Iran Ballistic Missile Tests an Affront to the Nuclear Accord

Iran Ballistic Missile Tests an Affront to the Nuclear Accord

On Dec. 17, 2015, the U.S. lawmakers said that Iran’s continued ballistic missile tests are a serious affront to the recently signed nuclear accord. Tehran is reported to have launched two missile tests on October 10 and Nov. 21, 2015, near Chabahar, a port city close to Iran’s border with Pakistan. Congress views this as a […]

U.N. Assessment Indicates Iran Worked on Developing Nuclear Weapons

U.N. Assessment Indicates Iran Worked on Developing Nuclear Weapons

According to a U.N. atomic agency confidential report, Iran is believed to have worked in the past on a nuclear weapons program. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released the assessment report on Dec. 2, 2015, which stated that Tehran “coordinated” the development of nuclear weapons before 2003 and this continued up to 2009. However, […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Effort

Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Effort

In spite of negative rhetoric and predictable posturing, the Iran Nuclear Deal is worth the diplomatic effort. Harsh words from supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threaten to derail the diplomacy. Accusing the Obama administration of lying, the mullah questioned the veracity of details set forth in a presidential press conference immediately following the Swiss negotiations. […]