Omid Memarian

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Iranian People Frustrated with Government

Here is my Op-Ed piece in Contra Costa Times Daily, which publishes for poeple in Bay Area. It has published with a Big picture of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian's President:

"No to the West, no to the East, Iran", One of the best-known Iranian revolutionary slogans is about to come true. The International Atomic Energy Agency, in a 27-3 vote, has referred Iran's case to the U.N. Security Council and will decide on it soon.

Even the support of supposed allies China and Russia seems in doubt.Iran now finds itself isolated and there is no way for them unless supporting the Russian proposal. If not, the possible scenarios at the Security Council will be more and more hurtful.
Despite being backed into a corner, Iran's hard-line government still presents itself as invulnerable to potential sanctions or military attack.

Iranian officials warn the consequences of such a response could include an increase in the price of oil, destabilization of the Middle East peace process, and retaliation by their Shi'ite allies in Iraq. They speak of a "Bermuda Triangle" of allies -- a network ranging from Hezbollah in Lebanon, to the Badr Brigade in Iraq to Hamas in Palestine.

Look at the whole piece Here


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