Bad news for relations US-Iran: Mujaheddin e-Khalq removed from list of terrorist groups

The U.S. State Department on Friday formally removed the Iranian dissident group Mujahadin-e Khalq from its official list of terrorist organizations in a move which, according to political analysts is bound to deteriorate the relations with Iran even further. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the decision, as the State Department stated, in view of [...]

Political Islam and violence – Islam and peace

On 9/11/2012, the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy in New York and Washington, the US ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats were killed, apparently by a fanatic Islamic group. Naturally, Obama and top US officials as well as Libyans denounced the savage act of violence and promised stepped up security for all US facilities [...]

Iran and US quest for hegemony

America’s quest for hegemony, that is, pursuing a geopolitical, economic and ideological/political integrative policy (transformation policy after WWII) from the McKinley administration to the present drives the US and its junior partners to pursue the same policy. Whether Iran today, Iraq yesterday, Vietnam in the 1960s existed or not what one needs to analyze and [...]

Piracy causing wobbles in the East African region

A European Union ambassador and a French military naval officer have called for support from countries in the East African bloc, other African countries partners to find a proper solution to the political turmoil which has engulfed Somalia over the past two decades. The call was made by European Union Ambassador to Tanzania Filiberto Ceriani [...]

US Iran-for-Syria deal – 2012

On 3 February 2012, Russia denied that it was considering a US deal to permit an American-sponsored hit on Iran in exchange for non-Western intervention in Syria. Moscow insisted that it would not engage in backroom deals to back stab its Middle Eastern allies. This announcement came one day after Russia called the UN Security [...]

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