Category Archives: Iran

How Trump’s tweets affect relations with Iran

by Claude Salhani – US President Donald Trump is undermin­ing his administra­tion by shooting from the hip with contradictory and often deceitful and misleading postings on Twitter. This very unpresidential behaviour will weigh against him in any nego­tiations he may … Continue reading

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Iran seen provoking tensions with US at sea

By  Claude Salhani As tensions between Russia and the United States over Syria abated slightly, tensions between Iran and the United States continued to build, risking an all-out confron­tation between the US Navy and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). … Continue reading

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Is Iran upping the Shia-Sunni divide?

By Claude Salhani Political tensions in the Middle East are at a dangerously high level as the United States and Russia are facing off over the Syrian conflict, pitting the two powers against one another in a manner reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Iranians playing with fire in the Gulf

2016/05/08 Issue: 55 Page: 6 Claude Salhani In an act of precarious defiance, the deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolu­tionary Guards Corps threatened to bar access to the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies … Continue reading

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Everything you always feared about Iran but were too afraid to admit

By Claude Salhani The political turbu­lence shaking the Middle East region continues to rever­berate as Iran pursues a foreign policy that clearly demonstrates its plan on making itself the prominent power in the Middle East and the Arabian (which they … Continue reading

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Is Iran fooling the West?

By Claude Salhani There are growing concerns in some political circles that the pressure placed on Iran to have it stop its nuclear development programs may have been lifted too early. At the core of the problem is the misunderstanding … Continue reading

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Analysis: Iranian leaders draw red lines on nuclear concessions

By Claude Salhani- Trend: Iranian leaders are drawing red lines in the sand, states reports from informed sources in Washington, D.C., claiming that while the ayatollahs want to renew relations with the West, but are willing to go only so … Continue reading

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Iran Takes on the US: Is this Provocation, Defiance or Tomfoolery?

Responding to the US naval presence in the Gulf, described by the Islamic Republic of Iran as “arrogant,” Iranian leaders have decided to dispatch a naval task force of their own to sail within proximity of US territorial waters. This … Continue reading

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