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Anti-Iran Sanctions (No. 9) Flynt Leverett: U.S. Is Engaged in A Dirty War against Iran
Sunday, April 21, 2013

To study the different aspects of the sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States and the European Union, Iran Review has conducted a series of interviews with world-renowned political scientists, lawyers, journalists and authors and asked them some questions on the humanitarian and legal impacts of the sanctions, their compatibility with the international law and the human right standards, etc. Our today’s interviewee is Prof. Flynt Leverett, a prominent Iran expert. 

West Has Indirectly Recognized Iran's Right to Enrich Uranium
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In the existing conditions, the first confidence building measure to be taken by the West is to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium after which the Western states can move to announce a schedule for the revocation of all anti-Iran sanctions as well as the best way to do it. In fact, the P5+1 group should specify what steps it wants to take so that Iran would be able to better adapt its reaction to the West’s demands.

Who Was Behind Anti-Iranian Meeting in Baku?
Monday, April 15, 2013

An anti-Iran separatist group recently held its meeting attended by secessionist figures in the Republic of Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku. Hosting of such meetings under the existing condition of bilateral relations will only exacerbate the situation. Therefore steps should be taken in order to improve Tehran-Baku ties.

From West’s Tactical Solution to Iran's Strategic Perspective in Almaty 2
Thursday, April 11, 2013

While Almaty 2 negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers ended without reaching a conclusive result, most experts, even the Western ones, still insist that the negotiations have not been a failure. At the same time, both Iran's chief negotiator, Saeed Jalili, and his counterpart in the P5+1, Catherine Ashton, have admitted that there are still wide gaps between the two sides and – as put by Ashton – the two sides are “far apart on the substance” of the negotiations.

Anti-Iran Sanctions (No. 8) Francis A. Boyle: I’m Ready to Help Iran Freeze the Sanctions
Saturday, April 6, 2013

In 2006, Prof. Francis A. Boyle was asked by the Iranian government to help file a lawsuit against the United States and its European allies over the illegal and unilateral economic sanctions they have imposed on Iran. He agreed to cooperate and submitted his proposal to the Iran, but his cooperation didn’t continue for some reasons. In this interview, we will be discussing Prof. Boyle’s proposal and also his viewpoints regarding the reasons why he thinks the anti-Iran sanctions are illegal and criminal.  

Anti-Iran Sanctions (No. 7) Franklin Lamb: International Law Is Overwhelmingly on the Side of Iran
Friday, March 29, 2013

What follows is the text of our interview with Dr. Franklin Lamb who has weighed in on the legal aspects of the anti-Iran sanctions, their accordance with the international law and the legal procedures to lift them. Parts of the interview were conducted when Dr. Lamb was in Iran last year, and the rest was done when he returned to Beirut, where he is based.

Nowruz Reminds Iranians of Delightful Memories of Childhood
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What follows is the text of Iran Review’s interview with Prof. Hillmann who answered our questions about the declaration of March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz by the United Nations, Nowruz in Persian literature, the role of Nowruz and other national festivals in bringing Iranians and other nations together and the reflection of Nowruz in the artworks created by Iranian artists.

Anti-Iran Sanctions (No. 6) Dan Kovalik: Unilateral Sanctions Are Disallowed UN Charter
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Prof. Kovalik took part in an exclusive interview with Iran Review and described his insightful viewpoints regarding the anti-Iran sanctions from a legal perspective. He has described why the UN Charter disallows the imposition of unilateral sanctions against a sovereign country and prevents the member states from using instruments of coercion and intimidation against another country, especially in a time when the wrongdoing or crime of that country has not been judicially proved.

US Decline? (No. 15) Joel Kovel: US functionally Occupies Much of the World
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What follows is the text of Iran Review’s interview with Dr. Joel Kovel, American scholar and author who has explained for us his viewpoints on the political and economic decline of the U.S. Empire and the factors contributing to the erosion and weakening of the foundations of American imperialism and militarism.

Anti-Iran Sanctions (No. 5) James H. Fetzer: Anti-Iran Sanctions Violate International Law
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What follows is the text of Iran Review’s interview with Prof. James H. Fetzer about the anti-Iranian sanctions of the United States and its European partners. This interview was conducted in Tehran while Prof. Fetzer was attending the 3rd Conference on Hollywoodism and Cinema. 

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