Posts tagged : "Barack Obama"

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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 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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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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The United States made a mistake by isolating Iran in the past

The United States made a mistake by isolating Iran in the past

  Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: British political scientist and university professor believes that the United States made a mistake in 2001 by pursuing an agenda of isolating Iran, and should have adopted a policy of diplomacy and dialog with Iran instead. “A major opportunity was missed after 2001 and it is imperative that the U.S. does not make the same mistakes it made then by isolating and threatening Iran,” said Prof. Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen in an interview with the Tehran Times. Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen is a Research Fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute of Public Policy at Rice University and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. His research focuses on political and security developments in the...

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Iran’s Nuclear File: How Does The Future Look Like?

Iran’s Nuclear File: How Does The Future Look Like?

Kourosh Ziabari - With the recommencement of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers, hopes have been revived that more than a decade of conflict and dispute between the two sides can finally come to an end and the concerns over the possible diversion of Iran’s nuclear activities toward an atomic weapon will be completely allayed. The international observers hailed the latest round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States) on October 15 and 16 in Geneva as constructive, calling it a step forward on the path of finding a conclusive and definite resolution for Iran’s nuclear standoff. The Iranian negotiators demanded that the contents of the talks...

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Iran-U.S. rapprochement possible with goodwill and determination

Iran-U.S. rapprochement possible with goodwill and determination

Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: People in Iran and the United States are enthusiastically monitoring the headlines on the newspapers and the TV channels to see if a historic breakthrough between their countries will finally emerge at the critical juncture when the two rivals are expected to strike a deal over the decade-long controversy on Iran’s nuclear program and move toward a momentous normalization of bilateral relations. After the foreign ministers of Iran and the United States met and greeted each other on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, and following the groundbreaking phone conversation between the presidents of the two countries in the final hours of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s...

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World Needs to Reciprocate President Rouhani’s Goodwill Gesture

World Needs to Reciprocate President Rouhani’s Goodwill Gesture

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent political scientist and university professor Nader Entessar says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic efforts at the United Nations were considerably important in restructuring Iran’s foreign relations and should be reciprocated with mutual goodwill gestures by the West. Prof. Nader Entesaar believes that President Rouhani’s outreach to the world is a remarkable step in finding a comprehensive and viable solution to Iran’s nuclear standoff, but the Israeli regime is angry at these overtures and will not welcome any rapprochement or détente between Iran and the West. “Netanyahu’s UN speech was vacuous and vituperative... Any US-Iran rapprochement will...

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Rouhani’s NY trip could break ice between Iran, US

Rouhani’s NY trip could break ice between Iran, US

  Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s first trip to New York to attend the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly was a benchmark in the course of new administration’s efforts to restructure and renovate Iran’s relations with the world. Aside from his brilliant and promising speech to the General Assembly which was lauded by the domestic political parties, politicians, lawmakers and also praised by the international community, President Rouhani became the shining star among hundreds of international guests there with the interviews he gave to the American media and his meetings with the world leaders on the sidelines of the General Assembly session. President Rouhani who took...

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No One Has Appointed the US to Be the World’s Policeman!

No One Has Appointed the US to Be the World’s Policeman!

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent American author and political scientist Sheldon Richman underlined his opposition to a US strike on Syria, saying even if the US could prove its allegations about the use of chemical weapons by the Damascus government, there would still be no way to justify a U.S. military action against the crisis-hit Mideast country. “For some time, American presidents have assumed the prerogative to launch or enter wars unilaterally and imperialistically. This has been done to achieve the geopolitical and economic objectives of a ruling elite. Congress, shirking its responsibility, has refused to stand in the way, but that is because most members of Congress share the ruling agenda. The...

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Washington Not Really Concerned about Syrian People’s Rights

Washington Not Really Concerned about Syrian People’s Rights

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Australian university professor and political scientist Binoy Kampmark believes that the United States and its allies have been looking for an excuse to launch a military strike against Syria for many years, and the recent allegations that the government of President Assad has used chemical weapons against the civilians has given them the pretext. “Emails released by WikiLeaks via the security firm Stratfor show discussions in December 2011 taking place between officials of France, Britain and the U.S. contemplating military action against Syria. What is required there, claims the message, is some humanitarian catastrophe to tie it in and justify the intervention,” said Dr. Binoy...

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