IRAN CRISIS SUMMARY

Presidential elections were held in Iran on June 12, 2009, following a campaign in which opposition candidate Mir Houssain Moussavi was able to mobilize large crowds. On June 13 the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he won his reelection with well over 60% of the votes.  read more »

Submitted by gabi_ross on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 10:27pm.

Iranians favor peace deal with U.S.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/08/ballen.iran/index.html

Commentary: Iranians favor peace deal with U.S.

By Ken Ballen and Amjad Atallah
Special to CNN

Editor's note: Ken Ballen is president of Terror Free Tomorrow: the Center for Public Opinion, a nonprofit institute that researches attitudes toward extremism. Amjad Atallah co-directs the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, a think tank that promotes ideas across the ideological spectrum.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Tue, 06/09/2009 - 8:36am.

President Obama's Nowruz Message


Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

A New Year, A New Beginning

President Obama released a special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz. Translated "New Day," Nowruz marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the New Year for millions in Iran and other communities around the world.  This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran on Nowruz, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades. "But at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together," he says.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 12:00am.

Congressional Resolution Celebrating Nowruz (Iranian New Years)

Congressman Mike Honda today introduced the "Celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year " resolution that celebrates this historical tradition of Iranians and other ethnicities around the globe who celebrate this festivity of nature's newborn day.  Congressman praises the Iranian-American communities around the country and their services to the nation.  please go to his website and thank him for his contribution to our community at:   http://mikehonda.blogspot.com/2009/03/celebrating-nowruz-iranian-new-year.html  

Peace; Nowruz Mobarak;   read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 2:42pm.

Ex-presidential advisers Brzezinski, Scowcroft urge Obama to talk to Iran

William Douglas | McClatchy Newspapers Posted on Fri, Mar. 06, 2009

last updated: March 05, 2009 06:01:52 PM

WASHINGTON - The United States should extend its nuclear umbrella to its Middle East allies and offer enriched civilian-use uranium to Iran and other countries in the region to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, two respected former presidential national-security advisors told senators Thursday.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Fri, 03/06/2009 - 9:40am.