Article: How So-Called Progressive Journalists Mislead the Public | OpEdNews

Further muddying the waters, the following paragraph states: “For many Iranians, a nuclear deal is about a lot more than nukes. It would remove the threat of regime change by securing securing”.. the Iranian government as the legitimate representative of the iranian people.” This sentence implies: 1 That after twenty-five years, the regime has not been able to establish itself as legitimate, which is patently absurd, and 2 That most citizens of this highly nationalist country are willing to ‘sell their nuclear rights’, which is also absurd. The paragraph ends with: “But it might also open Iran to the outside world in ways that affect the internal balance of power.” This positive-sounding statement in fact portends US-inspired regime change followed by IMF shock and awe.Diane Feinstein’s appraisal of Zarif would appear to confirm Washington’s hope that he could be enlisted in the effort: “He is thoughtful. He is real. He wants to help his people and lead them in a different direction.” Chuck Hagel, who also met Zarif when he was Iran’s UN ambassador, is less threatening: “He can play an important role in helping to resolve our significant differences with Iran peacefully.” And yet, after telling us that even our former Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, told Zarif he would be missed at the UN, Wright apparently felt the need to correct any positive impression the reader might get from this:”Yet in January Zarif met with Nasrallah in Lebanon” at the grave of a military commander who had been ‘linked’ to the 1983 bombing of the US militayr barracks in Lebanon. Diplomats in most parts of the world – including those of US allies – would agree with Zarif, who says: “In order to be able to practice dialogue, you need to be able to set aside your assumptions and try to listen more than you want to talk”.I have disagreements with some [people] and more agreements with others. But that doesn’t mean I can’t listen to those I disagree with.”

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