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The Syria War will not be a quagmire

Posted by seumasach on February 11, 2016

— Because Putin and Assad are winning

Alastair Crooke

Huffington Post

8th February, 2016

BEIRUT — Late in the night on Feb. 2, the news hit: “all communication and supply line[s]” between Turkey and Aleppo had been severed, according to a Elijah Magnier, a renowned Arab war correspondent with Alrai Media Group. It seems to be so: the Syrian army and allied militias, backed by Hezbollah and Russian air power, took control of a tendril of territory that cuts off Aleppo-based rebels from the Turkish border. See the map below. Eastern supply lines for the so-called Islamic State appear to have also been cut.

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US prepares for talks with Iran to stop Iraq militants

Posted by seumasach on June 16, 2014


16th June, 2014

The United States is preparing to open a direct dialogue with Iran about how to deal with the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, a senior official said on Sunday.

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White House warns against new Iran sanctions

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2013


4th December, 2013

The White House warns that a fresh effort by some US senators to impose new sanctions against Iran will send the signal that Washington negotiates in bad faith.

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Munich conference breaks Iran-US ice

Posted by seumasach on February 6, 2013

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

5th February, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Iran and the United States are on the verge of a historical opportunity to repair their frozen relations and thus reverse the spiral of conflict spiral that for years has dominated their interactions. It is the right thing to do and at the right time, given the fact that more often than not past opportunities were lost simply because one side or the other was not “ready”.

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Israeli PM orders investigation into Iran leak

Posted by seumasach on November 4, 2011




3rd November, 2011

Israel‘s prime minister has ordered an investigation into alleged leaks of plans to attack Iran‘s nuclear facilities, it has been reported.

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Towards a World War III Scenario

Posted by seumasach on June 14, 2011

Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research

14th June, 2011

The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

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Iran warns UK against further meddling

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2011


19th April, 2011

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin MehmanparastIranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has cautioned the UK that further meddling in Iran’s internal affairs would cause trouble in relations between the two countries.

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Bombshell from London

Posted by seumasach on September 16, 2010

This looks like an outbreak of realism amongst the British elite but for the continued demonization of Iran who would be central to any resolution of the situation in Afghanistan. This could be interpreted as follows: they know the game is up in Afghanistan but they can’t do without an enemy, namely Iran and the “Islamic threat” in general. This ties in with the deployment of the imbecile Blair to hype the Iranian threat. So the message is that we have to withdraw from Afghanistan because we’re losing but the war against terror, i.e. Iran goes on. It remains to be seen whether they are mad enough to attack Iran:  in all probability their bark is worse than their bite.

Eric Margolis

The Sun Daily

17th September, 2010

The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is the world’s leading think tank for military affairs. It represents the top echelon of defence experts, retired officers and senior military men, spanning the globe from the United States and Britain to China, Russia and India.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s letter to Ban Ki-moon

Posted by seumasach on April 16, 2010


13th April, 2010

Mr. Secretary General,

I have the pleasure to offer to Your Excellency my best wishes on the occasion of Nowruz and the beginning of the New Solar Year, 1389. I also wish to seize the moment to praise the efforts initiated by Your Excellency and members of the United Nations General Assembly for the international registration of Nowruz, a cultural event that glorifies humanitarian shared values and principles. I hope this initiative will lay a solid foundation for the spread of Nowruz culture that stands for peace, amity, dynamism, constructive cooperation and sustainable security across the world.

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Iran set to downgrade UK ties

Posted by seumasach on April 10, 2010

Our government’s policy of making enemies can only render more difficult any strategy to overcome our economic weakness and compromise our attempts to finance our massive debt.


10th April, 2010

In line with a recently-proposed bid by the Iranian Parliament (Majlis), the Tehran government moves to reduce diplomatic relations with London.

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Karzai’s China-Iran dalliance riles Obama

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2010

M K Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

39th March,2010

Great moments in diplomatic timing are hard to distinguish when the practitioners are inscrutable entities. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visits to China and Iran within the week rang alarm bells in Washington which were heard in the Oval Office of the White House.

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