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  • U.S. sailors detained by Iran spoke too much under interrogation: Navy

    June 30, 2016 | 10:13 am

    American sailors who were detained by Iran in January gave away too much information to their captors and were seized in the Gulf following a series of missteps by the crew and their superiors, the U.S. Navy said in a report on Thursday.

    The report said some of the 10 crew...

  • Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official

    May 26, 2016 | 1:51 pm

    Non-nuclear U.S. sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told Congress.

    “After many years of sanctions targeting Hezbollah, today the group is in its worst financial shape...

  • Texas Gov. Abbott rejects administration’s request to lift state sanctions on Iran

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 16, 2016 | 11:34 am

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday informed the Obama administration that the state of Texas will reject the administration’s request to lift its sanctions against Iran. 

    “Because the Iran deal is fundamentally flawed and does not permanently dismantle Iran’s nuclear...

  • Obama sending mixed messages on Iran, charges ex-sanctions officer

    May 16, 2016 | 8:23 am

    A banker who once enforced U.S. sanctions on entities dealing with Iran said the Obama administration is sending mixed messages on whether it will penalize those who do business with the Islamic Republic.

    “Washington is pushing non-U.S. banks to do what it is still illegal for...

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  • Ahmadinejad’s return to public eye in Iran fuels talk of a comeback

    May 12, 2016 | 11:38 am

    On a podium decorated as a bunker from the Iran-Iraq war, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad woos a crowd of hundreds with an anti-Western speech reminiscent of his fiery addresses as Iran's president.

    At the end of the event in Jiroft in southeast Iran, held partly to honor victims of the...

  • Why European banks, companies are avoiding Iran

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 10, 2016 | 11:23 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday pushed back against claims that U.S. restrictions are preventing European companies from doing business in Iran following last year’s nuclear deal.

    “Businesses should not use the United States as an excuse if they don’t want to do...

  • Iran touts successful test-fire of missile that can reach Israel

    May 9, 2016 | 9:08 am

    Iran said it successfully test-fired a high-precision ballistic missile that can reach Israel.

    The missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers, or more than 1,200 miles, and a high degree of accuracy, the deputy chief of staff of Iran’s military said Monday in announcing the launch,...

  • Levinson son traveled to Iran to find information on his father

    May 2, 2016 | 11:26 am

    Driven to desperation by what he said have been the White House’s failures, Robert Levinson’s son traveled to Iran to seek information on his father’s whereabouts.

    “In late February, I traveled to Iran’s Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, where my father was last seen,” Dan...

  • Iran asks U.N. chief to intervene with U.S. after court ruling

    April 28, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.

    Iran's Foreign Minister Javid Zarif...

  • Iran and Russia move closer but their alliance has limits

    April 26, 2016 | 12:33 pm

    When Iran took delivery of the first parts of an advanced Russian air defense system this month, it paraded the anti-aircraft missile launchers sent by Moscow to mark Army Day.

    Tehran had cause to celebrate: the Kremlin's decision a year ago to press ahead with the stalled sale...

  • Iran’s Zarif defends Holocaust cartoon contest by invoking U.S. acceptance of KKK

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 26, 2016 | 10:45 am

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the regime’s decision to host a cartoon festival on the Holocaust in June 2016 by schooling the United States of America on hate.

    In an interview with the New Yorker published on Monday, Zarif insisted that the 11th Tehran...

  • Iran’s foreign minister: Nuclear deal could falter, Holocaust deniers are like KKK

    April 26, 2016 | 10:36 am

    Iran’s foreign minister said the Iran nuclear deal could falter and vowed to recover whatever litigants seize in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing access to frozen Iranian funds.

    Javad Zarif in an interview with the New Yorker posted Monday also likened Holocaust...

  • In Riyadh, Obama defends nuclear talks with Iran

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 21, 2016 | 8:58 am

    President Barack Obama strongly defended the nuclear negotiations with Iran at the end of the US-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.

    Speaking at the conclusion of the summit, Obama said the outcome of the negotiations proved it was the...

  • Next Year in Jerusalem.  Say it.  Mean it.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 20, 2016 | 7:52 am

    My patient, a man in his late twenties, is morbidly obese.  He cries most visits.  Twenty years ago, he was separated from his twin brother and in the great escape from Iran, he survived, but his brother was killed.  He has had the desire to die.  He eats to soothe his survivor’s...

  • Ryan urges Obama to rule out sanctions ‘workarounds’ for Iran

    April 18, 2016 | 3:10 pm

    Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, urged President Barack Obama on Monday to "definitively" rule out any sanctions workaround that might provide Iran direct or indirect access to the U.S. financial system or dollar.

    "Instead of helping the regime get richer,...

  • The Malicious Anti-Israel Lie Told by Jews.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 14, 2016 | 6:22 pm

    “Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic!”

    That is a great lie.  It’s told by Jews.  It hurts Jews.  It damages Israel.

    It’s a lie because it’s meant to silence those who speak against anti-Israel rhetoric.

    It’s a lie because it’s propagated by those who are the enemies of...

  • Iran says Russia delivers first part of its S-300 defense system

    April 11, 2016 | 11:57 am

    Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defense system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear programme.

    The S-300 surface-to-air system was...

  • Trump wants to sell faulty missiles to Iran

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 11, 2016 | 9:58 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that the U.S. should lift economic restrictions to fool Iran into purchasing faulty missiles.

    “When we hand them 150 billion dollars, we should take the prohibition off for a little while,” Trump told thousands of...

  • Trump mocks Obama over Iran Deal comments

    April 4, 2016 | 10:27 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday mocked President Barack Obama after criticizing Iranian leaders for undermining the “spirit” of last year’s nuclear agreement.

    “I hear Obama is very unhappy with Iran because he feels they haven’t lived up to the ‘spirit’...

  • Out of Iran and out of the closet

    By Gina Nahai

    March 30, 2016 | 10:21 am

    Two gay men, two lesbians, one transgender woman, one mother of a gay son. Six Iranians of varying backgrounds and religious affiliations speaking candidly about who they are and what their life’s journey has entailed. Going on record, being photographed and videotaped, telling...

  • Iran missile tests were ‘in defiance of’ U.N. resolution

    March 29, 2016 | 2:06 pm

    By launching nuclear-capable missiles Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

    Iran's recent ballistic tests involved...

  • Istanbul bomber targeted Israeli tour group, Turkish media report

    March 21, 2016 | 9:07 am

    The suspected suicide bomber who killed three Israelis and one Iranian in Istanbul followed an Israeli tour group to a restaurant and detonated himself there, according to Turkish media reports.

    The reports published Monday run counter to those of intelligence assessments that...

  • Iran seen escaping U.N. sanctions over missiles due to ambiguous resolution

    March 17, 2016 | 2:12 pm

    Iran will likely escape new United Nations sanctions, though the U.N. Security Council could issue a public reprimand for recent launches of what Western officials described as ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, diplomats said.

    Council diplomats said the...

  • Argentine president ‘determined’ to discover truth of Nisman’s death

    March 17, 2016 | 12:53 pm

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he is “determined” to discover the truth about the death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

    “Everything that happened made us look weak in the world,” Macri told The Associated Press as part of a long-ranging interview published Thursday....

  • 5 things to look out for at the AIPAC confab

    March 15, 2016 | 2:40 pm

    Here are five things to watch for at this year’s annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is taking place here March 19-22:

    It’s Yoooooooooge.

    Organizers are excepting 18,000 activists, 3,000 more than last year, the largest number ever.

    So...

  • Iran calls $10 billion ruling over 9/11 ‘ridiculous’

    March 14, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    Iran said a U.S. court ruling last week ordering it to pay more than $10 billion for its alleged role in the 9/11 attacks is “ridiculous.”

    “This judgement is so ridiculous … more than ever before it damages the credibility of the U.S. judicial system,” Iranian Foreign Ministry...

  • Argentine judge denies request to reopen Nisman complaint against ex-president

    March 14, 2016 | 2:38 pm

    A federal judge in Argentina rejected a request to reopen an investigation into allegations by the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman that former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her government covered up Iran’s role in the bombing of a Jewish center.

    Federal...

  • Hoenlein: Iranian ballistic missiles aimed at U.S., not Israel

    March 14, 2016 | 9:30 am

    The U.S. should respond forcefully to Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests because they are meant to target the United States and its allies, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, said on Sunday.

    “These are...

  • US court orders Iran to pay $10.5 billion for alleged 9/11 role

    March 11, 2016 | 11:18 am

    A U.S. judge ordered Iran to pay more than $10.5 billion in damages to families of people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to a group of insurers.

    U.S. District Judge George Daniels in New York issued a default judgment Wednesday against Iran for...

  • Obama in Atlantic interview talks Netanyahu, Syria and Iran strike

    March 10, 2016 | 8:21 am

    President Barack Obama once invoked his own unlikely trajectory to the presidency to make the case to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he understood what it took to overcome obstacles.

    The revelation of another wrinkle in the contentious relationship came during an...

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