November 18, 2017

Tehran’s Nuclear Bazaar Despite sanctions; the world attends the Iran Oil Show.

To assess U.S. efforts to halt Iran’s imperial ambitions, you can look to the city of Natanz, where the Iranian regime is firing up a new generation of centrifuges, or to Syria, where its client regime is shooting democrats in the streets. Then there’s Tehran International Fairground, which this week is doing a bang-up business.
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‘Iran talks should last 12 weeks max’

By: Herb Keinon
The Jerusalem Post
The US should consider making concessions to Russia on the placement of a missile-defense shield in Europe, in order to get Moscow to back “crippling” concessions against Iran if the time comes, a leading US congressman said Thursday.
Howard Berman, the powerful Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in […]

Iran’s nuclear program: Is regime change the way to stop it?

While Obama officials tout tougher sanctions to get Iranians to the negotiating table, foreign policy conservatives are looking to revive regime change as the way to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
By Howard LaFranchi,
December 17, 2010
Washington —
US foreign policy conservatives are pressing for a new approach to Iran that ramps up support for the Iranian opposition and […]

Marzieh, Iranian Singer and Voice of Dissent, Dies at 86

By MARGALIT FOX
Published: October 16, 2010
Marzieh, the great diva of Persian traditional song, who was silenced after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 but who re-emerged years later outside Iran as a singer and a highly public supporter of the resistance, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 86 and had defected to France in 1994.
Marzieh, […]

So, Who Won the War in Iraq? Iran

Mohamad Bazzi, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
August 30, 2010
GlobalPost
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In February 2003, as he marshaled the United States for war, President George W. Bush declared: “A new regime in Iraq would serve as a dramatic and inspiring example of freedom for other nations in the region.”
Now, as the U.S. military […]

Urging Iran to Respect the Fundamental Freedoms of its Citizens

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 10, 2010
The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens their civil rights and intimidate and detain those Iranians who seek to hold their government accountable and stand up for the rights of their fellow citizens.
We remain troubled by the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, […]

To only say Iranian nukes are unacceptable is to accept them

The Washington Post
By William Kristol
Sunday, March 28, 2010; A15
In March 1936, Hitler occupied the Rhineland. The French prime minister, Leon Blum, denounced the act as “unacceptable.” But France, Britain and the rest of the world accepted it. Years later, the French political thinker Raymond Aron commented, “To say that something is unacceptable was to […]

Intensify pressure to control Iran threat


By Lord David Waddington
As the Obama administration works to increase international pressure on Iran over its continued nuclear defiance, it is paramount that the threat posed by the Iranian regime is dealt with on more than one front. If we are to put a meaningful political and economic squeeze on Tehran’s leaders, we cannot afford […]

Bipartisan Senate Coalition Urges President: Sanction Iran Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Evan Bayh (D-IN), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Robert Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and David Vitter (R-LA) sent a letter to President Obama today, warning that his own year-end deadline for diplomacy with Iran has now expired, and that it […]

Enough Is Enough

Why we can no longer remain on the sidelines in the struggle for regime change in Iran.
by Richard N. Haass
January 21, 2010 7:0 PM EST
Two schools of thought have traditionally competed to determine how America should approach the world. Realists believe we should care most about what states do beyond their borders—that influencing their foreign […]