The External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar chose the annual Munich Security Conference (February 14-16) as the forum to espouse a world order characterised by nationalism that is legally legitimate, constructive and vocal. It was intended probably as an optimal diplomatic outreach to burnish the image of India’s Hindu nationalist government […]
Tag: Iranian Nuclear Program
Israel is moving to repeat its triumph in 2003 when the Bush administration, US partisans of Israel, and dishonest US media pushed the nation into a war of pure aggression against Iraq. Israel emerged the victor from this unprovoked war and is trying to repeat its success again with Iran.
Macron might have extracted much more out of the state visit than his host could. The much talked about “bromance” between Trump and Macron all but turned out to be a case of “tough love.” Macron probably got close enough to Trump to say some mean things that he wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.
Referencing the US, a friend told me “Since the neo-cons (triumphalists) assumed power, they have brought down a great country the world knew down to an empire that only serves the interest of Jerusalem. What then is the fate of America?” I answered him that he should read Cullen Murphy’s […]
The negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that were held all last week in Lausanne and the resulting joint action plan received such massive media coverage that we wanted to figure out – what exactly happened in this quiet Swiss resort town? Misconception # 1: The international community and Iran came […]
The First Conference on ”World Against Violence and Extremism” is inaugurated here in Tehran this morning by President Rouhani. His idea was endorsed unanimously by the UN General Assembly last year. This PressInfo was written before I came to Iran. The last round of negotiations between Iran and the Five […]
On Tuesday the Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin was interviewed by the CNN host Christiane Amanpour on the Syrian and Iranian issues. The full text of the interview was published on the web-site of the Russian mission to the UN. Surprisingly, several key Q&As were merely cut […]
The general expectation was indeed that the United States President Barack Obama’s annual address at the United Nations General Assembly session on Tuesday would contain some major pronouncements of new American policy direction on the Syrian conflict and over the situation around Iran. No doubt, the Middle East dominated his […]
Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rohani has promised to ease the tensions surrounding the international relations of his country. In line with the will of the majority of Iranians, the issue of economic sanctions – weighing heavily on the latter’s day-to-day life – will be a key to that end. In general, […]
Surprising political developments in Israel and recent reports in the US media suggest that Israel will attack Iran in the near future. After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced early parliamentary elections at a conference of the Likud ruling party in early May, Israel decided unexpectedly to cancel them. The cancellation […]
The issue of creating missile defense boundaries in Europe is largely political in nature. The United States is developing the system more for ensuring national security — officially from Iran, but in reality from China and possibly Russia. Otherwise, it is difficult to understand its persistence in establishing a global […]
The West sees Iran as a real threat. That perception is driving development of a missile defense system in Europe and the Middle East; ever tougher, so-called “crippling” economic and financial sanctions against Iran; support for both the internal opposition, which is not currently having a major impact on the […]