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It’s hard not to argue that Obama should have made Syria his main and overwhelming foreign policy focus, to the exclusion of nearly everything else, Iran deal be damned. The deal has contributed to escalating tensions. In retrospect, this was foreseeable.—JOSHUA KEATING
Shame Christiane Amanpour who calls herself a journalist. Being all over the mullahs but keeping mummmmm on the struggle of Iranians for freedom, democracy and secularism. Check out her page. Total silence on the issue. We shall not forget.—Roxanne Ganji
Four decades after the mullahs seized power Iran must stop acting as a vehicle for a bankrupt “revolution” and re-became a nation-state behaving like a country. And that requires regime change.—Amir Taheri
"Rape is a crime, but insistent or clumsy flirting is not an offense, nor is gallantry macho aggression."—Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo in open letter
“Everybody knows that I carry the monarchic heritage. If the country is more ready for a republic, even better. That’s great.”—Reza Pahlavi Associated Press
“To betray, you must first belong. I never belonged.” —Kim Philby
“Shut up. SAVAK is dead, and the Iranian people will rally to support their country if you ever ask for another coup d'etat like the one orchestrated by CIA in 1953,” —Paulo Coelho tweet to Reza Pahlavi
These protests have shined light on the true colours of Canadian MP Majid Jowhari, NIAC’s Trita Parsi, the newer version of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) and other stooges, apologists or appeasers of the regime like Hooman Majd . It is imperative that we all do our part and what is morally right. While Iranians are sacrificing their lives and safety right now the least we can do is echo their voice.—Nazanin Afshine Jam (former Miss Canada)
Regime figures like Foreign Minister Javad Zarif should no longer be treated like statesmen in soft-soap interviews in the Western media. Universities should stop offering them platforms. Advocates should organize campaigns against European companies seeking the windfall promised by the Iran nuclear deal. The message should be: no new deals with Iran so long as its prisons are filled with lawyers, students and activists of the opposition. —Eli Lake Bloomberg
If Trump had failed to weigh in, he’d be slammed (rightly) for ignoring human rights. Instead, he’s attacked (wrongly) for “meddling.” So far, he’s getting Iran right. Behooves his usual critics (like me) to say so.—Tweet Bret Stephens (@BretStephensNYT)