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    Obama: New sanctions could mean war

    Obama: New sanctions could mean war

    December 27-2013 President Obama charged Friday that congressional efforts to impose more sanctions on Iran could spike the negotiations with Iran and leave the United States with no means to…

    Saudis flay US for failing to take on Iran and Syria

    Saudis flay US for failing to take on Iran and Syria

    December 27-2013 Some in the Arab world, especially Saudi Arabia, fear the new Big Six agreement with Iran means the United States and Iran are moving to become buddies and…

    SNOWY DAY

    SNOWY DAY

    December 27-2013 Tabriz got a good covering of snow last week, enabling the kids to try their artistic skills out on snowmen, including this highly imaginative version (above).  And, we…

    Senator offers to fly to Iran to retrieve Levinson

    Senator offers to fly to Iran to retrieve Levinson

    December 27-2013 US Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, volunteered last week to fly to Tehran if it could help free retired FBI agent Robert Levinson. In a speech on…

    Senate prepares for huge sanctions fight

    Senate prepares for huge sanctions fight

    December 27-2013 It is becoming increasingly likely that the US Senate will have a knockdown, drag-out fight in January over new sanctions on Iran. Last week, 26 of the 100…

    Mansour Farhang says Islamic Republic is just bump in the road of world history

    Mansour Farhang says Islamic Republic is just bump in the road of world history

    December 27-2013 Mansour Farhang, who was the Islamic Republic’s first ambassador to the UN but soon split with the regime over its support for hostage taking, says the Islamic Republic…

    Arabs want seat at table with Six

    December 27-2013 Some of the Arab states across the Persian Gulf say they want a seat at the table as Iran and the Big Six negotiate over Iran’s nuclear program…

    Deception built into US DNA

    December 27-2013 Two Majlis deputies have publicly charged that deception is built into the DNA of America’s rulers and Iran should beware. The charge was not especially imaginative.  The deputies…