Since the theocratic regime of Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in 1979, and under Khomeini's successors, Iran has consistently out-maneuvered the United States and our allies through a crafty combination of diplomatic manipulation; exploitation of commercial considerations; support for terrorists and kidnappers; the use of proxy agents in Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere; and, in recent years, playing the nuclear card.
China arming terrorists
The longtime financial manager for the Islamic Center of Washington, one of the country's most prominent mosques, has been indicted on felony charges that he bilked the organization of more than $400,000.
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tied Iran's government to large shipments of weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan and said yesterday that such quantities were unlikely without Tehran's knowledge.
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat and a 2008 presidential hopeful, has picked up Democratic support for a resolution calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney.
NEW YORK — A retired top U.N. adviser disparaged U.S. policy in the Middle East in a confidential report leaked yesterday, accusing Washington of skewing the work of international mediators in support of Israel.
A slew of incendiary statements coming out of Moscow over the past few weeks have many Western observers concerned that a new Cold War between Russia and the United Sates is rapidly taking shape. Bolstered by an ambitious military modernization program, energy and arms revenues and a growing global distaste for perceived U.S. hegemony, Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his growing influence both at home and abroad to confront what he sees as Washington's growing "imperialist" actions.
Iran is using newly created front companies in a bid to frustrate U.S. and United Nations sanctions on its suspect nuclear programs, according to records and information supplied by a leading Iranian exile dissident group.