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Obama Reportedly Sends Secret Letter To Iran, Proposes Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian lawmaker claimed Wednesday that President Barack Obama called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Isl...

Russia: Iran Attack Would Trigger Chain Reaction

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday that an attack on Iran would cause a catastrophe and said U...

Closure of Hormuz Strait: An Actual Threat or Diplomacy?

Sara Vakhshouri | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Sara Vakhshouri

Since there is no ongoing dialogue between the US and Iran, the threat to close the Straight of Hormuz should be seen as an act of subtle diplomacy in the absence of ambassadors and embassies.

British Foreign Secretary: EU To Agree On Tough Sanctions On Iran

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

LONDON -- Britain's foreign secretary said Sunday that European nations will intensify pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, but insisted the Wes...

Mourners Chant 'Death To Israel' On Scientist's Funeral

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Thousands of mourners chanted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" on Friday during the funeral of a slain nuclear expert who...

Japan Worried Over Implications Of Iranian Oil Ban

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's prime minister said Friday the government has yet to decide on whether it will reduce oil imports from Iran in line with U.S. sanctio...

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Those Behind Scientist Murder

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that those behind the killing of a nuclear scientist in Teh...

Joshua Hersh

After Iranian Nuclear Scientist's Death, Israel Is Silent -- With A Hint Of Satisfaction | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- The death of yet another scientist working on Iran's burgeoning nuclear program Wednesday has started to make such killings look l...

The Iran Deterrence Debate

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

For now, the Obama administration is rallying its international partners to impose tougher sanctions that target Iran's economy. Some analysts say a diplomatic solution is the only answer.

Bomb Kills Iranian Nuclear Expert

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — It seemed a clockwork killing: Motorcycle riders flashed by and attached a magnetic bomb onto a car carrying a nuclear scientist ...

Iran: Israel, US Killed Nuclear Scientist

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

By Ramin Mostafavi TEHRAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - An Iranian nuclear scientist was blown up in his car by a motorbike hitman on Wednesda...

On Iran IAEA Reporting Complaints, NYT Public Editor Rules For The Plaintiffs

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

Responding to complaints over a New York Times story, Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane has written that the complaints were just, and that the New York Times should correct the story. As of this writing there is still no correction.

Russia Regrets Launch Of Iranian Uranium Enrichment Facility

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia expressed regret and concern Tuesday about Iran's launch of uranium enrichment up to 20 percent at an underground facility, but ...

Iran Starts Uranium Enrichment In Underground Plant

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Iran confirmed on Monday the start of uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear plant, Iran's Arabic language a...

'I Certainly Do Not See Iran as a Threat'

David Harris | Posted 03.09.2012 | World
David Harris

Iran has doubtless learned something from two countries in particular. The first is North Korea. The second is Libya.

Europe Considers Delay On Iranian Oil Ban

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

* Western governments targeting Iranian oil * EU ban may need several months to take effect * Worries over economic impa...

Europe Agrees On Iranian Oil Ban

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

(Reuters) - European governments have agreed in principle to ban imports of Iranian oil, EU diplomats said Wednesday, dealing a blow to Tehran that cr...

Iran Says It Produced First Nuclear Fuel Rod

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable o...

Iran Proposes New Nuclear Talks With World Powers

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.01.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Saturday it has proposed a new round of talks on its nuclear program with six world powers that have been trying for ye...

Iran Delays Testing Long-Range Missiles, Ready For Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Iran test-fired long range missiles on Saturday during a naval exercise in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency rep...

The Standoff With Iran: Challenges And Options

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

War is said to be the result of political failure. The tense standoff with Iran is heating up again since Iran has threatened to shut down the 34-m...

For an Effective U.S. Policy, Embargo Iran's Oil to Halt Its Nuclear Ambitions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The prospect of messianic, fanatic mullahs acquiring nuclear weapons presents an existential danger to much of the world and puts millions of lives at risk. Clearly the Obama administration understands this and has chosen to act effectively.

Forceful Measures Needed Now to Avoid an Attack On Iran

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Iran and much of the world remain unconvinced that the United States is able or even willing to institute those sanctions necessary to end Iran's burgeoning nuclear program.

Russia Seizes Iran-Bound Radioactive Metal

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's customs agency announced Friday it has seized pieces of radioactive metal from the luggage of an Iranian passenger bound for T...

South Korea Hits Iran With Sanctions

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it will restrict financial dealings with more than 100 additional groups and individuals with suspected li...