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Nicolas Sarkozy: Time running out for Iran diplomacy

by John Irish and Daniel Flynn, Reuters

January 20, 2012 | 8:53 am

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech to present his New Year wishes to the foreign diplomatic corps at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Jan. 20. Photo by REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that time was running out to avoid a military intervention in Iran and he appealed to China and Russia to support new sanctions to force... read full article

  • IAEA to press Iran over nuclear concerns


    January 19, 2012 | 8:35 am

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said it was his duty to warn the world about suspected Iranian activities that point to plans to develop atomic bombs, maintaining pressure on Tehran ahead of rare talks between Iran and his agency expected this month.

    Yukiya Amano, director general...

  • Ehud Barak: Attack on Iran ‘very far off’


    January 18, 2012 | 8:40 am

    An Israeli attack on Iran is “very far off,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

    “We haven’t made any decision to do this. The entire thing is very far off,” Barak said during an interview Wednesday with Israel’s Army Radio after being asked whether the United States was...

  • Iran starts underground nuclear work, condemns American to die

    by Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl, Reuters

    January 9, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Iranian and Western sources said on Monday Iran had switched on a uranium enrichment plant deep inside a mountain, a momentous step that aggravates Tehran’s nuclear dispute with the West.

    In a separate development that will infuriate Washington, Iran also announced that it had...

  • Iran threatens to cut off Mideast oil


    December 27, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported.

    “If they impose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz,” IRNA quoted Mohammad...

  • Israel’s Iran strategy: Bombs? Bluff? Both?

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    December 7, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    If Washington is perplexed by Israeli “opacity” on whether it might attack Iran, that is no accident, since Israel’s leaders are themselves torn - but also content to let fears of bluff and double-bluff play to their advantage.

    Aware of daunting military difficulties and potential...

  • Barak: No strike on Iran anytime soon

    by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

    December 1, 2011 | 8:23 am

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday an Israeli attack on Iran is not imminent but all options remain open to stop what Israel sees as an Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons.

    “We have no intention, at the moment, of taking action, but the State of Israel is far from being...

  • U.N. nuclear watchdog board set to rebuke defiant Iran

    by Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall, Reuters

    November 18, 2011 | 7:17 am

    The 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog looked set on Friday to censure Iran over mounting suspicions it is seeking to develop atom bombs, after the six big powers overcame divisions on how to best deal with a defiant Tehran.

    But a draft resolution expected to win support...

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