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  1. In Brief

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Iran sanctions gazetted United Nations sanctions against Iran have been gazetted locally. The gazette implements sanctions against Iran imposed by the UN Security Council, which include prohibiting the supply, delivery, transfer and carriage of certain nuclear-related items, material, equipment, goods and technology to Iran. ...

  2. Iran Quiz

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 Iranian Shirin Ebadi was in the news in 2003 for winning a Nobel Prize. Which one? 2 What is the main language of Iran? 3 How many times has Iran's national soccer team won the Asian Cup? 4 With how many countries does Iran share a border? 5 What was Iran called before 1935? 6 What was the name of the ancient ...

  3. Second guessing

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... Trying to gauge Iran's true nuclear intent is the hardest part of resolving the growing crisis, writes Hagai Segal As numerous international actors struggle to find a resolution to the growing standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, increasing efforts are being made to discover one vital thing- the Islamic republic's actual intentions. Discerning Iran's precise ...

  4. Hidden Iran- Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Hidden Iran- Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh Holt, HK$143 Attempts at 'containment' have been a disaster for the Bush administration. Emergent ... of the Washington Consensus. And Iran's influence in the Middle East has grown under US threats and clumsy attempts to divide Muslims that serve only to fuel extremism. Ray Takeyh, a fellow ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Iran may be nasty but is not my enemy

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com I have no beef with Iran or its people. It is not a threat to me or my family, to Hong Kong, or the mainland; to any country in Asia and Africa or any member state of the euro zone. Iran does not threaten world peace, despite all the propaganda coming from Washington and Tel Aviv. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may sound like a nutcase but he is no modern-day Hitler; ...

  6. FBI probes alleged ZTE-Iran deal

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which allegedly sold banned technologies to Iran and sought a cover-up to block a US Department of Commerce probe. Citing a confidential FBI affidavit, The Smoking Gun website reported ... probe may spark further concern among US lawmakers, since Washington had imposed economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran since 1979. The US House of Representatives' ...

  7. Show flexibility, Hu urges Iran

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (IAEA) held talks with Iran but failed to reach a deal on allowing greater access for inspectors to its nuclear programme. 'There has been no progress,' the International Atomic Energy Agency's chief inspector Herman Nackaerts said after a day of talks with Iran's envoy to the IAEA, adding that this was disappointing. Iran is expected to head into another round of nuclear ...

  8. Regime change in Iran is Israel's true target

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their mutual dislike was better hidden, but the gulf between them was still as big, especially on the issue of Iran's alleged desire for nuclear weapons. What divides Obama and Netanyahu is a question of timing. Obama's 'red line' is the point at which Iran 'possesses' a nuclear weapon, which would not arrive for a couple of years even if Iran actually intends ...

  9. Only diplomacy can solve Iran problem

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trying to determine what is reality and what is bluster when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme is next to impossible. Its leaders claim their intentions are peaceful, but secrecy ... which have been at a standstill for a year, will take place at a date to be decided between Iran and a six-nation grouping of China, the US, Germany, Britain, France and Russia. The gap ...

  10. Diplomacy the best way to handle Iran

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... No right-thinking government can oppose efforts to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. Proliferation by rogue nations endangers regional and global peace and security. Years of dialogue and sanctions have not worked, though, so a new international strategy is needed. Making Iran's people or those of its trading partners suffer is not the answer. So China's ...




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