Gunfire exchanged between North and South Korea’s security forces

Octubre 24

On October 19 2014, Professor Raymond Tanter was on CCTV America. Security forces from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and from the Republic of Korea exchanged gunfire across the de-militarized zone.

Unlike DPRK Iran has opposition: National Council of Resistance of Iran w/ its PMOI in Camp Liberty Iraq

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US nuclear negotiations with Iran.

octubre 20Raymond Tanter appeared on Al Jazeera Arabic 20 September 2014. The topic was U.S. participation in negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file. At issue is whether this involvement may conflict with coalition-building against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Secretary Kerry had indicated “Tehran could play some role” against ISIS, even though it was not a formal party in the coalition.

Tanter spoke against the idea of approaching Tehran because the Iranian regime was responsible for the divisive policies in Iraq that created the political space for ISIS to evolve: Sunni Iraqis defected to ISIS partly due to Iranian-sponsored sectarian actions.

These Iranian efforts made it possible for ISIS to make dramatic gains in northwest Iraq. The same disruptive Iranian policies placed in even greater jeopardy members of an Iranian dissident group—People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI)/Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), trapped in prison-like conditions in Iraq.

As negotiations to build a coalition against ISIS go forward, expect enhanced efforts by Tehran to link them with hints that it would make concessions in the nuclear talks based on ISIS negotiations. Avoidance of linkage between ISIS coalition-building and the nuclear talks should be a priority of Washington.

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Professor Raymond Tanter on Bloomber TV.

bloomberg october 17On October 14 2014, Professor Raymond Tanter was on Bloomberg  TV discussing; Does U.S. Need Iran in Fight Against Islamic State?

Professor Emeritus Raymond Tanter talks with Trish Regan about the fight against the Islamic State as militants draw closer to Baghdad and the role of Iran in the battle. He speaks on “Street Smart.”

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On October 17 2014, Professor Tanter was on Bloomberg  TV discussing; Mistake to Further Inflame Relations With Iran: Sachs.

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