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Iran's Nuclear Agency Trying to Stop Computer Worm

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media reports say the country's nuclear agency is trying to combat a complex computer worm that has affected industrial s...

Ahmadinejad: Iran May End Uranium Enrichment

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Iran would consider ending higher level uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world p...

A Statesman and a Demagogue Address the UN

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

President Obama may not have cut new ground at the United Nations, but any American listening to him had to be proud of his eloquence. Not so for Iranians who heard their president.

'Without Cunning a Nation Shall Fall' (Proverbs 11/14)

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

With regard to the Iranian nuclear program we are assured that all options on the table. This includes the clandestine work of intelligence agencies to sabotage, interrupt and stifle Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Dealing With the Issues of Nuclear Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

Given the importance of nuclear energy, it is critical we continue to work with the international community. In Vienna next week, I will offer ideas for how we can promote an international "fuel bank" to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Iran Bars Some Nuclear Inspectors, Raising U.N. Alarms

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — The U.N. atomic agency expressed alarm Monday about Iran's decision to bar some of its inspectors, suggesting that its efforts to monit...

Israel Launches New Spy Satellite To Monitor Iran

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel launched a spy satellite called "Ofek 9" late Tuesday, Israel's Defense Ministry and officials said, increasing Israel's capacity...

Is Iran's Bushehr Reactor a Weapons Generator, a Hostage, Just Another Power Plant -- or All Three?

Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D.

For Iran's Persian Gulf neighbors, Bushehr's military vulnerability poses a two edged sword. For those states fearful that a nuclear armed Iran will attempt to push its weight around, Bushehr offers a radiological hostage to push back.

Israel Has '8 Days' To Strike Iranian Nuclear Site, Says Former UN Envoy John Bolton

Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former UN envoy John Bolton said Israel has just "eight days" to launch a military strike to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions before such an attack would...

Iran's Nuclear Crisis: Why ICC Ratification Could Help Ease Tensions and Avert War

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.

Iran: More Nuclear Reactors Will be Built

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Defying week-old U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran promised to expand its atomic research Wednesday as its president ...

The War Against Iran Begins

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

If Jeffrey Goldberg's irresponsible myth-building sounds familiar, it's because this is exact the same "journalmalism" technique utilized in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard 'Not Worried' By Latest U.N. Sanctions

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing the "special weapons" that are a mono...

What if the Israelis Were to Bomb Iran?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Baghdad, Friday, June 31, 2011, almost ten months in the future, and Israel has attacked Iran's nuclear facilities. What might the consequences be... ...

Who Says Iran Is Becoming Isolated in the Middle East?

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

it is truly surreal for the Obama administration and its supporters to be extolling how badly isolated the Islamic Republic of Iran is becoming in the broader Middle East.

Will Obama's 'Signal' Reach Iran?

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

That the president feels he must call in Western journalists to signal Tehran is a sad commentary on the administration's failure to develop a discreet and reliable channel to communicate with Iranian leaders.

Admiral Mike Mullen: U.S. Has Iran Strike Plan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, although he thinks a military s...

U.S. Military Strike On Iran Likely, Ex-CIA Chief Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, ...

Iran Begins Studying Nuclear Fusion, Working On Experimental Reactor

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's nuclear agency began studies Saturday to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, something that has yet to be achiev...

Stop Hyperventilating: Obama Will Not Choose War with Iran

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama knows that there is no winning outcome for the US and its allies if he chooses a military course with Iran, even if some of his team seem to enjoy flirting with that option.

Bombing Iran? Take It "Off the Table"

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Hartung

Joe Klein of Time magazine has a new piece out this week indicating that after being largely dismissed during the Bush administration, "the military option is very much back on the table" with respect to Iran's nuclear program.

TNR: Our Secret War Against Iran

The New Republic | Eli Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Our efforts to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon seem to be in tatters. President Obama spent his first year in office trying to resolve the mat...

Reza Aslan and NPR's Mike Shuster Discuss Iran's Nuclear Program, Its Government, and Its People

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nour Akkad

"At the risk of sounding rude, anyone who tells you that Iran wants a nuclear weapon in order to use it is a moron," Aslan said. "Iran wants a nuclear weapon for the same reason everyone wants a nuclear weapon, as a deterrence."

Can Brazil Save the World From War With Iran?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The enrichment of uranium by Iran is not a violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and it is generally acknowledged that the NPT gives Iran the right to enrich uranium.

Iran Sanctions in a Muddle; Ahmadinejad Comes to UN (update)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The timetable for adopting sanctions against Iran has been thrown into a muddle, running into a major nuclear non-proliferation conference -- and the probable arrival of Ahmadinejad in New York on Monday.