May 26, 2017

Ransom for Freed Hostages Invites Tehran to Take More!

Reuters

Iran-linked groups focus of Baghdad kidnapping probe: U.S. sources
WASHINGTON/DAVOS | BY MARK HOSENBALL AND DAVID BRUNNSTROM
Fri Jan 22, 2016

Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shi’ite militia fighters from the south of Iraq run during a mission to take control of Sulaiman Pek village from Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit city September 1, 2014.
REUTERS/YOUSSEF BOUDLAL

U.S. intelligence […]

Iran regime’s quarter-century planning for occupation of Yemen

Iran regime’s quarter-century planning for occupation of Yemen by its proxies
Monday, 30 March 2015

Following its defeat in the Iran-Iraq war, since a quarter of a century ago, by drawing on its experience in shaping the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Iranian regime planned to take advantage of Yemen’s religious fabric to form a mercenary group in that […]

Iran’s emerging empire gets a pass from inattentive White House

National Post

Charles Krauthammer | January 23, 2015 1:30 PM ET

WASHINGTON — While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs […]

Argentine Phone Calls Detail Efforts to Shield Iran

The New York Times
By JONATHAN GILBERT and SIMON ROMERO
JAN. 21, 2015
BUENOS AIRES — Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which Argentina would receive oil in exchange for shielding Iranian officials from charges that they orchestrated the bombing of […]

EU adopts restrictive measures following the foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US

EUROPEAN UNION Brussels
21 October 2011
A 422/11
Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton
on the adoption of restrictive measures following the foiled plot to
assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and
Vice-President of the Commission, made today the following statement:
“Gravely concerned by allegations and charges brought […]

Iraqi Security Forces Attack Camp Ashraf, April 08, 2011

Iranian Dissidents Attacked in Iraq, 35 Killed, Hundreds Wounded – Watch Video

Ros-Lehtinen, Berman Condemn Violence against Camp Ashraf Residents

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE NEWS
Friday, April 08, 2011

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement condemning reports of violence against residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq:
“In light of new […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Court orders State Department to review ruling on alleged terror group

The Washington Post
By Glenn Kessler

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the State Department to review its designation of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked.
The ruling by the three-judge panel hands yet another foreign-policy hot potato to the Obama administration. The PMOI, also […]