Is Iran gearing for war?
(By Claude SalhaniSeptember 22, 2005 )
Is Iran preparing for war with the United States? It sounds inconceivable, but the U.S. invasion of Iraq has spooked Tehran's mullahs to prepare for the unthinkable. In the Sept. 17 Arab News, Iranian columnist Amir Taheri says, "Incredible though it may sound, there are signs that Tehran may be preparing for a military confrontation with the United States, and has convinced itself that it could win."
Action over Iran
The public is rightly worried about the fate of British troops in southern Iraq, but we must not forget equally ominous developments across the border, in Iran. The election of the hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the rise of oil prices and, not least, the sapping of the American military in Iraq, have emboldened Teheran in its nuclear ambitions..
Iran Makes North Korea Look Easy
(By Tyler Marshall and Alissa J. Rubin, Times Staff Writers)
WASHINGTON — In the wake of this week's shaky international agreement on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, diplomats and armscontrol specialists agreed on one central point: Achieving similar progress with Iran will be even tougher