The Corner

Iran News Round-Up

  • Uncertainty over which Iranian will talk with U.S.
    • (Only a representative from the Supreme Leader’s office would have real negotiating authority).
    • Possible candidates to lead talks.
  • Ahmadinejad to travel to Belarus.
    • (Belarus often acts as Moscow’s proxy in arms dealing).
    • Parliament endorses.
  • So much for sanctions: Russia seeks to expand ties to Iran.
  • Students arrested for blasphemy, a capital offense in Iran.
  • Tehran reaffirms illegitimacy of Israel’s right to exist.
  • Iran boasts of violating intellectual property rights of U.S. biotech firm.
  • Photo of the Day: Recalling the glories of sending children to die.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.