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 […]

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…

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 […]

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

By Jan ObergDecember 6, 2018 How interesting! President Trump tweets on December 3, that he believes that the present level of military expenditures are ‘crazy’ – and he wants to talk with China and Russia about reducing them. I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that and here is what I said – […]

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

By Jan Oberg September 10, 2018 An interview with PressTV about what has happened in Sweden and – at least some – reasons why. Apologies for the bad sound quality which was beyond our control. I do not feel good about being that close to John Bolton (above), but what can I do? 🙂   […]

U.S. primary sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions on the world is totally unacceptable

U.S. primary sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions on the world is totally unacceptable

  By Jan Oberg Commenting on Iran’s global PressTV why the US sanctions against Iran are one big violation of international law and why other countries should resist all pressures from the US and its threat of imposing its secondary sanctions on them – remember Trump’s tweet that anyone who does business with Iran will […]

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

  By Jan Oberg August 13, 2018 This is literally a unique experience of extraordinary educational value: Listen to 98-year old Ben Ferencz sharing his crystal clear perception of the human stupidity of war – all wars – and how he sees the situation of humanity. He remains a realist, he says, with more optimism […]

U.S. re-imposes of sanctions on Iran on Hiroshima Day. All others must stand with Iran now!

U.S. re-imposes of sanctions on Iran on Hiroshima Day. All others must stand with Iran now!

    Comment by Jan Oberg August 6, 2018 “We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)” – say High Representative Federica Mogherini and Foreign Ministers of E3 (Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Heiko Maas of Germany, Jeremy Hunt of […]

My indirect dialogue with Iran’s foreign minister on sanctions

My indirect dialogue with Iran’s foreign minister on sanctions

  By Jan Oberg July 30, 2018 • Iran’s foreign minister says the US is addicted to imposing sanctions on other countries but the Iranian nation, through its unity and resistance, can force Washington to give up such habit. The comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif come as the US is set to restore sanctions on […]

Israel – now an apartheid state by law

Israel – now an apartheid state by law

  By Miko Peled, TFF Associate Video interview with Miko Peled of July 20, 2018 We strongly recommend that you go to Peled’s excellent blog, see his articles and video and read about his now classical book, “The General’s Son. Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.” You’ll also find an interesting one on his recent […]

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