What is Iran up to these days?

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Laura Rozen has an exclusive on alleged Iranian attempts to establish back-channel contacts with non-official Americans ahead of the (hopefully) resumed nuclear negotiations: Mostafa Dolatyar, a career Iranian diplomat who heads the Iranian think tank, the Institute for Political and… Continue Reading  

Jim Lobe on Obama vs. Romney’s approach to Iran

Last week IPS Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discussed how Barak Obama and Mitt Romney might differ with respect to Iran based on Obama’s record and Romney’s campaign thus far. Q: How might the approach to Iran differ depending on… Continue Reading  

ISIS Responds to WSJ spin on Iran nuclear report

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On Oct. 19, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board argued that Iran may be closer to a nuclear weapon than even Israeli estimates and that it could be producing a “crude “gun-type” bomb of the sort that leveled Hiroshima”. From “Tick-Tock… Continue Reading  

Ahmadinejad’s Tumble and Iran’s Political Terrain

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Sadeq Zibakalam, University of Tehran professor and the closest the Islamic Republic has to an intra-systemic gadfly, has written an interesting commentary in the new daily Arman regarding the current state of Iranian politics. The article’s title, “End of the Deviation current,”… Continue Reading  

Major US-UK Tiff Over Legality of Iran Strike

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Amidst reports that Great Britain has denied the US military use of important British bases for an assault against Iran, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters on Friday that whenever the DOD considers military action “we do it within… Continue Reading