The outstanding electoral victory of Mahmud Ahmadinejad represents a happy event for the Middle East, deeply affected by unresolved conflicts, corrupt circles and violent foreign interventions. On August 4, when he’ll take power, his work will be closely watched to see that he’ll be accomplishing his electoral promises and making Iran a model Islamist society. His amazing election will probably make the Arab States change to follow Iran’s model and the United States change its policy.
The first thing that must be taken into account is that Iranian elections are a real lesson of democracy, quite different to those organized in the Arab countries or in the U.S. and Israel occupied territories. In fact, the Guardian Council reduced the number of candidates from more than 1000 to only 7, and although fraud is suspected in certain areas, this does not cloud the authenticity of the elections as Washington wants the opinion to believe. Washington’s statements after these elections are only useful to decry them even more in the region.
Ahmadinejad’s redistribution program will be quite different to that of the accumulation of wealth by the Arab elites. His nationalist policy can be a model for the Arab countries with a defeatist and fearful attitude in the face of the U.S. threats. This does not mean that Ahmadinejad is more of an anti-American than his predecessors were but that he won’t let the Americans intimidate him. The oil income and the good relations with China and Russia make the Iranian resistance capacity greater. The Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis - a bastion against the U.S. and Israel expansionist policy at the times where Rafsandjani was willing to sacrifice Damascus to secure a rapprochement with Washington - may be expected to grow stronger.
Ahmadineyad will resume negotiations with London, Paris and Berlin. He wants to develop the civil nuclear energy in Iran, and considers that the atomic bomb is a "Non-Islamist " thing. Since a U.S. attack is uncertain because of the Iraqi deadlock, the Iranian president still has some more cards up his sleeve.

Gulf News
Gulf News is the main newspaper devoted to the entire Persian Gulf . Circulation: more than 90,000 editions. Edited in Dubai in English, it is read largely by the important foreigner community residing in the region.
Dar Al-Hayat (UK)
Dar al Hayat is a UK-based Arab newspaper about international politics. With a circulation of 110 000 copies, this paper mixes sheer information articles with a large number of analyses and publications written by intellectuals from the Arab world. One of the most excelling members on the editorial staff team is Jihad Al Khazen - a figure detested by the U.S. neo-con editorialists. Originally Lebanese, the daily was purchased by Saudi Prince and Marshall Khaled ibn Sultan in 1990.

Iran poses a challenge to all”, by Patrick Seale, Gulf News, July 1st,,2005.
Iran’s Challenge to its Neighbours and the World “, Dar Al-Hayat, July 1st, 2005.