Iranian foreign Minister Zarif at SIPRI and the human rights defenders

Iranian foreign Minister Zarif at SIPRI and the human rights defenders

August 5, 2019 By Farhang Jahanpour Iran’s Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif gave a speech at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). SIPRI is a highly respected research institute with a special place in the hearts of peace-lovers throughout the world. In a world where there are so many think thanks and organisations […]

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 […]

Iran at the precipice

Iran at the precipice

By Jonathan Power July 24, 2019 There’s never been a full-scale war between two nuclear-armed states. If Iran one day did cross the nuclear threshold the same deterrence will apply. No one rational would want to provoke their own incineration. Columbia University professor, Kenneth Waltz, the distinguished theorist on the conduct of war, wrote in […]

The world should ignore the U.S. Iran game and support the nuclear deal – in deeds

The world should ignore the U.S. Iran game and support the nuclear deal – in deeds

July 7, 2019 Please find below a discussion between ex-State Department official, author and attorney J. Michael Springmann and Jan Oberg. It focuses on the U.S. call for an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, concerning Iran’s nuclear policy.

Russia is bitter about the West

Russia is bitter about the West

By Jonathan Power June 11, 2019 When I was in Moscow three weeks ago, I was briefing myself for an interview with the Soviet Union’s last president, Mikhail Gorbachev. As it happened he had to cancel it as he went into hospital for tests. One of the American academics I always read is Gordon Hahn, […]

IAEA worried about rising tensions over Iran nuclear work

IAEA worried about rising tensions over Iran nuclear work

June 10, 2019 Mr. Amano, IAEA, indeed has good reasons to be worried – also today when the Germain foreign minister, Heiko Maas, visits Tehran and seems to have nothing new to convey to Iran’s foregin minister and president. Iran’s PressTV asked TFF’s director and co-founder, Jan Oberg, to comment on Amano’s statement, together with […]

Sweden and Nordea Bank shamefully prevent humanitarian aid to Iran

Sweden and Nordea Bank shamefully prevent humanitarian aid to Iran

By Jan Oberg June 5, 2019 Some time ago, I wrote about the flood catastrophe in Iran which a) affects up to 10 million people and b) has gone virtually unmentioned in Western mainstream media: Stop the ongoing US humanitarian terrorism against Iran and help its people! Just in passing, not one of the more […]

The buried Maidan massacre and its misrepresentation by the West

The buried Maidan massacre and its misrepresentation by the West

Ukrainian priests lead a commemoration ceremony for Maidan activists or “Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred” killed during anti-government protests in Kiev this time last year. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA By  Ivan Katchanovski May 24, 2019 The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko […]

Distance yourself from US Iran policies or be responsible for the next catastrophe in the Middle East

Distance yourself from US Iran policies or be responsible for the next catastrophe in the Middle East

May 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg Remember President Trump’s tweet and accompanying statements by the Trump administration officials concerning Iran – as reported here by CNN on May 19, 2019. Trump’s statement amounts to a de facto declaration of war on Iran. Objectively speaking, it is a lie that Iran threatens the US. It is […]

Lifting sanction isn’t as simple as it sounds

Lifting sanction isn’t as simple as it sounds

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Nicholas Mulder April 16, 2019 Financial wars damage and disfigure economies as much as military ones. Countries ravaged by sanctions need reconstruction, too. The sanctions just keep on coming. The reactions were swift when the Trump administration designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, in a move […]