Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why has Iran wrecked its economy to fund war in Syria?

Estimates of Iran’s military expenditure in Syria vary from US$6 billion a year to US$15-US$20 billion a year. That includes US$4 billion of direct costs as well as subsidies for Hezbollah and other Iranian-controlled...

SFRC members not told US wired millions to Iran — admin said wiring money...

In January and February 2016 the U.S. made a series of cash payments to Iran ultimately totalling $1.7 billion, while Iran released some American hostages. The timing and structure of the payment have both...

What are they smoking?…asks Michael Kuttner

This has been another vintage week during which many individuals once again demonstrated an uncanny ability to detach from truthful reality. First off the block was New Zealand’s Foreign Minister who predictably performed according to...

Spotlight on Iran

On June 19, 2016, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif removed Hossein-Amir bdollahian, deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs, from his post and replaced him with Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman. The...

Arab Peace Initiative Is Negotiable, Saudi Arabia and Jordan Say

The murderous bombing attack by the ISIS organization against a Jordanian outpost at the junction of Jordan’s borders with Iraq and Syria reinforces Jordan’s new needs in dealing with the Palestinian problem. The closing...

That $1.7 billion the Obama admin transferred to Iran amid hostage release went straight...

On Jan 16 Iranian and then U.S. sources revealed Iran had released four of the American hostages it had been holding . At the same time the U.S. transferred $1.7b to Iran, released 7...

U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding Iran’s Military Expansion

One of the unexpected results of President Barack Obama's new opening to Iran is that U.S. taxpayers are now funding both sides of the Middle East's arms race. The U.S. is deliberately subsidizing defense...

Matthias Küntzel, Germany and Iran: From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold

Matthias Küntzel, Germany and Iran: From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold, translated by Colin Meade. Candor, NY: Telos Press Publishing, 2014. 274 + xiii pp. ISBN 9780914386001  This publication is an English translation...

Israel Urged To Prepare For Iran Attack

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies asserted that Iran could erupt in war against Israel from either Lebanon or Syria. In a report, the center said the Iranian war could begin with an attack...

Iranian American Jewish Federations of Los Angeles and New York Condemn Holocaust Denial Contest

The Iranian-American Jewish Federations in Los Angeles and New York strongly condemn the Islamic Republic of Iran’s government-sponsored Holocaust cartoon contest. The government-sponsored contest begins on May 14, 2016, and the winner of the contest...