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UN Security Council To Discuss Iran's Nuclear Program With Iranian FM

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LARA JAKES | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Foreign ministers from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany will meet with Iran's top diplomat on Thu...

Iran's Charm Offensive Not Always Charming

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has mounted a "charm" offensive to convince Americans he's not as heavy-handed as his predecessor. His main goal is to get sanctions lifted. But his speech to the UN was a bit heavy-handed, except for the outreach for talks with the West.

NYT's David Sanger Scaremongering Iran Nukes More Than Netanyahu

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Sanger is being more royalist than the King, but he gives no evidence for his implied assertion that the King is falling behind in his support for the monarchy.

Iranian President Urges World Leaders To 'Seize The Opportunity'

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged world leaders on Thursday to "seize the opportunity" presented by his electio...

Iranian President Vows Government Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his govern...

U.S. Crippling Sanctions Against Iran, Part II: A National Anti-Sanction Movement by the Civil Society

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Akbar Ganji

The U.S. must pay attention to two bitter consequences of its sanctions: the collective punishment of the Iranian people and the destruction of their lives; and the rise of anti-Americanism among the Iranian people, and even those who oppose the Islamic Republic.

Iran's Outgoing Nuclear Chief Makes Alarming Claim

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's outgoing nuclear chief says Tehran has a total of 18,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment – a process that can be a pat...

Is an Iranian Nuclear Deal Possible?

Richard Klass | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Given the long list of grievances on both sides, many justified, the odds are not favorable. But there is unlikely to be a better time and the door on a peaceful solution is closing.

Iran's New President: Averting a Popular Revolt

James Dorsey | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Rouhani's landslide victory, his endorsement by reformist leaders barred from running, and the high voter turnout, all signaled the depth of discontent and desire for change among the majority of voters.

Iran: The Past Four Years

Ali Delforoush | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Ali Delforoush

Regardless of whom I spoke to, the past four years have been some of the most difficult that Iranians have faced in the past century. Iranians crave democracy, human rights and more now than ever desire an open dialogue with the international community.

'Engineered' Iranian Elections Provide an Opening for Criticizing Status Quo

Barbara Slavin | Posted 08.09.2013 | World
Barbara Slavin

Iranian elections are hardly free or fair by Western standards. But even with limited choices and a heavily securitized environment, the brief presidential campaign is providing an outlet for harsh criticism of the status quo, including topics that are usually banished from public discourse.

Officials: Iran Nuclear Reactor Damaged By Earthquakes

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

Several countries monitoring Iran's nuclear program have picked up information that the country's only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by ...

Saudi Arabia: Beware A Nuclear Iran

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has warned against the danger of Iran's nuclear program to the region's security ...

UN Nuke Agency's Iran Probe Driven By US-Led Intel

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

VIENNA -- The U.N. nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for mo...

'Like Putting Jack The Ripper In Charge Of A Women's Shelter'

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday defended its election as the rotating chair of the world's sol...

The Shia-Sunni Divide: Tunnel Vision Prevails

James Dorsey | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
James Dorsey

With tension building on both shores of the Gulf, the stakes are high for regional governments as well as the international community as they could threaten shipping in the Straits of Hormuz as well as create domestic turmoil in both the Gulf states and Iran.

Hagel: Israel, U.S. See 'Exactly The Same' Iran Threat

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held out hope Sunday for a nonmilitary way to ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, but he a...

Iran Reportedly Speeding Up Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, April 17 (Reuters) - Iran is increasing the number of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges installed at its...

'We Don't Need An Atomic Bomb'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday defended his country's controversial nuclear programme while on a tour of west Africa, calling it peac...

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...

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...

Tensions High Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Iran and world powers trying to curb Iran's nuclear progress are coming to the negotiating table this week with the window ...

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...

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...

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 ...