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Thirty Years After Beirut Bombing, Criticism of Iranian Defense Minister’s Role
23 Oct
10:04

Thirty Years After Beirut Bombing, Criticism of Iranian Defense Minister’s Role

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The White House today issued a statement marking thirty years since a Hezbollah suicide bomber attacked the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and 3 soldiers in the “the deadliest single-day death toll for the U.S. Marine Corps” since World War II. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today…

Adversaries and Appeasement, Munich Pact Revisited
01 Oct
4:02

Adversaries and Appeasement, Munich Pact Revisited

The Munich Agreement is one of the most criticized diplomatic agreements in history, James M. Lindsay, CFR’s senior vice president and director of studies, writes.  “In 1938, Adolf Hitler turned his sights on absorbing the Sudetenland, the part of Czechoslovakia dominated by ethnic Germans, into Germany. With tensions rising, British…

US Country Report on Terrorism 2012: Iran, Terrorism-sponsoring State
01 Jun
3:34

US Country Report on Terrorism 2012: Iran, Terrorism-sponsoring State

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From the Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 US State Department Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran increased its terrorist-related activity, including attacks or attempted attacks in India, Thailand, Georgia, and Kenya. Iran provided financial, material, and logistical support for terrorist and militant groups in the Middle East and…

Once-banned Iran exile group opens office a block from White House
12 Apr
3:54

Once-banned Iran exile group opens office a block from White House

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In from the cold and now on Pennsylvania Avenue just a block from the White House! The National Council of Resistance of Iran, an umbrella group that included an armed wing (Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK), opened its new Washington, D.C. office Thursday.

Bipartisan House bill toughens penalties on Iran
04 Mar
5:53

Bipartisan House bill toughens penalties on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are pushing for tougher penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions, introducing a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would pressure the U.S. to work with the European Union in cutting off Tehran’s access to the euro. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign…

U.S. State Dept: Iran should release ailing activists Mohammadi and Kaboudvand
20 Jul
4:22

U.S. State Dept: Iran should release ailing activists Mohammadi and Kaboudvand

Kurdpa: In a press statement just hours ago, the US Department of State’s Victoria Nuland called on Iran to release “all political prisoners”, but expressed particular concern for two journalists currently serving sentences for their human rights stances who are reported to be in ill-health. “We are concerned by recent…

US, Syrian Kurds meet to streamline opposition to Assad
11 May
12:33

US, Syrian Kurds meet to streamline opposition to Assad

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WASHINGTON — Top US officials are meeting in Washington this week with Syrian Kurdish leaders in a bid to build a “more cohesive opposition” to President Bashar al-Assad, the State Department said Tuesday. Robert Ford, the ambassador who left his post in Damascus for security reasons and special Syria coordinator…

Iran “cyberarmy” armed to attack US power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure
27 Apr
3:37

Iran “cyberarmy” armed to attack US power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure

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Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for a cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress on Thursday. “Elements of the [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] have openly sought to pull hackers into the fold” of…

US preparing military options for Iran, Panetta says
10 Mar
7:47

US preparing military options for Iran, Panetta says

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New York Post NEWSCORE Last Updated: 8:19 PM, March 8, 2012 Posted: 8:18 PM, March 8, 2012 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in an interview Thursday that the Pentagon “absolutely” is preparing possible military options for a strike on Iran — a rare public acknowledgment that came days after President…

Iran’s Kurdish Party Welcomes Sanctioning Iran’s Rights Abusers
02 Oct
1:25

Iran’s Kurdish Party Welcomes Sanctioning Iran’s Rights Abusers

30 Sep 2010 (Medya News) The Obama administration added more sanctions against Iranian government officials, members of the Revolutionary Guards Corps and others accused by the United States of being responsible for human rights abuses.