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Anniversary of Iranian Airbus Crash: Evolution of “State Terrorism” Concept
Monday, July 7, 2008
Due to special conditions reigning over the international atmosphere during those years, shooting down of the Iranian Airbus was met with the least international reaction and even Captain Rogers, commander of USS Vincennes, who had confessed that the shooting had been done out of mistake, was given a Medal of Honor, so as to assure the American forces that even if their mistakes led to loss of lives of about 300 innocent people, their deeds would be forgiven and even “appreciated”.
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Iranophobia in US Foreign Policy
Saturday, July 5, 2008
A major point which has come to the surface after victory of the Islamic Revolution is that the US foreign policy in the region has been characterized over the past 30 years with an element of “Iranophobia”. It means that in the Persian Gulf, like other places, the United States has tried to introduce Iran as an enemy and this has been a constant pillar of its foreign policy in the Persian Gulf. This means that US foreign policy presents a special image of Iran as enemy and believes that this enemy should be confronted.
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No Apologies for Downing Flight 655
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Iran Air Flight 655 was shot down by the US Navy's guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on Sunday July 3, 1988, killing all 290 passengers, including 66 children, and crewmembers onboard.
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A Glance at Israel-Hamas Truce in Gaza Strip
Monday, June 30, 2008
At present, the internal situation in Israel is very disturbed and the Israeli government is faced with a severe crisis. The Israeli prime minister is facing interrogation regarding his financial corruption. For the same reason, under such an ambiguous and tense situation, the adoption of and commitment to decisions such as truce with Palestinians would certainly be fragile.
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Interview with Iran's Ambassador to IAEA
Monday, June 30, 2008
In this interview Dr Soltanieh explains the reasons behind Iran's determination to develop an indigenous uranium enrichment capability and why Iran believes the countries pursuing or relying on nuclear weapons are making a mistake. He also gives his viewpoint on how international institutions such as the UN Security Council are in practice used as instruments of political pressure by a select few member states, ultimately undermining the authority and credibility of those institutions.
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Iran is not North Korea
Monday, June 30, 2008
North Korea’s recent decision to destroy a cooling tower at the Yongbyon nuclear plant, which is located 103 kilometers north of Pyongyang, gave the U.S. media a pretext to step up its propaganda campaign against Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities.
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Hazrat Fatemeh (AS), Daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The world has been imbued with fragrance of Hazrat Zahra (AS). She was raised by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and accompanied her father along the tortuous path of prophethood. She is the origin of 12 Shiite imams and the source of imamate.
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History of Iranian Rule over Persian Gulf
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Researchers of Iranian history have found new documents about the historical backdrop of the Persian Gulf. The discovery, which has been reflected by mass media, is auspicious because they provide a good response to some disputes raised by certain Western circles about the name and identity of the Persian Gulf.
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Al-Arabiya Flirting with Terrorists
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television network, which is owned by a rich Arab prince from a Persian Gulf state, has recently established relations with Abdolmalek Rigi, the ringleader of the Jundullah terrorist group, and is trying to cast his criminal acts in a positive light.
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Turkey and Perspective of Syria-Israel Talks
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The second round of indirect talks between Syria and Israel with mediation of Turkey ended behind closed doors in Ankara while no positive sign is seen in the trend of these indirect talks. Observers believe the Turkish mediation is a prescription written by the West and Turkey, despite the challenges it faces, has to implement the scenario presented to it by the US.
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