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Iranians Reflect On Sanctions Ahead Of Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

* UAE faces fine balancing act over sanctions * Embargoes should be lifted, says Iranian ambassador * Talks a "historic ...

Nuclear Strategy: Why a Military Strike on Iran Would Only Make Matters Worse

James Thuerwachter | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
James Thuerwachter

To better resist Iran's nuclear ambitions, powerful nations like the United States should employ methods that will not perpetuate conflict, hinder the global economy or violate state sovereignty. Attacking Iran's nuclear facilities will do all of the above.

Iran Reportedly Conducted Surveillance In New York City

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.21.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON — Authorities have interviewed at least 13 people since 2005 with ties to Iran's government who were seen taking pictures of New York...

What Are Iran's Intentions? U.S. Has Tough Task Finding Out

New York Times | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

While American spy agencies have believed that the Iranians halted efforts to build a nuclear bomb back in 2003, the difficulty in assessing the gover...

David Wood

Cheap and Deadly: Iran's Sea Mines May Pose Challenge To U.S. Navy | David Wood | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

If the tense confrontation with Iran ignites into war, strategists say they expect Iran will strike with thousands of deadly sea mines to try to halt ...

A Feather in the Hawks' Cap: Iran's March Parliamentary Elections

Madison Schramm | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Madison Schramm

By silencing reformist candidates, Tehran's leadership is doing the country a disservice. The biggest threat to Iranian sovereignty isn't domestic dissent, but government repression.

Iran, U.S. Must Tone Down Rhetoric

CNN | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

When two important countries appear to be goading each other into a dangerous and meaningless war, it can be useful to take a deep breath, lay the rhe...

US Navy Bails Out Commandeered Iranian Fishing Boat

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The political tensions between the U.S. and Iran over transit in and around the Persian Gulf gave way Friday to photos of rescued I...

David Wood

Perfect Storm Of Threatened Crisis Roils Middle East | David Wood | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Storm clouds darkening over the Middle East suggest a growing peril for the United States and the possibility of a new war that could em...

Standoff: U.S. Warns Iran Not To Block Oil Route

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The U.S. strongly warned Iran on Wednesday against closing a vital Persian Gulf waterway that carries one-sixth of the world's oi...

U.S. Plans To Punish Iran For Ambassador Assassination Plot

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The alleged Iranian plot against the Saudi ambassador to Washington was "amateur hour," an unusually clumsy operation for Iran's el...

Iranian Diplomat Says U.S. Hikers Held In Iran Will Soon Be Free

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iran's ambassador to Iraq said Thursday he expects two Americans who have been charged with espionage and held in Tehran for more than...

US Accuses Iran Of 'Secret Deal' With Al-Qaeda

AP | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration accused Iran on Thursday of entering into a "secret deal" with an al-Qaida offshoot that provides money an...

David Wood

Iranian Weapons 'Killing Our Troops' in Iraq, U.S. Says | David Wood | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is negotiating with Iraq to extend the U.S. military presence, as the number deadly attacks against U.S. troops in Ir...

The Iran Watchers: Cables Indicate Rock Bands And Truck Drivers Among Sources For U.S. Diplomats

McClatchy | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

At a November 2009 meeting, top Iranian security officials allegedly discussed staging a student takeover of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, much...

State Department Tweets To Iranians

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By JoAnne Allen - Sun Feb 13, 9:39 pm ET WASHINGTON - The United States has created a Twitter account in Farsi to communicate with social media use...

U.S., European Allies Ready To Hit Iran With New Sanctions: Official

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and its European allies are prepared to impose additional sanctions on Iran if it does not meet internatio...

Iranian Military Plane 'Buzzes' U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A U.S. military official says the Navy had a close encounter with an Iranian surveillance plane last week in the Gulf of Oman. The...

Why Are Reps. Miller and Posey Refusing to Wish Iranians a Happy Norooz?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Two Florida Republican Congressmen chose to vote against a resolution wishing Iranians worldwide a happy new year. This was an odd choice, given that the resolution is in no way controversial.

U.S. Shifts Iran Policy, Embraces Opposition

Los Angeles Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After keeping a careful distance for the last year, the Obama administration has concluded that the Iranian opposition movement has staying power and ...

Iran To U.S.: Leave Middle East

AP | ALBERT AJI and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad defied U.S. calls to loosen ties with Iran on Thursday, saying his long-standing alliance with T...

Iran Nuclear Deal Signals Possible Thawing In Relations With U.S. | Howard LaFranchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Washington - The tentative agreement reached in Vienna on Wednesday to substantially reduce Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium raises a tantaliz...

Iran Says US Nuke Documents 'Forged'

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran accused the U.S. on Friday of using "forged documents" and relying on subterfuge to make its case that Tehran is trying to build a...

Let Me Introduce You to One of the People Imprisoned in Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

As Iran's election crisis continues, hundreds if not thousands of prisoners remain in Iran's notorious Evin prison. Let me introduce you to one of them.

Iran Now Harder To Bomb: Commentary

GlobalPost | Michael Moran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- In the weeks since moderate Iranians threw down the gauntlet to the conservative clerics who run their lives, Israel has watched the unf...