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Wednesday, August 30, 2006In the War in Lebanon, Hezbollah Might Have Won, but Iran Has LostWith one day before the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran’s nuclear issue, and as the Lebanese Army has started confiscating arms destined to the Iran-backed Hezbollah organization, the clerical led leadership in Tehran is wondering if the devastating 31 day war that opposed Israel to the Hezbollah left them as the biggest loser?
Why Would the Bald Man Fight for a Comb?Saturday, August 26, 2006 Why would a bald man fight tooth and nail to get a comb? The question fits the situation in which the Islamic Republic of Iran finds itself regarding its controversial nuclear programme.
Instability and Violence in the Middle East: The Iranian FactorThursday, August 24, 2006 The ongoing hostilities between Hizbollah and Israel have shed light on a new reality concerning the inseparable links that exists between issues and players in the Middle East.
Lebanon: Prelude to a Bigger, Longer, Costlier, and Deadlier StruggleMonday, August 21, 2006 With the mini war between Israel and the Lebanese branch of the Hezbollah halted, at least temporarily, the usual "who-won-who-lost" debate is raging in the media.
Arab Media Accuses Iran and Syria of Direct Involvement in Lebanon WarFriday, August 18, 2006 As pro democracy groups in Lebanon, known as the “Forces of 14 March” went into attack against what they call “a coup” by the Iran and Syria-backed Hezbollah in the one hand and “a call for sedition from the Syrian president Bashar Asad”, Arab media, except in Syria, strongly came out, accusing Damascus and Tehran on direct involvement in the Lebanon War.
For Iranian Radicals, The Fighting In Lebanon Was An Exercise in Self-RestraintThursday, August 17, 2006 For the radical conservatives calling the shots in Iran, the fighting in Lebanon marked an exercise in self-restraint. And now that a ceasefire is taking hold in the conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah militia, Tehran’s restraint stands to bring it significant geopolitical benefits.
Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir To Der Spiegel: "We Don't Want a Proxy War in Lebanon"Tuesday, August 15, 2006 As more and more Christians are leaving Lebanon, Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite Church in Lebanon, in an interview with the SPIEGEL ONLINE, talked about the on-going Christian exodus, the future of Hezbollah and the influence of Iran and Syria on his country, stating that “Hezbollah has become a state within a state, with help from Iran. We can not accept”.
Iran Does Need Nuclear EnergySaturday, August 12, 2006 As leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran are insisting on their nuclear projects, including the highly controversial activity of enriching uranium, a respected professor on economy said Iran does need atomic energy.
The Reformists And The HezbollahMonday, August 7, 2006 The reformists -- or at least a great part of them -- do not think it necessary to correct their opinions and views about Israel and terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, because the debate in Iran about Israel and Palestine is a harmless debate that has no price tag in the one hand and on the other even the reformist not in the line of the Imam – like members of the Iran Freedom Movement --, because of the long presence of some of their leaders with some Arab military organizations – are seriously afraid of a non partisan debate about Middle East problems.
France Playing Iran Against Syria, A “Risky Diplomatic Game”Saturday, August 5, 2006 France's idea of involving Iran directly in talks to end the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah is a risky venture but may well prove inevitable, French analysts said Tuesday.
Iran's Government Urged for Independent Autopsy of Akbar MohammadiThursday, August 3, 2006 Hundreds of leading Iranian personalities and groups joined their voices in urging the Iranian government to “immediately” allow an independent investigation into the suspicious death in prison of student activist Akbar Mohammadi.
There Would Be No Peace In the Middle East Without A Regime Change In IranTuesday, August 1, 2006 Three weeks after attacking Lebanon massively with the aim of destroying Hezbollah and make the Lebanese people hate the leader of the Iran-backed organisation, Hasan Nasrallah, Israel has made him the Arabs and Muslim’s number one hero, replacing the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezjad, increased Hezbollah’s public standing, reinforced its military machine, replenished its financial coffers in the one hand and on the other, helped Iran to become the region’s major actor instead of being isolated, another aim of the Tel Aviv’s latest adventure.