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  1. Pro-Peace Jewish Lobby Stresses Return to Stalled Talks

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    At the third annual conference of J Street, the 'pro-Israel, pro-peace' lobby group that is widely seen as a counterweight to the more right-wing American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Israel-Palestine conflict took the focus back from the ongoing tension with Iran.

  2. Details of Talks with IAEA Belie Charge Iran Refused Cooperation

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    The first detailed account of negotiations between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran last month belies earlier statements by unnamed Western officials portraying Iran as refusing to cooperate with the IAEA in allaying concerns about alleged nuclear weaponisation work.

  3. Rafsanjani's Reappointment Provokes Speculation in Iran

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Last week's unexpected reappointment of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as the chair of Expediency Council has provoked considerable speculation here about Iran's future political trajectory as it faces unprecedented economic pressure and military threats from Israel and the United States.

  4. Shared Interests in Afghanistan Could Break U.S.-Iran Impasse

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    According to a new publication released here Thursday by an influential national security think tank, engaging Iran on shared interests in Afghanistan can help improve U.S.-Iran relations and maximise the chances for stability in the country following the withdrawal of U.S.-led combat forces by 2014.

  5. Little U.S. Popular Support for Israeli Attack on Iran

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Amidst persistent speculation over a possible Israeli military attack against Iranian nuclear facilities in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit here, a detailed new public opinion survey released Tuesday suggests that such a move would enjoy little support in the United States.

  6. Alleged Photos of 'Clean-up' at Iran's Parchin Site Lack Credibility

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    News stories about satellite photographs suggesting efforts by Iran to 'sanitise' a military site that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said may have been used to test nuclear weapons have added yet another layer to widely held suspicion that Iran must indeed be hiding a covert nuclear weapons programme.

  7. U.S.: Bomb-Iran Week Turns Syrious

    Thursday, March 08, 2012

    This week was supposed to be all about Iran — at least, that's how Israel and its powerful U.S. lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), had planned it - and why the U.S. should prepare to bomb it very, very soon if its leadership doesn't cave into Western demands to abandon its nuclear programme.

  8. U.N. Special Envoy on Iran Details Pattern of Rights Abuses

    Thursday, March 08, 2012

    A United Nations envoy has called on the Iranian government to release all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and to conduct an extensive, impartial and independent investigation into the violence that followed the 2009 presidential election.

  9. No Red Lines, But No Red Light Either

    Thursday, March 08, 2012

    Intense consultations at the highest level between the U.S. and Israel on how to coordinate their respective strategies vis-à-vis Iran indicate that a strike on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites, if launched by Israel, the U.S., or in tandem, wouldn’t occur this spring, probably not even before November.

  10. After Pro-Israel Conference, Gaps Remain Between Netanyahu and Obama

    Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    More than 10,000 U.S. citizens descended on Capitol Hill Tuesday under the direction of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the leading voice of the powerful Israel lobby here, to urge their congressional representatives to take a more aggressive stance towards Iran.

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