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Iran Hostage Crisis

Cuba: 35 Years Late

John Graham | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
John Graham

It wasn't that the US has lacked opportunities to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba. We could have at least begun the process thirty-five years ago. I was there, and this is the story you will not read in any diplomatic archive. The story begins in Iran...

PHOTOS: On This Day In 1979, Iranian Students Stormed The U.S. Embassy In Tehran

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

On November 4, 1979, a group of students stormed the U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran, taking over the compound and seizing the embassy sta...

Former Iran Hostage Urges Congress to Support Nuclear Talks With Iran

Maiya Zwerling | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Maiya Zwerling

I had the opportunity ask former Iran hostage Josh Fattal a few questions about his imprisonment, his release, and how it has contributed to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks. As we near the July 20 deadline for a final deal, let us hope that Josh's vision for a more secure and peaceful Middle East is realized.

Why Iran Should Appoint a New Ambassador to the UN?

Omid Memarian | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

Iran's decision to resist replacing Hamid Aboutalebi, as the Islamic Republic's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, is only increasing frustrations both in Tehran and Washington.

'Death To America' Songs Debut In Iran

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hard-liners in Iran have unveiled two new "Death to America" songs at the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, hoping ...

Why Iran Wants Hollywood to Argo **** Itself

D. Parvaz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Media
D. Parvaz

Most of us Iranians expect nothing by way of accuracy when it comes to Hollywood depictions of our ancestral home. So what if Argo factually problematic?

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr: Argo Helps Ayatollahs

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the 1979 revolution -- and during the American hostage crisis that ...

The Iranian Rescue Operation: A Missed Opportunity?

James P. Farwell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
James P. Farwell

It's been rightly said that history does not reveal its alternatives, but one lesson is that even slight failures to ask the right questions can have historic consequences.

Why I Won't See Argo

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Melody Moezzi

I've heard great things about Argo -- that it's a gripping, well-acted and well-directed, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Still, as a proud and patriotic Iranian-American, I can't bring myself to see it.

Argo Got It Right!

Helen Davey | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Helen Davey

As a Pan Am flight attendant who traveled often to Iran in the 1960s and 1970s, I was transfixed by the film Argo, transported back in time with a strong feeling of déjà vu.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Iran

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Reporters Uncensored

Hollywood movies will of course always bend the truth in order to produce a good narrative, but Argo's misrepresentations are particularly dangerous given the current state of relations between Iran and the U.S.

Where Argo, So Do I (Or: What Affleck Happened?)

Richard Laermer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Richard Laermer

After viewing Affleck's future Oscar-winner yesterday, I got stuck on a few items of semi-importance. None of them will go away. Argo deserves high praise from cynics.

Sasha Bronner

Ben Affleck On Iran: 'We Looked The Other Way' On Corruption, Oppression

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.04.2013 | Los Angeles

On a night where many Americans tuned in to watch Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go head-to-head in the Vice Presidential Debate, Hollywood leading man Ben A...

Broadcasters Remember Iran Hostage Crisis

www.hollywoodreporter.com | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters and other top journalists give their insights on one of America's darkest hours, as well as the secrets no one else knew....

Review: Argo

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a little early to be proclaiming Ben Affleck's Argo the best movie of the year -- but one of the best? No question.

Benghazi-Tehran -- Warnings Unheeded

Barry Lando | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Barry Lando

A U.S. administration is accused of not increasing security at a sensitive diplomatic outpost in the Middle East, despite warnings from its own intelligence agencies. The results are catastrophic. We're talking not just about Libya today -- but Iran 30 years ago.

Inside The Covert Group That Killed Bin Laden

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation...

Michael McAuliff

A Failed Osama Raid Would Have Ruined Obama, Rep. Pete King Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is giving President Obama credit for a bold strike against Osama Bin La...

Former Secretary Of State Warren Christopher Passes Away

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 19, 2011 7:43:00 AM WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia ...

Get Serious About Freeing American Captives in Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

If the US is serious about securing the release of its citizens detained in Iran, it must get over its aversion to dealing with Iran's hardliners and set up a permanent means of official dialogue.

Mubarak's Turn

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, the situation in Egypt is not so dissimilar to that of October 6, 1981 at 1 pm. Back then, Mubarak was vice president and Anwar Sadat was president. Now, nearly 30 years later, it's Mubarak's turn.

Dr. King's Dream and a Prisoner in Baghdad 150 Years Ago

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The parallels between the message of the 19th Century Prophet Baha'u'llah and the 20th Century's Dr. King are striking. It's the reason Baha'is in the U.S. mark "Race Unity Day" on the second Sunday in June.

Jimmy Carter's Last Campaign

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Readers of White House Diary, no doubt, will reassess his administration. But many of them may well conclude, as I have, that Carter does not make a compelling case that he was an effective president.

Jimmy Carter: Iran Rescue Effort Should Have Worked

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter felt his efforts to rescue U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran should have worked but were thwarted b...

The Crusaders of Freedom and the Pre -Election Fox Trot

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

These election reruns are so tired by now that one can recite the lines verbatim, and yet much of the electorate falls for it every single time. How short term are voters' memories?