U.S.-Iran Relations Since 9/11
Posted by alanmirs on June 17, 2007
Timeline: U.S.-Iran Relations Since 9/11
From the Council on Foreign Relations
- Iranian Nuclear Claims Exaggerated, an interview with David Albright, April 11, 2007
- Continued Pressure on Iran May Lead to Nuclear Concessions, Interview with George Perkovich, March 28, 2007
- Timeline: U.S.-Iran Contacts, a CFR Backgrounder, March 9, 2007
- Time for Detente With Iran, by Ray Takeyh, Foreign Affairs, March/April 2007
- Intelligence on Iran Still Lacking, a CFR.org Backgrounder by Lionel Beehner
News and Resources
- Official Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA. (English version)
- The Iran Students News Agency (English version).
- Informed Comment, a blog by Prof. Juan Cole of the University of Michigan, a critic of American policy who is widely read by Iran experts.
- The Gulf/2000 Project provides resources on Iran.
Books and Reviews
THE SHIA REVIVAL: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future. By Vali Nasr. W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
HIDDEN IRAN: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic. By Ray Takeyh. Times Books, 2006.
IN THE ROSE GARDEN OF THE MARTYRS: A Memoir of Iran. By Christopher de Bellaigue. Harper Collins Publishers, 2005.
PERSIAN MIRRORS: The Elusive Face of Iran. By Elaine Sciolino. New York: The Free Press, 2001.
May 4 – At an Egyptian news conference, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice criticized Iran’s foreign policy, urging the nation to cut its ties to terrorism.
April 25 – In an interview with Charlie Rose, President Bush hinted talks with Iran are possible if the Middle Eastern nation gives up its nuclear weapons ambitions.
Iran’s decision to continue uranium enrichment has led some countries to consider pursuing civilian nuclear technology.
April 9 – Iran broadcast a video Sunday showing a British navy crew playing chess and watching television, saying the footage refutes the claims that they were mistreated.
April 6 – A captured sailor said Friday that a seized British Royal Navy crew was in Iraqi waters when detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
April 5 – A British Royal Navy crew held captive in Iran for almost two weeks is back home. A British Airways flight carrying the 15 sailors and marines landed at Heathrow Airport.
April 4 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets with British sailors and marines shortly after announcing they are free to leave Iran.
April 4 – British Prime Minister Blair thanks allies for assistance in freeing 15 British sailors and marines held by Iran; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced their release.
The influence of Iran’s theocratic Shiite regime has risen sharply around the Middle East in recent years, driven by surging oil revenues and the replacement of its traditional rival, the Sunni-dominated government of Saddam Hussein, by an Iraqi state led by a coalition of Shiite parties who are all friendly with Tehran
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