The Syrian crisis has put the two nations back on speaking terms, though behind the scenes for now.
| Iran’s new foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said that Washington and Tehran have exchangedprivate messages about the civil war in Syria. (Ahmad al Rubaye / Pool Photo / September 11, 2013)
New York Times, By Paul Richter, September 11, 2013 –
WASHINGTON — Signaling a possible thaw in long-frozen relations, the Obama administration and the new leadership in Iran are communicating about Syria and are moving behind the scenes toward direct talks that both governments hope can ease the escalating confrontation over Tehran’s nuclear program.
From WorldNetDaily.com, by Reza Kahlili, October 18, 2012 – Iranian and U.S. negotiators have reached an agreement that calls for Iran to halt part of its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of many of the U.S. sanctions against the Islamic regime, according to a highly placed source.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expects a letter from President Obama in a few days guaranteeing the details of the agreement, arrived at recently during secret negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
From JPost.com, By HERB KEINON AND LAHAV HARKOV, 06/07/2012
Three-pronged approach to stopping Tehran includes upgrading sanctions, demands, and “threat perception.”
With the world powers set to meet Iran for another round of talks in Moscow in less than two weeks, Israeli officials said on Wednesday it was critical for the world to “upgrade the threat perception inside Iran.”
“Only if the Iranian regime believes the international community is determined that one way or another they won’t be allowed to develop nuclear weapons will the international pressure have a chance of succeeding,” one official said.
From The Heritage Foundation (Morning Bell), October 12, 2011 – Yesterday, America learned that Iran conspired to launch a terrorist attack in Washington, D.C., with a planned assassination of the Saudi ambassador and bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies. U.S. authorities disrupted the plot and have brought charges against the men who planned to carry out the attack, but the audacity of Iran’s actions highlights a disturbing truth: The Obama Administration has done far too little to deter state-sponsored terrorism, and it has utterly failed to confront the Iranian threat. Continue reading →
from PJTV –
Former US General Warns of Chemical Attacks Against Israel
Potential Hezbollah offensive includes chemically armed SCUD missiles with a 450 km range, preemptive strikes on air fields, and a wave of tunnel attacks that cross from Lebanon into Israel.
The strategy being implemented by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah could have serious consequences for America.