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Jahanshah Javid

Age: 55 |

Birth City: آبادان |

Joined on October 02, 2012

I am aware of my power, but my power is feminine; it demands a match, not a victory.—Anais Nin
The Turkish republic has always been flawed, but it always contained the aspiration that – against the backdrop of the principles to which successive constitutions claimed fidelity – it could become a democracy. Erdoğan’s new Turkey closes off that prospect.—Steven A. Cook
If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.— Wall Street Journal
At that moment I rejoiced that I was free of possessions, free of all ties, free of fear and envy and malice. I could have passed quietly from one dream to another, owning nothing, regretting nothing, wishing nothing.—Henry Miller
The Iraq war, like many other military conflicts, had unintended consequences. It ended up making us less safe, not more safe. In contrast, the Iran nuclear deal helped the security of the U.S. and its partners – yes, it helped the security of Israel, as many Israeli security experts have acknowledged – and it did this at a tiny fraction of the cost in blood and treasure of the Iraq war. This is the power of diplomacy. This is real leadership.—Sen. Bernie Sanders
... without nuclear warheads, Iran’s missiles do not represent a grave threat and Iran is prevented by the JCPOA from acquiring a nuclear warhead capability for at least 15 years.—18 U.S. National Security Leaders
They want to have [intercontinental ballistic missiles] that can reach your country. That’s what they’re working on right now. Remember, you’re the Great Satan [to them]... They believe that they’re destined to govern the world. Anybody that doesn’t agree with them, they’ll be able to subjugate or kill, and they’re working on the means to achieve that.—Benjamin Netanyahu
Our country’s immigration policy must reflect values of human decency, and be true to the promises America makes to the world: acceptance of the tired, hungry, huddled masses, those escaping political persecution, migrant workers on whose back the American economy is built, and the heartbreak of our generation — refugees from war torn Syria and Yemen.—Firuzeh Mahmoudi, United4Iran Director
This is not just limited to the United States; in my country hardliners are the same. For years on both sides of the ocean, groups of hardliners have tried to present to their people unrealistic and fearful images of various nations and cultures in order to turn their differences into disagreements, their disagreements into enmities and their enmities into fears. Instilling fear in the people is an important tool used to justify extremist and fanatic behavior by narrow-minded individuals.—Aghar Farhadi
It is possible to persuade the incoming president to act to curb Iran’s activity in the production of ballistic missiles, its regional subversion and its aid to terror organizations. But precisely the act of cancelling the agreement will negate the legitimacy of our positions in the international community. When a conflict with Iran develops, the other powers will blame us for dragging Trump into doing this. They will not come to our aid.—Amos Yadlin, former Israel Military Intelligence Chief


Mahsa Vahdat Concert, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, April 22, 2017