U.S., Iran Need to Engage in Substantive Negotiations on Regional Issues

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by Thomas Buonomo In its October 19, 2017 Iran News Round-Up, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) analysts reported, “Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati and Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani have both stressed that… Continue Reading  

Saad Hariri’s Saudi Resignation: Good News for Iran and Hezbollah

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by Aurélie Daher At the end of October, Sunni Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, an ally of the West and of Saudi Arabia, went to Riyadh for an official visit. On November 1, back in Beirut, he announced that… Continue Reading  

Rouhani at the UN

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by Daniel Amir Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. After some doubts were initially raised regarding his attendance, Rouhani finally boarded a flight. As he approached the aircraft with soldiers and… Continue Reading  

Russian-Iranian Relations: Troubled Ties

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by Mark N. Katz On March 14, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov talked about how Russian-Iranian relations had reached a “new level,” and how Moscow has “been persistently developing friendly relations with Iran.” Moscow and Tehran have, as is well… Continue Reading  

What’s Really behind Khamenei’s Recent Anti-US Statements?

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by Shireen Hunter       Last week Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Iran will not allow the United States to try reestablishing its influence in Iran. Taken together with the statement of the hardline managing editor… Continue Reading