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  • Israel accuses world powers of yielding to Iran for nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused world powers on Sunday of stepping up concessions to Iran to enable a deal by June 30 on curbing its nuclear program even as Tehran balks at demands for heightened U.N. inspections.

    Netanyahu has argued that the agreement in the...

  • Iran’s allies, not atoms, preoccupy Israeli generals

    May 5, 2015 | 9:48 am

    While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thunders against a looming Iranian nuclear deal, his defense chiefs see a more pressing menace from Tehran's guerrilla allies.

    Chief among these is Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia that fought Israeli forces to a stand-still in their...

  • Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

    April 13, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signalling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

    The moves come after world powers, including Russia,...

  • Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear monitoring

    April 10, 2015 | 11:59 am

    Beefing up international monitoring of Iran's nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week.

    As part of that deal, Iran and the powers agreed that United Nations inspectors...

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  • Obama: nuclear deal not predicated on Iran recognizing Israel

    April 6, 2015 | 2:19 pm

    President Barack Obama on Monday poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran be predicated on Tehran recognizing Israel.

    "The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms," Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

    "That is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment," he said.

  • Many Iranian expats in California have doubts about nuclear deal

    April 6, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Many members of the Los Angeles-area Iranian community, the largest in the United States, are skeptical about a preliminary nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even though a pact could end decades of international isolation for their homeland.

    The prevailing sentiment...

  • Conflicting U.S., Iranian accounts on sanctions relief

    April 6, 2015 | 10:17 am

    After Iran and world powers agreed last week to a framework deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, Tehran and Washington seem to have different interpretations over how that will be done.

    Many details must still be hammered out, including the pace...

  • Reporting Iran talks: stampedes, dirty shirts and $72 cocktails

    April 2, 2015 | 2:31 pm

    Hundreds of journalists have been crammed into a pair of large lounges at a 19th century hotel for over a week now, eager for any scrap of information on closed door negotiations between Iran and six world powers on Tehran's nuclear program.

    Reporters from dozens of American,...

  • Iranians celebrate announcement of framework agreement

    April 2, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Celebrations broke out in Tehran on Thursday night as a landmark framework agreement for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was announced.

    Videos posted on social media showed cars driving through the streets of Tehran with honking horns and passengers clapping.

    ...
  • U.S., Iran resume talks on preliminary nuclear deal as deadline looms

    March 26, 2015 | 9:10 am

    The United States and Iran resumed negotiations on Thursday aimed at clinching a nuclear deal before a March 31 deadline, and officials close to the talks said some kind of preliminary agreement between Tehran and six powers was possible.

    As the talks began, Washington and Tehran...

  • On election night, remembering when Israelis loved Iran

    March 23, 2015 | 10:34 am

    While Israel’s election results were still rolling in, one predominantly Jewish audience in New York was watching Israelis talk about Iran.

    But the Israelis in the documentary screened Tuesday night at the Center for Jewish History weren’t addressing the Islamic Republic’s...

  • Obama to Iran’s people: ‘Best opportunity in decades’ to pursue different future with U.S.

    March 19, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the "best opportunity in decades" to pursue a different relationship between their two countries.

    Obama said nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers had made progress...

  • Netanyahu owes win to jitters over Iran-Gulf official

    March 18, 2015 | 9:37 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu owes his election win to Israeli security fears, notably about Iran's growing regional influence, said an official of a Gulf Arab government wary of Tehran's progress towards a nuclear deal with world powers.

    "With Iran emerging again, it was...

  • Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

    March 17, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Iran and major world powers have been making headway in identifying technical options for a historic nuclear deal as an end-March deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed, U.S. and Iranian officials said on Tuesday.

    Iran and six world powers are seeking an...

  • Whether ‘Bibi’ or ‘Bougie,’ Israelis demand living costs relief

    March 10, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Whoever wins Israel's election next week must answer demands for relief from soaring housing prices and a high cost of living, but the days of big state spending on social programs are unlikely to return.

    Opinion polls show that more than half of Israelis believe social issues...

  • Republicans warn Iran nuclear deal with Obama may not last

    March 9, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    Republican U.S. senators warned Iran's leaders on Monday that any nuclear deal with President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office, an unusual partisan intervention in foreign policy that could undermine delicate international talks with Tehran.

    The open...

  • Iran hints might not reject 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

    March 5, 2015 | 2:24 pm

    Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail.

    U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a...

  • Mutually assured delusion: Obama defers to Iran

    March 5, 2015 | 10:32 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of the United Congress on Tuesday sought to call into question the perennially troubled Barack Obama administration's Middle East policy.

    Even many supporters of President Obama are finding it increasingly...

  • Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behavior

    March 4, 2015 | 5:08 pm

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices.

    But the claim that lower oil...

  • Iran: Netanyahu speech to U.S. Congress on Tehran’s nuclear work ‘boring and repetitive’

    March 3, 2015 | 12:18 pm

    Iran on Tuesday rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress on Tehran's nuclear programme as "boring and repetitive, the state news agency IRNA said.

    In his address, Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama against negotiating a nuclear...

  • Netanyahu speech to Congress full text

    March 3, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a controversial speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday where he urged the U.S. not to agree with Iran on a nuclear deal and compared Tehran to the Islamic State militant group. Netanyahu said a potential...

  • Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

    March 3, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country "deeply rooted in militant Islam," saying Tehran "will always be an enemy of America."

    "If the deal now being negotiated is...

  • White House: U.S. not negotiating 10-year nuclear deal with Iran

    February 24, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Reports that the United States was negotiating a 10-year nuclear deal with Iran are not true, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.

    The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States and Iran were exploring the option of a 10-year nuclear freeze as part of talks over Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Iran has stopped questionable nuclear centrifuge testing: IAEA

    February 20, 2015 | 8:46 am

    Iran has refrained from expanding tests of more efficient models of a machine used to refine uranium under a nuclear agreement with six world powers, a U.N. report shows, allaying concerns it might be violating the accord.

    Tehran's development of advanced centrifuges is sensitive...

  • U.S. Democratic senators set resolution countering push for tougher Iran sanctions

    January 26, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.

    "For those who agree...

  • Russia, Iran sign nuclear construction deal

    November 11, 2014 | 9:38 am

    Russia will build two new nuclear power plant units in Iran under an agreement signed in Moscow on Tuesday between subsidiaries of the two countries' state atomic agencies.

    The agreement precedes a Nov. 24 deadline for a deal at talks between Iran and world powers that would curb...

  • Fire at Iranian defense industry plant kills two people: IRNA

    October 6, 2014 | 11:47 am

    An Iranian defense industry body said two workers were killed in a fire at an explosives factory in an eastern district of Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

    An Iranian opposition website, Saham, described the incident as a strong explosion and said it took...

  • Netanyahu to Obama: Iran must not get nuclear arms

    October 1, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the "threshhold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

    ...
  • Israel lobbies U.S. as another Iran nuclear deadline looms

    September 3, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    Israel is lobbying the United States against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technology, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday as another deadline for international diplomacy looms.

    Iran, the United States and five other world...

  • Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe

    August 27, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

    The sources, who follow the nuclear issue but declined to be...

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