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Determined not to allow the country to drift into another Middle Eastern conflict, Mr Bacon and a group of other MPs travelled to Vienna last week where they met officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is tasked with ensuring the peaceful use of nuclear energy and inhibiting its use for military ends. ››read more
Israel's former security chief, Yuval Diskin, warns: "I don't believe in either the prime minister or the defence minister. I don't believe in a leadership that makes decisions based on messianic feelings. Believe me, I have observed them from up close ... They are not people who I, on a personal level, trust to lead Israel to an event on that scale and carry it off.
"They are misleading the public on the Iran issue ››read more
Iran "needs to know the entire game plan, including the end goal, before committing itself to anything", Mousavian wrote. The history of Iranian efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement supports Mousavian's warning. It is time for the United States to shed its shallow propagandistic view of Iranian strategy, and accept the necessity for real bargaining with Iran on fundamental issues. ››read more