Of Course “the Ayatollah Thinks He Won”

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by Ali Gharib In the Wall Street Journal last weekend, the paper’s chief foreign affairs reporter, Jay Solomon, unloaded a 2,500-word essay looking back at the Iran nuclear deal a little more than year after the accord was signed. Solomon,… Continue Reading  

Defining “Ransom” for the Anti-Iran Crowd

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by Derek Davison Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had “secretly” sent $400 million to Iran in January, at the same time that the Iranian government agreed to release three American citizens whom it… Continue Reading  

Details and implications of New U.S. Sanctions ahead of Jan. Talks

We’ve already covered the announcement of new sanctions against Iran ahead of upcoming talks in Istanbul, but recent reports have provided a troubling broad and detailed picture that suggests the U.S. dual-track approach — pressure and engagement — might be… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for November 23, 2010: The Wall Street Journal: The WSJ‘s Jay Solomon writes on North Korea’s reported upgrades to its nuclear-fuel production capabilities and the increasing fears among lawmakers that Pyongyang may provide Iran… Continue Reading