Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Singed by WikiLeaks, Indian official says U.S. cable a lie

‘Trip to Washington did happen, but it was private visit, not junket’ … 31 December 2010The Hindu Singed by WikiLeaks, Indian official says U.S. cable a lie Siddharth Varadarajan New … Continue reading

December 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Carrying anti-Iran tales, top official angled for U.S. junket

Ratting out on his pals for an imaginary offence, he pushed for a trip to the United States … 18 December 2010The Hindu Carrying anti-Iran tales, top official angled for … Continue reading

December 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Iran sanctions push casts shadow on Manmohan-Obama meet

Washington has been trying to garner international support for tightening screws on Tehran… 11 April 2010The Hindu Iran sanctions push casts shadow on Manmohan-Obama meetSiddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Apart from … Continue reading

April 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Barack Obama’s myopic Iran policy

By giving Israel veto rights and threatening more sanctions, the U.S. is squandering the best chance we have for a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue… 30 November 2009The … Continue reading

November 30, 2009 · 3 Comments

Iran wants nuclear fuel swap to take place on its own soil

In the first official confirmation that Iran is leaning towards accepting some version of the US-backed proposal for a nuclear fuel swap, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told The Hindu the … Continue reading

November 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

Interview: ‘Iran hopes President Obama can deliver on his promises’

If diplomacy continues, it is possible to reach an agreement on the U.S.-led proposal for the exchange of nuclear fuel, says Iran’s Foreign Minister… 17 November 2009The Hindu ‘Iran hopes … Continue reading

November 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

The ElBaradei interview: ‘Language of force is not helpful on Iran issue’

Tehran should be more transparent but its nuclear programme does not pose a threat that is imminent, says IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei…. 3 October 2009The Hindu ‘Language of force is … Continue reading

October 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

U.S. overshadows G-20 summit with Iran nuclear hype

Iran disclosed the existence of the new enrichment plant to the IAEA on September 21 but that hasn’t stopped the Western media from speaking of the “discovery” of the plant … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · 3 Comments

India to make fresh proposals on Iran pipeline

Pranab leaves for Tehran today for joint commission meet and though concerns remain over the cost, project structure and security of the gas pipeline, Indian officials say India intends seriously … Continue reading

October 31, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bush report says India complying with Hyde Act on Iran

As part of the 123 approval process, the Bush administration forwarded a set of documents to Congress last Friday, including a report pursuant to Section 104(c) of the Hyde Act. … Continue reading

September 15, 2008 · 4 Comments

Iran replies to Indian ‘non-paper’ on gas pipeline

Given the lack of urgency New Delhi is displaying in finalising the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, Tehran has sent across a note with new proposals aimed at addressing lingering Indian … Continue reading

July 29, 2008 · 3 Comments

Bolton has a way with words

“Tehran’s efforts to intimidate the United States and Israel from using military force against its nuclear program…” is the astonishing way in which John R. Bolton, the former American ambassador … Continue reading

July 15, 2008 · 4 Comments

The U.N. is escalating the Iran nuclear crisis

If the Security Council were truly concerned about Iran’s nuclear programme, it would have lifted sanctions in the light of the IAEA’s latest report and thereby secured Iranian adherence to … Continue reading

March 5, 2008 · 2 Comments

On Iran, no news is good news for U.S.

The IAEA’s latest report on the Iranian civilian nuclear programme will take the wind out of the sails of the war party in Washington. It suggests Tehran might be telling … Continue reading

November 17, 2007 · 3 Comments