Tag: Tehran

the-israeli-attack-on-iran-may-sabotage-the-us-goal-of-a-new-nuclear-deal
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Apr
2021

The Israeli attack on Iran may sabotage the US goal of a new nuclear dealThe Israeli attack on Iran may sabotage the US goal of a new nuclear deal

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On April 11, the Natanz uranium enrichment site was attacked. An explosion destroyed the internal power system for thousands of underground centrifuges, which form the main Iranian nuclear enrichment program. Israeli media attributed the attack to Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, which is capable of cyber-sabotage.  The blast had created […]

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“we-will-kill-you,-we-have-prepared-killings-for-infidels.”:-isis-childrens’-vow
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Mar
2021

“We will kill you, we have prepared killings for infidels.”: ISIS childrens’ vow“We will kill you, we have prepared killings for infidels.”: ISIS childrens’ vow

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Rola Al-Khatib, a journalist for Al-Hadath, and Al-Arabiya, media outlets from Saudi Arabia, were attacked by children at the Al-Hol camp in north-eastern Syria which houses ISIS families.   The children had been indoctrinated by their mothers to regard any female not wearing a black headscarf and full-length cloak as […]

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the-lebanese-crisis-is-directed-against-syrian-reconstruction:-says-dr.-jamal-wakim
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Mar
2021

The Lebanese crisis is directed against Syrian reconstruction: says Dr. Jamal WakimThe Lebanese crisis is directed against Syrian reconstruction: says Dr. Jamal Wakim

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syrian investors have about $42 billion in Lebanese banks. The corrupt Lebanese banking system has frozen those accounts and prevented withdrawals.  The Syrian economic crisis is caused in large part by the Lebanese crisis. In the summer of 2019, the Lebanese crisis began with street protests. This was instigated […]

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the-pope-in-iraq-between-the-minaret-and-the-bells
09

Mar
2021

The Pope in Iraq between the minaret and the bellsThe Pope in Iraq between the minaret and the bells

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Pope Francis arrived yesterday at the Baghdad International Airport to begin a three-day visit, the first of its kind, and the first visit for the Pope abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic began one year ago.  Critics have wondered what difference the compassionate tourist could make, but the Pope has aimed […]

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reconciliation-in-syria:-building-peace-between-the-two-sides
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Feb
2021

Reconciliation in Syria: building peace between the two sidesReconciliation in Syria: building peace between the two sides

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, also known as the Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in the Syrian Arab Republic, was founded on February 23, 2016, and is currently headed by Counter Admiral Oleg Vladimirovich Zhuravlyov. Russia was requested to enter Syria in late 2015 […]

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biden’s-path-to-return-to-iran-nuclear-deal
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Feb
2021

Biden’s path to return to Iran nuclear dealBiden’s path to return to Iran nuclear deal

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator President Biden spoke Friday at the Munich Security Conference, aiming to convince foreign allies that the US will work with them on issues ranging from arms control, COVID-19, cyber hacking, and climate change while renewing the transatlantic partnership. Importantly, he wants to renew the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with […]

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no-quick-fix-to-end-the-yemen-war
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Feb
2021

No quick-fix to end the Yemen warNo quick-fix to end the Yemen war

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator US President Joe Biden wants to “End the Yemen War” by cutting support to the Saudi-led coalition and focusing on diplomacy to end the six-year conflict in one of the world’s poorest countries, which has brought 30 million Yemenis close to famine. The US has a history of looking […]

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gulf-unity-as-the-curtain-falls-on-the-trump-term
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Jan
2021

Gulf unity as the curtain falls on the Trump termGulf unity as the curtain falls on the Trump term

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Persian Gulf monarchies have met today at the 41st annual six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.  This marks the first step toward ending a three-year diplomatic crisis that divided US defense partners. “The 41st summit marks the beginning of a new chapter for the GCC […]

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