Tag: Iran-US Peace Dialogue

  • Iran releases Trespassing marines- Another blow to the ‘bomb Iran’ crew – by Zahra Abidi

    Iran releases Trespassing marines- Another blow to the ‘bomb Iran’ crew – by Zahra Abidi

      TEHRAN — Iran released two US Navy patrol vessels and 10 marines that had illegally entered the country’s territorial waters near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. The release was made after it was determined that the entry was in error. US Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the Iranian authorities warmly for their […]

  • Obama’s Iran Deal creates international safety – Pranaav Jadhav

    Obama’s Iran Deal creates international safety – Pranaav Jadhav

    You may have often heard from political pundits that the second term of a presidency is often uncharismatic and low-key. This certainly does not seem to apply to President Obama who used up every bit of his last resource to crack his biggest foreign policy initiative with Iran and let diplomacy win, which has certainly […]

  • Noam Chomsky on the Iran deal

    Noam Chomsky on the Iran deal

        Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany. Most of the world apparently shares the assessment of the U.S. Arms Control Association that “the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

  • Who has triumphed in Vienna? – by Syed Kashif Ali

    Who has triumphed in Vienna? – by Syed Kashif Ali

    With sanctions removed, not only will Iranian economic revival be initiated but also greater US-Iran regional cooperation is expected in the Middle East, especially for Iraq’s stability, fight against Islamic State and peaceful settlement of the Syrian and the Yemen crises The marathon talks held in the Austrian capital of Vienna eventually culminated in a […]

  • WikiLeaks and Saudi obsession with Iran – Agha Shaukat Jafri

    WikiLeaks and Saudi obsession with Iran – Agha Shaukat Jafri

        How many additional revelations the Western powers and their policy makers would need so as to shut the faucets of friendship and favoritism that are showered non-stop upon the evil empire of Saudi Arabia. Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the foremost U.S allies keep getting maligned and marginalized by the West despite their enormous […]

  • ایران – جی پلس فائیو نیو کلئیر ڈیل – عامر حسینی

    ایران – جی پلس فائیو نیو کلئیر ڈیل – عامر حسینی

    ایران اور دنیا کی پانچ بڑی طاقتوں کے درمیان تاریخی نیوکلئیر ڈیل کے بعد کچھ اور پیش رفت بھی ہوئی ہیں ، جس سے اس ڈیل کے ممکنہ اثرات بارے جاننے میں مدد مل سکتی ہے امریکی انتظامیہ لگتا ہے کہ ایران سے ڈیل پر مڈل ایسٹ میں اپنی اتحادی عرب ریاستوں کو اعتماد میں […]

  • Robert Fisk: Iran nuclear deal: America has taken Iran’s side – to the fury of Israel and Saudi Arabia

    Robert Fisk: Iran nuclear deal: America has taken Iran’s side – to the fury of Israel and Saudi Arabia

    However much Bibi Netanyahu of Israel and the Gulf sultans rage at the Vienna agreement, the Arabs at least will suspect the truth: that the Americans have taken the Shia Muslim side in the Middle East’s sectarian war. That’s not how it was represented by the great and the good, of course.  The headlines were […]

  • Sunrise over Iran – Khurram Husain

    Sunrise over Iran – Khurram Husain

    THE luck just doesn’t run out in Pakistan. Just as one door closes, another opens. For almost a decade now, rulers in Pakistan have tried to overcome domestic opposition to broadening our ties with India and failed. For almost a decade, an olive branch remained extended, surviving even the terrorist attacks of Mumbai in 2008, […]

  • Iran-West nuclear deal: implications for Pakistan – Bahadar Ali Khan

    Iran-West nuclear deal: implications for Pakistan – Bahadar Ali Khan

      A cautious optimism can be expressed and expected after the successful conclusion of nuclear arms deal between Iran and the six world powers. However, as they say, still expect some slips between the cup and the lips. These slips can be caused by Iran-centric-hostility establishment that has been created and is pivoted on Iran-West […]

  • مامی توانیم: ایران امریکہ جوہری معاہدہ اور اس پر مخلتف رد عمل – عامرحسینی

    مامی توانیم: ایران امریکہ جوہری معاہدہ اور اس پر مخلتف رد عمل – عامرحسینی

    مامی توانیم کا مطلب ہے کہ ” ہم اپنے فیصلے کرنے پر قادر ہیں ” اور کل اگر تہران کی گلیوں ، کوچوں اور بازاروں میں لوگوں کے خوشی سے جھومتے ، گاتے ، پھلجھڑیاں چھوڑتے اور شرلی پٹاخے چھوڑتے اور پھر گاڑیوں ، موٹر بائیکس کے ھارنوں اور بائی سائیکل کی گھنٹیوں کی آوازیں […]

  • Jim Pivonka’s comment on the historic Iran-US nuclear deal

    Jim Pivonka’s comment on the historic Iran-US nuclear deal

      Here I post comments by two Pakistani observers of different background and experience, re the nuclear agreement with Iran and its meaning for the future, from their point of view. Probably more interesting that anything you will see from the WaPo or NYTimes. https://www.facebook.com/usdos/videos/10152973774981074/ Muhammad Ali: https://www.facebook.com/Aallys/posts/10207211254583049 This agreement is going to pave a […]

  • ایران اور چھے عالمی طاقتوں کے درمیان ایرانی نیوکلیئر پروگرام پر معاہدہ – عامر حسینی

    ایران اور چھے عالمی طاقتوں کے درمیان ایرانی نیوکلیئر پروگرام پر معاہدہ – عامر حسینی

      ایران اور چھے عالمی طاقتوں کے درمیان ایرانی نیوکلیئر پروگرام پر ایک معاہدہ طے پاگیا ہے اور اس معاہدے کو اکثر ممالک اور تجزیہ کار تاریخی معاہدہ قرار دے رہے ہیں جبکہ خود امریکی صدر باراک اوبامہ علی الصبح وھائٹ ھاوس میں میڈیا کے سامنے آئے اور انھوں نے ایران اور چھے عالمی طاقتوں […]

  • A comment on the historic Iran-US nuclear deal – by Ali Abbas Taj

    A comment on the historic Iran-US nuclear deal – by Ali Abbas Taj

    The Iran nuclear deal is yet another proof that I, Ali Abbas Taj, Editor-in-Chief of the LUBP blog, am a double agent working for the CIA and the Iranian Baseej, and that I am an Evangelist as well as an Ayatullah. Given that myself and my blog, LUBP, have been alleged of being several things from John Kerry’s […]

  • Iran nuclear deal: Beware of the mistrust and misinformation campaign by the Saudi-Israel-ISIS lobby

    Iran nuclear deal: Beware of the mistrust and misinformation campaign by the Saudi-Israel-ISIS lobby

    While the entire world is celeberating the historic peace deal, forces of darkness, oppression and violence are back to their dirty tactics. The Saudi-Israel-ISIS lobby and its proxies in media, politics and terror outfits have been activated to cultivate mistrust and misinformation about the historical nuclear deal among Iran and the P5+1. The Iran nuclear […]

  • ہمیں عوامی تحریک کی ضرورت ہے جو پورے نظام کو اکھاڑ پھینگے – الیکس کانکس

    ہمیں عوامی تحریک کی ضرورت ہے جو پورے نظام کو اکھاڑ پھینگے – الیکس کانکس

    مڈل ایسٹ اور سامراجیت مارکسی دانشور الیکس کالنکیس سے انٹرویو ترجمہ و تلخیص : عامر حسینی سعودی عرب کے حوثی قبائل پر فضائی حملے بند کرنے کے سعودی دعوے کے باوجود حملے جاری ہیں – سعودی عرب کس چیز کے لیے لڑرہا ہے ؟ ہم سعودی شاہی خاندان کی مجموعی پوزیشس سے آغاز کرتے ہیں […]

  • Iran warned Houthis against Yemen takeover

    Iran warned Houthis against Yemen takeover

      Editor Note : First it turns out that the Zaydis are not even part of the more traditional 12ver (Isnashari) Shia sect but are actually a Sunni-Shia hybrid and follow the jurisprudence of a Sunni Imam. Then they are just one of the many sects who comprise the Houthis which has Sunnis as well. […]

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif: A message from Iran

    Mohammad Javad Zarif: A message from Iran

    Editor note : After Saudi-Turkish sponsored AQ/FSA/Daesh, the Iran vs Saudi binary does not hold. It is valid to critisize Iran for its domestic rights situation but hypocritical to exclude Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Qatar and Jordan from the same standards of political freedom applied to Iran. Clearly, it is completely invalid to compare Saudi […]

  • Saudi-Israeli anti-Iran nexus – Pervez Hoodbhoy

    Saudi-Israeli anti-Iran nexus – Pervez Hoodbhoy

    A WAR-TORN world heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday night after success was declared at the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Months of tortuous negotiations have ended for now, while a fuller agreement is to be finalised by the end of June. This is huge cause for celebration — peace has been given […]

  • Iran-US is the only coalition that makes sense to defeat ISIS – by Ali Abbas Taj

    Iran-US is the only coalition that makes sense to defeat ISIS – by Ali Abbas Taj

        There is immense pressure on both sides, Iran and the USA, to continue on a path of diplomatic confrontation. For the United States, there is a concerted effort by the sectarian Salafist Saudi/Qatari/Turkish lobby to scuttle any chance of a deal to stall nuclear enrichment in Iran or even have a diplomatic thaw […]

  • There’s only one way to beat ISIS: work with Assad and Iran – by Leslie H. Gelb

    There’s only one way to beat ISIS: work with Assad and Iran – by Leslie H. Gelb

    The Obama administration has pulled together a coalition as ineffectual as it is unwilling. It’s time to join up with the forces, however unsavory, that can do the job. Earlier this week, outside Washington, the Obama team hosted senior military leaders from nations pledged to help fight the so-called Islamic State, in a mission the […]

  • Iran, the Thinkable Ally – Roger Cohen

    Iran, the Thinkable Ally – Roger Cohen

    LONDON — Breakfast last week in New York with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was a cordial affair, bereft of the fireworks of his predecessor, whose antics made headlines and not much more. Rouhani, flanked by his twinkly-eyed foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, was composed, lucid and, on the whole, conciliatory. He said a nuclear […]

  • Sanctions on Iran cost the U.S. as much as $175 billion, study says

    Sanctions on Iran cost the U.S. as much as $175 billion, study says

        A new study published this week by the National Iranian American Council argues that the various trade sanctions the United States has maintained on Iran for more than a decade actually hurts the American economy. The NIAC, a U.S.-based organization that pushes for a peaceful resolution of differences between Washington and Tehran, calculated that between 1995 […]

  • Obama gives stern warning to Israel: stop assassinations of Iranian scientists

    Obama gives stern warning to Israel: stop assassinations of Iranian scientists

    Human Rights Watch, Amnesty and other rights groups never highlight this aspect of execution of alleged spies and Israeli agents in Iran, perhaps they are afraid to be critical of Isreal for the terror they inflict on other countries. “Isreal should stop this terror or not cry foul for terror attacks on their people in […]

  • The New Axis of Evil: Saudi Arabia And Israel – by Richard Walker

    The New Axis of Evil: Saudi Arabia And Israel – by Richard Walker

    • Despite religious differences, two Mideast states work hand-in-glove By Richard Walker To the rest of the world they are strange bedfellows, but Saudi Arabia and Israel have a shared agenda to shape the Middle East to their liking even if it means using violence and terrorism to bring the region to the brink of […]

  • Why Netanyahu is wrong about Iran nuclear deal – by Matthew Bunn

    Why Netanyahu is wrong about Iran nuclear deal – by Matthew Bunn

    Cambridge, Mass. — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that this weekend’s nuclear deal with Iran increases Iran’s chances of building nuclear weapons. He’s exactly wrong – so much so that nuclear weapons advocates in Tehran are probably hoping that Israel and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf succeed in sabotaging the agreement. Why? […]

  • ایران ایٹمی ڈیل اور سعودی عرب اسرائیل اتحاد ناراض

    ایران ایٹمی ڈیل اور سعودی عرب اسرائیل اتحاد ناراض

    ایرانی صدر حسن روحانی نے اپنے خطاب میں کہا کہ میں ایرانی قوم کے سامنے یہ اعلان کرتا ہوں کہ ایران کی یورینیم کی افزودگی ماضی کی طرح جاری رہے گی۔ ایران اور چھ عالمی طاقتوں کے درمیان مذاکرات کے بعد ایرانی جوہری پروگرام پر ابتدائی معاہدہ طے پا گیا ہے۔ امریکی صدر نے کہا […]

  • Congratulations to the Iranian & American politicians: lessons for Pakistan – by Shehrbano Walji

    Congratulations to the Iranian & American politicians: lessons for Pakistan – by Shehrbano Walji

    An unnecessary crises was avoid. There is great need of engagement with USA. Definitely this negotiation process has full approval of the supreme leader of Iran. He deserves full appreciation for his foresightedness. This is a historic point of time. It will have considerable impact of the politics of Middle east. This should go for […]

  • LUBP congratulates Iran and the United States on starting the historical dialogue for peace – by Ali Abbas Taj

    LUBP congratulates Iran and the United States on starting the historical dialogue for peace – by Ali Abbas Taj

    LUBP Congratulates the people of Iran, the United States and indeed the people of the whole world on with hopes of peace.  The world has witnessed that military interventions and engineered regime change never leads to a better outcome. Large scale interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have rendered both those countries in a terrible situation. […]

  • France to Saudi Arabia: ‘You buy our weapons, we will block Iran nuclear deal.’

    France to Saudi Arabia: ‘You buy our weapons, we will block Iran nuclear deal.’

    Related post: How the Salafi-Wahhabi agenda is dividing the Muslim world – by Robert Fisk France, successfully bribed by the Wahhabi Salafi Sheikhdoms of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, is all set to veto any peaceful resolution of the Iran-West standoff on Iran’s nuclear programme. According to various media reports: “France’s tough line in […]

  • US-Saudi Relationship, its Imperatives, and its Future – by Earl Haywood

    US-Saudi Relationship, its Imperatives, and its Future – by Earl Haywood

    “When it comes to the Saudi-American relationship, the White House should be called the ‘White Tent.’” – Mohammed Al-Khilewi, a Saudi diplomat who defected to the United States BACKGROUND Dismayed at President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran and Syria, the House of Saud are threatening a fissure with the United States that could take the […]

  • امن کے خلاف آل سعود اور صہیونی متحد

    امن کے خلاف آل سعود اور صہیونی متحد

    ایران اور جی فائیو پلس ممالک(امریکہ،برطانیہ،فرانس،جرمنی،روس،چائنا) کے درمیان ایران کے ایٹمی پروگرام بارے مذاکرات کا پہلا دور مکمل ہوگیا ہے جبکہ دوسرا دور 7-8 نومبر 2013ء کو ہوگا-دونوں اطراف سے مذاکرات کے پہلے دور کو تسلی بخش قرار دیا گیا ہے-http://isna.ir/en/news/92072415258/Iran-Russia-delegations-meet-in-Geneva جبکہ ان مذاکرات پر اسرائیل اور سعودیہ عرب کی جانب سے سخت بےچینی کا آظہار […]

  • Trita Parsi’s Iran and Israel: Geo strategic allies?

    Trita Parsi’s Iran and Israel: Geo strategic allies?

    The conflict between Iran and Israel is thought of as being one of those unsolvable Middle Eastern conflicts that dates back to days of Isaac and Ismael. However, in the case of Iran and Israel, nothing can be further from the truth. Trita Parsi demonstrates this very well in his Ted talk on Iran and […]

  • Why Diplomacy Matters – by Marziyeh Ozark

    Why Diplomacy Matters – by Marziyeh Ozark

    Diplomacy is criticized for being too slow a process and often yielding no concrete results. The US and Russia had met  for a year,  and discussed at great length the disposal of Syria’s chemical weapons stock pile , but after the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad had been removed . Not focusing on addressing the […]

  • MPAC and its agenda of malice and mischief – by Agha (Shaukat) Jafri

    MPAC and its agenda of malice and mischief – by Agha (Shaukat) Jafri

    In keeping with an enriched tradition of Unity and Brotherhood within the ranks of Ummah, the Mission of Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations organizes every year, a forum of friendship during the week of UN General Assembly Session in New York. This event of ecumenical elegance, usually includes various Muslim leaders from […]

  • Text of direct phone conversation between Iranian President Rouhani and U.S. President Obama

    Text of direct phone conversation between Iranian President Rouhani and U.S. President Obama

    Obama, Rouhani phone call first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979 WASHINTON, D.C. — The Associated Press Published Friday, Sep. 27 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone Friday (27 Sep 2013), the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years. The exchange […]

  • Ice melting: US Iran relations

    Ice melting: US Iran relations

    In their respective speeches at the UN both President Obama And President Roohani had a coordinated message: 1. We shall have friendship based on mutual respect. 2. Iran shall not build a nuclear weapon. 3. Iran has the right to acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. This is a major shift in the United States […]

  • Javed Zarif and Ban Ki-moon discuss the Iran nuclear issue at UN: Obama’s turn

    Javed Zarif and Ban Ki-moon discuss the Iran nuclear issue at UN: Obama’s turn

    We would like to remind President Obama of his Change campaign of 2008 where he envisioned diplomacy with Iran. The recent vibes from the newly elected Iranian government indicate that the timing for such Change is upon us. The Secretary General of United Nations had this to say: “I commend the efforts of the new government in Iran in […]

  • Improving US Iran relations: key to world peace

    Improving US Iran relations: key to world peace

    LUBP appreciates the gestures of peace and good relations by both President Obama and President Rouhani. We firmly believe in peace through dialogue not war. The United States and Iran should continue on engage on difficult issues. Chief among them: 1. The Israeli Palestinian issue and long term security for all people in Israel/Palestine. 2. […]

  • Iran and US have common ground on where Morsi went wrong

    Iran and US have common ground on where Morsi went wrong

    Editors note: We are posting two interesting perspectives one from the vocal Iranian Parliamentarian Ahmad Khatami and another form Robert Fisk of The Independent. There seems to be a lot of common ground between the Iranian and American perspective in terms of protecting minorities. In response to the rising sectarianism in Egypt, Ahmad Khatami said, […]

  • President Rouhani of Iran Says He Will Engage With the West – by Thomas Erdbrink

    President Rouhani of Iran Says He Will Engage With the West – by Thomas Erdbrink

    TEHRAN — Iran’s president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, said Saturday that he would engage with the West and fulfill his electoral promises to allow more freedom for the Iranian people. Mr. Rouhani, who calls himself a moderate, won the June 14 presidential election by a large margin, surprising many who expected Iran’s governing establishment to block any […]