Tag Archives: Iran

October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut

From WND.com, by Reza KahliliEmail | Archive, October 4, 2012 –

Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today.

The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Freed After 3 Years in Iranian Prison

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani greets his family as he leaves Iranian jail after three years. (Image source: Twitter via @JordanSekulow)

From TheBlaze.com, September 8, 2012, by Madeleine Morgenstern – The Iranian pastor who faced execution for refusing to renounce his Christian faith was freed Saturday after three years in prison in his native country, a group campaigning for his release said.

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Intelligence Committee Chair Describes Explosive Confrontation Between Netanyahu and American Ambassador

From TheAtlantic.com, by Jeffrey Goldberg, September 6, 2012 –

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro allegedly argued over the Obama’s administration’s Iran policy.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Rep. Mike Rogers, the Michigan Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, says that his much-discussed meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem late last month did, in fact, devolve into an sharp confrontation between Netanyahu and the American ambassador to Israel, the former National Security Council official (and former Obama campaign Jewish liaison), Dan Shapiro.

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Morning Bell: Defending Israel from the Iranian Threat

From The Foundry, Mike Brownfield, March 5, 2012 – 

Less than 1,000 miles from Jerusalem, the Iranian government is operating in open violation of international law in a singular pursuit of developing nuclear weapons. Under the cloud of this threat, Israel is considering all options in order to defend its very existence, yet President Barack Obama is failing to grasp the nature of the Iranian beast and has not offered Israel the resolute support it so desperately needs and deserves.

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Obama Administration Errs in Pressuring Israel Rather Than Iran

The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation, By James Phillips On February 21, 2012 –

The Obama Administration, still clinging to its failed engagement policy on Iran, is pressuring Israel to hold off launching an attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in self defense. The public admonishment of a close ally is a grave error that is likely to backfire by easing pressure on Iran and ultimately increasing the chances of war.

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The Inevitable War with Iran

Dr. Avi Perry

IsraelNationalNews.com, Op-Ed Published: Sunday, February 05, 2012 – The loud rhetoric from all sides on Iran has been underlined by considerable measures on the ground, and all that is needed is an Iranian mistake.

The incoming elections in the US and the flashy rhetoric by Republican presidential candidates have brought the question of a nuclear Iran onto the front page. The Muslim Gulf states and Israel have added to the rumbling; they have sustained their pressure on the US administration, urging it to act, to stop Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons.

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Obama ‘taking Iran’s side’ on damages from ’83 bombing that killed 241 Marines

From WorldTribune.com, January 31st, 2012 | Posted by  – 

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in a bid to reconcile with the
Teheran regime, has blocked legislation that would hold Iran accountable for the Hizbullah bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines in 1983.

A survivors group has asserted that the administration is pressuring Democrats in Congress not to support a bill that would enforce massive judgements against Iran by the families of the Marines. In 2007, a U.S.
federal district court judge found Iran liable for the Beirut bombing and ordered Teheran to pay $2.65 billion in damages.

Red Lines

Oliver North

From the DailyCaller.com, By LtCol Oliver North, USMC, Ret. 01/23/2012 | Updated: 11:35 AM 01/23/2012 –

WASHINGTON — On Dec. 31, just hours before a New Year’s Eve celebration, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Section 1245 of the law contains language providing authority to impose economic sanctions on Iran in order to deter the ayatollahs from acquiring nuclear weapons. White House efforts to have the sanctions provision stripped from the bill failed, and the measure became law with a quiet flourish of the presidential pen. Ever since, Washington and Tehran have been waging a war of words. None of this works to the advantage of the American people. Here’s why. Continue reading →

Nuclear Iran is past its point-of-no-return, yet oil sanctions remain on paper

From DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2012 – 

US Gen. Martin Dempsey received by Binyamin Netanyahu with friendly discord

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu advised visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey Friday, Jan.20 that the time for action against Iran was now, for two reasons: First, the conviction that Iran has passed the point of no return for developing a nuclear weapon; and second, the diminishing prospects for a US-led embargo on Iranian oil to catch on before it is too late. Continue reading →