Rare TV interview with #Iran Defence Minister

25 May

Iran’s Defense Minister, Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan (pictued right) rarely gives interviews to foreign journalists.

However, when he was in Moscow last month, he gave a 25 minute interview to Russia Today.

General Dehghan is a former IRGC man. In fact he was an IRGC commander based in Beirut in 1983, the same year that the US marine barracks was attacked in Beirut and 241 people were killed. Some have linked him to this attack.

This is a worthwhile interview to watch, especially if you are interested in Iran – Russia relations.

#Iran nuclear talks: more progress re: sanctions than originally thought

16 Apr

One of the sticking points in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 has been the question of nuclear relatSecretary_Kerry,_Iranian_Foreign_Minister_Zarif_Sit_Down_For_Second_Day_of_Nuclear_Talks_in_Viennaed sanctions.

The US is saying that they will be lifted gradually, after Iran has fulfilled a number of essential steps. Thats of course after a deal has been signed.

Meanwhile Iran seems to be adamant that all nuclear related sanctions have to be removed immediately, as soon as a deal has been signed.

So the impression which I and quite a few other colleagues have is that this issue is far from being resolved.

But, while watching a debate on Al Jazeera English, my colleague Dr. Ali Vaez who works for the International Crisis Group (ICG) and has been at the talks presented a different take. One which says that more progress on this issue has been made than many of us realized.

Meir Javedanfar: my thoughts regarding the recent #Iran draft nuclear agreement

10 Apr

The senior politicians of the State of Israel really need to calm down and stop behaving as if the world is about to end. It is not.

The new draft framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 needs improvement and clarifications. It is not perfect.

It’s understandable for our politicians to be concerned about parts of this deal. After all, the Iranian regime has been saying “Death to Israel” since 1979 and has sponsored numerous terrorist attacks in which hundreds of Israeli citizens have been killed.

But to call this draft agreement “a historic mistake” and “a threat to Israel’s survival,” as our current defense minister and prime minister have done, respectively, is very inaccurate.

The man who negotiated over each centrifuge with #Iran

10 Apr

Professor Ernest Moniz

Professor Ernest Moniz was a late addition to the U.S negotiation team with Iran . He joined the negotiations only recently.

He is an MIT educated physicist, and the current U.S energy secretary. And in the negotiations with Iran, he sat opposite Dr. Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI). Together they worked on the reconfiguration of the Arak heavy water reactor as well as Iran’s centrifuges at a very technical level.

They also worked on the inspection regime of Iran’s nuclear program.

Lets hear what he has to say about the recent draft agreement between Iran and the P5+1. Will Iran be prevented from making a weapon? Will inspectors be able to monitor Iran’s nuclear program effectively?

جوک های تفاهم هسته ای در #ایران

8 Apr ahmadinejad

  اوباما به افتخار روحانی نام محله “من هتن” را به “مش حسن ” تغییر داد

چه وضعه توافقه؟ الان رفتم بقالی سر کوچه ویسکی بخرم نداشت

شانس نداریم که، حالا که داره رابطمون با آمريكا خوب ميشه؛ اقتصادشون تعطيل میشه! هيچی دیگه…!!! از فردا بايد خرج مردم مظلوم آمريكا رو هم بديم! حالا ببین

حالا که توافق شده ….بريتنى میاد تهــــــــــران؟

احمدى نژاد و جليلى در بيانيه اى خبر توافق لوزان را دروغ 13 و تصاوير منتشر شده را فتوشاپ خواندند و گفتند مگر مى شود گند 8 ساله را 8 ماهه جمع کرد

شعار این هفته نماز جمعه تهران: دلاور هسته ای/ ماساژ بدم خسته ای؟

ايرانيان اين روز بزرگ رو به فال نيك گرفته و بابت از دست رفتن مشكلات هسته اى از اين به بعد اين روز فرخنده روز “هسته بدر” خوانده ميشود

پيام ايران به اسراييل: اين ظريفمون بود منتظر کلفتمون باشين

تنها کسی که از تفاهم ناراضیه پسر ظریفه!! دیگه خونشون مکان نیست!! از فردا باباش میاد خونه

الان واسم اس مس اومده…ویزای آمریکا در انتظار شماست!!! به نظرتون برم…یا بذارم مثه سسسسگ انتظارمو بکشه؟؟!

اين چه وضعه توافق…بچه های كناردريا زنگ زدن ميگن هنوز منطقه شنای خانوما اقايون جداست این چه وضعشه ظریف؟

ميگن آمريكايي ها ريختن تو صرافي هاي نيويورك دارن ريال ايران ميخرن..ﻣﯿﮕﻦ از فردا ﺩﻳﮕﻪ ﺑﻨﺰﻳﻦ ﻣﻴﺸﻪ ﻟﻴﺘﺮﻯ 500 ﺭﻳﺎﻝ، ﺍﻭﻧﻢ ﻋﻤﺮﺍ ﺍﮔﻪ ﻇﺮﻳﻒ ﺑﺬﺍﺭﻩ ﺣﺴﺎﺏ ﮐﻨﯽ!!!

قرار شده ايران از سانتريفروژهاي خود فقط براي مقاصد صلح جويانه از جمله گرفتن آب هويچ، آب پرتقال، شير موز، معجون، شير هويچ بستني، آب طالبي وگرفتن هسته آلبالو و گيلاس  استفاده كند….توافق هسته اي مبارك

دیدی چی شد؟ حالا 22بهمن بریم چی بگیم؟!!!

حالا همرو بیخیال، الان که میخوایم با آمریکا رفت و آمد کنیم من چی بپوشم،لباس ندارم که

هیچ کدام از این جوکها مال من نیست, از طریق ایمیل از دوستان در امریکا دریافت کردم. انشا الله همیشه خندان باشید. ارادتمند, مئیر جاودانفر

#Iran: a more conservative response to the draft nuclear agreement

7 Apr

Professor Mohammad Marandi


Last night I posted an Al Jazeera discussion which showed three different views from Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S towards the recent draft nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

The Iranian view was presented by Professor Zibakalam, who is a reformist.

In this clip, CCTV America has interviewed Mohammad Marandi who is more conservative. Dr Marandi has a PhD in English literature from Birmingham University and since 2005 he has been the head of the North American Studies Department, University of Tehran.

His father is close to Ayatollah Khamenei. He was the head of the medical team which oversaw the Supreme Leader’s recent Prostate operation. He is very well-connected inside the regime.

It’s an interesting interview. It’s worth watching to hear what the more conservative side of Iranian politics thinks about the recent deal.

TV debate: #Iran framework agreement- the view from Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S

6 Apr

So what do the people of Iran think about the latest nuclear framework agreement?

What about the Saudis? what is their view and concerns?

And the Americans?

Three persons from these three countries gave their view on Al Jazeera English.

From Iran: Sadegh Zibakalam, professor of Political Science at Tehran University.

From the US.: Michael Brooks, producer of Majority Report, a political talk and analysis show.

From Saudi Arabia: Turad El Amri, strategic analyst and chairman of the Saed Elamri Strategic Centre.

It’s definitely worth watching.


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