Iran announces new UN Ambassador appoinment, links to 1979 US Embassy takeover, former hostage speaks out!

By Louis Charbonneau, Reuters, March 30, 2014 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has selected a new ambassador to represent Tehran at the United Nations, Hamid Abutalebi, a veteran diplomat who has held key European postings in the past, Iranian sources said. Abutalebi, who has served as Iran’s ambassador to Italy, Belgium and…

Timeline of U.S. & Iranian Diplomatic Relations from 1979-2014 (1st published Dec. ’13)

United States and Iranian Diplomatic Relations Timeline: 1979 to June 30, 2014 With Special Emphasis on Prisoner Exchanges  Also included after the Timeline: “How to write the President” following White House guidelines. Please contact President Obama to help #FreeAllThree!   January 16, 1979 – Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi leaves Iran in exile after months of…

DEBKAfile Dispatches: 3.28.2014 – Israel, Iran & other Mideast News Briefs

FreeAllThree.com sifts through the weekly dispatches and recaps the items related to Mid-East developments that may be of interest. Articles are written from an Israeli perspective, but in most cases are objective. Israel lives in a tough neighborhood and these dispatches reflect that tension. The long reach of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG) often results in Iran’s fingerprints on much of the turmoil and…

Congressman Wolf to Obama: Appoint Special Envoy for Religious Minorities in Mid-East & S. Central Asia; Put Pledge to Pope in Action

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Mar 27, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today called on President Obama to put his words into action and appoint a special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East and South Central Asia after telling the Pope during their meeting at the Vatican that…

President Obama, Pope Francis discuss status of Mid-East Christians

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
via  clrforum.org In the Boston Globe, the always worthwhile John Allen analyzes today’s meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis. Although the two men will agree on issues like economic inequality, Allen says, they will likely differ on others, including, notably, Mideast policy. Pope Francis often highlights the crisis Mideast…

DEBKAfile Dispatches: 3.21.2014 – Israel, Iran & other Mideast News Briefs

FreeAllThree.com sifts through the weekly dispatches and recaps the items related to Mid-East developments that may be of interest. Articles are written from an Israeli perspective, but in most cases are objective. Israel lives in a tough neighborhood and these dispatches reflect that tension. The long reach of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG) often results in Iran’s fingerprints on much of the turmoil and…