Archive for October, 2011:
On the 24th of July 2009, an ARIA Air flight from Tehran to Mashhad crash landed, killing 17 people, including the pilot and the co-pilot.
Results of the ensuing investigations showed that a serious quarrel between the pilot and co-pilot was a major cause of the crash.
Khamenei seems to be worried that the same could happen to his regime, and could take appropriate action to avoid the same fate.
What are the likely domestic implications of the recent plot against the Saudi ambassador for Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei?
Claims Iran was plotting to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador on US soil are extraordinary. Would Iran’s supreme leader really have OK’d such a plot? or was he set up?
Negotiations with Iran have also done much to boost the credibility of the U.S. and the rest of the P5+1 at the expense of the Iranian government.
This was demonstrated after the revelation by the U.S. of a secret enrichment site in Fordo, in Central Iran. Had this revelation been made during the Bush era, it would have likely been met with considerably more skepticism.