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The Ayatollah and the U.S. Embassy

CFR.org - Mon, 2015-02-02 15:05

It has long been the conceit of Iran specialists and political commentators that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was not informed that militant students intended to take over the U.S. embassy in Iran in 1979. The Western intelligentsia has vouched for the Islamic Republic and claimed that the hostage crisis was a product of an internal power struggle. It was not about America, but rather about a revolution sorting itself out. As such, the hostage drama should not stand in the way of a rapprochement between the two nations. 

US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill - Reuters

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Reuters

US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill
Reuters
The panel's top Democrat, Sherrod Brown, was one of the no votes. He called on lawmakers to wait until June to pass any more sanctions, reflecting an intense debate in Congress about how it should best seek to influence the talks on Iran's nuclear program.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs - BBC News

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs
BBC News
Over the past few years Iran has emerged as a key player in some of the major trouble spots in the Middle East. Syria, Iraq and now Yemen all have an Iranian connection, and it is becoming increasingly clear that this new more pro-active foreign policy ...
Why Iran HacksDark Reading
Hezbollah Attacks Israel: Latest Chapter in a Long Shadow War Between Israel ...Daily Signal
London anti-extremism conference must challenge the role of IranThe Hill (blog)
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Nancy Pelosi: Bibi Coming To Congress Might Upset Iran - Breitbart News

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Nancy Pelosi: Bibi Coming To Congress Might Upset Iran
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The fact that Israel is America's only ideological ally in the Middle East and that Iran is sworn to the United States' destruction did not make an appearance in the remarks of the House Minority Leader. “Such a presentation could send the wrong ...
Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to Congress could hurt Iran talksReuters
GOP's Invitation to Netanyahu Is Aiding Obama's Cause on IranNew York Times
Pelosi warns Netanyahu: Speech to Congress will hurt Iran talksThe Hill
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Banking Committee approves Iran sanctions bill - CNN

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CNN

Banking Committee approves Iran sanctions bill
CNN
Chuck Schumer, promised President Barack Obama in a letter Tuesday they would wait until after the March 24 deadline for Iran to agree to a framework agreement. If no agreement is in sight, the group vowed to vote for the sanctions bill -- legislation ...
Senate panel advances Iran sanctions billReuters
Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill, Dems prepare to hit pauseFox News
Senate Banking Committee Advances Iran Sanctions BillU.S. News & World Report
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Why Iran Hacks - Dark Reading

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Why Iran Hacks
Dark Reading
At the same time, Iran has tried to demonstrate its dominance in the region by posing a constant threat to control, if not deny, access to the Persian Gulf. I can attest to the significant military tension in the region from my experience flying off of ...

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Reining in Argentina's Spymasters

New York Times - 7 hours 48 min ago
Don't blame the government for Alberto Nisman's death. Look instead to Argentina's corrupt and violent past.

Iran says Marin journalist to stand trial soon - San Jose Mercury News

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U.S. News & World Report

Iran says Marin journalist to stand trial soon
San Jose Mercury News
TEHRAN, Iran -- A Washington Post journalist from Marin -- detained in Iran for months -- will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, a ...
Report: Post reporter held in Iran to face trial 'soon,' but charges are still ...Washington Post
US journalist in Iran to face trial 'soon,' report saysAl Jazeera America
Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soonU.S. News & World Report
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Iran calls for assassination of Netanyahu's children - Fox News

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Iran calls for assassination of Netanyahu's children
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Iran is encouraging its terror allies to pursue the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's children by publishing personal information about them, including photographs of the kids lined up in crosshairs, and declaring, “We must ...
Iran's interest in Lebanon has nothing to do with IsraelHaaretz
Israel, Iran and Hezbollah: A dangerous triangleAl-Arabiya
Iran Calls on Hezbollah to Kill Netanyahu's SonsNewsmax.com
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Is it time to make Iran our friend and Saudi Arabia our enemy? - The Guardian

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The Guardian

Is it time to make Iran our friend and Saudi Arabia our enemy?
The Guardian
At the same time our attitudes to Iran have also shifted, as the process of negotiation over the Iranian nuclear question has ground slowly forward. I was surprised last week to hear a colleague suggest that the idea that Iran was a force for stability ...

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Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Persian New Year and Iranian Art Exhibitions with a Free Family Festival

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The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will present its seventh annual ";Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration"; free family festival Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors of all ages can learn, play and feast at a celebration encompassing both museums to mark Nowruz, the beginning of the new year of 1394 in Iran, Afghanistan and many other countries, coinciding with the first day of spring.

ABC Picks up BoomGen's ";Of Kings and Prophets";

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The secret is finally out. We're thrilled to announce that our TV franchise based on one of the most significant stories of the ancient world, Of Kings and Prophets, has been picked up by ABC Network! -Mahyad Tousi and Reza Aslan, Founders, BoomGen Studios

Iran set to cancel Geneva pact if new sanctions emerge

Payvand - 9 hours 19 min ago
Iranian Parliament's national security and foreign policy commission has announced it is preparing a bill to cancel the Geneva nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed against Iran.

Iran: Detained U.S. journalist to go on trial soon

Payvand - 9 hours 19 min ago
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained in Iran, will soon go on trial, the Chief Justice of Tehran has told reporters. He added that Rezaian is in contact with his family and has been visited by them.

Iran: Prominent Human Rights Activist Detained and Kept from Seeing VP of German Parliament

Payvand - 9 hours 19 min ago
Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi was detained by security agents for several hours as she tried to meet with the Vice President of the German Parliament, Claudia Roth, in Tehran on the afternoon of January 25, 2015, according to Saham News. She was released at midnight, after she was interrogated and threatened with imprisonment.

Iran Names New UN Ambassador After Controversy Over Initial Candidate

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Iran has named career diplomat Gholamali Khoshroo as its new ambassador to the United Nations. Khoshroo, a former deputy foreign minister, is currently serving as Iran's ambassador to Switzerland, according to the country's official news agency, IRNA.

Khamenei Adviser Meets Putin

Payvand - 9 hours 19 min ago
A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ali Akbar Velayati, who advises Khamenei on international affairs, also held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak.

Opinion: Iran Talks Give US More Options

Payvand - 9 hours 19 min ago
Over the past 18 months, the U.S. and Iran - Saudi Arabia's rival -- have conducted a high-level bilateral dialogue that belies their 35-year lack of formal diplomatic relations. The near-daily negotiations that are going on now in Europe in an effort to reach a nuclear agreement are unprecedented in duration, depth and intimacy. -Barbara Slavin, VOA

Iranian Weekly publication ";Setareh Sobh"; closed after printing MP's letter

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The Setareh Sobh weekly has been shut down by order of the Culture and Media Court for publishing Ali Motahari's letter to the Head of the Judiciary demanding action on the house arrest of opposition leaders.

NIAC Applauds Successful Efforts to Halt Senate Sanctions Bill

Payvand - 9 hours 19 min ago
Today, the chief Democratic sponsor of new Iran sanctions legislation, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), relented in his effort to pass new sanctions. He announced that he and a group of his Democratic colleagues sent a letter to the President in which they pledged to vote against new sanctions prior to March 24, the target date for a political agreement with Iran.
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