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Sunday, October 2, 2005NOT EVERYTHING IS HONEY BETWEEN AMERICANS AND ISRAELISUnder pressures from the Americans, Israel has drastically limited the scope of its decades-long secret operations and cooperation with the Iraqi Kurds in the one hand and also a lucrative trade realized by Kurdish, Iraqi and Jordanian intermediaries, according to reports in the French centrist newspaper “Le Figaro”.
IRAN WALKING INTO A TRAPThursday, September 29, 2005 As the drumbeat of war gets louder in Tehran it is, perhaps, time to wonder whether President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s new administration is not walking into a trap partly of its own making.
A SENSIBLE WAY OUT OF THIS MESSSaturday, September 24, 2005 The irresponsible policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) in respect to the nuclear issue has created a present and real threat to the territorial integrity and national interest of the Iranian people. Subsequent to the fraudulent election of last summer, Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nezhad’s appearance at the UN was another catastrophic performance. Of course some people believe he did a great job representing the true nature of the anachronistic and archaic regime that has ruled Iran for the past quarter of the century.
IRAN: RECREATE CONFIDENCEThursday, September 22, 2005 “The proliferation risks if Iran continues on its current path are very great. We hope all members of the international community will remain united. Collectively, we are responsible for meeting the challenge”, foreign affairs ministers from Britain, France and Germany as well as the EU’s Minister for Foreign and Security Affairs said in a collective article published Thursday 22 September 2005 in some major newspapers in France, Germany, Britain and the United States.
TAKING THE PLUNGE, IRAN MENACES WITH LEAVING THE NPTWednesday, September 21, 2005 Taking the standoff on its nuclear issue with the international community to a point of non return, Iran on Tuesday 20 September 2005 officially raised the specter of getting out of the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and resume enriching uranium if faced with a “language of force”.
IN NEW YORK, IRAN’S PRESIDENT PERFORMED POORLYWednesday, September 14, 2005 In his first international appearance, Iranian new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad badly deceived an attentive and curious world community Wednesday 14 September when he addressed the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian analysts said.
EGYPT ENTERS THE ERA OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONSFriday, September 9, 2005 As expected, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak won Egypt's first popular election that contenders and opponents says was rigged, but most analysts, including the opposition agrees that opens a new era in the Egyptian political life.
AFTER PAKISTAN, NOW UNITED ARAB EMIRATESSunday, September 4, 2005 One day after the “historic” meeting of Pakistani and Israeli foreign affairs ministers in Istanbul, it was learnt that Israel has opened a diplomatic mission in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of United Arab Emirates, based in Dubai, home also to hundreds of wealthy and creative Iranians with a total investment estimated at more than 30 billion US dollars.
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC MORE ISOLATED THAN EVER BEFOREFriday, September 2, 2005 After months of secret liaisons between Israeli and Pakistani officials, the two countries came out of the closet in Istanbul Thursday and announced to the world – in the full glare of the television cameras – that they were dating.