Category Archives: Iran

No Kufic Script on Viking Funeral Garment

Couple of days ago, it had been reported that a funeral garment, datable to the 9th and 10th century, which had been found in Sweden contains the words Allah and Ali (the name of the Prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law) … Continue reading

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“Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom”

When reading president Trump’s new strategy on Iran and his respective remarks one cannot help: déjà vu. The above statement has been uttered 15 years ago by Trump’s predecessor, George W. Bush, when addressing the American people in his first … Continue reading

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A Slap in the Face Deserved

When the Nobel Committee in Oslo will confer this year’s Peace award to the architects of of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“Iran nuclear deal”) of July 2015 (who else would deserve it?), it at the same time does … Continue reading

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“They Won’t be Around Much Longer”

Chilled by president Trump’s first appearance at the UN General Assembly last week and his remarks on North Korea and Iran, the international press wondered how more measured lawmakers and politicians around the world would respond to his brazen threats … Continue reading

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Bazm wa Razm

Update below I have written about the two Kharraqan towers before, see here. Both had been heavily damaged in a 2002 earthquake. They are located about one km west to the village of Hisar-i Valiasr and 33 km west to … Continue reading

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