Tagged with Nuclear program of Iran

A Raid on Iran?

By URI SADOT As world powers debate what a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran should look like, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to maintain that Israel is not bound by the interim agreement that the P5+1 and Iran struck in Geneva on November 24. Israel, says Netanyahu, “has the right and the obligation to … Continue reading

Iran and North Korea: The Nuclear Connection

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People’s Army Strategic Rocket Force’s performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang, March 29, 2013, in this picture released by the North’s official KCNA news agency. (photo by REUTERS/KCNA) By: Ben Caspit for Al-Monitor Israel Pulse. … Continue reading

#Iran VP: We will break #Obama’s ‘grasping hands’

ap.org/ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s vice president said Monday that Tehran will break the `grasping hands’ of newly re-elected President Barack Obama, the official IRNA news agency reported. Mohammad Reza Rahimi also said Iran will overcome U.S.-led sanctions against the country. “We will break grasping hands of Obama and we will be successful in … Continue reading

The Perils of Tough Talk

  For many years now the issue of Iran’s nuclear program has been at or near the top of the U.S. foreign policy agenda. For the most part the issue has been debated in strategic terms: Will deterrence and extended deterrence work on an Iranian nuclear weapons capability or not? What are the proliferation implications … Continue reading

Hubris from Ahmadinejad

‘If Iran wants to build an atomic weapon … no one will be able to prevent it,’ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday. Here are some interpretations of what that boast really means, as talks near on the Iran nuclear program. By Howard LaFranchi, Washington/Iran’s blustery president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is talking tough about Iran and the … Continue reading

Time Running Out on Iran

The recently held negotiations of the P5+1 (U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany) and the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baghdad followed similar talks that took place last month in Istanbul – both of which produced one clear result – the enabling of Iran to buy more time in its pursuit of nuclear arms. The IAEA … Continue reading

‘Iran has enough uranium for 5 bombs’

Institute for Science and International Security, a US think tank, says that if the Islamic Republic keeps enriching uranium, it will have enough for five bombs. REUTERS/VIENNA – Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years, which would be enough for at least five nuclear … Continue reading

The Nixon Option for Iran?

WASHINGTON, DC – Rearranging the deck chairs would not have saved the Titanic. Nor did the endless debates on the shape of the table in the Vietnam negotiations advance the effort to end that malign conflict. Nevertheless, many American presidents have successfully redesigned talks with adversaries in bold new ways to strengthen national security without … Continue reading

Israel Must Act Against Iran On Its Own

h/t Israpundit//Laura: Economic sanctions will never be effective in preventing Iran from getting  nuclear weapons. In any case many countries, including western democracies, will not even abide by sanctions. These useless negotiations with Iran are merely a strategy on the part of the west to prevent an Israeli military attack on Iran  rather than preventing … Continue reading

A Global “No” To a Nuclear-Armed Iran

Survey Report A 21-nation Pew Global Attitudes survey finds widespread opposition to Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. And in most countries, there is majority support among opponents of a nuclear-armed Iran for international economic sanctions to try to stop Tehran’s weapons program. The Chinese and the Russians are notable dissenters in this regard. The poll also … Continue reading

Iran sanctions: Now or never

The next round of “P5+1” talks with Iran are due to restart on May 23. It is widely accepted in Israel, in Congress and among informed foreign policy gurus that the administration will strive mightily to make a deal, any deal, to claim progress and stave off unilateral military action by Israel. Mark Dubowitz of … Continue reading