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  • Ship with more than 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium leaves Iran for Russia

    December 28, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    A ship carrying more than 25,000 pounds (11,000 kg) of low-enriched uranium materials left Iran for Russia on Monday in an Iranian step toward honoring a July 14 nuclear deal with major powers, the United States said.

    Under the landmark nuclear accord, certain U.S., European...

  • Iran calls the new U.S. visa law breach of the nuclear deal

    December 23, 2015 | 10:17 am

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday a new U.S. law putting visa restrictions on Iranians and those who had visited Iran would, if implemented, breach a nuclear deal Tehran had struck with world powers earlier this year.

    The new measure passed by the...

  • In secret recordings, former Argentine FM says Iran behind AMIA attack

    December 21, 2015 | 9:53 am

    Argentina’s former foreign minister said on secretly recorded phone conversations that Iran was responsible for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires while he was negotiating with Tehran.

    The leaked recordings of Hector Timerman, who is Jewish, speaking in...

  • Rouhani: U.N.‘s closure of probe into Iran’s nuclear past is political victory

    December 16, 2015 | 11:32 am

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday a U.N. watchdog's closure of investigations into Iran's past nuclear activities is a political victory for the country, lifting the main obstacle to implementing Tehran's deal with world powers.

    The 35-nation governing board of the...

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  • Iran’s October missile test violated U.N. ban, expert panel says

    December 15, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran.

    The White House warned that it would not...

  • Sanctions monitor: Iran test rocket violated UN resolution

    December 15, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution with its October test of a ballistic missile that had a nuclear capability, sanctions monitors said.

    The launch of a medium-range rocket called Emad was analyzed by the council’s panel of experts, and the panel published its...

  • What is Iran up to?

    December 14, 2015 | 4:19 pm

    It sounds like a Persian fairy tale in which a Janus-like leader smiles and glowers at once, depending on the angle of viewing. This is the world inhabited by Iran observers since the signing of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015.

    The deal, signed...

  • Argentina’s new government voids pact with Iran on AMIA bombing

    December 14, 2015 | 9:26 am

    The new government of Argentina effectively voided the agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center.

    In its first week of operation, the government under President Mauricio Macri withdrew the appeal filed by its predecessor, led by...

  • Israel says Arrow 3 missile shield aces test, hitting target in space

    December 10, 2015 | 3:00 pm

    Israel's upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons held by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, the Defense Ministry said.

    The success was a boost for "Arrow 3,"...

  • Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-Obama GOP Surge.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 8, 2015 | 9:44 am

    For the first time, some Americans are feeling the panic many of us experienced when the left was electing and re-electing Obama.  We knew this would lead to freeing up money to Iran, the largest sponsor of terror in the world, as well as undermine Israel’s security.  To many of...

  • Iran tested missile, breaching U.N. Security Council resolutions

    December 7, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile last month in a breach of two U.N. Security Council resolutions, two U.S. officials said on Monday.

    The officials, both speaking on condition of anonymity, said the test was held on Nov. 21. One of them said the missile traveled...

  • Hillary would use force if Iran breaches nuclear deal

    December 7, 2015 | 11:54 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday promised to keep the military option on the table and act forcefully should Iran breach the terms of the nuclear deal. 

    During an appearance at the Saban Forum in DC, Hillary said, “there will have to be consequences...

  • Iran made limited coordinated effort towards making nuclear bomb up to end of 2003, IAEA says

    December 2, 2015 | 10:02 am

    Iran made a coordinated, if limited, effort before the end of 2003 relevant to the making of nuclear weapons, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

    The report, required under a July deal between Tehran and six world powers, was...

  • Iran’s Khameinei calls Paris attacks ‘blind terrorism,’ says Palestinians face ‘worst’ terrorism

    November 30, 2015 | 12:26 pm

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, called the recent Paris attacks that left at least 130 people dead “blind terrorism.”

    Khameini’s comments, released in a statement to “the youth in the Western countries,” were published Sunday by IRNA, the Iranian government’s...

  • Jeb Bush: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in signal to Iran

    November 25, 2015 | 10:38 am

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that the U.S. should move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a signal to Iran in the face of their continued threats.

    During a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, Bush said that his second act on day one...

  • Iran to back Palestinians ‘in any way we can’: Khamenei

    November 25, 2015 | 8:15 am

    Iran's supreme leader said on Wednesday that Iran would support the Palestinian uprising against Israel "in any way we can", and rejected U.S. accusations that a recent wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks amounted to "terrorism".

    Khamenei was speaking a day after...

  • New Argentine president pledges to cancel pact with Iran on AMIA bombing

    November 23, 2015 | 10:02 am

    The newly elected president of Argentina said he will cancel the agreement signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as he vowed during the campaign.

    “We will propose to the Congress to cancel the pact with Iran as we...

  • Israel says 90 pct of Syria’s ballistic missiles used up on rebels

    November 18, 2015 | 10:46 am

    Syria has used up more than 90 percent of its ballistic missiles against rebels during a more than four-year-old civil war but a few were transferred to Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, a senior Israeli military officer said on Wednesday. 

    Israel, which is expanding...

  • Iran starts dismantling nuclear equipment, U.N. report says

    November 18, 2015 | 10:29 am

    Iran has disconnected almost a quarter of its uranium-enriching centrifuges in less than a month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, suggesting it is racing to implement an agreement restricting its nuclear activities. 

    Under the July deal, sanctions against Iran will...

  • Your Reaction to Islam Will Define Who You Are.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    November 17, 2015 | 5:46 pm

    Your relationship with Islam will define you as a person.

    Once, as a child, I asked a poor gardener who lived in a neighbor’s garage with three sick children and an ailing wife, why he always smiled. I loved his wisdom. I saw him daily, and he never complained. “My son, Allah is...

  • Rouhani says U.S.-Iran ties could be restored but U.S. must apologize

    November 12, 2015 | 3:22 pm

    The nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran could lead to better relations between Tehran and Washington if the United States apologized for past behavior, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Thursday.

    The pragmatist president, who championed the...

  • McDonough: Support for Israel’s security – our values in action

    November 10, 2015 | 3:13 pm

    Addressing a mixed Jewish audience in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal debate, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Tuesday peppered his remarks with Yiddish and Hebrew phrases in an attempt to present a reset in the U.S.-Israel relationship following the meeting...

  • Iran has stopped dismantling nuclear centrifuges, senior official says

    November 10, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, state media reported on Tuesday, days after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.

    Last week, Iran announced it had begun shutting down inactive...

  • Russia, Iran have signed contract for missile system delivery

    November 9, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    Russia and Iran have signed a contract for Moscow to supply Tehran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Russian state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying on Monday.

    "S-300, the air defense...

  • Disagreements behind them, Obama and Netanyahu get down to business

    November 9, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    It took agreeing to set aside differences on Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to get down to business on other issues afflicting the region, including the threat of Islamist extremism and the...

  • Iran to meet Rouhani timetable on ending sanctions, Iranian nuclear chief says

    November 5, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Iran will fulfill its commitments under the July nuclear agreement with major powers in time to have sanctions, that have crippled its economy, lifted by the end of the year, its atomic energy chief said on Thursday.

    President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed last week he expected...

  • U.S. officials: Israel wants up to $5 billion in annual military aid

    November 4, 2015 | 1:43 pm

    Israel has made an initial request for its annual U.S. defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017, U.S. congressional sources said on Wednesday.

    Israel wants $5 billion per year in military...

  • Iran begins shutdown of centrifuges

    November 3, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Iran has begun shutting down centrifuges for nuclear enrichment as part of the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers.

    The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, said Monday on a visit to Japan that Iran had begun the preliminary work...

  • Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

    November 2, 2015 | 5:57 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Monday the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.

    "Keep in mind that we have run special ops...

  • Israel faces threats ranging from rockets to nuclear, defense minister says

    October 27, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    Israel faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday during a visit to the United States.

    Yaalon was speaking with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the...

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