Iran’s foreign minister speaks at SIPRI – and the media dont get it

Iran’s foreign minister speaks at SIPRI – and the media dont get it

Iran Collage # 1 by Jan Oberg By Jan Oberg August 27, 2019 On August 21, 2019, Iran’s foreign minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, gave a speech at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI. Zarif spoke at length without a manuscript, in details and with references to facts and history of the region and the […]

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

Or – The US, A Shameless Warrior By Jan Oberg August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: As will be seen below, there were four photos from an event in Copenhagen. The first shows all the people present, including former Danish Prime minister Fogh Rasmussen (also on the […]

Iran’s foreign minister is right about weapons preventing peace

Iran’s foreign minister is right about weapons preventing peace

By Jan Oberg August 22, 2019 Dr. Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, yesterday spoke at SIPRI – the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. (At the moment of writing nothing comes up on its homepage when searching his name but you may see his speech and the discussion that followed here). I was asked by Iran’s […]

OMG Trump is not coming: Time to wake up from the bewitched sleep, Denmark?

OMG Trump is not coming: Time to wake up from the bewitched sleep, Denmark?

“Hmm, you are saying that I – Donald Trump – can’t buy Greenland?Photo collage by Jan Oberg 2019 By Jan Oberg August 21, 2019 This morning the Danes could wake up to a Twitter message from US President Trump that he was anyhow not going to Denmark on September 2-3 – in spite of the […]

Iran’s FM: Window to salvage nuclear deal closing

Iran’s FM: Window to salvage nuclear deal closing

Media comment by Jan Oberg August 21, 2019 On August 19, 2019, Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, visited Finland to persuade it – and the rest of Europe – to stand up more firmly for the nuclear deal, JCPOA, from July. But the prospect is bleak…

The China Mirage

The China Mirage

August 16, 2019 There is a permanent, more or less intensive, narrative that China is the Enemy # 1 of the West. We have the permanent US/Western assertion that China is the new military super enemy. There is the argument that the world’s – if not history’s – largest co-operative project, the Chinese-initiated Belt and […]

Mr. Pompeo’s or civilisation’s clock?

Mr. Pompeo’s or civilisation’s clock?

By Jan Oberg August 13, 2019 With due respect, Mr. Pompeo, civilisation’s clock should be ticking for what I allow myself to consider inhuman, unfair and tension-creating policies such as those you conduct. You and your President constantly tell others not to do what the US itself does tenfold worse – because, as it seems, […]

Nuclear weapons states are terrorist states and these weapons are indefensible

Nuclear weapons states are terrorist states and these weapons are indefensible

August 6, 2019 A discussion at PressTV in – non-nuclear – Iran about the main reasons nuclear weapons must be abolished before they abolish humankind. In this discussion, Jan Oberg argues that these weapons are illegal, morally indefensible, rest on intellectual garbage and on a fundamentally terrorist philosophy. Their illegality is clear: No country would […]

The INF Treaty is dead – only nuclear abolition will do

The INF Treaty is dead – only nuclear abolition will do

By Jan Oberg The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has published a fine short and informative video on the tragedy that August 2, 2019, marks for Europe. Comment by Jan Oberg, August 2nd, 2019 Today is a tragic day for Europe, indeed for the world – but do the media highlight that fact on […]

US sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister: How pathetic!

US sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister: How pathetic!

By Jan Oberg August 1, 2019 The Trump administration imposed sanction on Iran’s foreign minister, Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif last night – as if the present intensified sanctions – primary on Iran and secondary on, in principle, everybody else, were not enough already. Here is AlJazeera’s story which also includes Iranian President Rouhani’s and Zarif’s […]

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