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  • Iran, six powers face ‘significant gaps’ in nuclear talks

    1 week ago

    Iran will never slow down its nuclear research program, the Islamic Republic's clerical supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow "significant gaps" blocking the way to a long-term deal.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said...

  • U.S. warns on Iran ‘breakout’ capability as nuclear talks start

    1 week ago

    The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic dispute.

    Secretary of State John Kerry's...

  • Netanyahu, showing seized rockets, says Iran fooling the world

    March 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, displaying on Monday what Israel said were seized, Iranian-supplied missiles bound for militants in Gaza, urged the West not to be fooled by Tehran's diplomacy on its nuclear program.

    Last week the Israeli navy captured a ship in the Red Sea...

  • Flight carrying 20 Israelis makes emergency landing in Tehran

    March 4, 2014 | 9:37 am

    A Turkish Airlines flight carrying 20 Israeli passengers made an emergency landing in Tehran.

    The flight Tuesday from Istanbul to Mumbai landed in the Iranian capital so a passenger could receive emergency medical treatment. After sitting on the runway for two hours, the plane...

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  • U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal

    December 13, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    A breakthrough agreement to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program appeared to face its first major difficulty on Friday with Russia warning that expanding a U.S. sanctions blacklist could seriously complicate the deal's implementation.

    Russia, which, along with the United...

  • Iranian regime’s propaganda use of Jews would make Goebbels proud

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 4, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Two weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that roughly two dozen Iranian Jews took part in a “pro-nuclear rally” at the United Nations office in Tehran. The report indicated that the Iranian Jews held Torahs in their arms and also signs in Hebrew and English proclaiming their...

  • Iran sees nuclear deal implementation starting by early January

    November 29, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    The implementation of a landmark deal between Iran and world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program in return for some sanctions relief is expected to start by early January, its envoy to the U.N. atomic agency said on Friday.

    The November 24 interim accord between the Islamic...

  • On Chanukah, four questions

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 26, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    As the beginning of Chanukah and end of the year approach, where does lsrael stand?

    The nuclear threat by lran, the continuing unrest and tragedy in Syria and the troublesome ongoing peace talks between lsrael and the Palestinians, as well as new pressures from the European Union...

  • Iran, six powers may be edging toward compromise nuclear deal

    November 22, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Iran and six world powers appeared closer on Friday towards clinching an elusive interim deal under which Tehran would curb its contested nuclear program, with diplomats saying a major sticking point may have been overcome.

    A compromise deal over Iran's insistence that its...

  • 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...

  • Iranian Jews hold pro-nuclear rally in Tehran

    November 20, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Iranian Jews holding Torah scrolls demonstrated in Tehran in support of Iran’s nuclear program.

    Demonstrators, who also held signs in English, Hebrew and Farsi, rallied Tuesday in front of the United Nations office in Tehran, according to The Jerusalem Post. They denounced...

  • Suicide bombings kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

    November 19, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attaché and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

    A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades,...

  • Iran: World powers should seize an “historic opportunity” to clinch nuclear deal

    November 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear program can now be resolved, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in remarks released on Tuesday, and world powers should seize an "historic opportunity" to clinch a deal.

    Iran is to meet the six powers on Wednesday for the...

  • Sanctions easing can be reversed if Iran does not deliver, Obama says

    November 14, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers on Thursday that any easing of sanctions on Iran that emerges from negotiations could easily be reversed and "ramped back up" if Tehran fails to curb its nuclear program.

    In his most direct appeal yet for more...

  • Judge asked to invalidate Iran-Argentine probe of 1994 bombing

    November 13, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor has asked a judge to declare as unconstitutional an agreement between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that local courts blamed on Tehran.

    Alberto Nisman, who oversaw an...

  • Netanyahu’s mission: to head off Iran sanctions relief

    October 21, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to dim the optimism after nuclear talks with Iran, cautioning that Tehran is strengthening its strategic regional position by calling the shots in Syria as President Bashar Assad's puppet master on Wednesday.

    In talks with U.S....

  • Iran nukes talks to renew in November

    October 16, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said.

    “The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary...

  • 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,...

  • Netanyahu calls on Obama to maintain sanctions, military pressure on Iran

    September 30, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked President Obama not to relieve sanctions or military pressure on Iran until the Islamic Republic proves that it has ended its suspected nuclear weapons program.

    “I believe it’s the combination of a credible military threat and the...

  • U.S. says open for Iran talks based on ‘mutual respect’

    September 20, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    The United States is ready to engage in talks "on the basis of mutual respect" with Iran about its disputed nuclear program as long as Tehran is willing to demonstrate that its program is for civilian purposes, the White House said on Friday.

    "We have had a number of engagements...

  • The tweets heard round the world

    September 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Is there a line between the much-ballyhooed Rosh Hashanah greetings from the Iranian leadership and a U.S.-Iran accommodation on Syria?

    At the New Yorker, George Packer draws that line

    The clearest path to a settlement now may be not through Moscow but through...

  • Report: Russia to sell Iran advanced anti-aircraft missile batteries

    September 11, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Russia will supply Iran with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile batteries and a new nuclear reactor, a Russian newspaper is reporting.

    The Kommersant daily reported Wednesday that “a source close to the Kremlin” said the agreement would be discussed Friday, when Russian...

  • Rohani Twitter account wishes Jews a Shanah Tovah

    September 6, 2013 | 11:54 am

    A Twitter account believed to operate with the authorization of Iranian President Hassan Rohani wished Jews worldwide a Shanah Tovah.

    “As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah,” the tweet posted Wednesday said.

    ...
  • Iran, U.S. waiting for other side to make nuclear compromise

    August 7, 2013 | 9:51 am

    The presidency of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has opened a window of opportunity in Iran's delicate nuclear diplomacy with the West but Tehran-watchers say that window could close as each side waits for the other to make the first move.

    Cautious optimism about talks between...

  • Iran leader reaches out to U.S., raises hopes for resolution of nuclear dispute

    August 6, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani used his first press conference on Tuesday to offer an olive branch to the United States in protracted talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate.

    Rouhani, seen in the West as a...

  • Rohani or no Rohani, we must increase the pressure on Iran

    August 1, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Before the election of President Hassan Rouhani , Iran’s centrifuges were spinning at an unprecedented pace.  After his election, they continue to not only spin, but multiply.  In response, the United States must once again deliver a firm message to Tehran: Halt your illicit...

  • House overwhelmingly votes to add new Iran sanctions

    August 1, 2013 | 9:02 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add new sanctions on Tehran that would drastically reduce Iran’s trade.

    The bill, which passed Wednesday evening by a vote of 400-20, would expand sanctions to shut down U.S. trade with any entity that trades substantively...

  • Iran looks to the north

    July 24, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    In the United States, our focus is on Iran’s activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation. On its other flank, it seeks influence in Afghanistan as U.S....

  • Netanyahu says Iran closer to nuclear ‘red line’

    July 14, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Iran was getting closer to the "red line" he set for its nuclear program and warned the international community not to be distracted by the crises in Syria and Egypt.

    Tehran was continuing enrichment activities and...

  • Tehran says U.S., not Iran, sponsors terrorism

    May 31, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Iran on Friday rejected a U.S. State Department report that accused Tehran of increasing its support for terrorism overseas to levels not seen for two decades, saying it is the United States that backs terrorists in the Middle East.

    "Iran itself has been the victim of...

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