My Long, Long-Delayed Response to ProPublica

by Jim Lobe As readers of this blog know, I’ve had a series of exchanges with editors at ProPublica regarding my critique of an article published July 11 and entitled “The Terror Threat and Iran’s Inroads in Latin America” by their award-winning… Continue Reading  

Beware Ilan Berman’s Citations of U.S. Officials on Iran

by Jim Lobe In critiquing Sebastian Rotella’s recent ProPublica report about alleged Iranian/Hezbollah activities in Latin America, I came across a surprising discovery. As readers of this blog know, Rotella had misattributed a quotation uttered by far-right Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions: A Way Out?

by Ali Vaez via Iran Primer The United States has imposed several layers of sanctions against Iran—for widely diverse reasons—dating back to the 1979 revolution. Tehran now wants relief from sanctions as part of any diplomatic deal on its controversial… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for Oct. 28 – Nov. 2 IPS News: Further to Jim’s post yesterday is his article about the approval of two bills calling for “sweeping sanctions” against Iran by the Foreign Affairs Committee… Continue Reading