Col Lang on Kessler in Wapo Considerable skepticism from Haaretz Tehran is wasting time by Amos Harel There's also some interesting maneuvering going on in Tehran. From Beruit's Daily Star Deal with Ayatollah Khamenei to make any progress with Iran By David Ignatius I do suspect the knuckle-draggers are stalling but are also distracted by the turmoil in Iran's internal affairs. Qom will keep its options open awaiting a moment of greater unity and strength. Barry will most likely discard his âartificial deadlinesâ, be vexed but too busy elsewhere to do much about it. As usual they have been busy little bees elsewhere. In JP Jumblatt: Iran should arm Lebanon From IranTracker Iranian Influence in Afghanistan: Recent Developments by Maseh Zarif, Ahmad Majidyar I find myself not far from this position Rethinking our Iran strategy by Robin Wright and Robert Litwak Truth is they have us in a tricky spot. Where I'd differ is in keeping friends close and enemies closer. There is a good deal of scope for leery low level cooperation, there's division and faction to be exploited and that can only be done up close. That in the end might be the best way to subvert Qom. Of course they know this, it's their MO.