Monday, January 23, 2017

Politics

Iranian Politics

Rafsanjani’s death has created power vacuum in Iran’s political centre. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is right to be concerned about the loss of one of the leading members of Iran's religious establishment in an election year. "With the...
BERLIN — Guess who’s not coming to dinner — or even breakfast or lunch?Ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s landmark European trip kicking off this weekend, French officials reportedly nixed plans for a formal meal in Paris with President...
Iranian ships move away from Yemen, USS Theodore Roosevelt moved back to Persian GulfWASHINGTON (CNN) — The USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the Persian Gulf Saturday to conduct what a U.S. defence official called routine maritime security operations, days after...
Barack Obama warns Iran against weapons shipments to Yemen rebelsBen Jacobs in WashingtonBarack Obama has sent a clear signal to the Iranian government that further arms deliveries to Houthi rebels in Yemen would be unacceptable.“ not be solved by...
No guarantee on final Iran nuclear deal unless economic sanctions are lifted, says Ayatollah Khamenei.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with...
Obama: Iran's Recognition of Israel Not to Be Part of Nuclear DealPresident Barack Obama has rejected a call by Israel that any final nuclear agreement with Iran includes a "clear and unambiguous Iranian commitment of Israel's right to exist."Israeli...
From Iran To Russia And Now Hackers, Sanctions Have Become America's Weapon Of ChoiceBy Nathan Vardi President Barack Obama’s signing of an executive order on Wednesday authorizing the use of economic sanctions against hackers that conduct cyber-attacks and online corporate...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a "historic" agreement and warned Congress Thursday against taking action that could upend work toward a final deal."The issues at stake here are bigger than...
By Dr Subhash Kapila*----SAAGIran seems to be regaining its earlier primacy in the United States Middle East strategic calculus in light of US contemporaneous moves, notwithstanding the nuclear issue.The United States is seemingly co-opting Iran (even if not directly)...

Iran Nuclear

The ‘Legally Non-Binding’ Flawed Argument In response to the recent letter by Republican U.S. Senators to Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has questioned the letter’s core argument regarding the future reversibility of any final nuclear deal by stating that any...