Former Marine Amir Hekmati imprisoned in Iran seeks retrial; U.S. Secy. of State Kerry commerates #1000Days in Iran’s Evin prison

  By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Tehran, Iran, May 25, 2014 (AP) A former U.S. Marine convicted of criminal charges in Iran after being accused of working for the CIA will appeal for a new trial after already seeing his sentence reduced once, his lawyer said Sunday. Amir Hekmati, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in…

Iran’s ongoing chess game: Zarif says “nuclear deal still possible” but top adviser says “new red lines must be met by West”

Last week’s round of nuclear talks have been described as both ‘constructive’ and ‘unfruitful’ depending on who is talking. Indeed within the matrix of Iran’s own leadership conflicting signals are often given. Naturally the Ayatollah Khomeini’s firebrands indicating that not a single centimeter of movement away from nuclear capabilities will be surrendered are, well, supreme. Then there’s…