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An SOS from the people of Iran to the people of Israel: Two former top diplomats take a stand against war

An SOS from the people of Iran to the people of Israel: Two former top diplomats take a stand against war

By Sheda Vasseghi The following is based on recent statements by Amb. Ardeshir Zahedi, former foreign minister and and the last ambassador of the Shah in Washington, and Dr. Assad Homayoun, former minister at the Iranian Embassy in Washington. “I have come to believe that Israel will indeed strike Iran in 2012.” This is the […]

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Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

By Sheda Vasseghi The gap between the destinies of Iran and Arab countries continues to grow exponentially given the differences in their respective culture and history. Iran has been in a state of identity crisis since the Arab Muslim invasion some 1400 years ago, while the rise of Islam gave Arabs a sense of unity […]

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Lessons from recent history for Middle Eastern nations in turmoil

Lessons from recent history for Middle Eastern nations in turmoil

By Sheda Vasseghi   On the anniversary of the first Asian constitutional revolution resulting from a movement in Iran between the years 1905-1909, it is imperative to note that this monumental triumph taught a painful lesson to the people struggling for equality and equity some 120 years after the American Constitution.  That is, democracy cannot exist […]

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The People’s Mojahedin of Iran is not who the Iranian people have been waiting for

The People’s Mojahedin of Iran is not who the Iranian people have been waiting for

By Sheda Vasseghi   “President Clinton and Secretary of State Christopher are to be congratulated on their insight and forsightedness [sic] in presenting a report to congress rejecting the  (PMOI) as an alternative to the present regime.” [Full page Public Announcement by The Azadegan Foundation endorsed by 71 high ranking retired U.S. generals and admirals, Washington […]

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Memo to the U.S. Navy: The mullahs are the enemy, not the Iranian people

Memo to the U.S. Navy: The mullahs are the enemy, not the Iranian people

  By Sheda Vasseghi   According to the clerics in Iran, educational programs promoting the desire to live in a free, democratic environment are “perverted political movements” and must be banned.  General humanities and pro-Western studies must be aggressively replaced with Islamic teachings of jihad.  Theatrical performances such as the recent Hedda Gabler in Tehran can be […]