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  • October 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 16, 2012 | 3:32 am

    In-depth

    Iran's Secret Plan to Contaminate the Strait of Hormuz

    An increasingly desperate Iran could create a massive oil spill to force the West into temporarily suspending sanctions, writes Erich Follath in Der Spiegel

    According to the Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards]...

  • July 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2012 | 3:03 am

    In-depth

    Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”

    Foreign Affairs presents a debate by John Mearsheimer and Dov Zakheim focusing on a controversial piece by Kenneth Waltz in which he argues that Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

    Waltz wrote:

    ...
  • Amid Iran concerns, top U.S. and Israeli officials meet

    January 24, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    Top U.S. and Israeli officials have met in recent weeks as the Obama administration continues to reassure Israel about its efforts to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

    Thomas Nides, the deputy secretary of state, and Neal Wolin, the deputy secretary of the Treasury, met...

  • IAEA to press Iran over nuclear concerns

    January 19, 2012 | 8:35 am

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said it was his duty to warn the world about suspected Iranian activities that point to plans to develop atomic bombs, maintaining pressure on Tehran ahead of rare talks between Iran and his agency expected this month.

    Yukiya Amano, director general...

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  • U.S. reportedly tells Iran: Strait closing is ‘red line’

    January 13, 2012 | 9:15 am

    The United States relayed a message to Iran that blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be a “red line,” the New York Times reported.

    The newspaper reported Friday that there is considerable skepticism in the Obama administration and among the military that Iran would go through with...

  • Iran to fire long-range missiles in drill

    December 30, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Iran will fire long-range missiles during a naval drill in the Gulf on Saturday, a semi-official news agency reported, a show of force at a time when Iran has threatened to close shipping lanes if the West imposes sanctions on its oil exports.

    Iran threatened on Tuesday to stop the...

  • Iran threatens to cut off Mideast oil

    December 27, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported.

    “If they impose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz,” IRNA quoted Mohammad...