Obama Administration Ignores Hawks’ Demands on Sanctions

The Obama administration announced penalties today against Naftiran Intertrade Co., a Swiss subsidiary of Iran’s national oil company but avoided any mention of Chinese or Russian companies who continue to trade with Iran. Neoconservatives have called on the Obama administration… Continue Reading  

Israel estimates Iran will have the bomb in 2014

Buried deep in the New York Times article about the Stuxnet virus apparently infecting computers at Iranian nuclear facilities was a peek at Israel’s assessment of Iran’s alleged drive towards a nuclear weapon. In the piece, mentioned in today’s Talking… Continue Reading  

Duss: Joe Lieberman and What if Strikes Don’t Work?

At Think Progress’s The Wonk Room, Matt Duss has a post up about Joe Lieberman (I-CT)’s speech yesterday at the Council on Foreign Relations about the next steps for the U.S. regarding Iran, namely, that the military option is a “real… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 30: The Washington Post: Thomas Erdbrink reports that sanctions imposed against Iran by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have resulted in the Iranian rial dropping in value against the U.S. dollar… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Forever War

The War Addicts 2016 and Then Some By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Sometimes it’s the little things in the big stories that catch your eye.  On Monday, theWashington Post ran the first of three pieces adapted from Bob… Continue Reading