by Wilhelm Langthaler
The beginning détente between the US and Iran is opening a new chapter of global relations. It is not only a game changer in the Syrian arena but will prompt a re-configuration of the Middle East’s setup. Ultimately it indicates another step towards the multi-polar world – but a modest one confirming US supremacy with indirect rule.
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Everybody seems happy with the unexpected outcome of the Iranian presidential elections – with the notorious Israeli exception. Given the explosive regional and global tensions, one is inclined to think that there is something wrong with this apparent harmony, isn’t it?
By Moreno Pasquinelli
On March 23rd, upon learning that we are among the promoters of the call "Stop the aggression against Iran", Salah al-Mukhtar, a known member of the Iraqi Baath (with which we have kept close ties since the Anglo-American aggression of March 2003), has sent us a letter in which he accuses us of having become accomplices of the Americans. Let us read:
Denuclearize all of Middle-East! Stop the siege on Gaza and the martyrdom of the Palestinian people!
1. From an anti-imperialist point of view, the overwhelming victory of Ahmadinejad in the elections is positive, because the incumbent and president-elect stands for confrontation with the U.S.-led new order for the Near East.
As we write, the arrival of new U.S. warships will mark the largest build-up of Naval forces in the Gulf since the 1991 Gulf War.
Iranian-American Community (IACUS)
The Iranian-American Community (IACUS) strongly condemns the new round of the US-dominated UN Security Council sanctions against the people of Iran. We consider these sanctions imperialist efforts aimed at pressuring the Iranian government to submit to the will of the Western Neo-Liberal rule. They are also a futile attempt to deny the Iranian people the technology that would further pave the way towards their independence and sovereignty.
After Palestine, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq it is now the turn of Iran. Tehran has been long named head of the "axis of the evil" but Washington had other pressing bellicose needs on the way to global predominance.
by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service
A story authored by a prominent U.S. neo-conservative regarding new legislation in Iran allegedly requiring Jews and other religious minorities to wear distinctive colour badges circulated around the world this weekend before it was exposed as false.