Iran in the News

USA Today, Dec. 22:

Palin: It's Time to Get Tough with Iran
OpEd by Sarah Palin

Iran continues to defy the international community in its drive to acquire nuclear weapons. Arab leaders in the region rightly fear a nuclear-armed Iran. We suspected this before, but now we know for sure because of leaked diplomatic cables. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia "frequently exhorted the U.S. to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons program," according to these communications. [more]

Politico, Dec. 22:


PALIN VS. IRAN: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to the pages of USA Today to call for a tougher policy toward Iran, citing documents published by Wikileaks to argue that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it “could trigger a regional nuclear arms race in which these countries would seek their own nuclear weapons to protect themselves.”  

The Washington Times, Dec. 17:

TALENT: Confirmed: Suspicion of Iran is universal
Middle East neighbors don't trust nuclear ambitions, either
By Jim Talent

One of the few good things to come from the despicable WikiLeaks of U.S. diplomatic cables is that they demonstrate that Muslim leaders who are closest to the Iranian regime - and who know it best - are emphatic that Iran is an aggressive and ongoing state sponsor of terrorism, that it must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons capability and that it cannot be trusted. [more]

The New York Times, Dec. 21:

U.S. Adds to Iran Sanctions Shortly After Nuclear Talks
By Mark Landler

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on Iran, serving notice that it will not ease the pressure on Tehran just because it has begun talking again with the West about its nuclear program. [more]

The Washington Post, Dec. 23:

GOP leaders criticize Obama's Iran policy in rally for opposition group

By Edward Cody

PARIS - A group of prominent U.S. Republicans associated with homeland security told a forum of cheering Iranian exiles here Wednesday that President Obama's policy toward Iran amounts to futile appeasement that will never persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear projects. [more]

The Sydney Morning Herald, Dec. 17:

Hope for the future tempered with fear

By Tom Allard

JAKARTA: Sitting in a south Jakarta restaurant yesterday, Farz is grappling with wildly conflicting emotions. [more]

Continental News, Dec. 10

Iran: Christian Arrested

On Dec. 16, several Iranian security officials forcibly entered the home of Hamideh Najafi in the city of Mashhad. They arrested her and seized personal belongings, including CDs and hand-painted portraits of Jesus Christ, according to Farsi Christian News Network. [more]