On Monday, a top security adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reported that last month American officials had twice approached him in Kabul with offers to renew nuclear talks. The adviser, Ali Shamkhani, denied their request and while US officials have...
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani certainly received a warmer welcome at the United Nations General Assembly this week than President Donald Trump, but an examination of Rouhani’s misleading statements on the Middle East should raise eyebrows.
The same week that the United States and Iran are heading for a showdown at the United Nations General Assembly, an attack that killed twenty five, including members of Iran’s prized Revolutionary Guard, has caused tensions between the two countries to rise to new heights.
Don’t look for any improvement in U.S.-Iranian relations anytime soon, or for a summit between President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The Donald Trump administration’s determination to squeeze Iran economically after withdrawing from the nuclear deal is already succeeding on one front: frightening European investors out of making deals with Teheran.