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  • July 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2012 | 3:03 am

    In-depth

    Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”

    Foreign Affairs presents a debate by John Mearsheimer and Dov Zakheim focusing on a controversial piece by Kenneth Waltz in which he argues that Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

    Waltz wrote:

    ...
  • Iran says it has arrested ‘Zionist regime-backed terrorist team’

    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had identified a “major terrorist group” it said was affiliated to its arch-foe Israel and had arrested some of its members, the official IRNA news agency reported, citing an Intelligence Ministry report.

    Tensions are running high between Iran and Israel,...

  • EU bans Iranian oil, Tehran responds with threats

    January 23, 2012 | 8:42 am

    The European Union banned imports of oil from Iran on Monday and imposed a number of other economic sanctions, joining the United States in a new round of measures aimed at deflecting Tehran’s nuclear development program.

    In Iran, one politician responded by renewing a threat to...

  • Nicolas Sarkozy: Time running out for Iran diplomacy

    January 20, 2012 | 8:53 am

    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 Tehran to negotiate over its uranium enrichment program.

    France has led international efforts for...

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  • 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...

  • U.S. reportedly tells Iran: Strait closing is ‘red line’

    January 13, 2012 | 9:15 am

    The United States relayed a message to Iran that blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be a “red line,” the New York Times reported.

    The newspaper reported Friday that there is considerable skepticism in the Obama administration and among the military that Iran would go through with...

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