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Iran Nuclear Program

Defiant Iran Launches 2 New Key Nuclear Projects

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — With words of defiance, Iran announced two nuclear-related projects Tuesday that expand capabilities to extract and process urani...

Iran Opens New Uranium Mines, Yellow Cake Plant

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

DUBAI, April 9 (Reuters) - Iran opened new uranium mines and a yellow cake production plant on Tuesday, state news agency IRNA reported. ...

Nuclear Talks Reopen Between Iran, Six Nations

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 04.05.2013 | World

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Six nations and Iran worked Friday to find common ground at negotiations that would satisfy both Tehran's demands for internatio...

The Man Who Turned Iran Nuclear

BBC News | Zubeida Malik | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

In a rare interview, the man dubbed "the father of Iran's nuclear programme" tells how the project began under the Shah, who wanted to leave the optio...

Obama's Choice: Real Diplomacy With Iran -- or War

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

The United States is reaching the end of its ability to threaten ever more severe sanctions against third countries doing business with Iran -- but rarely implement such "secondary" sanctions -- without eroding the deterrent effect of the threat.

Obama and the Iranian Nowruz: A 2009 Redux?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

I have anxiously reflected on this year's Nowruz greeting by Obama as potentially a 2009 redux. Back then, Obama squandered a chance to make a deal with Iran, because (a) he was too impatient for Iran's complex decision-making dynamics and (b) refused to hear out Iran's fundamental demands.

Obama: U.S. Will Do 'What Is Necessary' To Stop Iran Nuclear Weapons

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama is warning Iran that the U.S. will "do what is necessary" to prevent the Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. O...

Obama to Israel: I'm Proposing We Let Iran Enrich Some Uranium

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Richard Grenell

As President Obama makes his way across the Middle East, much of the region will likely be as perplexed as Israel to learn of his new policy of contradicting the very institutions and allies he claims to support.

Good News for Obama Before His Trip -- Israel Unlikely to Bomb Iran in 2013

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although no one in Israel is leaking any details, it's understood that intelligence agencies -- led by the foreign operations agency, the Mossad -- are highly active in covert operations against Iran's nuclear work. There, too, sources say there is unprecedented cooperation with the United States.

The WMD Lesson: CIA Strives To Avoid Mistakes Of The Past

Agence France Presse | Dan De Luce | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

US spy agencies still live under the shadow of disastrous intelligence failures that paved the way for the Iraq war, and now face a crucial test as th...

The Senate's 10-Year Iraq War Anniversary Gift: War With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The resolution, S.Res.65, is rightly being called a backdoor to war with Iran -- a convenient way to plunge the U.S. into war without a messy public debate but instead automatically, based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.

Obama: Iran "Over A Year Or So" Away From Nuclear Bomb

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and the United States remains committed to doing everything in its power to pr...

International Sanctions: Iran Feels the Psychological Impact

James Dorsey | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Struggling to maintain its place in Asia's top tier, Iranian soccer is a reflection of a country laboring under the burden of a repressive political regime and not only the economic but increasingly also the psychological effect of international isolation and punishing sanctions.

3 Facts to Note in 2013 Worldwide Threat Assessment Report

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

Almost ten years to the day of the foolish invasion of Iraq, the discrepancy that existed between the media description of the Iraqi threat and the non-manipulated assessment of the U.S. intelligence community is being seen again -- but this time on Iran.

Iran, Nukes and Jesus

Shayne Lee | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Shayne Lee

More profound than the U.S. and Israel's lack of rational legality and absence of moral authority, is their failure to provide cogent evidence that a nuclear Iran poses an existential threat to Israel or any other nation.

'Iran Is The Greatest Danger To Peace In The World'

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

STRASBOURG, France -- The president of Israel on Tuesday called the Iranian regime "the greatest danger to peace in the world" and appealed to EU lawm...

Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

Kate Gould | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Kate Gould

Nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran. This resolution could be a precursor to a full-on authorization of military force.

U.S. Envoy Accuses Iran Of 'Deception, Defiance And Delay'

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

VIENNA — A senior U.S. envoy accused Iran of "deception, defiance and delay" Wednesday in dealing with international concerns about its nuclear ...

Innocent Iranians Off the Agenda in Almaty

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Reza Marashi

Innocent people are deprived of access to vital medicine as a result of the medical supply shortage, with some even paying the ultimate price -- even though they are neither responsible for or have influence over Tehran's nuclear policies.

Iran: Faith, Hope and the Magic Carpet

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

The White House will have to make up its mind whether it's war or peace -- attack nuclear sites or engage Iran on terms of respect for Tehran's legitimacy and Iran's own perceived security interests. And perhaps do so sooner than it likes.

Iran Says It's Building 3,000 Advanced Centrifuges

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, March 3 (Reuters) - Iran is building about 3,000 advanced uranium-enrichment centrifuges, Ir...

Did The Largest Commodities Broker In The World Supply Iran's Nuclear Program?

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 1 (Reuters) - Commodities giant Glencore supplied thousands of tons of alumina to an Irani...

Iran's FM Sees Chance To Improve Ties With Washington

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

VIENNA, March 1 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said he sees a chance to improve ties with the United States, despite a longrunning standoff with ...

Almaty Talks: A Turning Point in Iran Nuclear Impasse

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Once again, however, Iran's 'domestic politics' is a crucial variable in the nuclear negotiations -- just when the Obama administration seems to have gained some room for maneuvering.

Iran Finds Significant Uranium Deposits, Will 'Put Them To Use In The Near Future'

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Days before resuming talks over its disputed atomic programme, Iran said on Saturday it had...