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Obama Iran Message

Obama Administration Forms Iran Policy To 'Inject A Degree Of Rationality Into The Relationship'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The silent protest began in Imam Khomeini Square in front of the forbidding Ministry of Telecommunications, which was busy cutting off cellphones but ...

The New Iranian Political Party

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As members of Iran's baby-boomer generation such as myself start entering our 30s, we are sending a message to our leaders: we've grown up, we're sick of your empty promises, and we've learned how to mobilize in true Iranian style.

How Diplomacy with Iran Can Succeed

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

With so much riding on this difficult challenge, America must realize that missing the opportunity to find a diplomatic solution is not an option.

Obama: Iran Nuclear Energy Concerns Legitimate

AP | NANCY ZUCKERBROD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations ar...

Obama's Bold Iran Move

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

The Obama administration's announcement that it will directly participate in meetings with Iran is an overdue move. It isn't America that's put on the spot by Obama's policy shift. It's Iran.

Iran Is Making Fools of Everyone

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mort Zuckerman

Who would have imagined that President Obama may well determine his historical legacy and reputation on the basis of the way he deals with Iran?

Ali Larijani, Iranian Parliament Speaker, Slams Obama's Nowruz Greeting

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's Parliament, on Wednesday criticized the United States in harsher terms than any other leading Iranian figure has d...

Iranian Soccer Rivalry To Meet On US Soil

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For decades it has been a source of bitter rivalry among Iran's vast army of football fanatics. Now the Persepolis v Esteghlal Tehran derby, often a ...

Iranian Snub? Not Quite

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

There is a very important reason for Iran's reluctance to change its tone overnight. It is due to a political trend I call the "cult of anti-Americanism."

Obama Offers Iran Bigger Carrots, but the Sticks Remain Puny

Christopher Holton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Holton

If truly comprehensive and tough economic sanctions were imposed on Iran now -- for the very first time -- its leaders might very well be forced to negotiate with the West.

Iranian Response To Obama: "Minor Changes Will Not End The Differences"

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is reaching out to the Iranian people in a new video with Farsi subtitles, saying the U.S. is prepared to en...

Realism and Leverage for Engaging Iran

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

Engagement through new diplomatic avenues, like Obama's video to Iran, is worthwhile, but we must not lose sight of the challenge Iran still poses.

Will Tehran Tango? Obama's Historic Norooz Greeting

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

Yesterday, Obama put forward a vision for a new era of US-Iran ties. In almost every aspect, Obama's approach was the opposite of that of President George Bush.