Posts tagged : "U.S. foreign policy"

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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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There Are Hopes for A Breakthrough in Iran-US Talks

There Are Hopes for A Breakthrough in Iran-US Talks

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: In less than 3 days, Iran and the six world powers (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) will be sitting at the negotiating table in Geneva to discuss the controversy over Iran’s nuclear program and find ways for getting out of the stalemate that has marred Iran’s relations with the West for more than one decade. Following the victory of Dr. Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s June 14 presidential elections, hopes were revitalized that the nuclear standoff can be resolved as Iran’s new president categorically promised to find a viable, comprehensive and peaceful solution to this erosive confrontation between Iran and the Western powers, including the United...

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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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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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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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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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Barack Obama Perpetuates the Foreign Policy of George W. Bush

Barack Obama Perpetuates the Foreign Policy of George W. Bush

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: American author and investigative reporter believes that with the enormous support offered to Israel by the United States government and the Congress, there's no reason for the Israelis to hold anti-American sentiments or be dissatisfied with the Americans. He also says that the financial and political institutions of the United States are dominated by the Israeli lobby. “AIPAC is economically blackmailing the Americans. Considering the amount of influence they exert on the Capitol Hill and within the Congress, if a Congressman fails to follow the line the AIPAC dictates, then in the next upcoming elections he will be slandered as being anti-Israeli, anti-Semite and things like that… it's clear...

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