At First, the U.S. Was Optimistic About New Premier Mossadegh
Yesterday (on the eve of Mossadegh’s 135th birthday, coincidentally), the State Dept. finally released its long awaited, previously suppressed volume of Iran records from 1951-1954. One of the more interesting documents is a U.S. Embassy analysis of the freshly elected Premier, which concluded that Dr. Mossadegh, who “has the confidence of the majority of Iranians”, was a leader the U.S. could envision cooperating with… 

Estimate of the Political Strength of the Mosadeq Government (1951)




John Kerry and the Iran Deal


Now that the Iran Deal is a done deal, will it mean, as critics insist, “a death sentence for Israel” or even “the end of the world as we know it”? Or will it prove, as Obama called it, “a victory for diplomacy, for American national security and for the safety and security of the world”?  John Kerry’s Iran Deal: Smart Diplomacy or Appeasement?