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  • In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, attends a graduation ceremony of army cadets, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 5 2013. Iran's top leader hinted Saturday that he disapproved of the phone call between Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama during the Iranian leader's trip to New York last month, but he reiterated his crucial support for the president's policy of outreach to the West. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

    FRANKS: Behind Iran's charm offensive

    Rouhani is driven by the same hateful ideology

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    LYONS: From sanctions to checkmate

    President Obama's "hat-in-hand" approach to Iran's new president, Hasan Rouhani, over Iran's nuclear-weapons program is not only degrading for America, but also for the office of the President of the United States. This comes on the heels of Mr. Obama being outmaneuvered by Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria's chemical weapons, which clearly has weakened Mr. Obama's international image. However, our narcissistic president apparently is incapable of accepting that fact, as he was then rebuffed in a lunch that Mr. Rouhani refused to attend.

  • Illustration by Clement for The National Post, Toronto

    HANSON: Netanyahu and the end of days

    The threat of annihilation adds an edge to his warnings about Iran

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    BURTON: Falling again for Iran's tricks

    The president doesn't recognize the aroma of snake oil

  • EDITORIAL: An opportunity for Iran

    Hasan Rouhani, Iran's new president, made his debut on the world stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, calling for "a framework for managing our differences." He didn't offer the olive branch President Obama wanted. If Tehran is genuinely interested in improving relations with the United States and the West, Mr. Rouhani and the ruling mullahs could prove it with a small gesture. He could free a Christian pastor who on Thursday marks his first anniversary as a political prisoner in Tehran's notoriously evil Evin Prison.

  • TAUBE: Will President Obama ever learn?

    Sweet talk sometimes works with coeds, never with tyrants

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    LYONS: Reaching out with dishonor

    U.S. must not forget Iran's unrelenting war on terror

  • EDITORIAL: Here come the clowns

    The circus comes to town Tuesday, and the music from the Big Top, adorned with pretty flags and colorful banners, wafts across Manhattan's Turtle Bay neighborhood. The main attraction is the prospect of a meeting between President Obama and Hasan Rouhani, the new president of Iran. The credulous world pants in anticipation of a deal over Iran's rogue nuclear program, but expectations always crash in disappointment at the United Nations.

  • BOLTON: The myth of a United Nations

    The U.N. General Assembly's 68th session will open its annual "general debate" in New York on Tuesday, with leadoff speakers including President Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. There is every prospect that Mr. Obama and Mr. Rouhani will exchange the handshake Mr. Obama has longed for ever since his 2009 inaugural address.

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    GAFFNEY: Allowing Iran to fool us again

    'Lucy Rouhani' holds the football for 'Charlie' Obama

  • President Obama speaks during a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in honor of Heads of State and Government at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Sept. 24, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Iranian president brushes away Obama's olive branch at U.N.

    President Obama used his annual address to the United Nations on Tuesday to say he sees an opening for diplomacy with Iran and would pursue a deal to stop the Islamic republic's pursuit of nuclear weapons — but his words were soon overshadowed by the handshake that wasn't.

  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

    White House: Still no Obama-Rouhani meeting scheduled

    As President Obama arrived in New York ahead of his planned Tuesday speech to the U.N. General Assembly, a key outstanding question is whether he'll sit down with new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, a meeting that potentially could signal a shift in relations between the two nations.

  • Syria and Iran are just two of the global issues facing President Obama as he prepares to address the United Nations General Assembly this week. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Obama faces host of challenges during high-stakes U.N. trip

    Syria's chemical weapons program, how to deal with a new Iranian regime and tense Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are just some of the issues that will confront President Obama as he travels to New York this week for a highly anticipated address to the United Nations General Assembly.

  • In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran on Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

    Iran's Rouhani: People should be 'completely free'

    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani says his people should be free to think, speak and seek information on the Internet, subject to "the protection of our national identity."

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KAHLILI: Obama's tone-deaf note to Iran

    President Obama is once again seeking rapprochement with the radicals who rule Iran with an iron fist, proving he is not learning from his mistakes. Another private letter to the regime's leaders urging better relations has already fallen on deaf ears, just as earlier attempts have.

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