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U.S. Congress passes bill banning Iranian diplomat from U.S.

U.S. Congress passes bill banning Iranian diplomat from U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress passed a bill banning an Iranian envoy to the UN from entering the United States.
Aileen Graef

U.S. officials accuse Iran of aiding al-Qaida in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are alleging that Iranian intelligence is actively aiding al-Qaida fighters in war-torn Syria, even though the jihadists are battling to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran's key Arab ally.

Iran's Rouhani takes on Revolutionary Guards in detente drive

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, faces a crucial year that could produce a historic d├ętente between the Islamic Republic and The Great Satan to end 35 years of fierce confrontation and dramatically alter the Middle East's geopolitical landscape.

Unlike Netanyahu, Israeli generals go along with Iran deal

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.

After Iran-U.S. deal, a changing of the Guards?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- One of the big questions raised by the ground-breaking rapprochement between Iran and the West, and the diplomatic triumph of Iran's new reformist president, is how the Revolutionary Guards, the country's elite military force, will take to the move away from decades of ideological hostility toward the West.
West needs to heed Iran's 'kill, kill again' message

West needs to heed Iran's 'kill, kill again' message

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Following yet another senseless round of fruitless talks with Iran on its nuclear program, Tehran remains just as committed to building a nuclear arsenal as it does to killing "Alireza M."
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Why U.S. is losing Iraq and why Iran can't afford to

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- At times in U.S. history its leaders failed to "get the message" of a national security threat, suffering dire consequences as a result.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iranian horror movie turns reality

Iranian horror movie turns reality

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The author says he finds it far from amusing to see a U.S. president naively falling victim to such monstrous hostile intent as threatened by Iran
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Rouhani offers talks on Iran's nuclear program

Rouhani offers talks on Iran's nuclear program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday Iran is ready to engage in talks on its nuclear program "with full transparency."
Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Insanity has been described as constantly repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome. That characterization sadly applies to U.S. attitudes and policies toward much of what is happening in Egypt and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Last Quds Day for President Ahmadinejad

Last Quds Day for President Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was thankful to be part of a national day against tyranny first started by the leader of the revolution.
Iran: Lessons learned

Iran: Lessons learned

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The author's experiences in Iran can provide lessons for current policies in dealing with Tehran.
ANDRE LE GALLO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iran's new 'moderate' president has duped the West

Iran's new 'moderate' president has duped the West

BRUSSELS, July 12 (UPI) -- How easily the West allows itself to be repeatedly duped by the religious fascist rulers of Iran.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator
Eight days to shape Iran's future

Eight days to shape Iran's future

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- This month, two major events in the Iranian political calendar will take place only a matter of days apart: Iran's presidential elections began Friday and the largest gathering of Iran's opposition movement is to take place in Paris just eight days later.
MARK WILLIAMS, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- With the Revolutionary Guards poised to crash down on any political protests, Iran goes to the polls Friday in a presidential election in which the real winner will be the Islamic Republic's dour supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

What to make of Rafsanjani's disqualification

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The Iranian regime's presidential election took dramatic turns last week when the Guardian Council disqualified former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
ALIREZA JAFARZADEH, UPI Outside View Commentator

Rafsanjani speaks out after disqualification

TEHRAN, May 22 (UPI) -- The declining reputation of Iran and its related economic problems are the true enemies of the Islamic republic, former President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani said.

Iran: 'The Shark' challenges regime in poll

TEHRAN, May 13 (UPI) -- The last-minute entry of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani into June's Iranian elections poses a major challenge to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Crowded race for Iranian presidency

Crowded race for Iranian presidency

TEHRAN, May 9 (UPI) -- Former Iranian Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian said Thursday he'd try to emulate Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini if elected president of Iran.

Iran sets sights on global LNG market

TEHRAN, April 15 (UPI) -- The launch of a refinery in central Iran means the country can start plans to export liquefied natural gas, Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeighami said.

Iran: Khamenei gets tough as poll nears

TEHRAN, March 7 (UPI) -- The power struggle in Iran is getting rougher as President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei square off.

Iran 34 years after the revolution

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Iranian people had many hopes after the fall of the shah in February 1979 but that great revolution was hijacked by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Islamic fundamentalists and a much more ruthless tyranny began.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

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Iranians attend Islamic Revolution rallies

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Thousands of Iranians rallied Sunday to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the ouster of the U.S.-backed Pahlavi regime.

Iran poll likely to bolster feared general

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- An Iranian military commander whom the Americans deem one of their most formidable foes will be a key force in Iran's presidential election in June.
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