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Audio: KGNU – Hemispheres Interview with Ibrahim Kazerooni: Recent Trip To Iran, Iraq.December 27, 2022.

December 27, 2022

China to Iran – one of the routes of the Belt and Road Initiative. Chinese-Iranian ties have given Iran confidence that it can face down U.S. sanctions successfully

(Note – the following audio, pre-recorded yesterday for our program today – KGNU – Hemispheres – Middle East Dialogues – was rejected today for “technical reasons.” Hmmm – first time in 12 years of doing this show monthly that one of our programs has been cancelled. 

In any event – I consider this one of the more interesting discussions we have had – mostly because Ibrahim K has just returned from Iraq and Iran after a six week visit – and so I am posting it anyway on here on my blog.)


Ibrahim Kazerooni, co-commentator on KGNU-Hemispheres-Middle East Dialogues, has recently returned from a six week trip to the Middle East, specifically to Iraq and Iran. Although the trip was made for personal reasons, he was able to meet and talk with many people – key people – in both countries. In this program he’s going to share with us some what he has absorbed from the journey – and the degree to which it collides with mainstream media descriptions of recent events.

Over the last few months, the western media, media here in the United States, has been reporting on large-scale protests sweeping Iran in response to hijab requirements and the death of Masha Imami. The protests have been described by some in the media as “a revolution” against the Islamic Republic and have been highlighted as a movement led by young women.

Is this true? Is this a revolution? How much is all this just another example of a major media dis-information campaign? How much of it is accurate?

Let’s see how Ibrahim Kazerooni addresses these questions?



2 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil Jones permalink
    December 28, 2022 1:47 pm

    Ibrahim’s view of Iran are much different from the views of an old friend mine who is originally from Iran. My friend’s view is that the Western media have no idea how brutal the current regime in Iran is. Who to believe? My guess is that both are correct to some degree.

    • December 28, 2022 2:18 pm

      A question of deconstructing the mainstream narrative … which we’re (those in USA) are all exposed to daily. Needless to say, the take here is quite different.

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