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Saïd Amin @SaidAmin

Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the founder/CEO of World Singles Networks, a leading provider of niche online dating services and the Publisher of Iranian.com.

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Tehran and Washington: Back from the Abyss of Futility | Muftah

For 35 years the United States and Iran have glared at each other across an abyss of hostility and traded insults, threats, and sometimes worse. In these exchanges, America represented “world arrogance” and the “great Satan;” while Iran was part of the “axis of evil” and “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism.”  U.S. military officials have m ... ... Continue reading »

Are Iran and Israel Trading Places? | NY Times

Although the Israeli and Iranian governments have been virtually at war with each other for decades, the two countries have much in common.   Both are home to some of the oldest civilizations on earth, and both are primarily non-Arab states in a mostly Arab region. In the 1950s, David Ben-Gurion’s Israel and Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi’s Iran were b ... ... Continue reading »

The Gulf Military Balance: The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions

"The United States faces major challenges in dealing with Iran, the threat of terrorism, and the tide of political instability in the Arabian Peninsula. The presence of some of the world’s largest reserves of oil and natural gas, vital shipping lanes, and Shia populations throughout the region have made the peninsula the focal point of US and Irani ... Continue reading »

Iranian American group: Tide has turned against sanctions | The Times of Israel

WASHINGTON — Recent Congressional letters to US President Barack Obama prove that the tide has turned in Washington against Iran sanctions, the National Iranian American Council argued in a statement issued Thursday.   NIAC, which represents Iranian American interests, said that it is “pleased that Congress is not passing sanctions or measures that ... ... Continue reading »

’300: Rise of an Empire’ Butchers Greek-Persian History | TIME

The story of '300: Rise of an Empire' comes from a graphic novel, but it's based on a travesty of history that has long existed in the Western imagination Shortly after the 2007 release of 300—Zack Snyder’s computerized gorefest about the ancient Battle of Thermopylae—the Iranians issued an angry response. Then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not ... ... Continue reading »

Iranian Students in the United States

"The rising number of Iranian exchange students presents an opportunity to revitalize U.S. public diplomacy outreach to Iran. In this new report, Steven Ditto demonstrates how lowering barriers, reaffirming America's commitment to human rights, and fulfilling past pledges can help pave the way for long-term and short-term change in Iran."   See the ... Continue reading »

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran | CNN.com

(CNN) -- The world is focused on forging a durable agreement to prevent Iran from developing a single nuclear weapon. While critically important, these efforts ignore a far greater danger: the thousands of weapons that already exist.   There are today more than 17,000 nuclear warheads, an ongoing existential threat to human survival that has largel ... ... Continue reading »

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