged to find a way for settling the disputes with the United States, if the officials in the White...

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Middle East Peace Talks Are Doomed to Failure

Middle East Peace Talks Are Doomed to Failure

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Canadian columnist and political author Greg Felton believes that the new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will ultimately fail and lead to nowhere as the Israeli regime is continuing to insist on its illegitimate demands and also is not ready to engage in talks on equal footing. According to Greg Felton, the Palestinian Authority, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, is the sole loser of the talks as he already knows that he is “in the pay of Israel.” “He and his cronies go through this moronic peace charade to give the illusion they are important and are the representatives of the Palestinians. In fact, all it does is giving diplomatic cover to Israel’s...

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Iran will be a different country under President Rouhani

Iran will be a different country under President Rouhani

  Nile Bowie - After a turbulent eight-year tenure of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the people of Iran have made their voices heard in recent presidential elections by electing a reformist who will undoubtedly take a very different approach to pressing national issues. Though many hoped to see meaningful diplomatic engagement between Iran and the United States when U.S. President Barack Obama came to office, ties between Tehran and Washington remain as tense as ever, with Iran subjected to a crippling economic sanctions regime over its disputed nuclear program. Although leaders in Israel and the United States repetitively insist that Iran is edging closer to the threshold in being able to create a nuclear weapon,...

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Joe Cortina: IDF is the world’s largest terrorist organization

Joe Cortina: IDF is the world’s largest terrorist organization

Kourosh Ziabari - Captain Joe Cortina is a former airborne special operations officer and U.S. Army Training Center commander. He subsequently embarked on missions as intelligence investigator and anti-terrorist advisor and traveled to different countries in the Middle East and Central America. His visit to Israel was an opportunity for him to realize the anti-American atmosphere governing the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the feeling of resentment and antipathy the Israeli citizens have toward the United States despite the all-out military, financial and political support and backing which Washington offers to Tel Aviv. Joe Cortina attended the University of Miami, University of Tampa Spring Hill College and Florida Southern...

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President Obama Reluctant to Start a New War

President Obama Reluctant to Start a New War

  Kourosh Ziabari - Controversy over Iran’s nuclear program in the recent years has been one of the unchanging headlines of the world newspapers and TV stations that have fervently gave coverage to the confrontation between Iran and the Western powers over the allegations that Tehran is developing nuclear weapons. The United States and its European allies that have accused Iran of trying to produce atomic bombs under the guise of a civilian nuclear program have so far failed to substantiate their claims by putting forward reliable evidence, but using their enormous political influence and power, they have imposed hard-hitting, troubling economic sanctions against Iran to convince it to abandon its nuclear activities, including...

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