Gen. Dempsey says Israeli attack on “rational” Iran would be “destabilizing”

Update: Both clips have been added to this post after the jump. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek report, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, made the following statements about Iran during an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: – “It’s… Continue Reading  

Slavin: Israeli pressure results in “unprecedented” EU sanctions against Iran

Frequent IPS News contributor Barbara Slavin writes: The decision Monday by the European Union to phase out purchases of Iranian oil by Jul. 1 is timed to U.S. legislation that has the same deadline for sanctions against foreign banks that… Continue Reading  

Panetta on war with Iran

By Gary Sick In recent months, we have had some strong views expressed, by people who have real knowledge of the situation, about the potential consequences of a military strike by Israel and/or the United States against Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Former… Continue Reading  

Danielle Pletka: ‘The Biggest Problem’ For The U.S. Is Iran Not Using Nukes

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The hawks on the American Enterprise Institute’s foreign policy team are usually quick to hype the threat of a nuclear Iran and warn anyone who will listen that a nuclear armed Iran would spell… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views related to U.S.-Iran relations from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 Foreign Policy: Despite the treasury’s letter to the Senate expressing “the Administration’s strong opposition” to the proposed Menendez-Kirk amendment to a new Iran sanctions bill, it was… Continue Reading