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  • After U.N. speeches, Israel strikes wary tone on Iran

    September 25, 2013 | 9:42 am

    The good news for Israel in President Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations was his insistence that any steps Iran might take to solve the standoff over its nuclear program must be transparent and verifiable.

    The bad news was that Obama wasn’t clear about what those steps...

  • 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...

  • U.S. says open for Iran talks based on ‘mutual respect’

    September 20, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    The United States is ready to engage in talks "on the basis of mutual respect" with Iran about its disputed nuclear program as long as Tehran is willing to demonstrate that its program is for civilian purposes, the White House said on Friday.

    "We have had a number of engagements...

  • Iran’s Rouhani says wants he peace, blames Israel for region’s ‘instability’

    September 19, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a television interview, said his country is not seeking war but harshly criticized Israel for bringing "instability" to the Middle East and for questioning his government's intentions toward nuclear arms.

    The comments from the new Iranian...

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  • Israel accuses Iran of deception to buy time for atom work

    September 18, 2013 | 9:05 am

    Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of using "deception and concealment" to buy time for its nuclear program, signaling skepticism that the Islamic state's new government would agree to curb its atomic activities.

    The election of a relative moderate, Hassan Rouhani, as new Iranian...

  • The tweets heard round the world

    September 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Is there a line between the much-ballyhooed Rosh Hashanah greetings from the Iranian leadership and a U.S.-Iran accommodation on Syria?

    At the New Yorker, George Packer draws that line

    The clearest path to a settlement now may be not through Moscow but through...

  • 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...

  • Iran leader reaches out to U.S., raises hopes for resolution of nuclear dispute

    August 6, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani used his first press conference on Tuesday to offer an olive branch to the United States in protracted talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate.

    Rouhani, seen in the West as a...

  • Iran looks to the north

    July 24, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    In the United States, our focus is on Iran’s activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation. On its other flank, it seeks influence in Afghanistan as U.S....

  • You’ve got mail: Government to assign email addresses to all Iranians

    July 9, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Iran is to assign all citizens an individual email address which the communications minister said on Monday would aid interaction between state authorities and the people.

    It was unclear whether the move would add to regulations on Internet use imposed by a conservative Islamist...

  • The Iranian elections were a complete charade!

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 22, 2013 | 11:15 am

    For past month it has been frustrating to see how American and European news media outlets have been naïve and stupid enough to give coverage to the latest presidential “election” in Iran that was nothing more than a charade. There was nothing democratic, fair or just about the...

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