Egypt is on everyone’s minds today in Washington, not least among them neoconservatives and pro-Israel hawks.
House Foreign Affairs chief Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) was wondering about the “nefarious ends” of some “elements” there, and Jeffrey Goldberg, who, with shifting views, expressed apprehension about the Muslim Brotherhood (giving space to FDD’s Reuel Marc Gerecht, who [...]
News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for November 24, 2010: The Washington Times: Ben Birnbaum reports that a leaked International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, indicates that Iran’s nuclear program “experienced a one-day shutdown last week, indicating a slowing of Tehran’s nuclear progress.” Some analysts speculate the Stuxnet virus is [...]
News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for November 19, 2010.
The Washington Post: The Post‘s increasingly neoconservative editorial board, led by Fred Hiatt, is challenging Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s opposition to a military strike on Iran. “To be clear: We agree that the administration should continue to focus for now on [...]
The Washington Times story on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s talk on Tuesday is missing a little something. Specifically, the Times omits any mention of his assessment of the unsavory outcomes of a U.S. military attack on Iran.
Here’s the Times report, by Ben Birnbaum (my emphasis throughout), minus the article’s last two [...]
Ben Birnbaum’s Washington Times article, which attempted to rehash the tired argument that Arab states want the U.S. and/or Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear sites, took another hit today with a statement from Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
On Friday, I wrote about Birnbaum’s highly selectively excerpted interview with Houda Nonoo, Bahrain’s [...]
As mentioned in today’s Daily Talking Points, The Washington Times’ Ben Birnbaum is attempting to keep current the discredited, but never quite dead, argument that Arab states would support a U.S. or Israeli military strike on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.
Birnbaum interviews Bahrain’s ambassador to the U.S., Houda Nonoo, who tells [...]
News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 8, 2010.
The Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones Newswire reporter Benoit Faucon writes that oil companies Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell contacted Iranian authorities last week to reassure Tehran that their long-term business interests in Iran will remain. The messages to Iranian authorities appear [...]
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