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The unexpectedly early resolution to the dispute between the UK and Iran over the detention of 15 sailors and marines in the Persian Gulf is the direct result of Iran's goodwill and a U-turn by the British government. After initially using threatening language and seeking to add an unnecessary international dimension to the dispute, it eventually opted for direct negotiations with Iran based on mutual respect. This outcome offers a compelling lesson on how to deal with the wider international standoff between the US and Iran.
Editor's note: Abbas Edalat is a board member of CASMII.
I was angered, distressed and ashamed by her ignorance, her refusal to listen, and what amounted to a barrage of verbal abuse directed at one who was simply attempting to put the record straight as he saw it. ››read more
On 14th February, Abbas Edalat, CASMII’s founder, took part as witness in the BBC’s Moral Maze programme to discuss the morality of a US military attack against Iran. The following letter was sent to him afterwards. You can listen to the programme here.
On Friday 26th January 2007, a delegation including the veteran antiwar leader Tony Benn, Professor Abbas Edalat and Professor Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh, delivered a report to Number 10 Downing Street and to the news editors of all major media networks in Britain and the world, countering the misconceptions that surround alleged threat posed by Iran. ››read more