The documents reveal U.S. fears over communism and offer new information on the CIA's role in toppling Iran's government. (Pictured: A man erases graffiti from a wall in Iran in 1953.)
Despite what you may have heard in recent days, the fact is that the Obama administration dodged a probable ruling against the U.S. by an arbitration court that could have awarded Iran as much as $10 billion, rather than $400 million.
Ever at the ready with a grandiose metaphor, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the latest efforts of protesters in his country clamoring for regime change, claiming Tuesday that they were "going nowhere" and out to "tarnish the Iranian nation's brilliance."
Well, this is awkward: After months of conflicting reports as to his whereabouts, missing Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri has apparently turned up in the Iranian section of Pakistan's embassy in Washington, D.C. But was he kidnapped?
On Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in his country, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad extended a tentative offer to open a dialogue between the U.S. and Iran -- provided that the Obama administration makes good on its "change" slogan.