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Congress Moves Toward Full Trade Embargo on Iran

Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Congress moved closer here Wednesday to imposing a full trade embargo against Iran and pledged its support to Israel if it felt compelled to attack Tehran’s nuclear programme in self-defence. ... Read More



Rafsanjani Shut Out of Iran’s Presidential Race

Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi via IPS News With the disqualification of former president and current chair of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani by a vetting body, the Guardian Council, Iran’s presidential campaign is opening with many ... Read More



Kerry’s Latest Mideast Trip Doomed Before It Starts

Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick It may seem like US Secretary of State John Kerry is chasing his own tail with regard to the Israel-Palestine issue. But he is, intentionally or otherwise, raising some important questions. One is ... Read More


On Ambassador Sherman’s Testimony on Iran

Published on May 17th, 2013 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins Listening, on 15 May, to the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on US policy towards Iran put me in mind of the inscription Dante imagined over the entrance to Hell: “Abandon hope all ... Read More



Framing Iran: Media Coverage Echoes Some Iraq Problems

Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Guest

by Jonas Siegel and Saranaz Barforoush Few observers would question that news coverage prior to the 2003 U.S.- led invasion of Iraq affected public perceptions about the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Are news ... Read More

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