U.S. to Take Iran Anti-Regime Group Off Terrorism List

By Jim Lobe and Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News In a move certain to ratchet up already-high tensions with Iran, the administration of President Barack Obama will remove a militant anti-regime group from the State Department’s terrorism list, U.S. officials told… Continue Reading  

Words and deeds of Obama admin contradict official Iran policy

Veteran journalist Barbara Slavin examines the U.S.’s “sloppy and thoughtless” rhetoric on Iran in IPS News: WASHINGTON, Jan 11, 2012 (IPS) – The Barack Obama administration is increasingly giving the impression that it supports a policy of regime change against… 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  

Iran Hawk Watch

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics Lobe Log has launched Iran Hawk Watch. Each Friday we will post on notable militaristic commentary about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. *This… Continue Reading  

Punishing UNESCO

Today reporter Matthew Lee asked questions beyond the official script during a press session with U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, following the Obama administration’s announcement that it would be cutting funding for the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, after its… Continue Reading