Iran’s Enrichment Offer: A Postscript

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by Peter Jenkins As a postscript to my previous post, I want to draw attention to two bits of news that I came across later that day, and to offer brief comments. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad-Javad Zarif, addresses the Nuclear Diplomacy Seminar… Continue Reading  

Obama Gets More Time for Iran Nuclear Deal

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News The administration of President Barack Obama appears to have succeeded in preventing Congress from enacting new sanctions against Iran before the next round of nuclear-related talks between the U.S. and other great powers and… Continue Reading  

Israeli Leaders Respond with Scowls to Rouhani’s Election

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by Marsha B. Cohen For most Israeli politicians, the news of the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran, is not good. That it is considered good news by anyone else makes it that much worse. In… Continue Reading  

Israel Unlikely to Stay on Syrian Sidelines for Much Longer

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by Mitchell Plitnick All eyes are on US President Barack Obama as he contemplates how to deal with the fact that the Syrian government might have crossed a red line he never should have drawn. The Israelis, even while abstaining… Continue Reading  

White House Letter Fuels U.S. Involvement in Syria Debate

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News A White House letter Thursday to Congressional leaders suggesting chemical weapons use by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad has reignited debate about direct U.S. military involvement in the war-torn country. “Our intelligence community does assess… Continue Reading