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Wednesday, May 31, 2006"We Are Determined"In a wide range interview with the influential German magazine Der SPIEGEL, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirmed his negation of Holocaust, his rejection of the state of Israel and reiterated his determination to acquire nuclear technology.
Iranian Students And Minorities Opposed to Ahmadi NezhadMonday, May 29, 2006 In a major uprising against the policies of the new fundamentalist President, Iranian students renewed with their protest movement, dealing Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad his major blow.
The Lesson Authoritarian Leaders Should LearnFriday, May 26, 2006 The case of Iranian Majles, or Parliament, having adopted a law requiring minorities wearing special badges on their dress aimed at facilitating the Muslims to immediately identify them should serve as a very good lesson not only to the ruling Iranian theocracy, but all authoritarian regimes, proving their vulnerabilities towards information and its twin, disinformation.
Letter To The Wrong AddressFriday, May 19, 2006 Anybody who has taken a letter-writing course even at the high school level would know that there are two issues that must be clear in the mind of a person intending to write a letter to someone, regardless of whether the letter is for business or a personal one. The first is who does he wish to write to and the second is why is he writing, i.e. what does he want to achieve. Not being clear on these two would take a writer onto serious fantasies.
The United States And Iran’s SecurityWednesday, May 17, 2006 More and more domestic and international personalities are calling on George Bush’s government to hold talks with Iran.
Mahmoud On A MissionMonday, May 15, 2006 The letter by President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad to President George W. Bush generated a lot of speculations both inside Iran and in the outside world. It was the first time that a president of the Islamic Republic had directly written to the leader of the “Great Satan”, and used polite terminologies in addressing them.
Hello To The "Great Satan"Saturday, May 13, 2006 One week after the historic decision of the messianic Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad to write directly to his American counterpart, Iranian and foreign analysts continue deciphering the reasons behind the unprecedented move in the one hand and the real meanings of its content on the other.
Getting To Know A Poet…Thursday, May 11, 2006 Artists come and go quickly in the music business and many unfortunately tread the same ground covered by many others before them. But there are other artists who make a strong effort to break out of the rut with music that's more thoughtful and significant.
Iran Confirms The Arrest Of Prominent Iranian-Canadian IntellectualMonday, May 8, 2006 Iranian authorities confirmed on Monday the arrest of Mr. Ramin Jahanbaglou, one of Iran’s most prominent scholars, on charges of “contacts with foreigners, including the Monarchists”, according to the Intelligence Minister Hojjatoleslam Qolamhoseyn Ezjeh’i.
Iran's President Writes to US President BushMonday, May 8, 2006 Iran's "surprise" President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad went down into history when he created yet another surprise by writing a letter to his American counterpart George W. Bush.
Iran-American Direct Contacts - Only Way Out Of Nuclear And Other CrisesMonday, May 8, 2006 "Where is the logic of not talking (to the Iranians) if the Americans can talk to North Korea”, the British news agency “Reuters” quoted a senior diplomat in Vienna, not authorized to speak on the record.
The Way To Beat Iran's ConfrontationistsSaturday, May 6, 2006 As the international community wrestles with Iran's nuclear ambitions, a longstanding debate on the nuclear issue rages in Tehran, and Western policymakers and analysts should not ignore it.
Iran, Hizballah Counter U.S. Accusations Of Supporting TerrorismThursday, May 4, 2006 Tehran has responded to an annual U.S. State Department report fingering Iran as "the most active state sponsor of terrorism" by suggesting that the United States is not qualified to pass such a judgment.
The international community is set to punish whom, the Iranian regime or Iranian people?Tuesday, May 2, 2006 The stage is set for a showdown between the western powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). The leaders of the IRI have made sure by their rhetoric in the last few days that the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the UN Security Council will be negative and give enough ammunition to western governments to call for action by the Council.