By: ROBERT FISK
Washington’s decision to arm Syria’s Sunni Muslim rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East, entering a struggle that now dwarfs the Arab revolutions which overthrew dictatorships across the region.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has offered his condolences to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in the United States.
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The Mediterranean Union: NATO’s Role in Conquering the Middle East and North Africa
In the first portion of this text, the longstanding plans for creating a Mediterranean Union, which predate Nicolas Sarkozy by many years, were revealed as were U.S. and E.U. efforts to turn the Middle East and North Africa into free trade zones and economic territories. The implementation of this project was planned through the 1995 Barcelona Process and the U.S. Middle East Free Trade Area (MEFTA).
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that carries out new sanctions against Iran that Congress approved and that he signed this summer.
At least four major regional struggles may be determined within the year: the Iranian nuclear crisis, the civil war in Syria, the struggle for the character of the new regime in Egypt, and the broader struggle for the character of the Arab world.
The head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, paid a visit to Israel’s Prime Minister to urge him not to back strikes against Iran, it was reported last night.
Sir John paid a personal visit to Benjamin Netanyahu to appeal to the leader to hold fire after he appeared to be impatient over the UK and US’s approach towards Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his nuclear programme.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries oppose the adverse consequences of the current world order, stressing the United Nations must make fundamental reforms in its structure.