Iran and the French Connection

By Nir Boms and Reza Bulorchi
Published March 11, 2005


As Washington considers backing the European Union’s proposal for trade benefits for Iran, troubling revelations emerged this week about Tehran’s continued mislead-and-cheat tactics to hide the extent of its nuclear weapons program. 

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Europe’s New Middle East Darling

Friday, November 19, 2004

By Nir Boms and Erick Stakelbeck

With Yasser Arafat’s death, Europe has lost its oldest and dearest Arab despot. But the race to replace him as the European Union’s favored Middle East tyrant has already begun – and we seem to have a winner. Late last month, just days before Arafat was flown to Paris to receive medical treatment, the European Commission and Syria signed an “Association Agreement” that strengthened Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s iron grip on power. Amazingly, this significant development was all but ignored by the Western media.

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