A New Game Plan for Iran

Brian Binley | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Whoever wins the November election, you can bet that Iran will be high on the priorities list of the next President, not least because time is running out and U.S. options are becoming increasingly limited.

'Our Village Has Become A Mass Grave': Earthquake Kills 250 And Injures 2,000 In Iran

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

At least 250 have been killed and more than two thousand injured after earthquakes in north-west Iran. The earthquakes, of 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude on...

Britain Condemns Iranian Vice-President For Anti-Semitism

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Britain has condemned 'anti-semitic' remarks made by Iran's vice-president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi at a UN conference in Tehran. According to The New ...

New Egyptian President Will 'Strengthen Ties' With Iran

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The newly-elected president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has been quoted by the Iranian semi-state run news agency Fars as wanting to strengthen relation...

Report Hints At UK Contingency Plans Over Possible Israel And Iran Conflict

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Downing Street has declined to comment on a report that suggested ministers discussed what role Britain should play in the event of a military confron...

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – At the Heart of the Global Nuclear Debate

Alistair Burt | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

The word "nuclear" is often on the front pages of the press, whether you're in Tehran, Tokyo or Tunis. In the last few weeks alone, we've seen international talks about Iran's nuclear programme and united international concern that it is developing a nuclear weapon.

Grave Risk Of 'Miscalculations' About Iran's Nuke Programme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign office minister Alistair Burt has warned that "miscalculations" about the extent of Iran's nuclear programme are possible, if the country does...

Syria and 'The Great Game'

Amira Mohsen Galal | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Politics
Amira Mohsen Galal

The UN Security Council meeting on Syria in February 2012 should have made it clear that none of the members of the committee care for the suffering of thousands of people paying the price in Syria; it should also tell us that the game is ongoing and seems to be escalating.

Press TV Discredits Itself

Jody Sabral | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

As the internet swarms with reaction to Ofcom's decision to take Press TV off the Sky platform in the UK, the channel is further discrediting itself by ignoring the claims of foul play. Instead of taking the necessary steps to stay on air and protect its employees, Press TV claims this is the end of free speech in Britain.

Iran Nuclear Crisis: US Denounces 'Further Escalation' After Enrichment Confirmed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Iran's enrichment of nuclear material at an underground facility represents a "further escalation" of its violation of UN resolutions, the United Stat...

Defusing the Iran Time Bomb

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK
Stefan Simanowitz

If it is true that wars begin in the minds of men then Iran and Western powers have been at a state of war for some time. Martial rhetoric has been accompanied by steady military build-up and unprecedented diplomatic shut-down as each side throws away their steering wheel in this most dangerous of games of chicken.

UK Warns Iran Not To Block Shipping Lanes After Nuclear Sanctions

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond is to warn Iran that any attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane, would be "illegal and unsuccessful" and would be...

Iran Threatens To Close Strategic Waterway Amid Tensions With West

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a vital route for the oil trade, if the West widens sanctions against the country amid an ongoing r...

Iranian Foreign Minister 'Deeply Sorry' For British Embassy Raid

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

The Iranian foreign minister has expressed regret about the storming of Britain's embassy in Tehran by demonstrators, German foreign minister Guido We...

Iranian Officials Expelled From UK After Hague's Deadline Expires

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

Iranian diplomats have begun to leave the UK after a deadline for their departure expired. Foreign Secretary William Hague ordered the closure of I...

EU Imposes Sanctions On Iran Over Nuclear Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

The European Union has agreed to impose fresh sanctions on Iran following a report by the UN's atomic agency that said Tehran was planning to build nu...

Hague Considers Tougher Sanctions Against Iran

PA | Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Politics

A ban on imports of Iranian oil could feature among tougher sanctions being pushed for by the UK amid an intense diplomatic storm over Monday's attack...

Britain Closes Tehran Embassy After 'Outrageous Attack'

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman, Paul Vale | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

The British embassy in Iran has been closed following an "outrageous" raid by students, and Iranian diplomats have been ordered to leave the UK within...

Cameron Warns Of 'Serious Consequences' After Tehran Embassy Attack

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics

Some of the staff at the UK's Iranian embassy have been withdrawn from Tehran following the storming of the building by protesters, the Foreign Office...

Pulp Fiction Poster Looted From British Embassy In Tehran

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

Iranian students ransacked the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, smashing windows and burning flags. Pictures from the Iranian capital show the...

PICTURES: British Embassy In Iran Stormed By Hardline Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

The British embassy in Tehran has been stormed by dozens Iranian students chanting "death to England" and calling for the building to be taken over. ...

'Death To Britain' Chanted In Iranian Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK

Britain's diplomatic relations with Iran are set to grow increasingly frosty after the Iranian parliament voted to downgrade relations, which could se...

Bahai's in Iran: seven educators sent to prison amid fresh persecution

Dr Kishan Manocha | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK
Dr Kishan Manocha

The tide of persecution in Iran is rising. In a fresh wave of attacks against the Bahá'í community - Iran's largest religious minority - three women were arrested on spurious charges of activity against national security following terrifying raids on 16 homes in the city of Rasht.

IAEA Report On Iran Could Push Israel Closer To Military Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to publish its long-awaited report on Iran this week, with leaks published by The Washington Post...

Isolation not Invasion

Brian Binley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Brian Binley

Time and again we have been told that engagement with Tehran is the only solution. Time and again Tehran has come to the nuclear negotiations table, taken all the carrots offered, and then used the proverbial stick to punish us by supporting terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.