Opinion An Iran that doesn't exist

06:52  26 february  2021
06:52  26 february  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Nuclear: the United States calms things down with Iran

 Nuclear: the United States calms things down with Iran © Supplied by Le Point Iran, United States, nuclear C e are three strong gestures announced by United States in order to calm things down with Iran concerning the nuclear issue . After a virtual meeting of the heads of French, British, German and American diplomacy, Washington accepted an invitation from the European Union to talks in the presence of Tehran for to re-launch the efforts to restore this agreement.

What doesn ’ t exist are dissenters to the Iranian nuclear weapons program or its regional agenda. This is the purview of the supreme leader, and just as he allowed John Kerry fan club co-chairs Hassan Rouhani ( Iran ’s outgoing president) and Mohamad Javad Zarif (foreign minister) to do the Another is that Iran is being forced to act in response to Saudi Arabia’s increasingly assertive regional behavior, echoing the Tehran party line. In these cases there are factoids to bolster the claim that Iran is responding to rather than causing regional turmoil: Saudi Arabia did indeed intervene in Yemen; Israel

An Iranian official said Monday that Russia would no longer use the Islamic Republic’s air bases to strike targets in Syria — an apparent rebuke of Moscow for announcing the deployment in the press last week. At a news conference in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that Russia’s use of Iran ’s Hamadan Air Base was “temporary, based on a Russian request,” and that it is “finished for now.” Russia “has no base in Iran ,” Ghasemi added, according to an Associated Press translation of his remarks.

As the Biden administration eyes reentering the nuclear deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, it received a couple of reminders recently of the dangers of trusting such states.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei delivers remarks on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran Nuclear Issue in 2015 between five permanent members of United Nations Security Council, Germany and Iran on February 17, 2021 in Tehran, Iran. © (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei delivers remarks on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran Nuclear Issue in 2015 between five permanent members of United Nations Security Council, Germany and Iran on February 17, 2021 in Tehran, Iran.

On Dec. 23, an Argentine federal court acquitted Carlos Telleldin, who was “charged with supplying the truck that was used in the deadly terrorist bombing of the [Argentine Israelite Mutual Association] Jewish center [in Buenos Aires] on July 18, 1994, in which 85 people were murdered and more than 300 wounded.” The following day, two judges in Pakistan’s Sindh region ordered the release of Omar Sheikh, who was convicted of being “the mastermind of the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl” in 2002, along with three collaborators.

Iran poses early test for Biden's diplomacy-first approach

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Basiri consistently argued against the Iran nuclear deal, downplayed terrorism against Iran , called for tougher sanctions as a method of regime change and highlighted the necessity of Trump working with the Iranian opposition. The list of outright fakes recently in the realm of foreign policy analysis is significant: there is the apparent Emirati fabrication Raphael Badani to MEK sock puppet Alavi, first revealed by The Intercept, to deepfake non- existent anti-Palestinian activist Oliver Taylor, whose work was placed at highly-respected publications in the United States and Israel.

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The first case was an example of the blood on Iran’s hands and the world’s inability or unwillingness to hold Tehran accountable. Toby Dershowitz, senior vice president for government relations and strategy at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, noted that “Argentina was on its way to achieving a measure of justice when [prosecutor] Alberto Nisman provided granular evidence that Iran conceived the plan to bomb the AMIA. Interpol issued red notices for senior Iranian officials. And, after 25 years, Argentina finally officially designated Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy that carried out Iran’s plot, as a terrorist entity. With that, assets could be frozen and reputationally, Hezbollah could no longer get away with calling itself a humanitarian organization. The veil of protection was lifted. Many around the world rallied around the quest for justice in the AMIA case. Iran’s role was hardly in doubt. Argentina even considered amending its laws to allow a trial in absentia.”

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There are numerous steel alloys, containing mostly iron , carbon, and some other metals. Generally speaking, we can think of them as if they were some type of steel. My question is: do "non-ferrous steels" exist ? This type of heat treatment is pretty much unique to steel and certainly very different from the way that most alloys behave and is a result of the specific interaction between iron and carbon and depends on the fact that iron can exist as both body centred and face centred cubic crystals. It is also achieved by very low concentrations of carbon, usually less than 1.2% or so.

Iron smelting didn’ t even exist in egypt until about the 6th century BC.. Researchers at the Polytechnic University in Milan in the 1970’s, had inconclusive results originally but taking advantage of new technology, they decided to test this theory again. The blade closely matched elements found in meteorites containing mostly iron , but cobalt and nickel as well. These Ancient Relics Are so Advanced They Really Shouldn' t Exist - Продолжительность: 14:08 Thoughty2 12 730 306 просмотров.

And then, in January 2015, Nisman was killed while preparing to “present compelling evidence to the Argentine Congress implicating Cristina [Fernandez de Kirchner] in a plot to erase Iran’s role in the AMIA attack.” Telleldin’s acquittal in December added insult to injury, and highlighted the consequences of protecting, rather than isolating, Iran on the world stage.

Daniel Pearl’s experience was different. An American in Pakistan, Pearl was reporting on shoe bomber Richard Reid and trying to understand “why they hate us so much.” Still, Pearl’s Jewish heritage mattered. His videotaped beheading included the words, “My father is Jewish. My mother is Jewish. I am Jewish,” as if those details justified his barbaric murder.

To 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who ended Pearl’s life, they did. KSM confessed at Guantanamo: “I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan.” As Pearl friend and co-director of the Pearl Project Asra Nomani wrote, “KSM told the FBI [in 2007] he believed that killing a Jew would make for powerful propaganda and incite his fellow jihadis.”

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(Answer) You don't need iron that shirt. it doesn ' t need ironing / to be ironed . I learned "need" should be followed by toV or -ing form such as "I need to get more exercise." or "My cell phone needs charging. " But I don't understand why the first answer is " iron " not "to iron ". For your information, the question is from one of the famous grammar book published by Cambridge. In certain dialects, another alternative for the second sentence is "It doesn ' t need ironed ." However, I don't think this will meet with wide approval.

Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. The ores are usually rich in iron oxides and vary in color from dark grey, bright yellow

This matters a great deal — and was a source of Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s failure on Iran. In 2015, the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg confronted Obama over Goldberg’s belief that “it is difficult to negotiate with parties that are captive to a conspiratorial anti-Semitic worldview not because they hold offensive views, but because they hold ridiculous views.” In other words, they don’t understand “the world as it actually works.”

Obama’s naive and unsatisfactory reply would presage his disastrous deal with Tehran: “Well, the fact that you are anti-Semitic, or racist, doesn’t preclude you from being interested in survival. It doesn’t preclude you from being rational about the need to keep your economy afloat; it doesn’t preclude you from making strategic decisions about how you stay in power.”

In fact, Obama was wrong. Such regimes are playing by different rules because they perceive the world differently. It’s not about bigotry but about an all-encompassing worldview.

Pearl’s murder and the Jewish community center bombing occurred eight years and continents apart, but there are commonalities, including in their lessons.

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And anti-Semitism isn’t the only animating feature of such a distorted worldview. In 2016, Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang was a supporter of Obama’s nuclear deal and went to Iran while working on his dissertation. He was arrested and held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison for more than three years. In September, he wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs reflecting on the lessons he learned the hard way.

“Anti-Americanism lies at the core of the Islamic Republic’s state ideology. … The need to maintain hostility against the United States, regardless of the U.S. policy orientation toward Iran, is widely acknowledged among Iranian officials,” Wang wrote. “A prisoner who had worked in a high government office told me that Saeed Jalili, the former secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, had commented that the regime does not want any reconciliation with the United States because it would undermine the regime’s legitimacy.”

What Obama’s team, which is now Biden’s team (and of which Biden was a part), based its policy on was a belief in reconciliation with a regime that believed it existed precisely to thwart such reconciliation. The hatreds of the regime cannot be separated from its interests, because it sees them as one and the same.

Dershowitz reflected: “We cave to the threats by Iran at our own peril not because many of the AMIA victims were Jewish but because the Islamic Republic uses these same tactics to intimidate others around the world. Countries who fear holding Iran and Hezbollah accountable wrongly assume that they will be protected. The fact pattern of Iranian terrorism on European soil, for example, exposes this falsehood even as Europe has resisted taking strong and decisive action against Iran in the face of terrorism and other malign activity.”

Events continue to bring reminders that Biden and his advisers seek to deal with an Iran that exists only in their imaginations, and that’s dangerous for us all.

Melissa Braunstein (Twitter: @slowhoneybee) is a former State Department speechwriter and an independent writer in Washington, D.C.

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It's time for Biden to channel Trump, Reagan and meet Iran's Rouhani .
A Biden-Rouhani meeting needs to happen fast – very fast – if the White House has any interest in charting a bold new course towards peace in the Middle East. For one, a meeting between the two leaders would undermine Iran's conservatives. Like congressional Republicans, Iran's hardliners oppose diplomatic engagement with the other side.Moreover, should Iran's elderly supreme leader become seriously ill in the coming year, a series of Biden-Rouhani engagements might allow the United States to exert subtle influence on the complex process of picking his successor.

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