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Topic - Trita Parsi
The State Department revealed Wednesday that even as the Obama administration was engaging in direct and very high-stakes nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials for months have been secretly collaborating with Israeli intelligence to track an illicit Iranian weapons shipment bound for Palestine.
The Obama administration moved swiftly Tuesday to seize on the horrific suicide bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut as an example of how Washington and Tehran share common ground as terrorist targets.
The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries' tense relationship. An exchange of letters between the leaders already has raised expectations for a thaw in relations, and any progress in dismantling Syria's chemical weapons stockpile could signal whether their elusive diplomacy will last longer than a handshake.
The debate over whether Congress approves the Obama administration's plan to strike Syria for its use of chemical weapons is being watched nowhere more closely than in Iran, where the notoriously opaque political leaders are wrestling over whether — and how — to retaliate.
In a Feb. 26 op-ed titled “The case against Chuck Hagel,” Frank Gaffney erroneously wrote that “Trita Parsi was determined by a federal judge to be an Iranian agent.”
Iran's nuclear ambitions may loom large, but lurking in the shadow of President Obama's highly anticipated visit to Israel this week is a protracted and secretive war already being waged between Jerusalem and Tehran.
The Iranian rulers love Chuck Hagel.
The Treasury Department's counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a longtime Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates for Iranian dissidents designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.
U.S. leaders praised the European Union's embargo on Iranian oil Monday, even though it triggered a jump of more than $1 per barrel in global oil prices and signaled the potential for a rise in U.S. gasoline prices in the weeks ahead.
Mr. Parsi said he was "suspicious" that the weapons seizure occurred just after Mr. Netanyahu had met with Mr. Obama at the White House and had railed against Iran at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — Israel's most powerful lobbying group in the United States.
While Mr. Parsi said he had "no evidence" to suggest the seizure was conspiratorial, he noted Iran is "one of the biggest sticking points right now between Obama and Netanyahu."