Human Events Online Exclusive Interview;
With The Heir Of The Ousted King of Iran; Reza Pahlavi,
Who Plans To Overthrow Mullah's Regime
We, the all of humanity, all over the world have invested interest to do whatever we possibly can to prevent any military attack / action against Iran / Persia. - Except a hand full of truly dim witted individuals who are actively pursuing the mythical apocalypse to occur, none of us the sane people wants to start - World War Three (WWIII) - and annihilate the humanity to rapture and go to the none existent heaven. Any military attack / action against Iran / Persia, even if by a remote chance does not lead to the start of a World War, it will definitely galvanize and unite the Iranian / Persian people against the people of Europe and United States, in the support of Iran / Persia behind the criminal ruling mullahs.
By the Way is a short column appearing from time to time.
Freedom of speech is a human right, and like all other rights it entails a responsibility. This responsibility ought to be discharged with utmost care and discipline. The greatest dictatorship that anyone is challenged to overcome in ones life is the dictatorship of ignorance; ignorance not necessarily of information, but wisdom. The nature of the crisis in our country necessitates the active participation of each and every citizen in credible political debates, forums, and conferences. Any Iranian activist worth his or her salt should observe a few ground rules, inter alia:
Tehran, May 15, IRNA-An Iranian official, on the occasion of today's observance of World Ferdowsi Day, expressed appreciation for the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) of designating May 15 as World Ferdowsi Day and for enshrining cultural and historical events.
By: Dr. Amir Hosein Khenji
Sent by: Shahrokh
By: Farkhondeh Modaress
Sent by: Hambastegi-e Melat-e Iran
Book Review by Amir Taheri
Whenever the term secularism is mentioned the immediate reaction by almost everyone is that this is a matter concerning only the Muslim world. After all, most other countries, regardless of their initial religious backgrounds, appear to have developed political systems in which secularism is the lowest common denominator rather than the core of a dispute.
Dorey-e Reza Shah va Mashrootiat - (in Persian)
Ali Banoo Aziz's interview with Shahrokh Meskoob
From the book: "Dar Baarey-e Siasat Va Farhang"
I personally think that in the last 85 years due to negative campaign and character assassination developed mainly by Tudeh Party, Qajar gang, Mullahs and the British, the Iranian nation has developed a wrong view on Reza Shah. What would be the verdict of history on this remarkable man who came from the bottom of the society to save Iran? I think the verdict of History would be much more positive. I think he would be ranked up there side by side with people such as Bismarck, Attaturk and De Gulle. Shahrokh
of An American Revolutionary in Iran
Ata Servati has written an interesting book that is well worth reading. It is not a conventional non-fiction book, as one might hope for in a biography. Yet, it is not an historical novel, though many will think it is closer to being that. Actually, it reads more like a movie script that floats over the action rather than being intimately involved in it. Who will be the actor that fleshes out the rash humanity of Howard Baskerville? Will it be Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, or some brash newcomer? Perhaps it will be a movie someday, but in the meantime you can enjoy this book simply because it demonstrates how unclouded idealism can engender mutual respect among people.
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An Overview of Socioeconomic Characteristics of the Iranian-American
By: Ali Mostashari and Ali Khodamhosseini
Iranian Studies Group at MIT
Persian Gulf, located in the Middle East, is an extension of the Gulf of Oman located between Iran (former Persia) and the Arabian Peninsula. Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest are the countries who share the coastline of the Persian Gulf.
We slept outdoors, on wooden beds arranged next to the 12-foot-deep fish pool with statues of silver-skinned dolphins that spat water into the air when the fountain was turned on. Tehran's summers were dry and brutal. At midday, the heat nearly melted the asphalt on the sidewalk and turned the city into a ghost land. By 5 o'clock, the red bricks on the floor of our yard were still too hot to step on barefoot. At dusk, when the gardener hosed the ground, a thick cloud of steam rose off the bricks and made him invisible from the waist down.
I recently returned from eleven days in Iran. Before I went, friends told me I was crazy to go. They said I'd meet a lot of anti-American hostility. I'd be in danger, even.
Zohreh Jooya, an Iranian/Afghan woman with a beautiful face and a fantastic voice
Darius Kadivar's Corner
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a freelance journalist born to an Iranian father and French mother. He works and lives in France.
I wanted to say that I saw a great documentary on French TV ARTE called Iran : La Revolution Cinematographique aka Iran : The Film Revolution. It was directed by Nader Homayoun and I must say it was the best and most complete documentary ever made to date on the history of the Iranian Cinema. I do know that there was a BBC Radio documentary on the same subject made several years ago, but this one was really updated covering the pre-revolution films to that of the era after the revolution. I was amazed how interesting it was from both a historical perspective as well as from an artistic point of view with rare footage of Iranian films and interviews of Makhmalabaf and Gobadi and many other directors. Alot of touching moments that combined nostalgia but also an objective account on the films made in a century. I was absolutely amazed by the entire production that for the first time did not try to judge the directors or actors but tried to understand their work. One of the most amazing, surrealist testimonies was that of an Iranian director who explained how in war torn Iran they had shot a historical film while the Bombs were being thrown in Tehran. The crew had calculated that they could shoot a scene every seven minutes between bomb explosions without damage for the materiale and you could see a groupe of actors dressed as European Aristorcrats at the turn of the century sipping their tea and eating buscuits in a 19th century drawing room. It was truly amazing and touching to see the contrast and dedications of many of these artists. It makes one feel utterly humble. The Documentary film was extremely well done and the kind you should show in a history class at school or at the university and understandable for both Westerners and Iranians alike. I hope it will or is available on DVD. Normally it should be issued by MK2 which normally distributes Iranian films
Film Critic and Reviewer
Erin Gann (Xerxes) & Helen Carey (Atossa) in "The Persians"
In 'The Persians,' Ancient History Bears Repeating
(Xerxes) and Helen Carey (Atossa) in Shakespeare Theatre Company's "The
Persians." (By Carol Rosegg -- Shakespeare Theatre Company)
The opera opens after a Persian Prince is executed for being unable to answer the beautiful icy princess's riddles. An unknown, Prince Calaf, upon seeing Princess Turandot for the first time, is smitten and announces that he will try and solve the riddles and win her hand in marriage. His father's young female servant, the slave Liu, expresses her love for Calaf in a moving solo. And so the classic format is set -- the eternal triangle comprising the Prince, the cold-hearted princess and the faithful servant-girl.
Carla Golian was born on August 15th 1974, the second child to her mother, Juliet Gevorkoff, and her father, Robert Golian. Carla, of Armenian heritage, was born in Iran where her mother, a scholar of International Communications, was a prominent travel guide catering to the rich and famous touring the historical wonders of the former Persian Monarchy. Jackie Onasis, Tony Curtis, Elizabeth Taylor to name a few. Notably, her mother worked closely with the King and Queen of Iran , Reza Shah Pahlavi and Farah Pahlavi, single-handedly arranging all of their diplomatic as well as vacation travel needs. Her father was a brilliant scientific mind, in fact, an aerospace engineer, and a devoted family man.
© Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
Death Judge Lands U.N. Seat On Human Rights
WASHINGTON -- Iran's delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Council faces being isolated by the envoys of free nations this week after it emerged that its leader is one of Iran's most notorious censors and prosecutors of dissidents who the Canadians hold responsible for acquitting those who raped and murdered one of their female citizens.
the Neo-Nazis Salute Iran's President
Hjalmar Schacht, the Nazi economics
minister, had many unusual interests but one was especially
telling. He was fascinated with the theory, famously
enunciated by King Darius the Great, that the Persians
were of Aryan lineage, and argued that this made them
the Nazis natural allies.
As the oldest son of the Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi's youth in Tehran's sumptuous palace and his prospects for the throne ended at age 17, when the 1979 Islamic revolution drove his family into exile. Between meetings with French politicians last week, Pahlavi, now 45, sat down with Time's Vivienne Walt in his mother's Paris residence to describe the best way to oust the Tehran regime and return him home.
In the middle of a tirade about the pointlessness of talking with the Bush administration, a senior Iranian official I met in Tehran last month abruptly paused and asked if he could speak off the record. Then he said: "What we need is an American president who will follow the example of Richard Nixon going to China."
Wall Street Journal
It's been an agonizing week for Iranian
patriots. On Monday, Washington's ambassador to the
U.N., John Bolton, suggested that if Iran's ruling clerics
The pursuit by the Iranian regime of nuclear weapons represents a direct threat to the entire international community, including to the United States and to the Persian Gulf region. In defiance of repeated calls from the IAEA Board of Governors and from the Security Council, the Iranian government has accelerated its nuclear program while continuing to conceal its activities from international inspectors.
May 30, 2006
POTOMAC, Maryland -- The exiled son of Iran's late shah on Monday called on the Bush administration to put action before rhetoric in ousting Tehran's Islamic regime, which he said has long been the source of global instability.
A leading Iranian pro-democracy and women's activist, who was jailed on trumped-up charges last year, has revealed how the clerical regime cynically deploys systemic sexual violence against female dissidents in the name of Islam.
By: Amil Imani
The world is captivated by the sudden rise of a relatively unknown to the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, for his torrent of outrageous statements and claims. He has, thus, in a short time acquired great many appellations. He is viewed as zealot, fascist, fanatic, anti-Semitic, lunatic and more.
Many foxes grow gray, but few grow good. Benjamin Franklin
By Farhad Mafie
Almost 40 years ago, in his famous play Shahr-e Ghesseh (The City of Fable), Bijan Mofid, one of Irans greatest contemporary playwrights, very creatively presented the Iranian Mullahs (Islamic clergymen) as foxes .........
of the Ayatollah
"Is Persia about to enter, nay, has she already entered the comity of civilized nations or does she still sit a contented outcast without the gate?"
Iran's President Ahmadinejad, a veteran of the Islamic Republic's repressive Revolutionary Guard, took office 3 August 2005, after a surprise win in a June sham presidential election -- there are no democratic elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. All candidates are prescreened by the Guardian Council before they are allowed to run for office.
By: Amil Imani
The biggest surprise of 2003 was when an Iranian human rights activist, Shirin Ebadi, became the first Iranian ever to win a Nobel Prize. Yet, the Nobel committee referred to her as the first Muslim woman, completely denying her nationality.
This article was first published in Asharq Alawsat.
During the past few weeks, a number of prominent Iranians have been calling on various capitals, including some in the region, to seek a way out of the current crisis.
Iranian Regime: A Challenge to the World
The United States admires and respects the Iranian
people and supports their right to determine their own future.
As the President has stated, the United States hopes one day
soon to be the closest of friends with a free, sovereign and
A must read article
The April 29th BBC interview with Ibrahim Yazdi, accomplice in mass murder of scores of Iranian patriots during the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, is yet another instance of British complicity in the overthrow of the legitimate Monarchial government of the Iranian Nation 28 years ago.
West Has More Options than Just the Extremes, Attack or Appease
By: Amil Imani
Recently, Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice has requested $75 million to support pro-democracy elements inside Iran and also assist the Iranian opposition groups outside of Iran.
March 17, 2006
Following is the State Department transcript of remarks by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Prime Minister John Howard of Australia March 17:
Beginning of the End Game
It appears that the United States and Iran are now
going to begin public talks on Iraq. The Iranian News Agency reported
Thursday that Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National
Security Council, told a closed session of the Majlis that Iran
had agreed to a request by the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution
in Iraq to negotiate with Washington on Iraq.