Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Iran’

The Collapsing Hegemony Of The West

The Collapsing Hegemony Of The West

In its path towards becoming a regional and international superpower, Iran is achieving remarkable breakthroughs in science and technology which have started to flabbergast the rivals around the world, from the United States as a self-proclaimed absolute superpower in economy and science to the neighboring countries in the Persian Gulf region which are years from […]

Which “Human” Rights Do You Call For?

Which “Human” Rights Do You Call For?

One of my close friends is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a severe mental illness which has almost paralyzed his entire life. He was diagnosed with the psychosis at the age of 15 and now, more than a decade after that time, he is married and has two children. The psychiatrists in Iran have recommended […]

From Saudi Arabia: Thanks, Muammar!

From Saudi Arabia: Thanks, Muammar!

The civil war in Libya has been an unexpected gift to Saudi Arabia: It has diverted the eyes of the world away from how the House of Saud is dealing with its own version of Arab Spring. The oil-rich kingdom is pursuing a two-pronged strategy. The first prong is to provide citizens with financial incentives […]

Iran’s Dangerous Role In The Afghan War

Iran’s Dangerous Role In The Afghan War

Just as troubling is the role of Pakistan in supporting extremism and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan by allowing them sanctuaries in its territory, the Islamic Republic of Iran plays a more serious and dangerous role in Afghanistan’s domestic affairs. This could eventually dictate the outcome of US engagement in Afghanistan to an invidious conclusion. Here is […]

Obama’s Double Standard On Torture

Obama’s Double Standard On Torture

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout.org. This week, in a burst of stunning hypocrisy, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that imposes sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses and targets eight Iranian government and military officials who are blamed for the torture, abuse and murder of citizens […]

Demonizing Iran: US Media Continues Beating War Drums

Demonizing Iran: US Media Continues Beating War Drums

Aside from the fact that there is no hard evidence that Iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb or even to refine uranium to obtain nuclear-grade material, the paper ignored one crucial point: Israel cannot “go it alone” in any strike on Iran, since its key weapons–American fighter-bombers–are supplied to it, and kept flying, thanks to the equipment and spare parts provided by the United States. Indeed the entire Israeli military machine is largely financed and armed by the US.

Iran’s Efforts to Buy Embargoed Arms Revealed in Italian Case

Iran’s Efforts to Buy Embargoed Arms Revealed in Italian Case

Alessandro Bon was a politically connected entrepreneur and former sales representative for Beretta, the Italian gun manufacturer. But behind that facade, he was leading a ring of Italian arms dealers and Iranian spies who were illegally selling ammunition, helicopters and other military hardware to Iran, according to Italian court documents obtained by ProPublica. As investigators listened in October, Bon gave one of his associates bad news: Some German sniper scopes they had sold to Iran had surfaced among Taliban militants fighting NATO troops in Afghanistan.

CIA Alleged Militant Link In Iran

CIA Alleged Militant Link In Iran

There are claims America is sponsoring terror attacks in Iran. The allegations come from a militant group’s leader who was captured in Iran on Tuesday. He says he met CIA agents in Pakistan, who promised to supply arms to his organisation a claim Washington denies. Tweet

British Firm Pleads Guilty In US Court To Illegal Sale Of Boeing 747 To Iran

British Firm Pleads Guilty In US Court To Illegal Sale Of Boeing 747 To Iran

Balli Aviation Ltd., a subsidiary of the United Kingdom-based Balli Group PLC, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a two-count criminal information in connection with its illegal export of commercial Boeing 747 aircraft from the United States to Iran

An ‘Avatar’ Awakening

An ‘Avatar’ Awakening

Let’s face it, if James Cameron had made a movie with the Iraqi resistance as the heroes and the U.S. military as the enemies, and had set it in Iraq or anywhere else on planet earth, the packed theaters viewing “Avatar” would have been replaced by a screening in a living room for eight people and a dog. Nineteen years ago, Americans packed theaters for “Dances with Wolves” in which Native Americans became the heroes, but the story was set in a previous century and the message understated.

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