Posts tagged : "Middle East"

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Interview with EU high commissioner Kristalina Georgieva

Interview with EU high commissioner Kristalina Georgieva

Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response says that with the financial assistance of the European citizens, the EU Commission is providing humanitarian assistance and aid to more than 150 million people in more than 90 countries. According to Kristalina Georgieva, the civil war in Syria is the worst humanitarian disaster our world is experiencing, and that it will take many years for the crisis-hit country to recover and get back to normal situation. “I am afraid the situation will continue to worsen in the coming months. Even if a political solution were to be found quickly, the country has been virtually destroyed. It will take years before...

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Interview with Vietnam War veteran S. Brian Willson

Interview with Vietnam War veteran S. Brian Willson

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Vietnam War veteran and renowned peace activist S. Brian Willson believes that the Arab states of the Persian Gulf are destabilizing Syria by sending arms and ammunitions to the rebels and Al-Qaeda fighters operating in the Arab country simply in order to gratify the United States and make sure that they will be never destabilized politically. “Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia either have US military bases or possess strategic resources desired by the US and the West. Perhaps many of the Arab nations want to be sufficiently supportive of the US and its desire to finish off Syria as the US did recently to Libya so as not to be so vulnerable themselves to being destabilized by the...

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US Supports Terrorists When They Fight its Adversaries

US Supports Terrorists When They Fight its Adversaries

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: Syria has become a battlefield for the face-off between the forces of government, Al-Qaeda terrorists and foreign-backed mercenaries that are hell-bent on removing President Bashar al-Assad from power. So far, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the civil war which has extricated the Arab country. After a chemical attack in the Ghouta district of Damascus killed around 1,400 people, as claimed by the United States, the White House announced that it intends to launch a “surgical”, “limited” military strike against Syria, and that the attack would certainly take place. It later postponed its plans after the Russian government presented a proposal that would demand Syria to...

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Governments Condemn War Crimes When it Serves their Interests

Governments Condemn War Crimes When it Serves their Interests

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: More than two years after the outburst of conflict and violence in Syria, the government of President Bashar al-Assad is being accused of killing its own citizens and using chemical weapons against the rebels. Although these claims haven’t been substantiated with credible evidence yet, the United States and its allies are ratcheting up their war rhetoric against Syria and lobbying to ensure a UN Security Council resolution that will permit them to launch limited, surgical attacks against Syria’s military and government sites and perhaps lead to the removal of President Assad from power. The crisis in Syria has embattled the country in a complicated and unusual situation which sounds...

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The United States doesn’t Recognize Syria’s Sovereignty

The United States doesn’t Recognize Syria’s Sovereignty

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: The United States has seemingly lost the battleground in Syria by ashamedly retreating from its war threats against the Arab country; however, there are still extremist neo-conservatives in the US administration and the Congress who persistently call for a new costly military adventure in the Middle East. American author Douglas Valentine says that the United States does not abide by any of its international obligations and its calls for war against Syria violate the international law and the UN Charter. "The US has threatened about 50 nations with military attack. Warmongers on the Left and Right claim this right on the basis that America is an "exceptional" nation. That means the US has...

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World Should Pressure Israel to Eliminate its Chemical Weapons

World Should Pressure Israel to Eliminate its Chemical Weapons

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: American author and political commentator Paul Gottinger believes that the United States has become stunningly isolated after it failed to build up international support for attacking Syria, and now the global public overwhelmingly oppose his hawkish rhetoric against Syria, even in such countries as France and the UK. "The Obama administration was almost completely isolated on its position towards Syria. The US population strongly opposed the attack, and even the US military personnel opposed the attack by three to one. When the British Parliament voted not to play their usual role as faithful servant to the US, it surprised the Obama administration," said Paul Gottinger in an exclusive...

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CIA is Already Involved in a War on Syria: David Swanson

CIA is Already Involved in a War on Syria: David Swanson

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent American author David Swanson believes that the world nations should strongly stand up to protest at the US warmongering policies in the region and its illegal calls for war against Syria which is a violation of the UN Charter and Kellogg-Briand Pact that prevent the world countries from unilateral use of force against another sovereign state. David Swanson also believes that the United Nations should impose sanctions against the United States because it has violated the UN Charter by threatening a military strike against Syria. “I think the United Nations needs to speak up as clearly as it can against any assault on Syria and needs to propose sanctions on the United States...

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Syrian Government Has No Motive for Using Chemical Weapons

Syrian Government Has No Motive for Using Chemical Weapons

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: American writer and journalist Jason Hirthler says that the United States has adopted a hypocritical approach by claiming that the Syrian government has crossed a red line by using chemical weapons against the rebels in the Ghouta district of Damascus and should be punished for this alleged crime. “I haven’t seen any media in the States point out that America’s own allies in this conflict have crossed the red line themselves. If it wanted to be logically consistent, the United States should have bombed the rebels for using WMDs, then attacked itself for associating with al-Qaeda. Of course, consistency has never been a hallmark of American foreign policy… A false flag operation in...

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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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Syria Should Sue Aggressors at the International Court of Justice

Syria Should Sue Aggressors at the International Court of Justice

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: The U.S. drum beating for war against Syria over the allegations that the government of President Assad has used chemical weapons against the civilians in the Ghouta district of Damascus has raised many eyebrows across the world as few people expected the seemingly pacifist and peace-loving President of the United States to call for a new war in the Middle East, especially now that there’s no threat posed to the U.S. national security or national interests. A possible unilateral U.S. war on Syria, if approved by the Congress, while it has not been sanctioned by the UN Security Council, will be another sign of Washington’s inattention to the international law and its fervent attempts to...

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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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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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