Rouhani Looks to Warmer Ties with Saudis, Tepidly Criticizes US Syria Strikes

by Jim Lobe New York — On his second trip to the UN General Assembly as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani Tuesday said he looked forward to better relations with regional rival Saudi Arabia and only tepidly criticized the US attack on Islamic… Continue Reading  

Jason Rezaian’s Mother Pleads for Her Son’s Release

Mary Rezaian, the mother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was detained in Iran last week with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi without charge or access to a lawyer, makes a heartfelt plea to Iranian authorities in this video to release… Continue Reading  

Iran Shows Signs of Resilience Ahead of Potential Bilateral Talks

By Richard Javad Heydarian A key foreign policy consequence of President Barak Obama’s reelection is the growing possibility of face-to-face talks between the United States. and Iran. Both the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali… Continue Reading  

Resolution to Iran Nuclear Standoff Appears Possible but Requires Flexibility from both Sides

A new report from Iran’s hawkish Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) suggests the Iranians may be more open to achieving a peaceful resolution to the dispute over their controversial nuclear program than ever before. “With Obama’s reelection Tuesday, there is… Continue Reading