Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Western Powers Set For Nuclear Talks With Iran

Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Six states including Britain are meeting in Baghdad with Iranian officials in talks aimed at pressuring Iran into curbing its ambitious nuclear progra...

Iran Can Be Deterred? Let's Not Go There

Toby Greene | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Last week, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, was sounding pretty relaxed about the prospect of Iran getting nuclear weapons.

The Threat That Could Ensure Peace

Max Tholl | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics
Max Tholl

Nuclear weapons could foster peace and relax tensions in this region that is riddled with potential conflict. What might sound overly optimistic or even foolish has in fact a lot of arguments and evidence backing it.

Why We Must Not Forget Iraq

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

It has been a little over a week since the ninth anniversary of the Iraq war's launch. Watching the UK news over recent days, it seemed that at this milestone moment, serious mainstream media reflection on a conflict that officially ended only months ago were in short supply.

War With Iran? A Summary of What you Need to Know

Paul Reynolds | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

Will there be an Israeli attack before the new blockade sanctions apply on 1 July 2012, or a US/UK attack after? It depends who wins the argument.

Iran: Military Action? Why not rule it out?

Alec Shelbrooke | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Alec Shelbrooke

The decisions relating to Iran at this moment in history will have far reaching consequences that could affect every man, women and child in the world and must be the decision and resolution of the widest multilateral coalition that is possible.

Iran 'To Allow Inspectors' To Visit Suspected Nuclear Research Site

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK

Iran has announced it will give UN inspectors access to the military site where it is thought work on nuclear weapons is being completed. The news ...

Iranian President Congratulates Putin On Disputed Election Victory

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Vladimir Putin on his landslide victory in Russia's presidential elections. In a letter to ...

Iran Elections: Rival Conservatives Battle For Power While Suppressing Opposition

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

Iran is holding its first elections since 2009. even as the leaders of its main opposition group remain under house arrest. The poll to select 290 ...

Why David Hasselhoff Can Bring Peace to Iran, Israel and the Rest of the Middle East

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

We need to try something else, we need to think differently and we need to take a stand together. We also need a leader for this cause. But who? David Hasselhoff, the next US Secretary of State? Yes, David Hasselhoff, and I'll give you three conclusive reasons why...

Iran Through the Optics of Iraq

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

It is difficult not to see the looming crisis on Iran through any other optics other than our experience in Iraq. So much of the commentary on the left is falling into this trap.

Iran Threatens Pre-Emptive Strikes As UN Holds Nuclear Talks

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK

Iran has said it will act preemptively against its enemies if it feels its interests are threatened, according to national media. In a thinly-veile...

Britain is Better Off Without Iranian Press TV, Regardless of What the Channel's Supporters Tell Us

Tom J Wilson | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

Ofcom has revoked the UK licence of the Iranian state controlled channel Press TV. Since 2007 Press TV has been the flagship of Iran's propaganda mission to the West, and now it is gone and that has to be good news for supporters of democracy and human rights everywhere. Enter Geoffrey Alderman.

Iran and the Bomb

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

The latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran's nuclear armament exploded like a bomb onto the world of Washington think tanks.

The Pro-Iranian Apologetics of Parts of the Western media are Truly Nauseating

Tom J Wilson | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

With the release of the IAEA report that essentially confirms Iran's much suspected scramble for nuclear weapons to be well underway, a host of opinion pieces have been appearing in the British media to try and sway public opinion against any kind of intervention being taken against the Iranian threat.

Leading Experts On Iran In London Paint Bleak Picture For Engagement With Tehran

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics

Two of Britain's leading experts on Iran have criticised the UK's policies towards engaging with Tehran, painting a bleak picture in terms of prospect...

Iran Plays a Good Poker Game, but When Will the Bluffing Stop?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Currently being knocked off the Euro front pages by the Greek economic fiasco, is a possible game changer of enormous proportions. Will Israel attack Iran's nuclear plants with more than just computer software?

US Foils 'Iranian Terror Plot To Assassinate Saudi Ambassador'

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

A plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington DC involving elements of the Iranian regime has been foiled, the United States justice depart...

Where was the mention of Saudi Arabia at the UN's anti-Racism conference?

Tom J Wilson | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

Durban III, as the UN's world conference on racism and xenophobia has come to be popularly known, has long been synonymous with aggressively anti-West...

The "Growing Threat" That is Iran

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

During a speech last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran "constitute[d] a growing threat that may lead to...

Lessons for a Burning Britain

Tolu Ogunlesi | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Politics
Tolu Ogunlesi

A few weeks ago, at the height of the News of the World scandal, I appeared on the BBC's World Have Your Say to talk about how - or if - unfolding eve...

Israel's "Attack" on Iran Imminent

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

When celebrated CIA operative Robert Baer speaks, the world ought to listen. His finger is firmly on the pulse of the Middle East, and he rarely misse...