Kurdish referendum demonstrates Iranian hypocrisy on self-determination

The Kurdish referendum went forward successfully. The washingtonpost reported that the referendum enjoyed more than 70 percent turnout in Iraq, and cnn described it as an historic event. The event went forward despite vigorous Iranian and Turkish opposition. Although many

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Iran Stars at UNGA

There is a saying that “any publicity is good publicity”, explained by cambridge english dictionary to mean that there is no such thing as negative publicity, as “it is better to receive negative publicity than no publicity at all”. Well,

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October 15 deadline – Trump’s dilemma

One of the most argued issues in the media, in the Iranian context, is the debate regarding October 15th. On that date, the US administration is required to report to the congress on Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal for

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The UNIFIL mandate touches on key issues of concern

Recently, an effort was extended at the UN to expand and enhance the mandate of UNIFIL. This issue was limply covered in the media, although it does touch on some principled issues. UN security council recently (August 30) adopted resolution

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Iranian infiltration in the US

Several reports have dwelled on Iranian backed infiltration into the US. Some of the reports deal with soft-power quiet infiltration in the academic field. Others deal with the hard-core recruitment of Hezbollah agents for the planning of terrorist attacks or

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Iranian Apologists Disconnect Between Facts and Conclusions on Iran

On August 20 the washingtonpost published an editorial affirming Iranian regional aggression, terming Iran’s ambitions as “toxic” and confirming the concern over the temporary nature of the nuclear deal with Iran. The editorial approves the assessment that “most of its

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Iranian entrenchment in Syria may trigger regional war

Iranian entrenchment in Syria is becoming a global issue. It has been raised before security decision makers in Washington and in Moscow. It is now assumed that the increased Iranian presence in Syria may be a trigger for regional war.

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