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  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed by Revolutionary Guard, not Israel, sister says

    September 29, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.
     
    The sister of a leading Iranian nuclear physicist widely believed to have been assassinated by Israel as part of an effort to derail the Islamic Republic’s drive to create nuclear weapons says her brother was murdered by...
  • U.S. says ‘very hard’ to clinch deal as Iran nuclear talks resume

    November 20, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Major powers resumed talks on Wednesday on a preliminary agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program with the United States warning it would be "very hard" to clinch a breakthrough deal this week and Tehran flagging "red lines."

    Each side appeared to tempering anticipation of an...

  • Tehran Jewish leader asks Obama to reconcile with Iran

    October 14, 2013 | 9:22 am

    The head of the Jewish community of Tehran called on President Obama to reconcile U.S. relations with Iran while the Islamic Republic is ruled by a moderate president.

    Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abady sent the open letter to Obama and a copy to the French news agency AFP,...

  • On being Persian

    By Gina Nahai

    October 3, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Why do they call themselves Persian? 

    The first time someone asked me this was during a Harvest Day at my kids’ school. I had just been introduced to a blond, green-eyed American Jewish woman. I didn’t understand her question. 

    “Why do who call themselves Persian?”

    “The...

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  • 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...

  • Netanyahu says Iran hasn’t crossed nuclear ‘red line’

    April 29, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday Iran had not crossed the "red line" he set for its nuclear program, despite an assessment to the contrary by a former Israeli intelligence chief.

    At the United Nations in September, Netanyahu drew a red line across a cartoon bomb...

  • Powers to offer Iran sanctions relief at nuclear talks

    February 25, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    Major powers will offer Iran some sanctions relief during talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this week if Tehran agrees to curb its nuclear program, a U.S. official said on Monday.

    But the Islamic Republic could face more economic pain if it fails to address international concerns...

  • 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...

  • Iranian presidential candidate campaigns with new-age tactics in old-school country

    February 11, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    As a presidential candidate in Iran, Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi believes the Islamic Republic should prioritize allaying its tension with Israel and the United States—not the kind of approach the world has been accustomed to seeing lately from a country whose leaders repeatedly vow to...

  • Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress

    January 28, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

    The Defense Ministry announced the launch as world powers sought to agree a...

  • Nuclear plant in Iran nearing full operation, country’s energy minister says

    November 8, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Iran's energy minister said his country's first nuclear power plant will be fully operational in the next two months.

    Najid Namjou was quoted Thursday by the Islamic Republic's semi-official Fars news agency about the Bushehr plant, according to Reuters.

    The same day, the...

  • Iran further expanding enrichment capacity, Western diplomats say

    October 17, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    Iran is believed to be further increasing its uranium enrichment capacity at its Fordow plant buried deep underground, Western diplomats say, in another sign of Tehran defying international demands to curb its disputed nuclear program.

    But they said the Islamic Republic did not...

  • Dennis Ross: Obama will strike Iran if necessary

    January 11, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former top Iran adviser, said the president would strike Iran to keep the Islamic Republic from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

    “The Iranians should never think that there’s a reluctance to use the force,” Ross, who has returned to the Washington...

  • Iran threatens to cut off Mideast oil

    December 27, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported.

    “If they impose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz,” IRNA quoted Mohammad...

  • New computer virus detected in Iran

    November 14, 2011 | 10:36 am

    A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear program last year has been detected in Iran.

    Iran said Sunday that it had found the Duqu computer virus in some Islamic Republic computer systems, but that it has been contained and neutralized, the head of...

  • Joon

    By Rob Eshman

    September 3, 2008 | 10:45 pm

    For as long as I've worked in the Jewish community -- 14 years -- I've heard insults leveled at Iranian Jews.

    They're pushy, acquisitive, flashy, nouveau riche, cheap. They're grasping, insincere, clannish, suspicious, old-fashioned. "They've ruined Beverly Hills High." "They've...

  • Exile’s gains and losses

    By Gina Nahai

    September 3, 2008 | 10:27 pm

    I don't know what will become of the legacy of Iranian Jews outside of Iran, how history will judge us in the context of the opportunities we had and the extent to which we helped make the world a better place with what we were given.

    I don't know what our kids will think of us 30...

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