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An interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Eric Walberg: Canada’s breaking ties with Iran foolish and dangerous
16 September 2012 | Canadian journalist and author Eric Walberg believes that the government of Canada is heavily influenced by the Israeli regime and makes decisions to meet the interests of Tel Aviv.

An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Canada-Iran tensions: Why Israel is so happy
13 September 2012 | In a frantic and unexpectedly hysterical decision made on September 7, the Canadian government suspended all its diplomatic ties with Iran, closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered the Iranian diplomats to leave the Canadian soil in 5 days.

Interview given by Finian Cunningham to FARS News Agency
Tehran NAM Summit a Diplomatic Coup for Iran
11 September 2012 | Irish journalist and political commentator Finian Cunningham believes that the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran which wrapped up on August 31 was a "spectacular diplomatic coup for the Islamic Republic of Iran" and a "puncturing of Western self-importance."

An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Who is the winner of sanctions game?
6 September 2012 | Less than a week ago, the European Union put into effect its comprehensive oil embargo against Iran upon which the member states had reached an agreement on January 23.

An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit
1 September 2012 | The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it’s in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run mainstream media at the Tehran summit can be explained.

Interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Rodney Shakespeare: All Western foreign policy is influenced by Zionism
30 August 2012 | Prof. Rodney Shakespeare is a renowned political commentator and visiting professor of binary economics at Trisakti University in Jakarta, Indonesia. A co-founder of the Global Justice Movement, Shakespeare is a member of the Christian Council for Monetary Justice.

An article by Eric Walberg
From OIC to NAM: Iran’s Peace Offensive
28 August 2012 | The discrepancy between Western media on the Middle East and the reality is astounding. Egypt’s Mubarak is a good guy and reliable ally until, presto, he is a bad guy, corrupt, a tyrant, yesterday’s goods.

An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Tehran Non-Aligned Movement summit : the failure of anti-Iranian plots
26 August 2012 | The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) kicked off in the Iranian capital of Tehran on August 25 and the heads of state and government of the 120-member organization are slated to meet on August 30 and 31 to discuss the most important international developments ranging from the violence and crisis in Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Iran’s nuclear program.

An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Iran is not isolated: When the Olympics make Iranians proud
21 August 2012 | For the Iranian people, the 2012 Olympic Games in London which wrapped up earlier on August 12 was thoroughly different from the previous editions of the summer Olympics. This year’s games came on the heels of a set of biting sanctions by the United States and European Union against Iran’s banking, insurance, transportation and oil sector which have dramatically crippled Iran’s economy and severely affected the innocent civilians.

An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Ordinary citizens: the silent victims of anti-Iranian sanctions
20 August 2012 | While the United States and European Union are vehemently competing with each other in the seemingly endless race of imposing sanctions on Iran, the ordinary Iranian citizens are experiencing the most breathtaking, agonizing impacts of the crippling embargoes.

An article by Ray McGovern
Israel’s ‘Bomb Iran’ Timetable
19 August 2012 | More Washington insiders are coming to the conclusion that Israel’s leaders are planning to attack Iran before the U.S. election in November in the expectation that American forces will be drawn in. There is widespread recognition that, without U.S. military involvement, an Israeli attack would be highly risky and, at best, only marginally successful.

Speech by senior British journalist Jon Snow
Time to Rethink Iran
5 August 2012 | Below is a link to an extremely interesting and thoughtful 30-minute speech on relations with Iran which was recently delivered at Chatham House in London by senior British journalist Jon Snow, formerly of the BBC, now of ITN and a man with long and deep knowledge of Iran.

An article by Trita Parsi
Obama, Iran and the “Jewish vote”
13 June 2012 | A Western diplomat recently told me that the negotiations on Iran’’s nuclear program are neither about Iran nor about nuclear bombs: They are about Israel.

Israel’s Secret Weapon fight against Iran open Weapon?
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Iran’s nuclear program
Iranian ultimatum: Yield now or be attacked by year’s end
14 March 2012 | The US wants Russia to deliver a message to Iran: Tehran has one last chance for talks. If it is wasted, an attack will happen in a matter of months, according to Russian diplomatic sources.

IAEA working with spy agencies on Iran: Blix Political Desk
3 March 2012 | The International Atomic Energy Agency has been closely cooperating with the world’s spy agencies on Iran and certain other countries for years, Hans Blix, the former director general of the agency, said on February 27.

An article by Ismael Hossein-zadeh
Behind the Assassination of Iranian Scientists: The Original Sin
19 February 2012 | The main perpetrator of the assassination of Iranian scientists has been the Israeli spy agency Mossad, assisted by various covert operations agencies of the United States and its allies. The focus of this essay is primarily on Israel, and its motives for trying to overthrow the Iranian government.

An article by Pepe Escobar
Europe at war with Iran
26 January 2012 | No one ever lost money betting on the foolishness of European Union (EU) politicos. And if you are an oil trader, rejoice - all the way to the bank; as expected, EU foreign ministers - meekly following the Barack Obama administration - have given a green light for a full Iranian oil embargo.

Tensions in the Gulf
Iran ’definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo
24 January 2012 | Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil.

‘Iran oil ban means economic suicide for Europe’
17 January 2012 | Imposing sanction on Iran’s oil exports would be a “suicide” for the European economy, Iran’s representative to OPEC said on Tuesday

Iran Is Not Our Enemy
15 January 2012 | Despite what all the media are yammering at you, despite all the fear mongering about Iran’s "nuclear threat" (Iran has been fully verified by the IAEA and ALL the U.S. intelligence community agree and are on record that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons), despite talk that Iran is intolerant, despite the daily barrage of bad press and unpleasant innuendo, Iran is a great country, friendly, cultured, fun and spiritually-minded!

An article by Dr. Ismail Salami
Iran: Nuclear Assassinations Just the Tip of the Iceberg
14 January 2012 | ’I saw a motorcycle. They were wearing ski masks - black ski masks. They were two people. I saw the motorcycle speed by. I saw them. It seemed as if they had something in their hands,’ this is how a female witness described the scene of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.

Shadow War
Iran blasts US, UK for Nuclear Scientist Assassination
13 January 2012 | Iran’s Foreign Ministry has blasted the US and UK governments for their obvious roles in assassinating Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan in two strongly-worded protest notes.

Henry Kissinger: "If You Can’t Hear the Drums of War You Must Be Deaf"
13 January 2012 | In a remarkable admission by former Nixon era Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, reveals what is happening at the moment in the world and particularly the Middle East.

An analysis by Wassim Raad
The Rise of the Iranian Power and the New Balances
9 January 2012 | The ongoing Iranian maneuvers in the Gulf region and what surrounded them on the front of the dispute between Tehran and Washington, carried a series of important signs pointing to the nature of the changes occurring at the level of the international balance of powers and the mutating equations throughout the Arab Islamic East, especially following the defeats which affected the adventure of the American empire during the last ten years and particularity following the American escape from Iraq.

Memorandum for Obama
Avoiding Another Long War
8 January 2012 | Exaggerated coverage of a dubious report by the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program has spurred a rush toward a new war in the Middle East, but ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Obama to resist the pressures and examine the facts.

An article by Pepe Escobar
The US-Iran economic war
7 January 2012 | Here’s a crash course on how to further wreck the global economy. A key amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act signed by United States President Barack Obama on the last day of 2011 - when no one was paying attention - imposes sanctions on any countries or companies that buy Iranian oil and pay for it through Iran’s central bank. Starting this summer, anybody who does it is prevented from doing business with the US.

Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel
6 January 2012 | Without much media attention, thousands of American troops are being deployed to Israel, and Iranian officials believe that this is the latest and most blatant warning that the US will soon be attacking Tehran.

An article by Gareth Porter
Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack
5 January 2012 | President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran.

An article by Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray
Urging Obama to Stop Rush to Iran War
2 January 2012 | A torrent of war propaganda against Iran is flooding the American political scene as U.S. neocons and Israeli hardliners see an opening for another war in the Middle East, a momentum that ex-CIA analysts Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray urge President Obama to stop.

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