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High stakes at the 5+1 Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

High stakes at the 5+1  Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

By Sheda Vasseghi On April 14, 2012, representatives from the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany (“5+1”) met with officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran in Istanbul to discuss its nuclear ambitions.  Discussions were preliminary and introductory, and expectations for the parties to come to any agreement were low. According to UK representative […]

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Memo to Mainstream Media: Iran regime is even more anti-Iranian than anti-Semitic

Memo to Mainstream Media: Iran regime is even more anti-Iranian than anti-Semitic

By Sheda Vasseghi     The most elevated member of the Shiite “Hidden Imam” (the Messiah) Club in the Islamic Republic of Iran is its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But a column in a major American newspaper has labeled him an “ally of Iran’s democracy movement,” and a catalyst for the “decay” of the Islamic Republic.  Karim Sadjadpour’s evaluation of […]

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Power struggle in Iran: Ahmadinejad vs Khamenei vs the will of the people

Power struggle in Iran: Ahmadinejad vs Khamenei vs the will of the people

By Fariborz Saremi The balance of power in Iran’s ruling hierarchy seems to be shifting rapidly away from President Ahmadinejad,  who is only too aware that the high command of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps is still, and likely to remain, loyal to Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Iran’s spiritual leader.  President Ahmadinejad would appear to have […]

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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 […]