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  • Rouhani says will present ‘true face of Iran’ at U.N.

    September 23, 2013 | 9:49 am

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he would use his visit to the United Nations this week to present the "true face of Iran" and to pursue talks and cooperation with the West to end Iran's nuclear dispute.

    A moderate conservative elected in June, Rouhani was speaking shortly...

  • On bombing Iran

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2013 | 10:42 am

    “The Iranian regime supports violent extremists and challenges us across the region. It pursues a nuclear capability that could spark a dangerous arms race and raise the prospect of a transfer of nuclear know-how to terrorists. ... The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my...

  • Iran, U.S. waiting for other side to make nuclear compromise

    August 7, 2013 | 9:51 am

    The presidency of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has opened a window of opportunity in Iran's delicate nuclear diplomacy with the West but Tehran-watchers say that window could close as each side waits for the other to make the first move.

    Cautious optimism about talks between...

  • Rohani or no Rohani, we must increase the pressure on Iran

    August 1, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Before the election of President Hassan Rouhani , Iran’s centrifuges were spinning at an unprecedented pace.  After his election, they continue to not only spin, but multiply.  In response, the United States must once again deliver a firm message to Tehran: Halt your illicit...

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  • Iran moves to speed up nuclear program despite sanctions

    April 17, 2013 | 11:22 am

    Iran is increasing the number of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges installed at its Natanz underground plant, despite tightening international sanctions aimed at stopping Tehran's nuclear progress, diplomats said on Wednesday.

    Iran has for years been trying to develop...

  • Kerry: Obama would prefer to ‘avoid considering’ Iran strike

    March 5, 2013 | 4:42 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said President Obama would prefer to avoid considering military action against Iran, but Iran's failure to seriously negotiate makes "confrontation more possible."

    Kerry, interviewed by ABC News in Doha, Qatar, during his first overseas trip in his...

  • U.N. watchdog: New centrifuges at Natanz advance Iran toward nuclear weapon

    February 21, 2013 | 4:56 pm

    Iran has installed centrifuges at its largest nuclear enrichment plant that could be used to produce radioactive material for a nuclear weapon, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency released a report Thursday claiming the Islamic Republic had...

  • UN inspectors see new centrifuges at Iran nuclear site, diplomat says

    February 14, 2013 | 6:35 am

    U.N. nuclear inspectors have seen a small number of advanced centrifuges at an uranium enrichment plant where Iran has said it will install and operate them, a diplomatic source said on Thursday.

    On Wednesday, Iran's atomic energy chief said it had started installing a new...

  • Report: Iran nearly done installing centrifuges at nuclear plant

    October 25, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    Iran appears to be nearly finished installing centrifuges at one of its underground plants, drawing it still closer to making weapons-grade uranium.

    Reuters quoted Western diplomats who said they have heard indications that Iran finished putting in place the remaining uranium...

  • Netanyahu praises EU for new Iran sanctions

    October 16, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union for adopting new sanctions against Iran.

    Netanyahu, speaking Tuesday at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem with European Union member state ambassadors, called the sanctions "tough" and said Iran was "the...

  • U.S. should heed call for a clear Iranian red line

    October 2, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a persuasive case at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday for a clear red line to ward off Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Time is running out and the United States should listen to the Israeli leader and draw a clear line for...
  • Netanyahu: ‘It’s not about elections in America, but centrifuges in Iran’

    September 19, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dedicates much of his time to thinking about how to handle the Iranian nuclear issue, considering it a rapidly approaching existential threat. Not surprisingly, it was also the main topic of a wide-ranging interview he gave with Israel Hayom before...