Iran Cultivates Closer Ties with Azerbaijan

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent After six years of turbulent relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, several recent trips by high-ranking Iranian officials to Baku and Azeri ministers to Tehran are the latest signs that the two countries want… Continue Reading  

Death by Chocolate: Selling War with Iran to Israelis One Ad at a Time

Israelis are being sold on war with Iran in more ways than one. In a commercial featuring John Cleese (a veteran of the zany British comedy shows, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers), a high level general takes a taste of… Continue Reading  

Which “Terror Plots” are Relevant to Burgas?

Following U.S news media coverage of the Burgas, Bulgaria bombing, one would conclude that the Hezbollah provenance of the attack can be determined from recent alleged Hezbollah terrorist plotting against Israelis in Cyprus and elsewhere. The New York Times quoted… Continue Reading  

Whoever Killed the Scientist Was Aiming at Much More

I haven’t read all the commentary — or nearly all the commentary — on the assassination of the Iranian chemist today, but I have the distinct impression that whoever targeted him had a much broader agenda than simply killing yet… Continue Reading