The Corner

Iran News Round-Up

  • Iran wants talks in Baghdad to lead to U.S. withdrawal.
  • Supreme Leader visits SCIRI leader Abdulaziz al-Hakim in Tehran.
    • (Tehran gives SCIRI most prestigious interlocutor; and Washington settles for second tier, someone not even from Supreme Leader’s office?).
  • Having forced Washington to the table in Iraq, will Iran replicate its strategy in Afghanistan?
  • Supreme Leader visits military industries.
  • Tehran to back creation of International Islamic News Agency?
  • Iran to build wall along Pakistani border.
  • Iran to build seven-star hotel.
  • Photo of the Day: An exhibit celebrating 10,000 years of Iranian culture.

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.