For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

Of Course “the Ayatollah Thinks He Won”

by Ali Gharib In the Wall Street Journal last weekend, the paper’s chief foreign affairs reporter, Jay Solomon, unloaded a 2,500-word essay looking back at the Iran nuclear deal a little more than year after the accord was signed. Solomon,… Continue Reading  

New sanctions set by EU against Iran

By Paul Mutter Bloomberg News reports on a new round of EU sanctions against Iranian banks and firms that will be announced tomorrow: The new restrictions also include a ban on exports to Iran of materials that could be used in… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 2, 2010. The Washington Post: Scott Wilson writes that shared regional fears of a nuclear weapons possessing Iran might be a catalyst for a breakthrough in this week’s Arab-Israeli peace talks.… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 1, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: The WSJ editorial board uses two 30-year-old letters from the Imam of the Park 51 community center, Feisal Abdul Rauf, to show Rauf’s alleged anti-Israel and pro-Iranian… Continue Reading