... the real story was the president’s sharp rhetoric towards Iran and Syria. And recent moves by the administration only serve to confirm the likelihood of a wider conflict in the Middle East.
U.S. Democratic and Republican senators voiced strong concern that the Iraq war could spread to neighboring Iran and Syria if the U.S. military were to chase militants across the border. President Bush, who accuses Iran and Syria of fomenting the vio
President Bush's address on Iraq was less about Iraq than about its eastern neighbor, Iran. There was little new about the US's strategy in Iraq, but on Iran, the president spelled out a plan that appears to be aimed at goading Iran into war
U.S. forces will step up their offensive against Iranians and Syrians in Iraq as part of President Bush's new plan for the country, American officials said, in a step likely to further inflame Washington's relationship with Tehran.
American forces raided the Iranian consulate in the mainly Kurdish city of Erbil in northern Iraq before dawn today, detaining at least five Iranian employees in the building and seizing some property, according to Iraqi and Iranian officials and wit
Iran has ensnared itself in a petroleum crisis that could drive its oil exports to zero by 2015. While Iran has the 3rd largest oil reserves in the world, its exports may be shrinking to 10 to 12 percent per year. How can this be happening?
Is the surge an orchestrated distraction from the real war plan? The US Congress and media are focused on Bush’s proposal for increased troops in Iraq, while Israel and its American neoconservative allies prepare an assault on Iran.
As Washington wages a new U.S. campaign to dry up financing for oil and natural gas development poses a threat to the republic's ability to continue exporting oil over the next two decades, many analysts say.
ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons. Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”,
For nearly a year, a select group of US officials has been quietly coordinating actions to counter the looming threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, including increasing the military capabilities of Arab allies such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain
WHEN THE UN Security Council was forced to convene on the Saturday before Christmas to vote on Resolution 1737 — against Iran's nuclear program — it was only natural to ask what the urgency was. Iran had not attacked or threatened to use force ag
The UN Security Council resolution to sanction Iran certainly is the foreign-policy coup for the Bush Administration it has been trumpeted to be—at least in the narrowest sense and in the short term. But it also undermines US interests and is a liabi
In the aftermath of the UN Security Council unanimous vote imposing sanctions on Iran for failing to suspend uranium enrichment, one has to wonder: why did Russia and China go along with it? Iran's pursuit of uranium enrichment for civilian nucl
Iran's claim to need nuclear power may be genuine, given that it could run out of oil to export as soon as 8 years from now, according to an analysis published by the National Academy of Sciences. Investment in Iranian oil production had been ina
“Iran has become more dangerous than Israel itself,” said Sheik Musa bin Abdulaziz, editor of the magazine Al Salafi, who describes himself as a moderate Salafi, a fundamentalist Muslim movement. “The Iranian revolution has come to renew the Persian
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment, increasing international pressure on the government to prove that it is not trying to make nuclear weapons. Iran immediately rejected
Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Christian right has evolved into one of the most powerful grassroots organizing forces within the Republican Party, and a host of Christian Zionists have taken a well-earned seat at the foreign policy table.
Flynt Leverett, a former top White House official and CIA analyst, asserts "the White House does not want the public to know that in May 2003, the Iranian Foreign Ministry floated the prospect of a wide-ranging dialogue with America on everythin
The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization said 1,400 mines were available for the extraction of uranium. The organization said the mines were located in central Iran and would be used to produce yellowcake for the nation's uranium enrichment program
The Pentagon has announced plans to move additional warships and strike aircraft into the Persian Gulf region to be within striking range of Iran. Discussion between 2 of the leading critical voices on the Bush administration’s policy in Iran
If the Bush Administration attacks Iran, it would be violating the UN Charter. It would be violating the Algiers Accord that the US signed with Iran in 1981 to end the hostage crisis. It states, “The United States pledges that it is and from now on w
[Can't have moderates...bomb them!] Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, humiliatingly defeated in the last presidential election, has won a new political lease of life by forging an alliance with moderates and reformists.
The Pentagon is planning a major buildup of U.S. naval forces in and around the Gulf as a warning to Iran. The plan called for the deployment of a second U.S. aircraft carrier in January to join the one already in the region.
When the State Department recently asked the CIA for names of Iranians who could be sanctioned for their involvement in a clandestine nuclear weapons program, the agency refused, citing a large workload and a desire to protect its sources and tradecr
Fox News aired footage of Iranian students protesting and heckling President Ahmadinejad, then discussed what it might take for the country to "overthrow" its leader. "In the first sign of open dissent since he took office last year
Iran has begun installing 3,000 centrifuges in an expansion of its uranium enrichment program that brings the Islamic nation significantly closer to large-scale production of nuclear fuel. The international community was caving in to Tehran's dem
American Daniel Ellsberg, famed for leaking classified documents on the US war in Vietnam in 1969, expressed concern over possible US plans to attack Iran. Key for US officials who had information and documents relating to plans to launch airstrikes
The White House said it has ruled out one-on-one talks with Iran about Iraq unless Tehran suspends nuclear activities, after the Iraq Study Group recommended more engagement with the Islamic republic.
[bombing soon?] 6 world powers failed to agree a draft U.N. resolution to slap sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, and after months of haggling France said several key differences remain between the West and Russia.
Iran has blocked access to the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube.com, and a press rights group warned that Internet censorship in the Islamic state is on the rise.