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Archive for March, 2007

Zalmay Khalilzad Invitation to the party

Posted by alanmirs on March 12, 2007


Iraq’s Leader Asks for Aid in Curbing Strife
 It looks like an invitation to the party by Zalmay he is there to party and not solve any problems

Sabah Arar/AP

United States Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, left, greets Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari at the conference on Saturday.

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Trouble Looming for Rice

Posted by alanmirs on March 7, 2007


 
sheer conspiracy
 

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rice’s "Sunni strategy" is running into trouble

Her idea was to bolster a ring of moderate Sunni Arab allies as a front-line defense against Iran‘s regional ambitions. But the Sunnis don’t appear to be cooperating, and the proponents of the plan within the State Department are heading for the exits

Last year, Mr. Cohen wrote a blistering critique of a paper by University of Chicago professor, John Mearsheimer, and a Harvard University professor, Stephen Walt, that contended the Iraq war was the result of the machinations of a widespread " Israel lobby" that stifled public debate on foreign affairs and skewed American foreign policy away from its national interest. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mr. Cohen said the paper was anti-Semitic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Iran says ready to talk over nuclear issue without preconditions

Posted by alanmirs on March 4, 2007


 

Special report: Iran Nuclear Crisis

    TEHRAN, March 4 (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said on Sunday that Iran was ready to hold talks with five UN Security Council members plus Germany on its nuclear issue with no preconditions

http://tinyurl.com/275u7y

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Revealed: UK develops secret nuclear warhead

Posted by alanmirs on March 3, 2007


  Full text of Trident report by Foreign Policy Centre

BRITAIN has been secretly designing a new nuclear warhead in conjunction with the Americans, provoking a legal row over the proliferation of nuclear weapons

The government has been pushing ahead with the programme while claiming that no decision has been made on a successor to Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent. Work on a new weapon by scientists at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire has been under way since Tony Blair was re-elected last May, and is now said to be ahead of similar US research

http://tinyurl.com/yoqv5t 

Could there be a second oversight made by American administrations, this time president Bush and his advisors to extra rigorous disaster as nuclear contamination of oil, the life line for the human kind?

 

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The Toast of Tehran

Posted by alanmirs on March 1, 2007


With all of the political turmoil in the region, it’s easy to forget that Iran is a center of art — particularly cinema. The retrospective “Abbas Kiarostami: Image Maker,” opening today, is a good reminder. The work of this master Iranian filmmaker and photographer has “a sense of open air, of human activity, of the world as an infinite series of pictures to be discovered,” says A. O. Scott. His movies, which span three decades, “are full of elegant, witty sequences and arrestingly beautiful images, reflections on the process of filmmaking and examinations of the concrete facts of human experience and the natural world. But what are they about?” Find out tonight, when Kiarostami himself introduces his most popular film, “A Taste of Cherry,” which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1997.

The Toast of Tehran
Museum of Modern Art

A scene from the Abbas Kiarostami film “A Taste of Cherry.”

The Toast of Tehran
Museum of Modern Art

A scene from the Abbas Kiarostami film “A Taste of Cherry.”

http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2007/03/01/urbaneye/index.html?8ur&emc=ur

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