US and Iran Send Positive Signals Ahead of UNGA

by Jasmin Ramsey Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Amazing things have been happening on the US-Iran front, which began to defrost following Hassan Rouhani’s presidential inauguration this summer. I’ve listed some of them… Continue Reading  

“Diamonds for Peanuts” and the Double Standard

by Marsha B. Cohen The New York Times’ op-ed page headlined “Hopes for Iran”, which offers half a dozen cautious-to-negative views on Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani, unexpectedly links to a “Related Story” published last year: Should Israel Accept a Nuclear Ban?… Continue Reading  

The Tragic Case of Abdulrahman al Awlaki

The grandfather of the 16-year-old American-Yemeni boy who was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen last year is suing 4 US officials, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Former CIA Director David Petraeus, over his son and grandson’s deaths.… Continue Reading  

Amb. Hossein Mousavian: “They ask Iran to give diamonds in return for peanuts”

Larijani offers “full transparency” on nuclear program, says military conflict with Israel not policy

In the same week that President Obama said the window for diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program was “shrinking” high-level Iranian official Mohammad Javad Larijani has publicly pushed back against claims that Iran wants to militarily harm Israel and… Continue Reading