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Sectarian Confrontations in Middle East: Why Iran Is Incriminated?
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hassan Ahmadian
Escalation of sectarian tension has not only failed to help involved parties to find solutions for regional problems, but has also led to further escalation of regional tensions as a result of reduced flexibility, tolerance and cooperation, which are necessary components for the elimination of the existing misunderstandings and differences among regional states.

Extremism and Shia-Sunni Confrontation
Friday, June 7, 2013

Religious differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims constitute a reality which has existed since a very long time ago between these two major denominations of Islam in most Islamic countries. A careful glance at books and other written works created by both Shia and Sunni scholars will reveal that a lot of clerics and scholars on both sides have clearly explained their discussions and ideas with regard to this issue during the past hundreds of years. 

Iran's Victims of Chemical Weapons Outnumber Hiroshima and Nagasaki N-Attacks Casualties
Friday, May 17, 2013

Few people in the world are aware that the number of Iranian war veterans who were injured by chemical weapons during the Sacred Defense is higher than total people who died in nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is a great lesson that we have not been able to explain and shed light on all the aspects of this human calamity.

Proof to Illegality of Security Council Measures against Iran
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

When taking decisions on Iran, the Security Council has gone beyond the legal requirements arising from the NPT, the Statute of the IAEA, and even the Safeguards Agreement between the IAEA and Iran. At the same time, the Board of Governors of the IAEA has clearly specified that most of its demands on Iran are for taking voluntary and nonbinding confidence building measures.

Controlling Rival Hypothesis Underlies US Proposal of Talks to Iran
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The United States has not given up its confrontational approach to Iran and is not ready to pursue an approach of interaction with the Islamic Republic yet. As for their offer of talks with Iran, they have frequently received Iran's message that any positive answer by Iranian side to the United States’ offer of talks depends on a tangible change in the US behavior, not a simple change of position. 

Proof to Illegality of Referring Iran's Nuclear Dossier from IAEA to Security Council
Saturday, April 27, 2013

The decision to refer Iran's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council is bogged by a number of legal problems which have received less attention than they actually deserved. What follows is a brief discussion of those problems.

Evolving Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Indian ocean once regarded as a ‘neglected ocean’ has, today, become the hub of political, strategic and economic activities because of the presence of conventional and nuclear vessels of the major powers in the area and because of its own economic and strategic significance.

Syria in the Third Year of Crisis
Monday, April 8, 2013

This article aims to use three propositions to offer an evaluation of the current position of all the parties involved in the ongoing Syria crisis as that crisis enters its third year.

Ideological Power Struggle
Monday, March 4, 2013

A cursory glance at what is happening in the Arab world would make an analyst conclude that a certain form of ideological war over power is going on in this region. It is still too early to pass a judgment on the final outcome of this war. However, the political, social and cultural inflammation which has shaken the entire Arab world is apparently still a long distance away from a point of balance. 

Syria Crisis and Tension in Iran's Relations with Turkey
Thursday, February 28, 2013

In spite of Iran's complaints of Turkey, the bonds between two countries are so strong that they will not be affected by such factors in an irreversible manner. There is no doubt that common interests between the two countries are much more significant than such differences. However, if both countries do not take serious steps to reduce tension, it will leave its negative effect on the two countries’ relations in the long run.

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