Monthly archive : "November, 2013"

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Nuclear Program is a Pretext for Pressuring Iran

Nuclear Program is a Pretext for Pressuring Iran

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Despite the deal-breaking interventions of the French government in the latest round of talks between Iran and the six world powers to find a solution for Iran’s nuclear standoff, international observers are still hopeful that the talks today can yield significant results, satisfying the both sides and putting an end to the decade-long conflicts and disputes. According to the prominent London-based Iranian university professor and author, Iran’s nuclear program has been used by the United States and its allies to put pressure on Iran and scuttle its political and scientific progress. Prof. Abbas Edalat believes that the United States should abandon its policy of carrot and stick and...

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Historic nuclear deal: The art of delicate Iranian diplomacy

Historic nuclear deal: The art of delicate Iranian diplomacy

  Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: On November 20, the tranquil Swiss city of Geneva began to host a historic meeting and once again became the epicenter of international attention to a momentous accord which has prompted a wave of euphoria and happiness across the world. Although the interim accord between Iran and the six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program in Geneva has sparked some criticism among a number of skeptic media outlets and lawmakers in Iran who are not optimistic about the promises made by the United States and its European allies, it seems that virtually everybody in Iran is happy about the historic agreement that is seen as a first step that can bring to an end the decade-long controversy over...

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Israel’s unwritten veto power: Immunity to int’l law

Israel’s unwritten veto power: Immunity to int’l law

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: Many of the 33 nations that cast a vote in favor of the creation of Israel on the November 29, 1947 meeting of the United Nations General Assembly probably didn’t know that the outcome of their vote will eventually become a manifestation of lawlessness and inattention to the internationally-recognized conventions and regulations; the conventions and rules that the same countries had once voted to institutionalize and ratify. But unfortunately, it’s true that today, the Israeli regime is the most unruly, violent and irresponsible entity in the world that, thanks to its unshakable ties to the United States, enjoys immunity to the international law and is exempt from any kind of accountability. Since...

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Israel will be isolated if Iran’s nuclear issue is solved

Israel will be isolated if Iran’s nuclear issue is solved

  Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: According to the prominent American public intellectual and author, the Israeli regime fears an imminent agreement between Iran and the six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program because the Tel Aviv leaders think international attention will be diverted toward the occupation of the Palestinian territories once Iran’s nuclear dispute is solved. “The Israelis have used the issue of Iran’s nuclear program very effectively as a scare tactic, as a way of bracing their position in U.S. politics and diverting attention away from their occupation of Palestinian territory,” said Prof. John Tirman in an exclusive interview with Tehran Times. Prof. John Tirman is a foreign policy expert and...

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When the lawless superpower irks its allies

When the lawless superpower irks its allies

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: The contemporary American scientist and award-winning author Glen David Brin once made an astutely brilliant statement, which he probably didn’t know would come true about one of the most shameful debacles of the recent history for the U.S. government; however, he wisely said: “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” It’s quite intrinsic and natural that when a member of the international community is never held accountable over the crimes it perpetrates and is allowed to get away with its inattention to the rule of law and the internationally-recognized conventions and regulations, it will grow a lawless,...

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Iran-West détente best legacy for Rouhani and Obama

Iran-West détente best legacy for Rouhani and Obama

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: The normalization of relations between Iran and the United States and the recommencement of talks between the two countries to find a diplomatically viable and sustainable resolution to the controversy over Iran’s nuclear program is one of the sensitive issues which the public around the world, leaders, politicians and mass media in different countries are paying a great amount of attention to. Iranians are relatively mistrustful in the United States and its policies, citing the long history of Washington’s interference in their country’s internal affairs and its efforts to destabilize Iran. However, there is some optimism that these differences may be solved if the United States...

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Who benefits from the protraction of war in Syria?

Who benefits from the protraction of war in Syria?

Kourosh Ziabari -  It all started on March 15, 2011, when groups of the Syrian people took to the streets of Damascus to protest what they considered to be the government’s unfavorable social and economic policies. The Western powers tried to portray the scattered demonstrations as a continuation of the revolutionary wave in the Arab states of the Middle East and North Africa known as the Arab Spring. However, there was a major difference, that Syria was simply dissimilar to all the other countries where the people had taken to streets to demand a regime change: Syria was not a U.S. puppet regime! Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and Yemen where the core of the “Arab Spring” had taken shape and come to existence were all countries...

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Netanyahu Administration Nervous about Iran-US Talks

Netanyahu Administration Nervous about Iran-US Talks

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: As the representatives of Iran and the six world powers (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) held a new round of negotiations in Geneva this week, the international community is waiting anxiously to see whether the decade-long controversy over Iran’s nuclear program can finally come to an end or not. Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to find a resolution to settle his country’s disputes with the world powers in a period of less than one year. He has promised to take up a conciliatory approach toward the West and convince the United States and its allies to freeze the anti-Iranian economic sanctions. In order to discuss...

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Interview with Belgian nuclear scientist Dr. Pierre Goldschmidt

Interview with Belgian nuclear scientist Dr. Pierre Goldschmidt

Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: It’s more than a decade that Iran and the West are embroiled in an erosive conflict over the former’s nuclear energy program. The United States and its allies insist that Iran intends to produce atomic weapons and uses the peaceful nuclear program as a cover to further its “ambitions” while Iran strongly rejects the allegations, responding that with its growing energy demands as a country with a young population, it should access nuclear power to provide its future generations with alternative, sustainable energy resources. Throughout the past decade, Iran and the P5+1 have held several rounds of talks with the aim of finding a solution to the nuclear standoff. However, the talks were mostly...

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