The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 24: Washington Post: In an article focused on President Barack Obama’s address to the UN, Scott Wilson leads with  Obama’s reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s insinuation that the U.S. government… Continue Reading  

Obama: ‘Door Remains Open’ to Iran Diplomacy

U.S. President Barack Obama maintained his stance of pursuing a dual-track of engagement and pressure on Iran in his address to the UN General Assembly on Thursday morning. “The United States and the international community seek a resolution to our… Continue Reading  

IRGC Pushed False Story of Captured U.S. Troops?

In the Babylon and Beyond blog at the Los Angeles Times, Borzou Daragahi floats an interesting theory on a potentially explosive story that appeared at the website of the Iranian newspaper Javan — only to be retracted with an apology… Continue Reading