Posts tagged : "Middle East"

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Media war against Syria is part of a Zionist conspiracy

Media war against Syria is part of a Zionist conspiracy

  Kourosh Ziabari - Syrian writer and painter Anan Tello believes that that the media war against Syria had started long ago, even before the U.S. occupation of Iraq in 2003, and that different entities, including Israel are involved in this intensive propaganda campaign against the Syrian people and government. “The only solution which will put an end to violence in Syria is an international one. Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon must keep their borders under control. Regimes supporting armed groups in Syria must stop smuggling weaponry and explosives into Syria, quit funding the armed groups and stop sheltering terrorist groups,” she said in an interview with Tehran Times on Tuesday. Anan Tello is a Syrian writer, blogger and...

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Iran breaking free from its imperial chains

Iran breaking free from its imperial chains

  Kourosh Ziabari - "Iran has a long rich history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, and its culture predates the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Reclaiming its dignity and patrimony in the 1979 revolution, it is logical that Iran would be the first country in the Middle East to break free from its imperial chains given its vast reservoir of history and knowledge from which to draw on in getting back on its feet," said Dr. Colin S. Cavell during an exclusive interview with Tehran Times. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Cavell is an American author who earned his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Cavell is currently Assistant Professor...

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Al-Qaeda is officially working with NATO in Syria

Al-Qaeda is officially working with NATO in Syria

  Kourosh Ziabari - Prominent French journalist Thierry Meyssan believes that Al-Qaeda is overtly cooperating with NATO in order to foment and stoke unrest in Syria, and that Israel, France, Qatar and the United States are benefiting from the continued instability in the crisis-hit country. "At the beginning , people from Al-Qaeda committed horrible crimes like what they did in Libya and Iraq and now they are carrying out suicide attacks. According to Council on Foreign Relations, that is, according to the U.S. itself, Al-Qaeda is now a main part of the Free Syrian Army," Thierry Meyssan said in an exclusive phone interview with Tehran Times conducted earlier this month. Thierry Meyssan is a French journalist and political...

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U.S. Human Rights Policy is Self-serving and Duplicitous

U.S. Human Rights Policy is Self-serving and Duplicitous

  Kourosh Ziabari - Political commentator and university professor George Katsiaficas believes that the wave of revolutionary uprising which has encompassed the Middle East and North Africa may further implicate the other regions of the world and has already shown its effects in countries such as Gabon, China and even the United States. "The courage of Iranians in 1979, their withstanding of ferocious repression by the Shah and his forces, was evident for people all over the world, and inspired Haitians and Filipinos to overthrow their dictators," says Katsiaficas. George Katsiaficas is a renowned university professor, sociologist, author and activist. He is a visiting American Professor of Humanities and Sociology at Chonnam...

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Free Syrian Army targets civilians for supporting the government

Free Syrian Army targets civilians for supporting the government

  Kourosh Ziabari - Almost 18 months after the beginning of unrest and violence in Syria, the Syrian people are waiting for peace and tranquility to once again rule their homeland and their destroyed lives. The Syrian people are embattled in a war which a number of Western powers and regional states have launched against their country, and the only conceivable reason is their resistance against the expansionistic policies of Israel and NATO who want to bring Syria to its knees and turn it into a new ally for the United States in the Arab world. The Western mainstream media have tried to portray the unrest in Syria as a continuation of the Arab Spring and the popular revolutions that swept the Middle East since almost one year...

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The U.S. has failed to suppress Iran’s Islamic Revolution

The U.S. has failed to suppress Iran’s Islamic Revolution

  Kourosh Ziabari - Former Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army General Mirza Aslam Beg believes that the people of Iran, despite tolerating the biting impacts of economic sanctions, have successfully withstood the mounting pressures from the United States and its allies and now have reached self-sufficiency and power to determine their destiny. "The sanctions and embargos have caused misery to the people of Iran, particularly on the issue of acquiring Nuclear Technology for peaceful purposes. I reckon that Iran has achieved, what they wanted to, and now they should declare to the world, Come and see, what we have achieved, and how honest we have been in saying that, our quest had been for the nuclear technology for peaceful...

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Israel’s Gaza offensive ‘disqualifies the retaliatory alibi’

Israel’s Gaza offensive ‘disqualifies the retaliatory alibi’

  Kourosh Ziabari -  American journalist and author Belen Fernandez said in an interview with Tehran Times that Israel’s deadly offensive into the Gaza Strip from November 14-21 was not a retaliatory operation as claimed by the majority of Western media, but a violation of the truce that had been brokered between Hamas and the Israeli regime by Egypt on the side of Israel and an unjustifiable killing of the Palestinian civilians. “It is literally impossible to categorize Israel’s assault as “retaliation” given that November 10 obviously falls after November 4, when the IDF murdered a mentally unfit Palestinian man, as well as November 8, when the IDF murdered a teenager playing soccer. The fact that there was an...

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Palestine’s UN membership: the beginning of a long way

Palestine’s UN membership: the beginning of a long way

Kourosh Ziabari - On Thursday evening, the United Nations general assembly firmly endorsed Palestine’s bid for non-permanent observer membership in the 193-member body, recognizing the old aspiration of the Palestinians who have been yearning for regaining their occupied and stolen homeland for more than 64 years and looking forward to the realization of their inalienable rights throughout the course of these breathtaking years. 138 countries voted in favor of the resolution for Palestine’s observer membership to the UN while only 9 states voted against, showing an increased international solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian nation, especially after the deadly Operation Pillar of Defense which claimed the lives of dozens of...

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China will force peaceful solution to Syrian crisis on West

China will force peaceful solution to Syrian crisis on West

  Kourosh Ziabari - A German political pundit says China will use its soft power to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and force it on the U.S., the UK, France, and Germany. “I am also rather confident that China will give the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and other important European governments economic incentives to find a peaceful resolution to the (Syrian) crisis,” Christof Lehmann said in an interview with the Tehran Times on Tuesday. “One could compare it with a soft power carrot and stick strategy where the policy of Turkey ultimately is dependent on decisions which are made in Europe and the USA,” he added. Lehmann went on to say that he is “very confident that a peaceful...

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