Tag Archives: Ali Khamenei

Absolutely Not Expected

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is of course smart, too. Hassan Rouhani’s victory was inevitable. At 50.7% it would have been a so often exercised easy task to give clandestine orders to the Interior Ministry to round down his … Continue reading

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Elections in Iran

Four years on, Iranians need to elect a new president. More than ever, the world is either watching or just ignoring the more than complicated proceedings. That controversial figures former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s favorite Esfandiar Rahim … Continue reading

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Absurd Verdict

A federal U.S. district court yesterday ordered, besides al-Qaeda, absurdly also Afghanistan Taliban guerrillas,  Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran to pay $6 billion compensation to the 11 September 2001 victims. As plaintiffs in The Havlish v. Iran 2004 lawsuit report the … Continue reading

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Need to Talk

Definitely. Long-awaited. About the drone, the sanctions, the Strait of Hormuz, the assassination of nuclear scientists, sponsoring of terrorism, uranium enrichment, medical isotopes, military dimensions of the nuclear program, regime change. The threats, Israel. What the hell is going on … Continue reading

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“The World Should be Rooting For the Clergy …

… their victory will bring about the quickest end to the Islamic Republic.” Former Middle East advisor to the Obama Administration and Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University Vali Nasr has … Continue reading

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