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Topic - Trita Parsi
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 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.
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."