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Nuclear Inspectors Say Iran Mission Has Failed

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

VIENNA — U.N experts returned from Tehran on Friday without sealing a long-sought deal that would restart a probe of suspicions that Iran worked...

A Lull in the Iranian Crisis?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Ever since last year's U.S. presidential election race ended, the much-discussed concerns over Iran's nuclear build-up have vanished from the national debate. A sudden shroud over Iran, however, does not mean that the dispute is going to go away. The Iranian spectre will pop up again in unexpected ways.

UN Nuke Agency Claims Progress In Iran Probe

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

VIENNA — A senior U.N. official announced progress Friday in long-stalled efforts to resume a probe of suspicions that Iran may have worked to d...

Iran Hints Direct Talks With US Are Possible

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Direct talks between Iran and the United States are possible, but any such breakthrough would have to be approved by the country's Sup...

New Book Chronicles the Travails of Ordinary Iranians

Barbara Slavin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Books
Barbara Slavin

Sometimes overlooked in the debate over Iran's nuclear program is the deteriorating situation of ordinary people contending with sanctions in the Islamic Republic. The Iran Chronicles tries to rectify this lapse.

Iran Nuclear Chief: Tehran Will Press On With Enrichment

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

DUBAI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Iran will go on enriching uranium "with intensity" and the number of enrichment centrifuges it has operati...

Iran's Nuclear Stockpile Grows But Not Yet In 'Danger Zone'

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - An increase in Iran's higher-grade uranium stockpile is worrying but may arise from a bott...

Israeli Opponents Of Iran Strike Sidelined In Vote

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At least two key advisers helping hold Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

UN Nuclear Agency: Iran Poised To Expand Nuke Work

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

SALZBURG, Austria — Iran is poised to double its output of higher-enriched uranium at its fortified underground facility, the U.N. nuclear agenc...

Will Iran and Obama 2.0 Compromise?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

it is arguably the Iranian nuclear impasse that will serve as the ultimate test of President Obama's foreign policy mettle. The Middle East is no stranger to conflicts, but an Iran-West confrontation (to check Tehran's nuclear ambitions) could spell an unimaginable destruction unbeknownst to modern history.

Israeli Defense Minister: Tehran Slowed Down Nuclear Push

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 11.09.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister said Iran has slowed the timetable for enriching enough uranium to build nuclear weapons, implying that Israel ...

Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan Silenced in Iran Nuclear Debate in Israel

Dan Raviv | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

One of the most important debates on the world scene has gone silent. For more than a year, commentators and politicians worldwide had been discussing: How can Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program be stopped, and should Israel be stopped from bombing Iran?

Iran Again: Obama's Strategy May Pay Off

John Tirman | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
John Tirman

The Iran issue is central to the right-wing mantra on Obama's foreign policy as consistently showing "weakness." But a diplomatic solution is a must -- and it would be fitting for Obama to cash in his chips after Tuesday and secure a nuclear deal.

Israeli Defense Minister: Iran Pulled Back From Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | World

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Iran has drawn back from its ambitions to build a nuclear weapon, Israel's defence minister was quoted as saying on Tuesd...

Why I Will Vote for Obama Again

Fariba Amini | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Fariba Amini

Most of all Obama has integrity. By contrast, Romney and Ryan do not hesitate to twist the truth, to manipulate numbers and statistics (math does count) and to flip-flop on many issues. Yesterday, they voted against women; today they are for advancing binders full of women.

Simplistic Slogans Won't Fix the World

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

What I'm seeing now is a dangerous amount of simplistic thinking and Cold War-era political rhetoric. It hovers over most of our national policy debates, very much like an ominous black cloud.

Iran: No to Sanctions, No to War

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The bottom line then is that neither sanctions nor war can succeed. That leaves one option that is never considered: unconditional diplomacy.

Ahmadinejad Comes To New York

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- Whenever Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes to New York, protesters pay attention. They know where he's staying. They stand outsi...

Iran Deploys Submarine In Persian Gulf

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Tehran has deployed one of its Russian-made submarines in the Persian Gulf, just days after the United States and more than two dozen ...

Another Sabotage Act Against Iran's Nuke Program?

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Power lines to Iran's most controversial nuclear enrichment plant were blown up a month a...

War Jitters Continue on Iran Nuclear Issue, in Shadow of Uprisings in Arab Capitals

Dan Raviv | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Benjamin Netanyahu is still rattling a saber. Arab leaders may well warn that a strike on Iran could lead to World War III. Big words seem to be the only way to measure whether the region is closer to or farther from an armed conflict that would almost surely draw in America.

Iran's Nuclear Timeline

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Iran is nuclear capable. If Iran's leaders decided they wanted a nuclear bomb, they could build one. But Iran does not have a bomb now. And there is much confusion -- some of it intentionally spread -- about how long it would take Iran to build a weapon.

Israel Official Says No Imminent Attack On Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, Sept 15 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli official signalled on Saturday that there would be no unilateral attack on Iran in the coming weeks,...

White House Says There Is No Rift With Israel Over Iran

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday denied reports of a rift with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that he and President Ba...

Making Iran Into Enemy Number One

Fariba Amini | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Fariba Amini

Iran is not an exemplary country by any measure, and it is far from having a representative government. It has a dismal human rights record but it is preposterous to claim that it is the biggest threat not just to Israel and the United States but to the world.