If she had been docile, she might have silenced her critics. Luckily the ingratitude police are on the case, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde
What has Nazanin to be grateful for, surely not the 6 years accommodation at the hands of Iran when she should have been spending those 6 years helping her husband to bring up their young daughter. Or even the 5 Foreign Secretaries over those 6 years, except possibly one.
Perhaps for the gaffe made by Boris Johnson when he was Foreign Secretary when he stated that she was ‘simply teaching people journalism’ one of the supposed reasons she was held by Iran. When in fact she was being held by Iran for the return of money they paid the UK Government for tanks in the mid 1970s but the tanks never were sent and the money not repaid as sanctions were imposed on Iran.
Surely, after 6 years confinement in Iran, she is fully entitled to speak her mind, so those who don’t agree, get over it.
Source: Nazanin is grateful, but is she grateful enough? I don’t know but the trolls will tell us | Marina Hyde | The Guardian
In recent years, voters have shifted their views on issues based upon the positions of politicians – even when that shift clashes with their ideology.
Source: Americans on the right and left change their minds after hearing where Trump stands : The Conversation
President Trump’s speech about Iran wasn’t just aimed at that country or the US. He also targeted NATO allies, urging members of the alliance to step up and help US efforts in the Middle East.
Source: Trump asks NATO allies for help with Iran after years of bashing the alliance : The Conversation
As the president slurred ritualised abuse of Iran and pleas to Nato, we saw the US’s days as world hegemon dribbling away, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins
Source: Donald Trump’s rant against Iran is the howl of a dying empire | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian
President Trump on Wednesday said Iran “appears to be standing down” in an address to the nation following missile attacks on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. military personnel.
Source: Trump says Iran ‘appears to be standing down’ in address to nation | TheHill
If the US makes good on the president’s threat, Iran’s heritage won’t be the only thing damaged. Washington’s reputation would also take a hit.
Source: Trump’s Twitter threat to destroy Iran’s cultural sites is a historic mistake : The Conversation
President Trump’s Iran policy took a dramatic turn when the US killed Iran’s top military commander in a drone strike. To avoid war, one foreign policy scholar says Trump has to reverse his stance.
Source: With the US and Iran on the brink of war, the dangers of Trump’s policy of going it alone become clear