Posts tagged : "Iran’s nuclear program"

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Iran, West Resolved to Conclude a Comprehensive Agreement

Iran, West Resolved to Conclude a Comprehensive Agreement

Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: In the recent years, the history of Iran’s relations with the Western powers, and especially the United States, has been full of ups and downs, points of confrontation, dispute and also sporadic breakthroughs. Different issues have contributed to the deterioration of bilateral and multilateral relations, and indubitably the controversy surrounding Iran’s nuclear program was the most important issue. The United States and its European allies have been accusing Iran of trying to use its nuclear program as a cover for producing atomic bombs, while Iran has persistently denied the claims, citing the numerous IAEA reports showing that its nuclear activities have never deviated toward weaponization but were...

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My interview with former IAEA Director General Hans Blix

My interview with former IAEA Director General Hans Blix

Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: Although there are many hawkish politicians across the world who find a peaceful settlement of the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program a blow to their interests, one can find many influential voices that have always advocated a viable diplomatic engagement with Iran with the aim of bringing to an end the decade-long nuclear controversy in a constructive manner. The former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Dr. Hans Blix is one of these people. As Iran and the six world powers approach the final stages of drafting a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program, Blix says that he understands the Iranian people’s desire for mastering the nuclear technology for peaceful...

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The crisis that Israel adroitly manufactured

The crisis that Israel adroitly manufactured

Kourosh Ziabari - Your Middle East: The representative of the Jewish minority in Iran’s parliament (Majlis) has recently given an extensive interview to one of Iranian news agencies and discussed his different viewpoints regarding the Israeli regime and the way the Jewish community of Iran see the entity which proclaims to be representing the global Jewry. According to Siamak Mareh Sedq who has talked to the Fars News Agency, Tel Aviv needs to create crisis in the Middle East in order to survive. “If Israel faces no threat it will be destroyed within one month. Israel needs (regional) crises in a bid to continue its existence,” he said. This wise and precise analysis is exactly what the audacious commentators, intellectuals...

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Israel presented fake documents to IAEA on Iran’s nuclear program

Israel presented fake documents to IAEA on Iran’s nuclear program

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: The controversy surrounding Iran’s nuclear program in the recent decade has been the subject of millions of statements, thousands of news stories and articles, hundreds of speeches and interviews and tens of books and films. One of the most brilliant, revealing and educative books about Iran’s standoff with the West over its civilian nuclear program has been recently published by the prominent American investigative journalist Gareth Porter. Gareth Porter is a leading American journalist, historian, anti-war activist and correspondent of the Vietnam War. Porter’s writings have appeared on such publications as The Nation, Inter Press Service, The Huffington Post, Truthout, Al-Jazeera, Press...

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My interview with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders

My interview with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders

Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was one of the first European politicians who traveled to Iran following the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s president in the June 2013 presidential elections. He traveled to Iran in late February to explore ways for expanding political, economic and cultural relations with Iran as the European Union member states become more willing and enthusiastic to reconstruct and improve their relations with Tehran. In an exclusive interview with Tehran Times, the Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said that he thinks a final, comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program will be a win-win solution and that Iran’s trade with the European Union...

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Barack Obama: A Pacifist Turned Hawk

Barack Obama: A Pacifist Turned Hawk

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: When Barack Obama was surprisingly elected as the U.S. President in the 2008 elections, the world came to believe that a new phase of relationship and interaction between the United States and the international community would begin soon. That is why more than 150 world leaders rushed to send congratulatory messages to him, praising him as someone who can usher in a new era of constructive and peaceful cooperation after 8 erosive years of confrontation, militarism, despotism and bullying by President George W. Bush and his like-minded cabinet. At that time, people across the world had come to the understanding that Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, can be a reminiscent of...

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Washington should take the threat of military force off the table

Washington should take the threat of military force off the table

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: The new openings in the relations between Iran and the international community following the election of moderate President Hassan Rouhani in June 2013 presidential polls are indicative of the fact that the future of Iran’s nuclear standoff is bright and that there are hopes for a comprehensive and final solution that can bring the decade-long controversy to an end. There are difficulties on this path, as Iran and the six world powers (Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany) have started intensive and breathtaking negotiations for a comprehensive deal, but both sides have voiced their optimism and hope that the talks will be fruitful. In order to discuss the...

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Netanyahu’s threats against Iran are political bluffing

Netanyahu’s threats against Iran are political bluffing

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: Although the Geneva interim accord on Iran’s nuclear program was a new opening in the course of Iran-West relations, some hostilities and disputes still remain in place, which is evident in the remarks made by the U.S. officials in the recent weeks, who have talked about all options being on the table or the allegations that the talks for a comprehensive solution to Iran’s nuclear case should stipulate limitations to Iran’s ballistic missiles program, as well. Moreover, the intricacies in the mutual relations between Iran and the United States are not confined to the conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. The two countries significantly differ on a variety of issues, and the nuclear...

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Israel will Do its Best to Harm Iran-West Nuclear Talks

Israel will Do its Best to Harm Iran-West Nuclear Talks

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: An Iranian scholar and university professor says that Israel will pull out all the stops to damage the constructive environment of the negotiations between Iran and the six world powers, but it cannot realize its plans for preventing Iran and the P5+1 from reaching a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. “Assuredly, they will do their best. They do whatever they can to harm the process of agreement between Iran and the West. They made it sure and clear to everybody in the world that they will do their best to harm the process of the talks. We know that they would not stop, at any rate, using their lobbies and other tools in their hands to harm the negotiations. But...

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Iran and US Should Take Note of Each Other’s Concerns

Iran and US Should Take Note of Each Other’s Concerns

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: With the conclusion of the November 24, 2013 interim nuclear accord in Geneva between Iran and the six world powers, the experts, diplomats and political commentators on both sides welcomed the deal as a breakthrough agreement that has brought to an end some 10 years of fruitless talks and opened up new horizons for cooperation between Iran and the international community. It was during these talks that for the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the Iranian Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State sat at the negotiating table and conferred directly. The proponents of détente and rapprochement between Iran and the U.S. that have had marred and blurred relations since...

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My exclusive interview with former Portuguese President Mario Soares

My exclusive interview with former Portuguese President Mario Soares

Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: Mário Nobre Lopes Soares is the 17th President of Portugal who served two terms in office from 1986 to 1996. He was also the nation’s Prime Minister from 1976 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1985. At the time when the former dictator António de Oliveira Salazar was ruling Portugal, Soares diligently fought him and the dictator’s secret police PIDE that arrested him 12 times and expelled him to different countries. Soares is endowed with the highest-ranking military order of Portugal titled “Military Order of the Tower and of the Sword, of Valour, Loyalty and Merit” which was created by King Afonso V in 1459. Mario Soares’s father João Lopes Soares was a minister, anti-fascist republican...

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Turmoil in the Middle East cannot affect Iran-Turkey’s friendly ties

Turmoil in the Middle East cannot affect Iran-Turkey’s friendly ties

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: A world-renowned Turkish Muslim scholar says that Iran and Turkey are two major countries in the Middle East and should establish an Islamic alliance to serve as a role model for all the Muslim nations of the world. According to Harun Yahya, the friendly and amicable relations between Iran and Turkey have always been robust and dynamic and nothing can negatively affect these relations. “The turmoil and civil conflict in the Middle East have never affected the friendship of these two countries, which from time to time has different points of view. This is how it’s supposed to be. For years, it is well-known by all that I have called for the importance of an alliance between Turkey...

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