There is a saying: time is money... But this expression has changed. Its meaning has changed. In the 21st century, the more accurate expression is that time is security.
I do not know why this is so. Maybe the global financial crisis that has destroyed the economies of many countries is to blame.
With each passing day Iran and the Islamic world come closer to developing nuclear weapons.
Is this so hard to see? Is it not clear that Iran's nuclear program was not created for peaceful purposes?
Haven't all the latest speeches by the President, religious leaders, the President of parliament and other leaders of the Islamic Republic confirmed this fact?
The fact that the Saudi king put Ahmadinejad in the place of honor when they met, and that Iranian officials have recently visited Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria -- doesn't all this matter more than what they say to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton?
The Iranian Minister of Industries and Business, Mehdi Ghazanfari, during a meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Industry, Ahmed Nassir Dalli Al Karboli, stressed the importance of close ties between Iran and Baghdad in the field of economics and industry, and said that it was important to improve bilateral relations through joint investment.
Mehdi Ghazanfari announced Iran's readiness to invest and implement infrastructure projects in Iraq, provide for the needs of that country, and supply the Iraqi market a variety of industrial and agricultural products.
Ahmed Nassir Dalli Al Karboli, in turn, said that Iran is a developed industrialized power, and called for greater cooperation in the field of mining.
He said that Iraq needs Iran's experience in manufacturing and mining, and stressed the need to expand bilateral cooperation in the automotive industry and the creation of joint businesses.
The Iraqi minister pointed out that in Iraq the door for Iranian investors is always open.
Can anyone believe that the oil embargo and economic sanctions alone can stop Islamic supremacism? Unfortunately, I am not one of them.
How can we trust only sanctions, when the current U.S. administration cannot even convince its partners and allies to boycott the Islamic Republic of Iran?
Isn't that reason enough? Is Iran a democratic state? Does it not infringe upon the rights of citizens? Is it threatened by anyone? Does it not pose a danger? And for whom? Does it not pose a threat to the world both militarily, politically and economically?
Again I remember the time when the world was suspicious of the Soviet Union. What distinguishes Iran from that country? Just the fact that in the Soviet Union there lived people of different faiths.
In the USSR, there was the KGB. In Iran there are the "Revolutionary Guards."
In the Soviet Union one could get killed for dissent; in Iran, too.
The Soviet Union ruled by an aggressive anti-human ideology; Iran does, too. It is Islam.
In the USSR, people were forced to learn Lenin’s books; in Iran, the book of Muhammad.
The General Secretary of the Communist Party, Khrushchev, gave the world the Cuban Missile Crisis on October 14, 1962, and nearly caused a nuclear war. The Soviet Union supported the Arabs living in Palestine. Iran, too.
So where's the difference?
Iran does the same things, but this time it's much more serious. There are new technologies and more hate. The hatred that comes from the ideology of Islam. And America is not the same, either. Unfortunately.
Well, at that time, during the days of the Soviet Union, the Obama administration did not rule America. If it had, I would not be alive to write to you now. Yes, and many other millions would never have seen the sunlight.
A delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Rowsch Nuri Shaways arrived August 14 on an official visit to Tehran.
The Deputy Prime Minister was accompanied by the Ministers of Industry, Trade, Energy and Finance, as well as by the heads of the central bank and customs administration of Iraq.
In a three-day visit, they discussed issues of economic relations between Iraq and Iran and opened a branch of the Iraqi bank in Iran.
Iran will aid the Iraqi reconstruction grid and establish the export electricity to Syria, ISNA reported on Thursday, with reference to the Iranian Minister of Energy, Majid Namdz.
Namdz made this statement during a meeting with Energy Minister Karim Aftanom of Iraq.
According to Namdz, Iraq does not have sufficient electrical capacity to transfer the necessary amount of energy to the country. Since Iraq is now experiencing some technical problems with electrical power, Iran will provide help. At the end of September Iran plans to provide the necessary equipment.
Iraq imports from Iran 1200 MW of electricity per day. In July, Iraq's debt to Iran for electricity amounted to 500 million dollars.
In addition, through Iraq, Iran sells electricity to Syria and Lebanon.
"We will establish the supply of electricity from Iran to the Iraqi city of Basra," said Namdz, adding that the first contract was just about to be signed.
In July, Iran and Syria signed two memoranda of understanding on expansion of bilateral cooperation in the field of electricity and water.
In one of the memos, Iran will initially export 50 MW of electricity to Syria through Iraq. In the next phase, electricity exports will increase to 200 MW.
As a result of an economic development plan, in 2015, Iran will increase power generation by 25 GW, and bring it up to 73 GW of energy, the minister said.
Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The 16th NAM Summit, to be held from 26 to 31 August in Tehran, is a historic opportunity for Iran, in the mind of the Islamic leadership.
The Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for parliamentary affairs, Lutfullah Furuzanda, said that Iran participates in the dialogue about justice and Islamic awakening, and the convening of the 16th NAM Summit in Tehran is a historic opportunity to further this dialogue.
Furuzanda added that the member countries of NAM demonstrate the essence of the Islamic Revolution, the trust and participation of the people, and the progress and achievements of Iranian experts in the nuclear arena, as well as the nature of the sanctions against Iran.
Furuzanda also stressed the need to expose the true face of the imperialists and Zionists, and said that if the member countries of NAM do not come together and start a common dialogue, world imperialism will continue its expansionist policies until it is destroyed as a movement.
And it all happens in the 21st century. Does this meeting and all other such meetings not represent a danger to global security? Who, where, when, why -- all go to Tehran.
Is such a meeting not the best way to share or sell information, as well as scientific achievements and technology?
Can we assume that the countdown has already begun?
Ten, nine, eight ... three, two...