Iran's Latest Scheme to Bolster International Support

Iran's regime has an opportunity this week to divert international attention away from its nuclear ambitions.  Its intransigence in the face of a recent IAEA report concerning its increase in uranium enrichment, along with its unwillingness to allow inspectors to investigate its Parchin nuclear facility, has resulted in more saber-rattling on the part of Israel and the U.S.  But as world leaders make their way to Tehran this week to meet at the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to take steps to deter Western threats of war.  He will use the gathering to strengthen Iran's diplomatic position among the 50 to 100 high-level officials planning to attend, including Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.  Russia, China, Iraq, Pakistan, Jordan, and India have also acknowledged that they will be sending representatives to the gathering. The theme of the conference is titled "Lasting Peace through Joint Global...(Read Full Article)