For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

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by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

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  

New sanctions set by EU against Iran

By Paul Mutter Bloomberg News reports on a new round of EU sanctions against Iranian banks and firms that will be announced tomorrow: The new restrictions also include a ban on exports to Iran of materials that could be used in… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 2, 2010. The Washington Post: Scott Wilson writes that shared regional fears of a nuclear weapons possessing Iran might be a catalyst for a breakthrough in this week’s Arab-Israeli peace talks.… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 1, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: The WSJ editorial board uses two 30-year-old letters from the Imam of the Park 51 community center, Feisal Abdul Rauf, to show Rauf’s alleged anti-Israel and pro-Iranian… Continue Reading