VOA’s OFOGH: Abbas Milani & Mansour Farhang on IRI "Plot" on Saudi Prince


VOA’s OFOGH: Abbas Milani & Mansour Farhang on IRI "Plot" on Saudi Prince
by Darius Kadivar

Siamak Dehghanpour hosts VOA OFOGH's Debate between Mansour Farhang (former IRI Ambassador to the UN) and Abbas Milani (Historian) on IRI plot allegations.

About Mansour Farhang :

Mansour Farhang is professor of international relations at Bennington College,Vermont. He resigned from his post as revolutionary Iran’s first ambassador tothe United Nations when Khomeini’s regime refused to accept the UN’s recommendation to release its US hostages. He is author of U.S. Imperialism:The Spanish-American War to the Iranian Revolution (1981) and co-author of The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference (University of California Press, 1987).

About Abbas Milani

is an Iranian-American historian and author. Milani is avisiting professor of Political Science and the director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford University. He is also a research fellow andco-director of the Iran Democracy Project at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He isthe author of several major biographies including The Persian Sphinx : Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution, The Shah. His other publications include : Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir, and Modernity and Its Foes in Iran

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Iran plot to kill Saudi envoy in Cairo foiled

by Darius Kadivar on

Iran plot to kill Saudi envoy in Cairo foiled: reports - AFP

AFP - Egyptian security services foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Cairo several months ago, the legal advisor of the kingdom's embassy said in local dailies on Tuesday.

Egypt "arrested three Iranians planning to assassinate the ambassador, Ahmed Qattan," Al-Hayat quoted Sami Jamal as saying. 


Trade mark on fore-head !!!!

by Siavash300 on

Salehi's "Mohr" mark is interesting part of the above video. He colored his fore-head to indicate that he had been prayed to the extend that there is a "Mohr" mark on his fore-head. What a scheme!!. A bunch of lying stupid clowns try to deceive people by these none sense.

Bahram G


by Bahram G on

Oon Yaroo. Thanks for asking about me. Truth be told, I'm not all that well. I am suffering from Separation Anxiety. From whom? From the absence of the one and only distinguished personage you have so wisely/boldly nominated for president. I was able to bear the separation on Sunday thinking that his personage must have gone to some sanctified monastery putting prayers, fasting, and contemplating solutions for the sorry state of our occupied VATAN. But, this is Tuesday and no sign of him. I fear the real possibility that the monks have begged him to join their secluded life, grow wine grapes and help them bottle the stuff for KHOLGULLAH.
In any event, I am amazed you are asking me about him. I thought it is you who is near and dear to him.

Oon Yaroo

Baharam G, Chetori! Yes and no and thanks for the clarification!

by Oon Yaroo on

But in this context, I meant carrying water!

Of course, Hozz water would work. Joob (stream) water would work. AbbAnbar water would work. Well water coming off of an old-fashioned water pump (tolombeh) could also work!

Hope this sheds some light on carrying water in *o()/`*!

OBTW, let me know if you need me to explain the other role he could play (i.e., as an *o()/`*!)

PS - Where is the president? 


Bahram G

Oon Yaroo, a person can't be aftabeh !

by Bahram G on

I am sure you meant he should go to the HOZ and fill the thing with water and thake it to the honorable person for you know what ---- TEHAARAT. Stanford has a HOZ alright, but lacks the Iranian DAR-ul-AFKAR that would accommodate the operation. I thought it my duty to enlighten you on that.

The Enlightener

Bahram g

Oon Yaroo

Faramarz, I think Trita Parsi should serve *o()/* to Milani ...

by Oon Yaroo on

& Farhang!

If only some members of IC would learn from Drs. Milani and Farhang to calmly and rationally discuss issues and debate based on facts rather than emotions and tribalism.

The analysis they just offered makes sense and is supported by historical precedence on the part of IRI's criminal past as well as the plausibility of its recent attempt in assassinating the Saudi's Ambassador!

Miliani's record of 120 cases of IRR's criminal activities outside of Iran since 1979 is tantamount to the 121st case to be very highly likely!

Farhang's comment that Arbabsiar's clumsiness should not reduce the plausibility of his role in this failed criminal attempt and that only fanatics and idiots like him would commit to such things spoke volumes!   

All in all, a great interview! 

o()/ = Aftabeh!


Abbas Milani and Mansour Farhang .....

by R2-D2 on

Always Impressive :) !!

P.S. I sincerely hope that people such as Reza Pahlavi would Learn (Repeat, Learn) from people such as these two (2) distingusihed Scholars, and talk Intelligently regarding matters related to Iran -

Unfortunately, he (Reza Pahlavi) seems to "Parrot Out" a bunch of nonsense, as his recent analysis of the terror plot against the Saudi Arabian Ambassador demonstrates:


Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi's Analysis on IRI "plot" to Kill Saudi Envoy








G. Rahmanian

Fine Analysis By Dr. Milani!

by G. Rahmanian on

Saalehi is a SHAMELESS liar as are the rest of IR terrorist entities. Whether the regime in Tehran was involved in the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador or not, Iranians know well that the regime is capable of planning and carrying out terrorist acts.


Abbas Milani is Great

by Faramarz on

Abbas Miliani is head and shoulders above the rest of the so called Iran Experts. He has not fallen for the whole bogus Reform agenda or the Grand Bargain one. He has the facts at his immediate disposal. His reference to Navab Safavi was right on. By the way, Navab Safavi is an elder relative of Zahra Rahnavard, Mousavi's wife (on her mother's side), in case you are wondering why they are still alive!

Great job Dr. Milani.


Very good points brought up by Milani

by Onlyiran on

-The IRI is the least liked in the Muslim world (14% of Muslims see Iran in positive light);

-Turkey has become a leader in the Muslim wolrd;

-Turkey has had a 20% econmic growth without oil, where the IRI has only had 3% or even negative growth with oil;

-Saudi Arabia has emerged as the more sensible party in this terror fiasco.

Bad news keeps piling up for the IRI!