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If a Trump-Iran Summit Happens, Ayatollah So 18 Jun 7:13pm If a Trump-Iran Summit Happens, Ayatollah So
Making the offer would put pressure on the regime, with little risk to the U.S.
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Time to Make Up After Fighting Over Iran 17 Jun 2:00pm Time to Make Up After Fighting Over Iran
The U.S. is getting its way through coercive sanctions. It would be helpful to show the allies some respect.
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Trump Breaks Rules, but When Do We Start Winning? 13 Jun 6:30pm Trump Breaks Rules, but When Do We Start Winning?
He is in nonstop motion on North Korea, Iran and trade. What comes next?
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Our concerns about the arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran | Letter 6 Jun 1:26pm Our concerns about the arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran | Letter
129 experts in computer science, mathematics and machine learning call for the release of their colleague, the Imperial College London professor who was arrested in April in TehranWe are 129 members of the academic community in the United Kingdom and beyond, including Austria, China, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the US, working at the forefront of computer science, mathematics and machine learning. We are deeply concerned about the
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Is Trump Following a Grand Mideast Strategy? 5 Jun 7:06pm Is Trump Following a Grand Mideast Strategy?
His approach to Israel, Arab allies and Iran makes it look that way. Syria will pose a major challenge.
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Bibi Is Bent on Taking On Iran Alone 5 Jun 7:04pm Bibi Is Bent on Taking On Iran Alone
Israel’s prime minister bucked his cabinet to boost his authority to launch a strike.
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Trump’s trade war threatens global peace | Martin Kettle 1 Jun 12:22pm Trump’s trade war threatens global peace | Martin Kettle
The president has turned America’s trade allies into enemies – and his hand wasn’t even forcedTrade war. Surely the clue is in the name. Incredible as it may seem, the United States has just declared war. Not on adversaries like North Korea, Iran or Russia. Instead it has
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Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal 22 May 6:46pm Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal
Otherwise North Korea could have demanded the same lenient terms, and negotiations would fail.
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Trump Courts Disaster With Iran 22 May 6:45pm Trump Courts Disaster With Iran
The administration’s strategy alienates Europe and risks war in the Mideast.
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Putting a New Squeeze on Iran 21 May 7:45pm Putting a New Squeeze on Iran
Pompeo lays out a strategy of severe economic pressure.
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Iran, Get Ready for the Battle Rial 21 May 6:33pm Iran, Get Ready for the Battle Rial
The Trump administration has declared financial war on the regime. It’s a good bet America will win.
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North Korea, and Iran, and Iraq! Oh, My! 16 May 7:02pm North Korea, and Iran, and Iraq! Oh, My!
Pompeo and Bolton have hardly settled in, but history already has come knocking.
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Trump is wrong over Iran, but Europe can’t afford to divorce the US 16 May 12:59am Trump is wrong over Iran, but Europe can’t afford to divorce the US
No other US president has been as antagonistic to European principles. But there’s no alternative to a strong transatlantic partnershipIn 2003 a
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Trump, Iran and American Power 14 May 6:49pm Trump, Iran and American Power
The president sees Tehran’s overreach as an opportunity to arrest U.S. decline.
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The Observer view on Europe’s duty to confront Donald Trump over Iran | Observer editorial 13 May 1:00am The Observer view on Europe’s duty to confront Donald Trump over Iran | Observer editorial
The American president has thrown into confusion old alliances and imperilled Middle Eastern peaceDonald Trump’s
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The Guardian view on Iran’s nuclear deal: Trump creates a narrative for war | Editorial 9 May 1:34pm The Guardian view on Iran’s nuclear deal: Trump creates a narrative for war | Editorial
The US president’s invective is dangerous but should surprise no one. He relies on assertions that reinforce prejudices but have no basis in fact Donald Trump’s voice in foreign affairs is one that slips between brash arrogance and oily smugness. He touts supremacy from behind thinly concealed contempt. In
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Trump’s folly over the Iran deal comes through loud and clear | Letters 9 May 12:49pm Trump’s folly over the Iran deal comes through loud and clear | Letters
Angry male voices are drowning out truth in politics, argues
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Europe must make Trump pay for wrecking the Iran nuclear deal | Simon Tisdall 9 May 6:07am Europe must make Trump pay for wrecking the Iran nuclear deal | Simon Tisdall
Britain should cancel the president’s visit and join with allies to impose diplomatic and economic sanctions on the USDonald Trump’s
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By ending the nuclear deal, Trump has handed a gift to Iranian hardliners | Sanam Vakil 8 May 6:57pm By ending the nuclear deal, Trump has handed a gift to Iranian hardliners | Sanam Vakil
One of the many knock-on effects of Trump’s decision to end the nuclear deal could be the victory of hardliners in upcoming elections writes Sanam Vakil For Iranians, Donald Trump’s announcement that he is withdrawing the US from the nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions, despite Iran’s compliance with the deal, is deeply disappointing. This is a manufactured crisis, and in making it, Washington and its allies in Tel Aviv and Riyadh have set their sights on a zero sum option of containing and even forcing political change in the Islamic Republic.
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Iran Wins in Lebanon 8 May 8:10am Updated Iran Wins in Lebanon
The election solidifies Hezbollah control on Israel’s border.
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The Observer view on Trump’s folly in risking not just peace in the Middle East | Observer editorial 5 May 4:01pm The Observer view on Trump’s folly in risking not just peace in the Middle East | Observer editorial
If he rips up the Iran nuclear deal, America’s relationship with Europe will also be irreparably damagedUnless he experiences a sudden, unexpected change of heart, Donald Trump will reactivate US sanctions on Iran next week and, by doing so, attempt to wreck the west’s landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran. The likely negative consequences of Trump’s decision, if confirmed, are wide-ranging and extremely serious. The Observer is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper, founded in 1791. It is published by Guardian News & Media and is editorially independent.
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If Trump destroys the nuclear deal, Iran will fall to its hardliners | Saeed Kamali Dehghan 3 May 1:00am If Trump destroys the nuclear deal, Iran will fall to its hardliners | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Encouraged by Netanyahu, the US could soon withdraw from the agreement – which would spell the end of hopes for reform Benjamin Netanyahu’s amateurish PowerPoint presentation in Tel Aviv this week –
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The Iran-Israel Shadow War 1 May 4:19pm Updated The Iran-Israel Shadow War
The 2015 nuclear deal has financed Iran’s Syria military buildup.
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Israel and Its Neighbors Need an Iran Deal Overhaul 30 Apr 5:58pm Israel and Its Neighbors Need an Iran Deal Overhaul
Give inspectors full access to nuclear sites, and stop money and arms flowing to Hezbollah and Hamas.
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A Crisis on Each End of Asia 30 Apr 5:56pm A Crisis on Each End of Asia
Modest success on North Korea is giving the U.S. breathing room to focus on Iran.
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To Promote Nonproliferation, Kill the Iran Deal Now 29 Apr 4:41pm To Promote Nonproliferation, Kill the Iran Deal Now
The Europeans won’t do business with Tehran if that means losing access to American banks.
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Europe, Trump and the Iran Deal 26 Apr 7:26pm Europe, Trump and the Iran Deal
Macron’s move opens the way for a joint rewrite of the nuclear agreement.
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Russia Risks a Wider Mideast War 24 Apr 7:16pm Russia Risks a Wider Mideast War
By outing Israel’s attack on Iran’s base in Syria, Moscow may provoke an escalation by Tehran.
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An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O 19 Apr 6:37am An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O
It was a major breakthrough, drastically reducing the risk of a nuclear arms race. Abandoning it now will do lasting damage
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Use Iran Sanctions to Stop Assad 18 Apr 6:58pm Use Iran Sanctions to Stop Assad
Allied cooperation in Syria offers a way to overcome differences over the nuclear deal.
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A Trump Strategy for Syria 16 Apr 12:50pm A Trump Strategy for Syria
A single missile strike won’t stop the designs of Iran and Russia.
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May has tied us to Donald Trump. She must face the consequences | Polly Toynbee 15 Apr 2:45pm May has tied us to Donald Trump. She must face the consequences | Polly Toynbee
The missile attack on Syria was a pointless, dangerous gesture. If given the chance, MPs must vote to condemn it Mission accomplished!” The presidential tweet was beyond ominous, reprising as it did George W Bush’s ill-fated banner 15 years ago. As his Iraq war dragged on its bloody course, Bush later admitted it had “conveyed the wrong message”. Now Trump’s crass ignorance of history should serve as a warning he may be destined, or “locked and loaded”, to repeat it. Theresa May has tied this country to his fickle whims. Inside Donald Trump’s circus, war breaks out between James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the defence secretary who emerges as the sanest in that shape-shifting entourage, and Trump’s terrifying new national security adviser, John Bolton, who reportedly wanted to bomb the hell out of Iranian forces while they were at it on Friday night, urging the president to cancel the Iran nuclear deal. This is where May’s hand-holding has left us: hitched to these dangerous men. What a political risk she has taken, out there alone, against public opinion both before and after the bombing: an instant
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The Syria strikes show the west is serious about chemical weapons | Martin Kettle 14 Apr 4:40am The Syria strikes show the west is serious about chemical weapons | Martin Kettle
The allies sought to deter their use without drawing in Russia and Iran – but the risks of escalation remain high Enough to show they are serious. Not enough for it to get out of control. That, in essence, seems to be the initial lesson of the
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High Stakes in Syria 12 Apr 7:18pm High Stakes in Syria
A token missile attack won’t deter the Assad-Iran-Russia axis.
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Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave | Peter Beaumont 10 Apr 1:07pm Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave | Peter Beaumont
Netanyahu built his career on promising to be a bulwark against Iran, but instead his failures are contributing to the escalation across the Middle EastClever wheezes in the Middle East have the tendency to not look very smart for very long. A case in point, as has become sharply evident this week, is the much-vaunted
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Don’t expect the west to act on Syria’s latest horror | Matthew d’Ancona 8 Apr 11:12am Don’t expect the west to act on Syria’s latest horror | Matthew d’Ancona
Donald Trump has condemned Putin and Iran ‘for backing Animal Assad’ – but that’s probably as far as it goesConscience has become the
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Arab Leaders Abandon the Palestinians 2 Apr 6:29pm Arab Leaders Abandon the Palestinians
Facing threats from Iran and Turkey, they want peace—and to strangle Hamas.
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Europe Will Now Decide if the Iran Deal Survives 1 Apr 1:57pm Europe Will Now Decide if the Iran Deal Survives
France, the U.K. and Germany can accept Trump’s conditions or kill the agreement.
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23 Mar 3:28pm Obama and the Art of the Iran Deal
Can one successfully negotiate without respect from the other side?
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The Pyongyang-Tehran Axis 15 Mar 2:01pm Updated The Pyongyang-Tehran Axis
Fixing or scrapping the Iran nuclear deal is the best thing Trump can do to denuclearize North Korea.
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The Most Unnerving Visit to the Middle East in a Long Time 12 Mar 7:34pm The Most Unnerving Visit to the Middle East in a Long Time
In Syria and Lebanon, Iran and its proxies escalate their threats to Israel, Sunni Arabs and the U.S.
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Fifteen years after Iraq war protests, peace is further away than ever | Emily Thornberry 15 Feb 11:06am Fifteen years after Iraq war protests, peace is further away than ever | Emily Thornberry
Jeremy Corbyn’s warnings on Iraq, Libya and Syria have proved terrifyingly right. And now Iran looks like the next battlegroundOn this day,15 years ago, I joined about one million others in central London to
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The Iran-Israel War Flares Up 11 Feb 2:34pm The Iran-Israel War Flares Up
The fight is over a Qods Force presence on the Syria-Israel border. How will the U.S. respond?
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Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan and Iran 8 Feb 7:14pm Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan and Iran
The DNC’s deputy chairman hasn’t told the full story.
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As Vladimir Putin steals the Russian election, our leaders are shamefully silent | Simon Tisdall 8 Feb 1:00am As Vladimir Putin steals the Russian election, our leaders are shamefully silent | Simon Tisdall
If such an obviously rigged poll were being held in Iran or Zimbabwe, there would be screams of outrage from the westRussia will vote in presidential elections next month that Vladimir Putin is certain to win. Consider that statement for a moment. An election implies a contest. So how can the current president, who has already served three terms and wielded power in the Kremlin continuously since 1999, be assured of victory in advance? The answer is that Russia’s is an election in name only. In truth it is a sham and a smokescreen, designed to confer democratic respectability on to a corrupt oligarchy. For Russians accustomed to unaccountable rule from on high, this is nothing new. More surprising is the supine acquiescence, bordering on complicity, of western democracies.
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Hezbollah Has Destroyed the Lebanon I Once Knew 28 Jan 4:38pm Hezbollah Has Destroyed the Lebanon I Once Knew
I was sentenced to six months in jail simply for criticizing the Iran-backed terror group’s role.
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Turkey’s attack on Syrian Kurds could overturn the entire region | Gareth Stansfield 27 Jan 7:03pm Turkey’s attack on Syrian Kurds could overturn the entire region | Gareth Stansfield
The new front is not just a local conflict: it could lead to a broader Kurdish revolt that redraws the map. The west must finally decide what it wants to achieve in the Middle East or other players will benefitIn whichever state they live, the Kurds endure a perilous existence. In Iran, the Kurdish people of the west have suffered significant persecution at the hands of the Islamic republic, while in Iraq, the Kurds of the north were confronted with a well-organised military operation. They also faced a diplomatic initiative that illustrated that, even in the fractious world of Middle East politics, Kurdish aspirations can manage to unify Iraq, Iran and Turkey in common opposition, following the independence referendum. Even more strikingly, western powers were also aligned against their Iraqi Kurdish allies who had been so valuable in the fight against Isis. The thinking of western governments was logical – coolly objective even – as they remained committed to their policy of protecting the territorial integrity of Iraq. But, from a Kurdish perspective, they seem to be useful proxies when needed – and friends to forget when not.
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Testing Trump in Syria 24 Jan 6:57pm Testing Trump in Syria
Turkey, Russia and Iran want to push the U.S. and its allies out.
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Hit Ayatollah Khamenei in His Pocketbook 22 Jan 7:23pm Hit Ayatollah Khamenei in His Pocketbook
Supporters brag about his modest lifestyle, but Iran’s ruler runs a billion-dollar corporate conglomerate.
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Coreligionists in Kleptocracy 9 Jan 7:45pm Coreligionists in Kleptocracy
What Russia and Iran have in common is someday their people will say ‘enough.’
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The Secular Republic of Iran 4 Jan 7:11pm The Secular Republic of Iran
In a theocracy, political protests will always have religious implications.
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How Donald Trump’s tweets help Iran’s supreme leader | Sanam Vakil 4 Jan 11:06am How Donald Trump’s tweets help Iran’s supreme leader | Sanam Vakil
The US president’s support for protesters and sanctions fuel the regime’s narrative of outside interference – and deprive Iranians of the prospect of reformSince the beginning of the
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Make Iran Great Again 3 Jan 7:24pm Make Iran Great Again
Like Barack Obama, Iran’s leaders don’t know how a real economy works.
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Busting Illusions About Iran 2 Jan 10:33pm Busting Illusions About Iran
Trump puts America on the side of the people, not the Ayatollahs.
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Iran knows how to silence protests. If only it knew how to listen | Azadeh Moaveni 1 Jan 11:37am Iran knows how to silence protests. If only it knew how to listen | Azadeh Moaveni
The state can deal with sporadic rage. But what it always fails to do is address the economic and political grievances of young people on the streetsIn Kermanshah, a Kurdish town in Iran’s north-west, the
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The Guardian view on protests in Iran: they matter – but what do they mean? | Editorial 31 Dec 2017, 1:54pm The Guardian view on protests in Iran: they matter – but what do they mean? | Editorial
Unrest across the country appears to have multiple causes. What exactly sparked it, and where it will lead, remains unclearIt takes bravery, perhaps incaution, to forecast what will unfold in the year ahead. It would be true folly to predict what will happen in
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New Protests in Iran 29 Dec 2017, 6:54pm New Protests in Iran
Demonstrations spread against the regime and its imperial adventures.
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Trump and Syria After Islamic State 29 Dec 2017, 11:59am Updated Trump and Syria After Islamic State
Will the U.S. concede a strategic victory to Russia and Iran?
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Murder Most Foul in Argentina 27 Dec 2017, 7:05pm Murder Most Foul in Argentina
A judge rules that a prosecutor investigating Iran was murdered.
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Merry Christmas, Iraq 18 Dec 2017, 7:16pm Merry Christmas, Iraq
Christians are joyful over Islamic State’s defeat—but they’re worried about Iran.
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An innocent mother is in jail. We cannot forget Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Tulip Siddiq and Emma Thompson 24 Nov 2017, 4:00am An innocent mother is in jail. We cannot forget Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Tulip Siddiq and Emma Thompson
We know what it’s like to be separated from your child. Nazanin is being held in Iran on spurious charges, and Britain must step up and protect its citizenOur children may be 15 years apart in age, but any mother will tell you that anxiety and paranoia about your child never stop. Even in the middle of filming a Hollywood movie or questioning the prime minister, in the back of our heads we’re wondering whether our daughters have worn their gloves on this cold day, or whether they have eaten a full meal at school. That is one reason why the case of
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The Menendez Mistrial 17 Nov 2017, 6:43pm The Menendez Mistrial
The charges were thin against the Iran deal’s main Democratic critic.
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Ben Jennings on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – cartoon 12 Nov 2017, 3:37pm Ben Jennings on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – cartoon
Release of British citizen jailed in Iran seems further away after inept interventions by first Boris Johnson, then Michael Gove
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The Guardian view on Lebanon: great power rivalry in a tiny state | Editorial 10 Nov 2017, 1:58pm The Guardian view on Lebanon: great power rivalry in a tiny state | Editorial
The regional contest for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia is pushing Lebanon into a new phase of instability, with Israel unlikely to remain a spectatorLebanon, “the house of many mansions”, has endured an apparently endless series of wars and crises. Now its foundations are shaking once again. The tectonic plates have shifted anew with Iran’s rise, and now this tiny, fragile state is at the heart of the struggle between the two great regional powers and other major players. On Thursday, Saudi Arabia urged its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately after days of tensions that broke through the surface last weekend with the shock
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Boris Johnson and Priti Patel: is this the best British diplomacy has to offer? | Mary Dejevsky 7 Nov 2017, 4:49am Boris Johnson and Priti Patel: is this the best British diplomacy has to offer? | Mary Dejevsky
With Johnson’s foolish gaffe about a British woman held in Iran and development secretary Priti Patel’s busman’s holiday in Israel, it seems the UK is losing its touchA lot of successful diplomacy is about ambiguity, nuance, and turning blind eyes. So is a lot of failed diplomacy: when the ambiguity is not consensual, the nuance is missing, and mistakes or misjudgments are exposed to the cold hard glare of reality. Accidents, of course, happen, but the latest misadventures look embarrassingly avoidable. The international development secretary’s busman’s holiday in Israel is the first problem. It is hard to believe that anyone, least of all
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The Guardian view on the fall of Raqqa: as Isis loses, Iran wins | Editorial 22 Oct 2017, 2:08pm The Guardian view on the fall of Raqqa: as Isis loses, Iran wins | Editorial
A swirling reorientation of alliances and enmities is under way in Syria and Iraq. The region is suffering a devastation that bears comparison with the thirty years’ war
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After Victory in Raqqa 20 Oct 2017, 6:41pm After Victory in Raqqa
Iran stands to benefit from a post-caliphate U.S. withdrawal.
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Donald Trump is ripping up the alliances that keep the world safe. We must defend them | Natalie Nougayrède 17 Oct 2017, 2:24pm Donald Trump is ripping up the alliances that keep the world safe. We must defend them | Natalie Nougayrède
From the Iran deal to Unesco, the US president is undermining global cooperation. The fallout could be catastrophic, and Europe will not be immuneFive months ago, Donald Trump’s national security adviser HR McMaster penned a column
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Assault on the Kurds 16 Oct 2017, 7:01pm Assault on the Kurds
Defeat for the U.S. allies in northern Iraq is a victory for Iran.
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A Slow Death for the Iran Deal 16 Oct 2017, 10:05am Updated A Slow Death for the Iran Deal
Trump has ‘scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it.’ But proposed congressional ‘fixes’ are feckless.
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Britain must do more to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back from Iran | Shirin Ebadi 15 Oct 2017, 12:39pm Britain must do more to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back from Iran | Shirin Ebadi
There is no evidence for new charges against the British-Iranian charity worker that she plotted against Tehran. She’s a political prisoner and Britain should support her
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The Guardian view on decertifying the Iran deal: full of sound and fury | Editorial 13 Oct 2017, 2:32pm The Guardian view on decertifying the Iran deal: full of sound and fury | Editorial
Trump rampages in rhetoric. But for all his posturing, the Iran deal still stands – justDonald Trump has taken a wild swing at his predecessor’s key foreign policy legacy, the milestone 2015 Iran nuclear accord. By
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The Iran Deal Violates U.S. Law 12 Oct 2017, 6:28pm The Iran Deal Violates U.S. Law
Obama let Tehran get into the medical-isotope business, contrary to the intent of Congress.
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How to Defeat the Islamic Republic 12 Oct 2017, 1:37pm Updated How to Defeat the Islamic Republic
Iran’s regime resembles the Soviet Union in its dying days. Trump can follow Reagan’s example.
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Fifa’s World Cup money-grabbing may be running into the sand in Qatar | Marina Hyde 11 Oct 2017, 7:54am Fifa’s World Cup money-grabbing may be running into the sand in Qatar | Marina Hyde
Our heroes’ formula of leaving with all the cash and paying no tax could be coming awry in the Middle East as a Dubai official suggests Qatar should give up the World CupExciting territory for the Middle East ingenues at Fifa, as the Qatar World Cup is elevated to the status of geopolitical bargaining chip. I know! It’ll be hard to know whether to qualify for it or sign a triple entente in the hope it’ll see us through the group stage. But first, a recap. Back in June, several countries in the region – including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt – instituted a blockade of Qatar, severing diplomatic relations and cutting off trade routes and so on. This, they said, was a response to the country’s support for terrorism and closeness to Iran.
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How Obama Nudged Arab Leaders Toward Israel 10 Oct 2017, 7:07pm How Obama Nudged Arab Leaders Toward Israel
He aligned their interests with Netanyahu’s through his clumsy handling of Iran and the Arab Spring.
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Donald Trump’s demonisation of Iran is dishonest and dangerous | Michael Axworthy 6 Oct 2017, 7:31am Donald Trump’s demonisation of Iran is dishonest and dangerous | Michael Axworthy
The Iran nuclear deal is doing what it was designed to do. It is a force for stability in the unstable Middle East, and to endanger it is irresponsibleWhen Donald Trump first took office, unlike some people I felt he should, at least for a time, be given the benefit of the doubt. Democracy can throw up odd leaders – sometimes they are odd and incompetent, but sometimes they are odd and exceptionally good – great men and women whose departure from the norm in superficial ways is matched by a more important departure from the norm in greater insight, vision or charisma. I could never have voted for Trump, because to me it seemed plain that in his appearance and behaviour he seemed to be a spoilt child and a bully. But hey, I thought, perhaps he will surprise us. The circumstances of his election and his background could give him more freedom of action to address the problems of the US and the world, and perhaps he would rise to that challenge.
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How Trump Can Improve the Iran Deal 25 Sep 2017, 8:14pm How Trump Can Improve the Iran Deal
He can decertify the accord as too dangerous to continue while renegotiating its worst aspects.
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Iran Remembers the Murderous Summer of 1988 19 Sep 2017, 6:59pm Iran Remembers the Murderous Summer of 1988
The regime executed an estimated 30,000 people. Their ‘trials’ usually lasted minutes.
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Trump calls Kim the aggressor – while trying to take down the Iran nuclear deal | Peter Westmacott 19 Sep 2017, 1:53pm Trump calls Kim the aggressor – while trying to take down the Iran nuclear deal | Peter Westmacott
The 2015 deal is a much-needed force for good. It’s vital that Britain and other nations convince the US hawks to retain itIn his speech to the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday, Donald Trump put “Rocket Man”, as he likes to call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on notice that
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The Next Middle East War 7 Sep 2017, 7:22pm The Next Middle East War
Israel and Iran are heading for conflict over southern Syria.
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Imperialists Invade Venezuela 13 Aug 2017, 5:51pm Imperialists Invade Venezuela
Maduro depends on Russia, Iran and Syria for financial and strategic backing.
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Mueller Can Avoid an Iran-Contra Repeat 7 Aug 2017, 6:21pm Mueller Can Avoid an Iran-Contra Repeat
He should proceed quickly to get the facts out. So should congressional investigators.
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Iran Is Using Syria to Advance Toward the Mediterranean 7 Aug 2017, 6:19pm Iran Is Using Syria to Advance Toward the Mediterranean
Islamic State needs to be stopped, but Tehran is a far more menacing strategic threat.
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The Guardian view on Iran: the nuclear deal is not a disaster – but scrapping it could be | Editorial 4 Aug 2017, 1:55pm The Guardian view on Iran: the nuclear deal is not a disaster – but scrapping it could be | Editorial
Hassan Rouhani has a hefty electoral mandate for his second term but faces opposition at home and a US president determined to scrap the landmark nuclear agreementWhen the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, is sworn in again on Saturday, the EU’s foreign policy chief
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Russia Sanctions Breakthrough 28 Jul 2017, 10:42pm Russia Sanctions Breakthrough
The GOP restrains Trump, unlike Democrats on Obama and Iran.
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The Nuclear Spirit of Iran 27 Jul 2017, 7:06pm The Nuclear Spirit of Iran
Tehran continues to exploit John Kerry’s missile loophole.
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Confront Iran the Reagan Way 4 Jul 2017, 3:51pm Confront Iran the Reagan Way
In 1983 he abandoned ‘containment’ and adopted a plan to roll back Soviet expansionism. It worked.
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America Needs a Post-ISIS Strategy 28 Jun 2017, 6:15pm America Needs a Post-ISIS Strategy
The U.S. should recognize Iran and Russia as adversaries—and that Iraq isn’t a friend.
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Iran Won in Lebanon. What About Iraq? 26 Jun 2017, 7:05pm Iran Won in Lebanon. What About Iraq?
Officials in Beirut see no alternative but to accommodate the Hezbollah militia.
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26 Jun 2017, 3:21am The Iran Puzzle
President Trump insists on demonizing Iran, turning a complicated relationship into a volatile one....
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If the Iran deal is to survive, the west must change course | Ali Akbar Salehi 23 Jun 2017, 12:59am If the Iran deal is to survive, the west must change course | Ali Akbar Salehi
I helped negotiate the 2015 nuclear deal. Its success depends on constructive engagement, not the destabilising policies currently being pursuedWorking to negotiate agreements with the west has been a mixed experience for Iran. Often, following some hard-won engagement, some western nations, whether distracted by shortsighted political motivations or the lucrative inducements of other regional actors, walk away and allow the whole situation to return to the status quo ante.
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Skirmishing Over Syria 19 Jun 2017, 7:27pm Skirmishing Over Syria
Putin, Iran and Assad test the Trump Administration.
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Hezbollah in the Bronx 11 Jun 2017, 5:11pm Hezbollah in the Bronx
The feds say the Iran-backed militia recruited agents in the U.S.
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The Tehran attack makes it clear: we’re on the same side as Iran against Isis | Michael Axworthy 8 Jun 2017, 11:59am The Tehran attack makes it clear: we’re on the same side as Iran against Isis | Michael Axworthy
Islamic State hates Shia Muslims as much as it hates the west. UK foreign policy needs to reflect the fact that the terror group is a common enemyThe attacks by
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23 May 2017, 3:21am President Trump’s Mideast Contradictions
By building a regional strategy around seeing Iran as the enemy, the president may be making conflict more likely....
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The New Foreign Policy, Same as the Old 22 May 2017, 6:59pm The New Foreign Policy, Same as the Old
Despite tougher rhetoric, Trump’s actions on Iran and North Korea echo Obama’s strategic vision.
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24 Apr 2017, 3:21am Asking for Trouble on Iran
Demonizing and bullying Iran is not likely to be as effective as dialogue and seeking cooperation from them....
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Iran Is a Bigger Threat Than Syria and North Korea Combined 14 Apr 2017, 6:53pm Iran Is a Bigger Threat Than Syria and North Korea Combined
Damascus and Pyongyang violated their agreements. Tehran can comply and still threaten millions.
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Long live the diverse, multicultural NHS | Letters 20 Mar 2017, 2:45pm Long live the diverse, multicultural NHS | Letters
NHS staff | Gendered language | Wasted coffee cups | Article 50 | Oddly named mealsDuring a recent 10-day stay in a London hospital I impertinently asked each of the 49 people who came to my bedside where they were from originally. Ten were British, five Portuguese, four Spanish, three Philippino, two each from India, Ghana, Somalia and Finland, and one each from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Ireland, Romania, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Brazil, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire, Malaysia, Mauritius, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Iran and Nigeria. These figures should mean something to politicians. They certainly meant a great deal to me and to my fellow ward-mates.
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Ahmadinejad and Trump on Twitter are a match made in heaven | Saeed Kamali Dehghan 9 Mar 2017, 4:45am Ahmadinejad and Trump on Twitter are a match made in heaven | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Iran’s former president wrote a letter to Trump recently. Having had no reply, he’s begun tweeting. What could possibly go wrong?Less than two months into his presidency, Donald Trump has already outperformed his Iranian rival in demagoguery, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, making him look like a novice. No wonder the two-term president thinks he has
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The Gulf States Are Ready for Peaceful Coexistence---if Iran Is 2 Mar 2017, 6:57pm The Gulf States Are Ready for Peaceful Coexistence---if Iran Is
With Washington now alert to the threat, we welcome greater U.S. engagement in the region.
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3 Feb 2017, 3:21am Updated New Tensions With Iran
Iran’s missile test was provocative, as was the Trump administration’s response.
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Syria’s safe zones offer a glimmer of hope for a once-great nation | Hamish de Bretton-Gordon 27 Jan 2017, 11:29am Syria’s safe zones offer a glimmer of hope for a once-great nation | Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
Half a million refugees near the Turkish border stand to benefit, if Turkey, Russia, Iran, the US and the UN can cooperate to get the zones to workThe manifest dreadfulness of the Syrian crisis has now driven almost 5 million people from the country, with another 7 million
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Trump, Europe and the Way Forward on Iran 24 Jan 2017, 3:13pm Trump, Europe and the Way Forward on Iran
Cracking down on Tehran’s destabilizing behavior in the Middle East is an early chance for cooperation.
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The Iran nuclear deal is a success – and the whole world is safer for it | Federica Mogherini 17 Jan 2017, 7:31am The Iran nuclear deal is a success – and the whole world is safer for it | Federica Mogherini
One year on, brave leadership and hard work have paid off. Iran is adhering to its obligations, to the huge benefit of the region and beyond. The critics are wrongOne year ago this week, the European Union, China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, the US and Iran began to implement the
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Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense | Bill McKibben 11 Jan 2017, 7:00am Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense | Bill McKibben
Now a fossil fuel executive will run America’s foreign policy, right out in the open. Donald Trump gets credit for a kind of barbaric transparency In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a woman with a sign that read “How Did Our Oil End Up Under Their Sand?” In nine words she managed to sum up a great deal of American foreign policy, back at least as far as the 1953 coup that overthrew Mossadegh in Iran and helped toss the Middle East into its still-boiling cauldron. If the Senate approves Rex Tillerson after his testimony on Wednesday, they’ll be continuing in that inglorious tradition – in fact, they’ll be taking it to a new height, and cutting out the diplomats who have traditionally played the middleman role.
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10 Jan 2017, 3:21am The Untimely Death of an Iranian Pragmatist
Centrists in Iran will have a harder time without Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s help.
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Five Ways for Trump to Put Tehran on Notice 3 Jan 2017, 7:05pm Five Ways for Trump to Put Tehran on Notice
The new administration can renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal from a position of strength.
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14 Dec 2016, 9:03pm Updated Aleppo’s Destroyers: Assad, Putin, Iran
More than 400,000 Syrians have died since the civil war began. When will it stop?
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This time it’s Saudi Arabia: even when Boris Johnson gets it right, he’s wrong | Simon Tisdall 8 Dec 2016, 8:14am This time it’s Saudi Arabia: even when Boris Johnson gets it right, he’s wrong | Simon Tisdall
If our bigmouth of a foreign secretary is serious about saving children in Yemen, he should suspend UK arms sales to Riyadh, and support Saudi reformers Boris Johnson’s criticisms of Saudi Arabia’s illegal bombing in Yemen and lethal proxy war with Iran in Syria are broadly accurate. Sadly, they do not signal a shift in British policy – as the government’s statement distancing itself from his comments
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The Guardian view on Aleppo: the west’s grim failure | Editorial 30 Nov 2016, 2:53pm The Guardian view on Aleppo: the west’s grim failure | Editorial
As Assad’s forces, backed by the Russians, make their final move on Syria’s second city, the world can only count the cost of a humanitarian and military disaster it failed to stopExhausted parents clutching terrified children in their arms, young people pushing the old in makeshift carts or wheelchairs and families pulling overstuffed suitcases: the scenes from east Aleppo are those of a new exodus. As Syrian government forces move on the last urban stronghold of the anti-Assad opposition, helped by Shia militias from Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah, hundreds of men have been rounded up and disappeared. Their relatives, as well as human rights activists, fear they may already be dead, or have become victims of Assad’s network of jails and torture centres where thousands have been murdered.
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The Syrian Charnel House 21 Nov 2016, 7:36pm The Syrian Charnel House
This is what the world looks like under the Putin-Iran axis.
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4 Nov 2016, 3:01pm The Guardian view on the US election: Hillary Clinton is the world’s best hope | Editorial
The former secretary of state has the experience to tackle pressing challenges. A Donald Trump victory would be dangerous for everyoneThe US election matters as much to the world as it does to Americans. The overriding reason is that an immense and present danger hangs over multilateralism and the notion of a rules-based global order. A Donald Trump victory would immediately make the world more worrying and unsettled than it already is. The US may no longer be seen as the world hegemon, whether benign or threatening, but it is still the single most important power. Its behaviour has unique potential to either make solutions possible or to add to areas of chaos. A Trump presidency would be bad for the US and dangerous for the world. A vote for Hillary Clinton is the most effective way of preventing it. Domestic politics and the clash of personalities have dominated this campaign. But the little that Mr Trump has said is enough to know where the foreign policy risks and promises lie in the 8 November vote. A Trump victory would severely damage US standing almost everywhere. His strongman antics are a liability, not an asset. They are as distressing as they are ridiculous. Believing a man-to-man approach with Vladimir Putin will instantly dissolve Russia’s aggressive revisionism reflects more ignorance than it does bravado. Mrs Clinton has a reputation for a hawkish outlook, but this will be tempered by war-weary public opinion in the US. She recognises that in the 21st century, US power has more chances of attaining goals if it acts inclusively, and not with go-it-alone reckless tactics. She has already applied much of this as secretary of state – playing a key role in the historic deal with Iran, in pushing
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23 Oct 2016, 7:58pm By All Means, Take Mosul but . . .
ISIS, like the matador’s red cape, distracts from the truly mortal danger—a nuclear Iran chanting ‘Death to America.’
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20 Oct 2016, 1:17pm Letter: A Sentencing in Iran
A onetime Unicef official calls on the U.N. secretary general to take up the case of a former colleague.
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20 Oct 2016, 3:21am Op-Ed Contributor: How to Ensure the Iran Nuclear Deal Survives the Next President
U.S.-Iran relations shouldn’t take place only at the highest levels.
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19 Oct 2016, 5:43pm Taking Note: No Justice in Iran
Iranian hardliners have intensified their anti-Western crackdown by sentencing two Iranian-Americans to 10 years in prison.
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15 Oct 2016, 1:15pm Who on the left or right will stand up to evil in Syria? | Nick Cohen
Jeremy Corbyn’s failure of courage over Aleppo is no worse than that of other western leaders The far left’s ideology is not “leftwing” in any sense that a socialist from the 19th or 20th centuries would have understood. It is simply opposition to the west whatever the west does. Occidentalism explains the appearances of Labour’s leaders on Iran’s propaganda
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28 Sep 2016, 9:36am Op-Ed Contributor: The Taxi Driver’s Last Ride
When Mohammad Azam picked up a passenger near the Iran-Pakistan border, did he have any idea he was a target for a U.S. drone strike?
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24 Sep 2016, 3:30am Opinion: A Humane Voice for a Cruel Regime
Dissenters aren’t jailed for their opinions? Iran’s top diplomat must know he’s lying about that.
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22 Sep 2016, 3:21am Op-Ed Contributor: Saad Hariri: Iran Must Stop Meddling in Arab Affairs
We Lebanese are all too familiar with the sectarian hatred and terrorism Iran and its allies are capable of inflicting.
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