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  • Iran, world powers ‘far apart’ after new nuke talks

    April 8, 2013 | 9:11 am

    The world powers will pursue further talks with Iran over its nuclear program, but will not continue them indefinitely, John Kerry said a day after another round of talks failed to produce any new proposals.

    The talks between Iran and six world powers - the United States,...

  • U.N. report may show slower growth in Iran nuclear stockpile

    February 20, 2013 | 10:58 am

    A U.N. nuclear watchdog report due this week is expected to reveal a slowdown in the growth of Iran's stockpile of higher-grade enriched uranium as it is using some of the material to make reactor fuel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

    If confirmed in the quarterly report, the...

  • Netanyahu: Iran shortening the time needed to cross “red line.”

    February 12, 2013 | 6:17 am

    Addressing a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the Iranian nuclear threat and said he looked forward to President Obama’s upcoming Israel trip.

    In the Monday...

  • Syria may hold uranium stash, Western and Israeli experts say

    January 11, 2013 | 8:32 am

    Western and Israeli security experts suspect Syria may have tonnes of unenriched uranium in storage and that any such stockpile could potentially be of interest to its ally Iran for use in Tehran's own disputed nuclear program.

    They say natural uranium could have been acquired by...

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  • Iran, U.N. nuclear agency to resume talks in December

    November 9, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Iran will return to talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency next month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday, the latest push to seek a peaceful end to a dispute that has raised fears of a new Middle East war.

    The IAEA announcement came days after U.S. President...

  • Israelis see no Iran war this year after Netanyahu’s speech

    September 28, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's U.N. speech about Iranian nuclear advances has dampened speculation in Israel that he could order a war this year.

    Analyzing Thursday's address in which Netanyahu literally drew a "red line" on a cartoon bomb to show how close Iran was to...

  • Former IDF commander: Iranian nuclear threat not imminent

    August 24, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Gabi Ashkenazi, the former Israeli military chief of staff, said that the threat to Israel from a nuclear Iran was not imminent.

    Ashkenazi, who was chief of staff from 2007 until February 2011, was filmed saying at a recent lecture: “Anyone who thinks that there’ll be an...

  • Iran reportedly installs hundreds of new uranium enrichment machines

    August 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Iran may have installed as many as “hundreds of new” uranium enrichment machines in its underground nuclear facility at Fordow.

    “Our basic understanding is that they were continuing to install,” Reuters quotes an unnamed diplomat based in Vienna as saying.

    The new centrifuges...

  • Dear Ahmadinejad: Let me tell you about cancer

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    August 21, 2012 | 10:51 am

    This column originally appeared at WashingtonPost.com.

    When the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad compares Israel to a cancer, I take it personally.

    On Monday, you see, I traveled to Israel to co-officiate at a wedding. And I have cancer.

    I’ve been in remission from lymphoma...

  • U.S.: Iran still not on ‘verge’ of weapon

    August 10, 2012 | 11:07 am

    The U.S. assessment remains that Iran is not on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapon, a U.S. official said, apparently pushing back against claims to the contrary by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

    “We believe that there is time and space to continue to pursue a diplomatic...

  • Khamenei dismisses sanctions, says Iran stronger than ever

    July 11, 2012 | 8:41 am

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed harsher sanctions imposed on Iran this month over its disputed nuclear activity, saying the country was “100 times stronger” than before.

    A European Union embargo on Iranian crude oil took full effect on July 1 - a...

  • Iran says test-fires missiles over threats of attack

    July 3, 2012 | 8:52 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel as a response to threats of attack, the latest move in a war of nerves with the West.

    Israel says it could attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy...

  • Iran threatens Israel; new EU sanctions take force

    July 2, 2012 | 8:24 am

    Iran announced missile tests on Sunday and threatened to wipe Israel “off the face of the earth” if the Jewish state attacked it, brandishing some of its starkest threats on the day Europe began enforcing an oil embargo and harsh new sanctions.

    The European sanctions - including a...

  • Israel says clock ticking after Iran talks fail

    June 21, 2012 | 8:56 am

    Israel has responded to the failure of the latest nuclear talks between world powers and Iran with a familiar refrain: sanctions must be ramped up while the clock ticks down toward possible military action.

    With diplomacy at an impasse, there is satisfaction among Israeli leaders at...

  • U.S.: Israel ‘supportive’ on future Iran sanctions

    June 4, 2012 | 10:17 am

    The United States is conferring with Israel about new sanctions planned against Iran should international negotiations this month fail to curb the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, a U.S. official said on Monday.

    The comment offered a strong hint that Washington is continuing to...

  • Satellite images show crews hiding evidence at Iran nuclear site

    May 31, 2012 | 8:25 am

    New satellite images show possible recent nuclear activity at the Parchin facility in Iran as well as attempts to hide evidence of past activity.

    A May 25 image of the facility east of Tehran revealed “ground-scraping activity” and the presence of bulldozers, according to...

  • Higher grade Iranian enriched uranium uncovered

    May 25, 2012 | 8:17 am

    Evidence found in an underground bunker in Iran could signal the country’s having moved one step closer toward the uranium threshold needed to make nuclear arms, International Atomic Energy Agency diplomats said today.

    IAEA inspectors found traces of uranium enriched up to 27...

  • Israel wary of expected Iran nuclear deal

    May 22, 2012 | 8:34 am

    Israel expressed deep suspicion on Tuesday about an expected deal between the U.N. nuclear agency and Iran, suggesting Tehran’s aim was to wriggle out of sanctions rather than make real concessions ahead of wider atomic talks with world powers.

    “Iran has proven over the years its...

  • U.N. nuclear chief holds talks in Tehran, hopes for deal

    May 21, 2012 | 8:57 am

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief held rare talks in Tehran on Monday after voicing hope for a deal to investigate suspected atomic bomb research - a gesture Iran might make to try to get international sanctions relaxed and deflect threats of war.

    International Atomic Energy Agency...

  • Amid new Iran nuke rumors, Barak and Panetta to meet

    May 17, 2012 | 2:54 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet with his U.S. counterpart, Leon Panetta, in Washington amid reports that Iran may have achieved the capability to build a nuclear bomb.

    Israel has said that such a capability is a “red line” that could trigger military action.

    The...

  • Iran nuclear concession would test big power unity

    May 16, 2012 | 8:25 am

    Facing an imminent toughening of sanctions, Iran is hinting at a readiness to give some ground in its long nuclear stand-off with world powers, but any flexibility could split their ranks and lead to protracted uncertainty about how to respond.

    The stakes are high, for the longer...

  • Hamas says it will not go to war for Iran

    May 10, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    The Islamist movement Hamas will not let itself be dragged into a war against Israel if it attacks the nuclear facilities of Hamas ally Iran, Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday.

    “Hamas is a Palestinian movement that acts within the Palestinian arena and it carries out its...

  • Iran cleaning building of nuclear traces, U.S. institute alleges

    May 9, 2012 | 9:53 am

    New satellite imagery analyzed by a U.S. security think tank shows that Iran may be clearing nuclear evidence from a building at a military site.

    The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security believes the Iranians are cleaning the inside of the the Parchin...

  • Biden: Israel still has time to strike Iran [VIDEO]

    May 8, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Israel still has time to strike Iran and the right to decide for itself whether to do so, Vice President Joe Biden said.

    Biden, appearing Tuesday in Atlanta at the annual convention of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, said “the window has not closed in terms of the...

  • Barak: Iran could seek short build time for bomb

    May 4, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Iran’s nuclear strategy could eventually allow it to build an atomic bomb with just 60 days’ notice, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Friday.

    His remarks elaborate on long-held Israeli concerns that Iran is playing for time even as it engages world powers in...

  • Israel’s top general says Iran unlikely to make bomb

    April 25, 2012 | 9:04 am

    Israel’s military chief said he does not believe Iran will decide to build an atomic bomb and called its leaders “very rational” — comments that clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment.

    Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz’s remarks, in an interview published on Wednesday in the...

  • Barak: Israel did not promise not to attack Iran

    April 17, 2012 | 8:37 am

    Israel did not promise the United States that it would abstain from attacking Iran while negotiations are going on, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

    “We are not committing to anything,” Barak told Israel’s Army Radio during an interview from Bogota, Colombia. He added...

  • Obama responds to Netanyahu’s Iran ‘freebie’ comment

    April 16, 2012 | 7:54 am

    President Obama responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that world powers gave Iran a “freebie” by agreeing to hold more talks.

    “We’re going to keep on seeing if we make progress. Now, the clocking is ticking and I’ve been very clear to Iran and to our...

  • Iran, world powers set for high-stakes nuclear talks

    April 13, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Iran and the six world powers prepared on Friday for rare talks aimed at easing fears that a deepening dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program could plunge the Middle East into a new war.

    Officials from Iran and the six major powers arrived in Istanbul ahead of...

  • Iran to offer ‘new initiatives’ in nuclear talks

    April 11, 2012 | 8:20 am

    Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said his country was prepared to offer “new initiatives” at upcoming nuclear talks in Istanbul.

    “Iran’s representatives will participate in the negotiations with new initiatives,” Saeed Jalili was quoted as saying Wednesday by the official Iranian...

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