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Iran – United States Relations

US and allies to hold Gulf military exercise

Warships from around the world were assembling in the Gulf on Sunday for what the US military described as the most widely attended international naval exercise ever held in the Middle East.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 5:33pm

Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are not on the same page politically, but when it comes to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are reading from the same book. Both have expressed concern about perceived threats, to the point of suggesting launching air strikes, should the need arise.

23 Aug 2012 - 1:09am

Rude response exposes two world views

'You f-king Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we're not going to deal with the Iranians?'

4 Sep 2012 - 9:43pm

StanChart held to high ransom from low moral ground

Investors carved HK$67 billion off Standard Chartered Bank yesterday, or nearly a sixth of its stock market value, despite the bank's quick denial of US regulator claims it engaged in illegal dealings with Iranian financial institutions.

SCMP, August 8

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

Iran may be nasty but is not my enemy

I have no beef with Iran or its people. It is not a threat to me or my family, to Hong Kong, or the mainland; to any country in Asia and Africa or any member state of the euro zone. Iran does not threaten world peace, despite all the propaganda coming from Washington and Tel Aviv.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:50am

StanChart charges expose absurdity of Iran sanctions

Last week Monitor suggested that the business model of banks serving clients in multiple emerging markets is under threat.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

ICAC's new chief faces the media

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China, Russia state support for Iran, Syria

In high-level talks yesterday, leaders of China and Russia jointly opposed imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran, while expressing opposition to foreign intervention in Syria.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Only diplomacy can solve Iran problem

Trying to determine what is reality and what is bluster when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme is next to impossible. Its leaders claim their intentions are peaceful, but secrecy and uranium enrichment do not preclude the possibility that the country is making a bomb.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Regime change in Iran is Israel's true target

The last time US President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was obvious that the two men distrusted and despised each other. This time, their mutual dislike was better hidden, but the gulf between them was still as big, especially on the issue of Iran's alleged desire for nuclear weapons.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am