Tag Archives: iran

Middle East questions validity of US pretext for war

Why would Syria’s Bashar Hafez al-Assad launch a deadly chemical attack on a scale not yet seen in his country’s civil war — as American and allied officials assert his loyalists did last week — when he seemed to be holding his own in the stalemated conflict, and just as international weapons inspectors arrived in the […]

US and West looking for World War 3 in Syria

Iranian lawmakers and commanders issued stark warnings to the United States and its allies on Tuesday, saying any military strike on Syria would lead to a retaliatory attack on Israel fanned by “the flames of outrage.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/28/world/middleeast/strike-on-syria-would-cause-one-on-israel-iran-declares.html?ref=todayspaper  The warnings came against a backdrop of rising momentum among Western governments for a military intervention in the […]

CIA admits overthrowing democracy in Iran because of oil

The C.I.A. has admitted orchestrating the 1953 coup that toppled democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh of Iran after he tried to nationalize his country’s oil wealth, which was controlled by Britain, according to a declassified document. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/world/middleeast/cia-orchestrated-1953-coup-in-iran-document-confirms.html?ref=world The agency’s role in the coup has long been known, but George Washington University’s National Security Archive, […]

UK arms dealing at odds with human rights stance

The UK government has approved more than 3,000 export licences for military sales to countries which it believes have questionable records on human rights.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23336914   The House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls says the value of the existing export licences to the 27 countries in question exceeds £12bn. This includes significant sales to […]

Canada ties terrorism to Iran

Officials said the alleged terrorism plot in Canada had support from al-Qaeda in Iran, although there was no sign of state sponsorship. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22269639 “The conclusions were made based on acts and words which are only appearances,” The accused face charges of conspiracy to carry out an attack and kill people in association with a terrorist […]