Demanding Congress make it clear that the U.S. is not declaring war on Iran, Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., successfully blocked an effort to impose tougher sanctions on the foreign country’s financial system. The bill would give President Obama the power to require U.S. firms disclose any relationship to Iranian activities and penalize parent companies whose… Continue reading Paul Blocks Sanctions Bill Against Iran
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv., advised lawmakers to be cautious about publicly discussing a possible war with Iran after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested the Senate should consider a resolution to would allow President Obama to use military force to prevent the Middle Eastern country from getting nuclear weapons. McConnell said publicly… Continue reading Democrats Pounce McConnell for Mentioning Iran War Resolution, Military Force
Joining a congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In., announced he will be going to the Middle East as the U.S. deals with increased tensions with Iran and regional instability. The group of lawmakers are being led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-VA, and the trip will focus on Iran and its nuclear weapons… Continue reading Young Joining Congressional Delegation to Middle East
Ali, arguably the most prominent US Muslim, released aletter he wrote to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday.
The February 1st letter asks Khamenei to release Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, who were arrested while hiking in northern Iraq near the Iranian border.
Today, the University of Louisville announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Trita Parsi is president of the National Iranian American Council and wrote Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States. He receives the award for the ideas in his… Continue reading Grawemeyer Goes to Writer on Middle East Diplomacy
In December of 2006, Dr. Haleh Eshandairi went to Iran to visit her elderly mother. On December 30, she was on her way to the airport to catch a flight back to Washington, when her taxi was stopped and she was robbed of her baggage, including Iranian and American passports. What followed in the days afterward as she attempted to replace her documents and make her way home is incomprehensible to most of us. She ended up serving 105 days in an Iranian prison and returned home in September of 2007. Listen to the Show
Several dozen Iranians and local residents of all nationalities filled Thomas Merton Square in downtown Louisville for a peace vigil today.
To them we are the “Great Satan” and to us they are one of the “Axis of Evil”. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran have been practically non-existent. Now with the new US president and elections looming on the horizon for Iran, many hope a new dialogue between the two countries can begin.
On Wednesday the Iranians for Peace organization will send a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to meet with Iranian leaders. One of the people behind the letter lives in Louisville.