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Sir, What is Tehran's price for helping the United States in Iraq? This question has dominated the debate in Washington after the Iraq Study Group recommended opening unconditional talks with Iran. While stay-the-course hawks argue that Tehran's price is too high, few have cared to ask the real question at hand: What is the price of not talking to Iran? ››read more
Arthur Herman's commentary regarding a military option against Iran is filled with historical cliches and military bravado, rather than dealing with the facts on the ground. Here we go again, yet another neoconservative comparing Iran to Nazi Germany, and by implication Ahmadinejad to Hitler (surprise, surprise). ››read more
Americans spoke loudly and clearly on Election Day: The war in Iraq was a mistake, and the sooner we begin to withdraw troops and talk with Syria and Iran, the better. Congress needs to demand this of the administration. ››read more
Editor's note: We post three letters to USA Today calling on the US to talk to Iran.
The United States should not be allowed to impose its will on the United Nations. ››read more
I would like to draw your attention to a matter concerning the Mojahedin-é Khalq Organisation (MKO) - otherwise known as People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) disguised as National Council of Resistance (based in Paris) and National Liberation Army (based in Iraq).
The weekly Persian periodical “Mojahed”, the official organ of MKO, has reported on your role as the key figure in a three day symposium held in US Congress under the title “Iran: foreign policy challenges, solutions and democratic opposition” (Mojahed, No 823, Monday, Nov 20, 2006). The article states that you delivered a 250 page report in that meeting. ››read more
With a Cold War-like language intent on portraying "us" as more trustworthy than "them", the appeal suggests that Iran should be presumed guilty. One must thus conclude that the negotiations you advocate are meant as an instrument of coercion, rather than a genuine means of tension reduction. "Words, Not War" could perhaps have been helpful had it been drafted free of the domestic pressure politics to which progressive American faith communities are subjected for strategic purposes. ››read more
Google has provoked the wrath of the Iranians by questioning the country's sovereignty over the province of Azerbaijan... ››read more
The North Korean test highlights our hypocrisy of "Do as I say but not as I do" as we continue to ignore our own obligation under Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to rid ourselves of nuclear weapons, yet react with shock and alarm whenever other countries want to acquire the same weapons as deterrent to our hostile, threatening, and non-negotiating posture. ››read more
Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns' rejection of any security guarantees for Iran in exchange for suspending its uranium enrichment, echoing other Bush administration officials, is extremely counterproductive to any movement on the standoff over Iran's nuclear program. Iran is not merely being told to do as we say or we will sanction and/or bomb you. It is being told that even if you do as we say and suspend uranium enrichment, we may bomb you or otherwise pursue 'regime change' anyway. Is it any wonder Iran is not capitulating to U.S. demands that it cease uranium enrichment? ››read more
Iran’s proposal for a multinational consortium led by France to enrich uranium for Iran’s nuclear reactor is unreasonably rejected by the United States and its European allies without a breath of pause. ››read more
Dear WeNews editor,
In her commentary posted on WeNews today, Ms. Jennifer Fasulo asserts that the Islamic Republic of Iran treats women as "sub-humans"...
After years of slaughter, murder, destruction and despair, most of us want our country to be done with the war in Iraq, a war based on lies that exploited post 9/11 fears and patriotism. ››read more
I read with interest your earnest appeal in "Letter to America"  posted in Washington Post today. ››read more
It is not clear which is more perilous to society, bigotry or ignorance, but when an 'opinion' piece is pleading with the public to go to war applying both, spiced with deliberate misinformation, we must question the motive. ››read more
Dear Alan "Torture is OK" Dershowitz,
I read your column in the Boston Globe published on September 9th regarding former Iranian president Khatami's visit to Harvard. ››read more