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Rafsanjani leaves

Reuters reported: Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lost his position on Tuesday as head of an important state clerical body after being criticised by hardliners for being too close to the reformist opposition. I asked Michael Singh of the...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 9, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Meanwhile, Iran runs roughshod over its citizens

The civil war in Libya and the uprisings in the Middle East continue to dominate the news. But we shouldn't lose track of Mehdi Karroubi and Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the two Iranian oppositon figures jailed by the Iranian regime. The BBC...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 2, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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So much for breathing space with Iran

The Post reports today: In a six-month period between late 2009 and last spring, U.N. officials watched in amazement as Iran dismantled more than 10 percent of the Natanz plant's 9,000 centrifuge machines used to enrich uranium. Then, just as...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 16, 2011; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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What is our Iran policy?

The president has now begun scolding the regime in Iran for its brutal behavior. But alas, he is once again plagued by the same cautiousness that rendered him mute in June 2009 at the birth of the Green Movement and...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 16, 2011; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Iran, National Security, Obama White House, foreign policy  
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Will Obama blow it twice on Iran?

The Post reported: Crowds of demonstrators battled security forces armed with tear gas and batons during a surprisingly large anti-government protest in the Iranian capital Monday that drew inspiration from the recent popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Dodging clouds...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 15, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Stuart Levey departs

Stuart Levey, who headed the Treasury Department's sanctions programs aimed at Iran and other rogue regimes and reconceived how economic sanctions could be applied, is retiring. Former staff and those who know him well tell me the stated reason is...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 25, 2011; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Another Middle East debacle: Lebanon on the brink, Jennifer Rubin , January 25, 2011
So why keep talking to Iran?, Jennifer Rubin , January 23, 2011
The unchecked Iranian menace, Jennifer Rubin , December 27, 2010
A bank that proudly does business in Iran, Jennifer Rubin , December 26, 2010
What now that the peace process has failed?, Jennifer Rubin , December 21, 2010
Will Obama get tough with Tehran?, Jennifer Rubin , December 21, 2010
Iran rises because America retreats, Jennifer Rubin , December 20, 2010
Ahmadinejad shows who is in charge, Jennifer Rubin , December 14, 2010
Time to reset Iran policy, Jennifer Rubin , December 12, 2010
Do we have an Iran policy?, Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
Rep. Peter King interview (Part 1), Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
The danger of talking to Iran, Jennifer Rubin , December 7, 2010
Senators tell Obama to hold firm on Iran, Jennifer Rubin , December 6, 2010
 
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