Monthly Archives: August 2009


Yesterday, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has submitted his new safeguards report on Iran’s (and Syria’s) nuclear activities. It is now circulated among the 35 members of the IAEA Board of Governors and … Continue reading

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Controversial figure Tariq Ramadan has been sacked as a visiting professor at Rotterdam’s highly reputed Erasmus University for the reason of not giving up presenting the presstv talk show Islam & Life produced in London studios. Presstv is an English … Continue reading

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Surprising Turn

The Arak 40-megawatt, heavy-water reactor, Iran’s IR-40, is under construction since 2004 and will likely be operative sometime in 2013. In violating its safeguards obligations of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of which the country is a signatory, Iran had … Continue reading

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No Mercy

I know that I was always very privileged when living in the country. My Ramadans were usually nice times full of interesting discussions about religious matters and in general plenty of opportunities for widening my horizon. However, the easy-going times … Continue reading

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Afghan Election Fraud

I have commented in the past weeks frequently on the alleged Iranian presidential election fraud and my growing anger about the ruthless response of the country’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had maneuvered himself in a hopeless situation when prematurely and most … Continue reading

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