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  • Iran would like to make a few ‘revisions’ to the nuclear deal

    04/15/2015 8:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Ever since the White House secured its framework agreement with Iran to prevent the state from developing atomic weapons, the administration has been focused on shoring up American domestic support for the prospective nuclear deal. Facing the prospect of a veto-proof majority in the Senate for a bill that would reassert CongressÂ’s authority to ratify foreign agreement, the White House appears to have backed off its earlier opposition to allowing congressional lawmakers the ability to scrutinize and approve of the arrangement with Iran. But extending to the dealÂ’s critics on Capitol Hill the power to modify its terms could...
  • Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf'

    03/28/2015 3:22:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5:01 PM, Mar 28, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations. “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia,...
  • Iranian Nuke Negotiator Aide Defects In Switzerland

    03/28/2015 7:00:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/28/2015 | sundance
    Brave guy. The entire leftist world will be out to assassinate him. An aide working for the Nuclear Negotiation team has defected in Switzerland. The aide immediately tells the authorities about his direct knowledge that Secretary Kerry and the U.S. Negotiation team are actually working to assist Iran. I’ll bet you a donut this was the substance of the courier letter from Rouhani to Obama yesterday. WH says Pres Obama has received contents of letter from Iran Pres Rouhani., but WH choosing not to disclose contents or response.
  • State Dept. Mocked for ‘Over the Top’ Condolences to Rouhani

    03/24/2015 8:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 3/23/2015, 3:50 PM | Ari Soffer
    Associated Press reporter Matt Lee has never been shy of calling out US government spokespeople—often to hilariously cringeworthy effect. Last Friday, Lee was on-form again, grilling the US State Department over its strange, over-the-top series of condolence messages to the Iranian regime, following the death of President Hassan Rouhani’s mother. […] “Aren’t you guys laying it on a bit thick? This is the leader of a country that you accuse of being the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, you accuse of trying to develop a nuclear weapon which its leaders have said it will use against one of your...
  • Iranian President: Diplomacy With U.S. is an Active ‘Jihad’

    03/12/2015 7:22:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President: Diplomacy With U.S. is an Active ‘Jihad’ Diplomacy just as significant as new weapons, missiles Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described his country’s diplomacy with the United States as an active “jihad” that is just as significant to Tehran’s advancement as the slew of new weapons and missiles showcased by the Islamic Republic’s military. Rouhani praised the country’s military leaders for standing “against the enemy on the battlefield” and said as president, he would carry out this “jihad” on the diplomatic front. Rouhani’s comments echo those of foreign minister and lead nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif, who said Tuesday that...
  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

    10/23/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 23 OCTOBER 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency Share Tweet Email AP BY: Adam KredoOctober 23, 2014 4:10 pmThe Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL,...
  • Rouhani Hails Extension of Talks as 'Victory'

    11/24/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday welcomed the extension of talks between his country and six world powers, and hailed it as “victorious” for Iranians. “We have neither compromised over Iran’s nuclear rights, nor will ever do so, and there is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear technology will remain functioning,” he said, according to the IRNA news agency. Rouhani once again repeated the slogan he used during his presidential campaign that the centrifuges will never cease rotating, while the wheels of the people’s lives, too, will rotate more smoothly. "Our nation has emerged victorious and will be victorious," emphasized...
  • Iranian President Rouhani Uses Racist Phrase at UN

    09/27/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 8:51 PM | Ari Soffer
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s attempt to blame western states for the rise of radical Islam in his speech to the UN General Assembly nearly backfired awkwardly when he used a racist Farsi expression—but was saved by a quick-thinking translator. During the speech on Friday, Rouhani claimed that “certain Intelligence agencies have put the blade in the hand of the drunken Zangi”—a phrase referring to irresponsible and dangerous jihadi groups, which was translated simply as “madmen” by the translator. But according to Iranian opposition blog azarmehr, the word “Zangi” is actually a derogatory term for black slaves from Zanzibar in Farsi....
  • Iran Leader: US Should Focus On Terror, Not Nukes

    09/25/2014 9:27:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2014 8:48 PM EDT | George Jahn
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani urged the United States on Wednesday to move beyond “insignificant” fears that his country seeks nuclear arms and challenged it to join his country in battling what he described as the global threat of Islamic extremism. Rouhani also made clear he was not prepared to interfere in the case of Jason Rezarian, an American-Iranian journalist detained on unspecified charges in Iran, during a speech and question-and-answer session hosted by the New America think tank. But most of his comments focused on the menace posed by the Islamic State terror group and attempts by his country and...
  • Why Rouhani loves NY

    09/19/2014 5:22:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-19-2014 | Caroline Glick
    Ahead of US trip, media continues to present Iranian president as a moderate, and natural ally for the US. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York next week will be a welcome relief for the Iranian leader. Finally, he’ll be somewhere where he’s appreciated, even loved. Ahead of his trip to America, the US media continued its practice of presenting Rouhani as a moderate, and a natural ally for the US. NBC News’ Anne Curry interviewed Rouhani in Tehran, focusing her attention on his dim view of Islamic State. Rouhani told Curry, “From the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets...
  • Iranian President Blasts ISIS But Says US No-Troops Strategy Is 'Ridiculous'

    09/18/2014 7:39:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke out against terror group ISIS in a recent interview, saying that the militants "want to kill humanity." He also harshly criticized American President Barack Obama's plan to fight ISIS with airstrikes but without any ground troops, calling it "ridiculous" and wondering whether Americans are not afraid to suffer casualties in the war. "They want to kill humanity," Rouhani told NBC News about ISIS, which has declared the creation of an 'Islamic State' in the territory of Iraq and Syria, but has been denounced by a number of Islamic countries. "And from the viewpoint of the...
  • ‘Moderate’ Rouhani Says Hamas ‘Victory’ is Thanks to Iran

    09/07/2014 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 9/7/2014, 2:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    “Moderate” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has bragged of his regime’s role in aiding Hamas’s terror war against Israel, even as Iran is locked in a final round of negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program. Speaking to the Arabic-language news source Al Meyadeen, Rouhani claimed the “victory” of Gaza in Operation Protective Edge was only possible thanks to Iranian aid, reports Channel 10. Rouhani has been presented to the world as a “moderate” following his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but many have warned that his “charm offensive” has been even more dangerous given the cover it provides for Iran’s ongoing...
  • Rouhani: ‘This Festering Zionist Tumor Has Opened Once Again’

    07/31/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/31/2014 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a “festering Zionist tumor.”Rouhani, who has been championed by Western media as a moderate reformer who could change Iran’s extremist ways, appears to be adopting a violent tone similar to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has advocated for the complete destruction of Israel in recent days.“Today, this festering Zionist tumor has opened once again and has turned the land of olives into destruction and blood and littered the land with the body parts of Palestinian children,” Rouhani was quoted as saying in a...
  • Rouhani says Iran is ready to help in Iraq

    06/14/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    CSM ^ | 06.14.2014
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday, Iran would be willing to help fight militants in Iraq, if asked. More than 4,200 Iranians have reportedly volunteered to go into Iraq to protect Shiite shrines.
  • Iran's Rouhani vows to combat terrorism in Iraq

    06/12/2014 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/12/2014 | AFP
    Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat the "violence and terrorism" of Sunni extremists who have launched an anti-government offensive in neighbouring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.
  • Cleric: Iranian President Should Punch Obama in the Mouth

    05/02/2014 12:27:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/2/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    During a recent sermon in Tehran, an Iranian cleric criticized the United States and said that the Iranian president should “punch the American president in the mouth” if he “talks nonsense.” […] “When our top negotiators enter the room, they should know that when they face the Americans, they face a hostile enemy that cannot be trusted at all. Thank God, our top negotiators have acknowledged this a few times in the past. Just as you confront them during the negotiations, you must confront them on the level of political declarations… If the American president talks nonsense, our president should...
  • One-time hostage of Iranian militants urges denial of visa to new Iran envoy involved in siege

    03/31/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 31, 2014 | Eric Shawn
    Hostages captured after the 1979 siege on the US Embassy in Tehran are seen in this undated file photo.Former American hostage Barry Rosen, held by student extremists at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for more than a year, said Monday it would be an “outrage” and “disgrace” if Washington gave a visa to one of the militants recently named by Iran as its new U.N. ambassador. “It may be a precedent but if the president and the Congress don't condemn this act by the Islamic Republic, then our captivity and suffering for 444 days at the hands of Iran was...
  • The Dissing of the President

    04/01/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/31/2014 | Bret Stephens
    I've never liked the word diss—not as a verb, much less as a noun. But watching the Obama administration get the diss treatment the world over, week-in, week-out, I'm beginning to see its uses. Diss: On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that Hasan Rouhani named Hamid Aboutalebi to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Rouhani is the Iranian president the West keeps insisting is a "moderate," mounting evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Mr. Aboutalebi was one of the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Here's the kicker: The State Department—the very institution whose diplomats were...
  • Nobel winner: Iran should stop public executions if it wants better EU ties

    03/16/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.03.14 @ 14:52 | Andrew Rettman
    Shirin Ebadi, a former Iranian judge who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 but who now lives in the UK, believes that if she returned to Tehran “Iranian people would welcome me, but the intelligence services would come to arrest me with handcuffs.” Asked by EUobserver if Iran would hang her, she said: “I don’t know.” Her statement, in Brussels last Thursday (13 March), shows how little she thinks Iran has changed despite the election of President Hassan Rohani, a moderate, and despite the warming up in EU-Iran ties. […] According to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, an Iranian NGO,...
  • Rouhani has not increased freedoms in Iran, U.N. chief says

    03/11/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:09pm EDT | Stephanie Nebehay
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. But, perhaps wary of further antagonizing powerful hardliners, he has not made significant reforms at home that moderate voters had hoped for. …
  • Far Fewer Americans Now Say Iran Is No. 1 U.S. Enemy

    02/26/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States’ greatest enemy today as did two years ago. As a result, China now edges out Iran and North Korea atop the list. After the top three countries, 9% of Americans mention Russia, 7% name Iraq, 5% Afghanistan, and 3% Syria. Gallup first asked this open-ended question in 2001, and opinions have shifted over that time. In the 2001 survey—10 years after the Persian Gulf War but before the 2003 Iraq war began—Americans named Iraq as the greatest U.S. enemy by a large margin. …
  • Rouhani: Jerusalem Should be Liberated from Israel

    02/19/2014 8:22:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday said that Jerusalem should “be liberated from the yoke of Israel.” The comments were made during a meeting in Tehran between Rouhani and the Speaker or the Palestinian Authority (PA) parliament, Salim Zanoun, and were reported by the semi-official Fars news agency. During the meeting, according to Fars, Rouhani expressed the support of the Iranian government and nation “for the oppressed people of Palestine”, and called for the “liberation of the Holy Quds (Jerusalem) from the yoke of Israel.” …
  • Rouhani: Israel Will be Sorry if It Attacks Iran

    01/23/2014 10:09:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 3:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Israel will regret it if it attacks Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday. Speaking to CNN on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Rouhani dismissed the possibility that Israel would attempt a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “Israel knows very well what the response would be. Israel knows well our regional capability. When it comes to practice, the Israelis cannot do that. If they do such a crazy thing, our response will make them rue the day,” he threatened. Rouhani said that in the interview that sanctions against Iran are illegal and are undermining...
  • Iran's leader laying wreath at Hezbollah memorial = Japan's PM laying wreath at "Tojo" Shrine?

    01/15/2014 12:16:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why does the U.S. media not see an equivalence? Some Japanese PM's, unlike Abe, wouldn't go near that Yasakuni "Tojo" shrine. Which of the two "shrines" is more reprehensible? Didn't the Hezbollah leader kill American's? Didn't Tojo, a war criminal, also kill Americans? Boycott both "shrines" IMHO...
  • Rouhani: World powers ‘surrendered’ to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • Same old, same old Hassan Rouhani boasts of creating rift in the opposition & the sanctions

    11/25/2013 2:57:50 PM PST · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    A numbers of years ago, while Hassan Rouhani - the current President of Iran - was serving as the top negotiator on Iran's nuclear program, Rouhani boasted to a group of Iranian clerics that while he was stalling and conducting protracted negotiations with the west, Iran was able to utilize that period of time to improve its nuclear capabilities. Rouhani also recounted to the clerics an essential component of his negotiating strategy, namely to create a rift in the opposition, a split among those western countries who were opposed to Iran's nuclear program. Fast forward to the current moment in...
  • Disagreements break out within hours of Iran accord

    11/24/2013 4:44:09 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | November 24, 2013 | Geoff Dyer
    Shortly after the historic nuclear agreement was reached with Iran in the early hours of Sunday morning, John Kerry, US secretary of state, took to Twitter to announce a “first step that makes the world safer”. In one of those gestures that would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani promptly retweeted his comment. Yet within hours, both men had also revealed substantial disagreements over the nuclear negotiations in Geneva which served to expose the very large gaps that still lie between this initial deal and a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme over the next...
  • Iranian President Rouhani: 'Iran's nuclear rights recognised'

    11/24/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 24, 2013
    Iran has reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear activities. In a televised address, the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the deal, saying the country had the right to continue its uranium enrichment programme.
  • Rouhani to the West: Ignore Israel, Sign a Deal

    11/23/2013 10:56:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 11/22/2013, 8:31 PM | Elad Benari
    As world powers and Iran continued talks in Geneva in hopes of reaching a deal about Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s president on Friday called on the West to ignore Israel and reach a deal with his country. “The world powers should reach an independent decision that is disconnected from Israel’s position,” President Hassan Rouhani tweeted. “Israel is only concerned about its own interests, and it does not think about the interests of the world,” he charged. …
  • Is Rouhani the new Gorbachev?

    11/18/2013 9:52:59 AM PST · by tedw · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/18/2013 | Natan Sharansky
    Can Rouhani be the new Gorbachev? Hardly. But if it will happen, it can only happen if we help him as we helped Mr. Gorbachev—if, by fidelity to our principles and by steady, determined statesmanship, we help him to eliminate himself, his regime, and the evil they have visited upon their people and set loose in the world around them.
  • Kerry and Rouhani will play LET'S MAKE A DEAL [Why Not?]

    11/11/2013 2:14:40 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Danmillerinpanama ^ | November 11, 2013 | Danmiller
    Anxious to put the petty matter of Iranian nukes behind them so that peace everlasting can be brought to Israel and Palestine, they are be eager to compete. The game will be televised with simultaneous translations in all known languages except, at Secretary Kerry's request, English. The prize, should Rouhani win, will be more opportunities for nukes but no sanctions and, should Kerry win, no fewer opportunities for nukes but fewer sanctions. Here are the agreed upon rules: President Obama will flip Secretary Kerry and Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei will flip President Rouhani. Secretary Kerry is expected to win the toss due...
  • Money Flows Back to the Mullahs Thanks to Obama

    10/31/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 31, 2013 | Majid Rafizadeh
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Money Flows Back to the Mullahs Thanks to ObamaPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On October 31, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s government could not have possibly expected, or wished for, a better American government to work with than the Obama administration. The Iranians could not have imagined that an American administration could so easily buy their argument and image of a “moderate” government, allowing Iranian leaders to pursue their own Islamist and meddling foreign policies.The Obama administration is attempting to persuade Congress, the international community, and...
  • Rouhani: Israel Trying to Sabotage Our Diplomacy Efforts

    10/20/2013 10:53:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Iran’s president on Sunday blamed Israel for trying to sabotaging his country’s efforts to get closer to the West. According to PressTV, President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic’s “active diplomacy” has slowed down the increasing pace of illegal sanctions against the country. “The administration’s diplomatic initiative in constructive interaction with the world ... has both made the [world] governments praise the democracy in Iran and halted the growing process of [imposing] sanctions [against the country],” the Iranian president was quoted as having said. “Iran’s active diplomacy has taken the initiative and attracted world public opinion ... and is moving...
  • Iranian Liberal Attacks Pro-Rouhani Propaganda at the Guardian

    10/16/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 10, 2013
    There has been a just degree of criticism directed towards the Guardian over the results of their readers’ poll on the Nobel Peace Prize in which 76% of respondents chose Hassan Rouhani from a list (compiled by their journalists) which included the brave Pakistani girl – shot by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education – named Malala Yousafzai. (see charts at website) Rouhani was nominated by Saeed Kamali-Dehghan, who has served as one of the paper’s chief promoters of the lie that the new Iranian president is a “moderate” despite Rouhani’s involvement in terror attacks abroad and...
  • Destruction of Israel guaranteed, ayatollah says: Iran's supreme leader promises Jewish land

    10/10/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/10/13 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran’s supreme leader promises in a newly released audiotape the destruction of Israel and Palestinians’ return to that land. Fars News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, last week posted an audiotape of excerpts of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speeches to Palestinian officials and others with a title “Palestine will surely become free.” In the audiotape, which is partly in Arabic, Khamenei gives blessings to those who fight against Israel and says, “Peace be upon the children of our nation, peace be upon the brave jihadists in Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. Today the Islamic world and the whole world...
  • Mr. Netanyahu and the End of Days

    10/10/2013 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conversation between heads of state of the two countries since the Iranian storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979. Rouhani has certainly wowed Western elites with his mellifluous voice, quiet demeanor and denials of wanting a bomb. The media, who ignore the circumstances of Rouhani's three-decade trajectory to power, gush that he is suddenly a "moderate" and "Western educated."...
  • Iran Legalizes Pedophilia and Allows Men to Marry Their Adopted Daughters

    09/30/2013 6:14:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/30/2013 | Pamela Geller
    This is the real war on women and little girls for that matter. But you won't hear a murmer from the left or the feminazis. Or Obama. Funny, this article is published in the Guardian who has done more to advance, shill, and promote the sharia while destroying and smearing the opposition to sharia and jihad than almost any other English speaking newspaper. Iran gets worse (if that's possible). And Obama responds by even more groveling and sniveling before the mulllahs with  "Iran Legalizes Pedophilia and Allows Men to Marry Their Adopted Daughters" by Saeed Kamali Dehghan | The Guardian (thanks to...
  • A sad statesman || At UN, Netanyahu spoke to a world that refused to listen

    10/04/2013 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 02.10.13 - Oct 2 2013 | Ari Shavit
    Whether credible or not, the Israeli military threat made a major comeback in New York on Tuesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday night very different from his previous ones: It lacked reproach, gimmicks and thrills. The arguments were factual and germane. Passion was kept at bay. It was clear that the Israeli statesman speaking to a thinly populated hall in New York, and to an anemic American public opinion, was a sad statesman. Once...
  • America and the good psychopaths

    10/04/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/4/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    In his speech Tuesday before the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tried to get the Americans to stop their collective swooning at the sight of an Iranian president who smiled in their general direction. "Ladies and gentlemen," the premier warned, "I wish I could believe [President Hassan] Rouhani, but I don't because facts are stubborn things. And the facts are that Iran's savage record flatly contradicts Rouhani's soothing rhetoric." He might have saved his breath. The Americans weren't interested. Two days after Netanyahu's speech, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a rejoinder to Netanyahu. Hagel said, "I...
  • Netanyahu: Khamenei Rules Iran, Not Rouhani

    10/02/2013 6:43:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 10/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged the world to insist on tough negotiations that ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon. Speaking to NBC News a day after his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu cautioned against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's charm offensive, which he described as a strategy carried out to woo the West at the behest of the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. "[The Iranian people] are governed not by Rouhani. They're governed by Ayatollah Khamenei. He heads a cult. That cult is wild in its ambitions and its aggression," Netanyahu said. The prime...
  • Obama, Rouhani, Netanyahu and the Iranian Nuclear Threat

    10/02/2013 12:03:11 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 2, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Middle East is a mysterious cesspool with only one reasonably free and democratic nation, Israel. Iran now has a "moderate" Islamist President who is even less to be trusted than our own Dear Leader. It is necessary to listen very attentively, and very cynically, to what they do not say.Here is a Trifecta video that appeared at YouTube on October 1st. It addresses the dangers inherent in negotiating with Iran -- principally giving peace continued Iranian nuclear weapons development a chance.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpBlEMCLFhU&w=640&h=360] Video linkIsraeli President Netanyahu addressed the United Nations on October 1st. I re-blogged the text of his remarks here, commenting...
  • Israel's Netanyahu Heads For The US With A Warning To The White House: Don't Be Fooled By Iran

    09/30/2013 9:00:19 AM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 30 Sept 2013 | Joseph Federman
    JERUSALEM — Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don't be fooled by Tehran's new leadership. Netanyahu contends Iran is using conciliatory gestures as a smoke screen to conceal an unabated march toward a nuclear bomb.
  • The ‘Historic’ Phone Call Was a Hostage Negotiation

    09/30/2013 8:27:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-29-13 | Michael Ledeen
    As advertised, Hassan Rouhani was the star of the week at the Great UN Circus. He knew it, and he treated his American hosts with arrogance and contempt, and was duly hailed as a peace-seeker. He spent hours and hours with diplomats (just not American ones), journalists, academic apologists such as Gary Sick, and anti-American rabble rousers like Louis Farrakhan, but he didn’t have time for President Obama. No matter. When the Iranians told the White House that Rouhani could squeeze in a few words on the phone, Obama eagerly called him up, thereby giving the journalists and apologists the...
  • Rouhani home with US ?gift? of silver griffin: reports

    09/29/2013 2:48:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | 9-28-13
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday brought home a 2,700-year-old Persian artifact the US administration gave him as ?a special gift" to Iranians, media reports said. ?The Americans contacted us on Thursday and said 'we have a gift for you',? Rouhani told reporters upon arrival at the airport in Tehran, the ILNA news agency reported. ?They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation.? Rouhani was speaking of a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion....
  • Susan Rice: Rouhani asked Obama to call him

    09/29/2013 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | CNN Political Unit
    Rice told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the Iranian delegation approached the Obama administration about a phone call between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The request came after indicating earlier in the week that a direct meeting at the UN General Assembly would not be possible due to Iran’s internal political reality.
  • President Obama: The Tale of Two Calls

    09/29/2013 9:05:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    President Obama made news with two phone calls this week. On one of the calls he pledged fervent cooperation--even though he foresees difficult negotiations ahead. On the other, Obama warned the person on the other end the line that he could expect nothing but the back of his hand. On the first call, he admitted that "while there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward... [he] believe[d] the two parties could reach a comprehensive solution." (Comprehensive, mind you. Not partial, not segmented, but over-arching, all encompassing, and addressing the most important items to both sides. Hence, comprehensive.) On...
  • Obama Urges Iranian President to Release Pastor Saeed

    09/29/2013 7:32:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2013 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    In the first communication between the leaders of the United States and Iran since 1979, President Barack Obama on Friday spoke to President Hassan Rouhani by phone and called for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith and has been tortured. Obama, the first American leader to speak with an Iranian president since the Islamic revolution, noted the nation's concern about three American citizens who have been held within Iran in his 15-minute conversation with the Iranian president. The three include the missing U.S. citizen Robert Levinson, Pastor Saeed...
  • Obama to Rohani: May God be with you

    09/28/2013 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 09.28.13, 13:10
    “Have a nice day”—this is how Iranian President Hassan Rohani concluded his phone conversation with US President Barack Obama, the first direct contact between leaders of the two nations in over three decades. A message on Rohani’s Twitter page, which has since been deleted, stated that Obama answered in Farsi by saying “khodahafez” to indicate goodbye, whose literal meaning is “may God be with you.” The tweet was one of several Rohani posted after the historic phone conversation. He noted that Obama had phoned him and told him he was positive that relations between Iran and the US would have...
  • Israel and Others in Mideast View Overtures of U.S. and Iran With Suspicion

    09/29/2013 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 29, 2013 | Jodi Rudoren
    For Israel and Persian Gulf states like Saudi Arabia, President Obama’s telephone call with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Friday was the geopolitical equivalent of discovering your best friend flirting with your main rival. Though few nations have a greater interest in Mr. Obama’s promise to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, his overtures to Mr. Rouhani were greeted with alarm here and in other Middle East capitals allied with the United States. They worry about Iran’s sincerity, and fear that Mr. Obama’s desire for a diplomatic deal will only buy Iran time to continue a march toward...
  • Report: US sends back antique artifact to Iran

    09/28/2013 11:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The United States returned to Iran a 2,700-year-old silver drinking cup, looted from a cave in Iran and seized by US Customs officials a decade ago, NBC news reported. The cup is valued at a million dollars at least. … The cup, cast in the shape of a winged griffin, has been stored in a New York warehouse, since authorities seized it from an art dealer who was arrested trying to sell it. For years, US officials have been saying they couldn’t return it to Iran until diplomatic ties with Tehran were normalized. …