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  • Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant

    18 hours ago

    Iran arrested what it claimed were several suspected foreign spies in the southern province of Bushehr, home to the country’s first nuclear power plant.

    Fars News Service, the country’s semi-official news agency, reported Tuesday on the arrests but did not provide further...

  • Don’t lose sight of the Iranian threat

    July 15, 2014 | 11:31 am

    The bloody sectarian warfare in Iraq and Syria and the swift takeover of wide swaths of territory by the Sunni fundamentalist ISIS — now calling itself a “caliphate” — has triggered calls to cooperate with Shiite Iran as a counterweight.

    Yet we must not allow our justified...

  • At White House, Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

    March 3, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Barack Obama on Monday that he would never compromise on Israel's security even as the U.S. president sought to reassure him on Iran nuclear diplomacy and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.

    In a White House meeting overshadowed...

  • With eye on Iran, U.S. upgrades bunker buster

    May 3, 2013 | 10:30 am

    U.S. officials reportedly told Israel that the United States has improved weapons capable of destroying Iran's underground nuclear site in Fordow.

    The Wall Street Journal, quoting unnamed American officials, reported Thursday that the United States had assured Israel that...

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  • Iran, world powers ‘far apart’ after new nuke talks

    April 8, 2013 | 9:11 am

    The world powers will pursue further talks with Iran over its nuclear program, but will not continue them indefinitely, John Kerry said a day after another round of talks failed to produce any new proposals.

    The talks between Iran and six world powers - the United States,...

  • Iran announces ‘comprehensive’ offer in resumed nuke talks

    April 5, 2013 | 8:01 am

    Iran said it has made a “comprehensive proposal” to “establish a new bedrock for cooperation” in resumed talks about the Iranian nuclear program between Tehran and six world powers.

    The announcement by Ali Baqeri, deputy head of the Iranian delegation, came after the opening...

  • April 2, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 2, 2013 | 3:51 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. accuses Egypt of stifling freedom of expression

    To Read: A Washington Post editorial urges the Obama administration to pressure Egypt to prevent new crippling restrictions on western NGOs:

    The Obama administration and other Western governments are...

  • Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran will destroy Israeli cities If attacked

    March 21, 2013 | 7:48 am

    Iran's clerical supreme leader said on Thursday the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under attack from the Jewish state.

    "At times the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) threaten to launch a military invasion but they...

  • March 5, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 5, 2013 | 3:02 am

    The US

    Headline:  Poll: Large chunk of US voters want more pro-Israel Obama

    To Read: Middle East expert Vali Nasr tells the fascinating tale of his disappointing time at Obama's State department:

    But my time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply...

  • Biden: Obama ‘not bluffing’ on Iran

    March 4, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Vice President Joe Biden said President Obama is "not bluffing" when he says he will stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

    The U.S. commitment "is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon period, end of discussion, period," Biden told the American Israel Public...

  • Kerry sees ‘finite’ time for Iran nuclear talks

    March 4, 2013 | 3:33 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday there was "finite" time for talks between Iran and world powers on its disputed nuclear program to bear fruit, but gave no hint how long Washington may be willing to negotiate.

    Israel, Iran's arch-enemy and convinced Tehran is secretly...

  • U.N. nuclear inspection team to visit Tehran

    December 13, 2012 | 11:14 am

    A nuclear inspection team from the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency will make a one-day visit to Tehran to try to jumpstart talks on Iran's nuclear program.

    The seven-member team from the International Atomic Energy Agency was scheduled to meet with Iranian nuclear...

  • U.S. says it’s willing to meet with Iran on nukes but no talks set

    October 20, 2012 | 5:17 pm

    [UPDATE: 6:31 pm]

    The New York Times reported on Saturday that the United States and Iran have agreed in principle to hold one-on-one negotiations on Iran's nuclear program but the White House quickly denied that any talks had been set.

    The Times, quoting unnamed Obama...

  • Israelis see no Iran war this year after Netanyahu’s speech

    September 28, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's U.N. speech about Iranian nuclear advances has dampened speculation in Israel that he could order a war this year.

    Analyzing Thursday's address in which Netanyahu literally drew a "red line" on a cartoon bomb to show how close Iran was to...

  • Netanyahu draws “red line” on Iranian nuclear program

    September 27, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his "red line" for Iran's nuclear program on Thursday - the point at which Iran has amassed nearly enough highly enriched uranium for a single atomic bomb - and voiced confidence that the United States shares his view.

    Addressing the...

  • Netanyahu to set ‘clear red line’ for Iran in U.N. speech

    September 27, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out, in his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, an ultimatum for Iran to halt its disputed nuclear drive or risk coming under military attack, an Israeli official said.

    Netanyahu faces the world body after U.S. President...

  • Obama to tell U.N.: Nuclear Iran poses existential threat to Israel

    September 25, 2012 | 7:24 am

    President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday the United States will "do what we must" to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against threatening attacks whose consequences would be devastating.

    Taking the podium at the United...

  • Poll: Little support in Israel for solo strike on Iran

    March 1, 2012 | 8:40 am

    A wide majority of Israelis either oppose an Israeli strike on Iran or would favor an attack only if it was carried out with U.S. agreement, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.

    The survey by the University of Maryland and the Israeli Dahaf Institute was released before talks next...

  • Andrew Adler apologizes for presidential assassination column

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 24, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Andrew Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times resigned yesterday amid fallout from a recent column that he wrote advocating that Israel assassinate President Obama.

    It was within the context of discussing Israel’s options in preventing nuclear war with Iran....

  • Iran working on trigger for nukes, U.N. agency reports

    May 25, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Iran has conducted work on a trigger for a nuclear weapon and Syria “very likely” was building a nuclear reactor in 2007, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog formally concluded.

    A report on the progress of Iran’s nuclear program issued Tuesday by the International Atomic Energy...

  • Poll: Arab majority believes nuclear Iran helps Mideast

    August 5, 2010 | 1:58 pm

    The percentage of Arabs who believe a nuclear-armed Iran will help the Middle East situation has doubled since last year.

    The annual Brookings Institute poll, released Thursday, found that 57 percent of Arabs think a nuclear-armed Iran will cause a “more positive” situation in...

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