A diplomacy defense shield

...rockets and air-defense systems to Iran.The eyeroll-inducing deal is widely considered to have a singular purpose: to give Tehran the ability to defend its allegedly "peaceful" nuclear production facilities against U.S. or Israeli airstrikes.Vladimir...

Cotton rubs them raw

...an Iraq combat veteran whom Polis disgracefully called "Tehran Tom" for taking "his case directly to the Iranian government...destruction?In 2008 Obama fecklessly campaigned to negotiate with Tehran with no preconditions, and the hardliners slapped his extended...

At a 'fateful crossroads,' a call to link arms

...carried out a military exercise blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier. ..."Iran took dozens of Americans hostage in Tehran, murdered hundreds of American soldiers, Marines, in Beirut, and was responsible for killing and maiming thousands of American...

Fight the mad dogs of Tehran

...oppressive, Armageddon-seeking regime in Tehran. And it would help if we would stand with them. So rabid are the mad dogs of Tehran that they're now frothing at the mouth...the jailing of hundreds of others. But Tehran will find it impossible to snuff out critics...

Appeasement isn't the answer

...and become a "very successful regional power."Obama even said he would not rule out re-opening the U.S. embassy in Tehran ? the same embassy overrun more than 30 years ago by the Islamist radicals who now rule the country with an iron fist.These...

Wet-noodle diplomacy

...possibly warmed the country's relations with the West. But it's obvious Iran doesn't care about peace with the West. What Tehran appears to want is all economic sanctions lifted as a prerequisite to a crossed-finger pledge that it will not pursue nuclear...

Where's the leadership?

...attempts at diplomacy.It's beyond disappointing to see the commander-in-chief bending over backward to appease and mollify Tehran while giving the brush-off to the head of the region's only democracy ? the very democracy Iranian hardliners have, on...

Iran's historic grandeur draws Americans back

TEHRAN, Iran -- Inside the Islamic Museum in Tehran, Mimi McLaughlan of Chicago was studiously taking notes...worker. For now, Ms. McLaughlan and her friends, back in Tehran after a 10-city tour, were too delighted by the friendliness...

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Women compete in - and watch - Islamic Games

TEHRAN, Iran - The second Women's Islamic Games opened in Tehran on Saturday, giving hundreds of Muslim women banned...and women cyclists at the Chitgar sports complex near Tehran. Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of a former president and...

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Iranian soccer team to play United States, Mexico

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's soccer team will leave...militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and took 52 Americans hostage...visited Iran. The Iranian team will leave Tehran for California on Jan. 5 to prepare for...

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