Iran has consistently acted to defend its sovereignty ... This country has the means to respond to outright aggression.
The United States overthrew the Taliban regime by the end of 2001, as a reaction to the 11 September terror attacks on New York and Washington – the starting point of the US-led War against Terror. Simultaneously to the fights on the ground, the UN-led process for the establishment of a new democratic government [Read more]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Iran to help ease the confrontation between Washington and Tehran has been an unusual diplomatic attempt at peace mediation by the leader of Japan, a pacifist nation in the Far East.
Abe should continue acting as a fair and effective peace mediator to set a precedent for [Read more]
[T]he recognition of Assad by the 'world police' means Russia is completely successful.
Abe should first appeal to the Iranian leadership to maintain the nuclear agreement.
America deals with rulers and governments just as a master deals with his slave.
The situation is further complicated by the fact that Washington doesn't seem to be of one mind concerning the aims it is actually pursuing in Iran. Regime change, as national security adviser John Bolton has in mind?
With strong ties to both sides and a lot to lose from a conflict, Baghdad is trying to calm tensions
Iranians cannot be squeezed or scared into regime change. Like everyone else, they have seen what has happened in places such as Iraq and Syria once the Pandora’s box of revolution or violent regime change is opened.
It is also unclear to what extent Mr Trump’s domestic concerns are contributing to his increasingly bellicose foreign policy posture.