Iran marks National Army Day with a military parade. Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani not only emphasized Iran’s right to develop its national deterrence power, he stressed that the country would not wait for permission to produce the defensive weapons it needs. We look at Iran’s regional role, especially regarding its neighbors.
A talk given by Ambassador Mark G. Hambley (Ret.), and William Morris, Secretary General of the U.K. based Next Century Foundation at an Instant Issues luncheon of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts.
Dr William Morris, the convenor of the English Hour and the Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, talks about Iran, about President Roosevelt’s four freedoms which are the basis for the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and about forgiveness.
Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, the founder and president of American-Iranian Council discusses Iran and the 2017 election, International Affairs, and Democracy.
Former President of the Kurdish National Congress, Dr Jawad Mella discusses the situation of Kurdistan, aspirations for a Kurdish state, and the role of the international community.
Islamic Scholar, Sadriddin Safavi, talks on Islam, Peace and Extremism.
Seyed Yousif Al-Khoei, Director of Public Affairs for the Al-Khoei Foundation and Grandson of the late Grand Ayatollah Al-Khoei, speaks on Shi’ism, Sectarianism and Secular Politics.
Ambassador Mark Hambley, Founder and Director of the Media Outreach Centre and American Diplomat for over 35 years, speaks on Iraq, Syria and tightening relations in the Middle East.