On this day 25 years ago, the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to execute everyone involved in the publication of Salman Rushdie’s 1988 novel The Satanic Verses.
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Iran is not our friend, however smiley and polished their foreign minister is, and this deal has not solved any of the problems over Iran’s nuclear programme, much less over its regional agenda.
Israel’s worst fear is the P5+1 signing a deal that leaves Iran closer than it can live with to a nuclear bomb.
Is Israel uniquely bad, or has hypocrisy towards the Jewish state become so widely accepted among some progressives that even an eminent scholar like Hawking is susceptible to hypocritical and lazy double standards?
Carl Packman writes a letter to George Galloway, reminding him of his record as, to quote the the prime minister, a supporter of “brutal Arab dictators”.
Labour’s vice chair of faith groups, Stephen Timms MP, reports on the persecution of Christians in Iran by the regime.
TweetPeter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of […]
What is the Iranian threat? Daniel Wickham looks at the validity of Israel’s fear of Iran, the possibility of nuclear weapons and the parallels with Iraq.
Yesterday, ‘positive’ talks between Israeli and Iran in Brussels were followed hours later by Benjamin Netanyahu vowing his readiness to “press the button”.
This weekend’s nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers seem to have yielded a broadly positive outcome, with Cathy Ashton to the fore.