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Iran's Ahmadinejad stops in Syria on way to UN

DAMASCUS, Syria – Iran’s president said Saturday that Middle Eastern countries will “disrupt” American and Israeli plans to change the political geography of the region, appearing to brush aside U.S. efforts to forge a regional peace deal between Israel and its neighbors. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the comments during a brief stop in Syria, a key […]

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The global showdown between Exceptionalism and Islamofascism

The global showdown between Exceptionalism and Islamofascism

By Sheda Vasseghi The majority of the world views America as exceptional.  As a country that has come to possess a unique role in world affairs, America serves as a role model for many nations still struggling with their identity, equality, equity, and the pursuit of happiness. Whether America acts in its own interests or […]

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Iran donates $25 million to Turkey's ruling party

Iran donates $25 million to Turkey's ruling party

ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shakes hand with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. / REX Iran has agreed to donate $25 million (£16 million) to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in a move that will increase fears that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to abandon the country’s secular constitution. Western diplomats say […]

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Khomeini and 9/11: Americans and the Iranian people have the same enemy

Khomeini and 9/11: Americans and the Iranian people have the same enemy

By Sheda Vasseghi On the anniversary of a national tragedy and foreign attack on American soil followed by multiple physical and psychological battle fronts which radically changed U.S. perspective and policy in the Middle East, a key question remains:  Now what?   September 11 brought Americans face to face with Islamism – a new ideology to […]

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U.S. warns Turkey on warming its ties with Iran

WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The United States has warned of the prospect of sanctions on Turkey. Officials said a U.S. delegation has relayed its concern over Turkey’s strategic relationship with Iran. They said the administration warned that Turkish investment in Iran’s energy or military sectors would result in sanctions. “They sent a delegation with names of […]

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Untold story: Ahmadinejad's regime and Iran's culture are like oil and water

Untold story: Ahmadinejad's regime and Iran's culture are like oil and water

By Sheda Vasseghi, FreePressers.com Iran’s secular culture and heritage is the complete opposite of Islamic teachings. It has become very clear that the two do not mesh, let alone compromise.  In recent decades, it has taken Iranians a bloody revolution, a tragic war, and generations of lost dreams to realize that. Now “experts” on Iran’s […]

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Russia — with China — spurn sanctions, resume gasoline shipments to Iran

MOSCOW — Russia, amid U.S. sanctions, has pledged to resume fuel exports to Iran. Russia’s LukOil has vowed to resume fuel sales to Iran in partnership with China. LukOil, the largest energy contractor in Russia, said the exports would not be blocked by U.S. pressure to halt gasoline sales to Teheran. Industry sources said LukOil […]

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