Analysts Say Nuclear Talks Should Continue Despite Sabre-Rattling

via IPS News The one agreement that talks between Iran and the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany – produced after a “technical meeting” in Istanbul was a decision to schedule more talks.… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Patrick Clawson and Mehdi Khalaji, WINEP: Patrick Clawson and… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations from Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 EA WorldView: Scott Lucas points out that the only named source that we have to back up David Ignatius’s advancing of the claim that Gholam Shakuri “helped… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawks Rattle Sabers; Ignore Incremental Signs Of Progress

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The past week offered numerous opportunities for neoconservatives and their hawkish allies to defend the Bush foreign policy and push for a continuation of the adventurist foreign policy pursued since 9/11. As always, Iran… Continue Reading  

Neocon Pundit Says U.S. Hasn’t Given Israel What It Wants: ‘Action On Iran’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Neoconservative Hudson Institute pundit Lee Smith seems very upset with the Obama administration. Reacting to retired Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ comments, reported by Jeffrey Goldberg, that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an ungrateful… Continue Reading