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

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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.

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Iran, six powers agree to four-month extension of nuclear talks

    July 18, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, diplomats close to the talks said.

    Iran, the United States, Britain, France,...

  • Can U.S. and Iran work together in Iraq?

    July 2, 2014 | 4:52 pm

    The recent military conquest of much of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has ignited a debate on Iran’s role. Analysts and pundits have asked: Should Washington work with Tehran to stem ISIL’s seemingly inexorable march? U.S.-Iran cooperation seems possible,...

  • Iran, six powers push to salvage momentum for nuclear deal

    June 17, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Iran and six world powers re-launched talks on Tuesday to try to salvage a deal on Tehran's nuclear activity by a July deadline, striving to prevent a long-time standoff from descending into a wider Middle East war.

    With time running short if a risky extension of the nuclear...

  • Israel says Iran giving ‘false explanations’ to U.N. nuclear inquiry

    June 5, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Israel has condemned as unacceptably slow Iran's cooperation with a U.N. watchdog inquiry into suspected nuclear bomb research and accused Tehran of providing "false" explanations for its disputed activities.

    Iran, which says its nuclear program is peaceful and that it is...

  • U.S. issues warning at nuclear talks, Iran sees ‘excessive demands’

    May 16, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Iran and six world powers are making little progress in arduous talks on ending their dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, fanning doubt about the prospects for a breakthrough by a self-imposed July deadline.

    Tehran also said the latest...

  • Six powers, Iran launch crunch phase of nuclear diplomacy

    May 14, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Six world powers and Iran launched a decisive phase of diplomacy on Wednesday to draft a lasting accord that would curb Tehran's contested nuclear activity in exchange for a phased end to sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy.

    After three months of discussing...

  • Is Iranian bomb research ‘mea Culpa’ needed for nuclear accord?

    May 14, 2014 | 8:35 am

    U.N. watchdog findings that Iran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb helped the West tighten sanctions on Tehran which ultimately forced it, U.S. officials say, to enter serious talks on reining in its nuclear program.

    But as Iran and six world powers enter a crucial...

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

    April 9, 2014 | 9:45 am

    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

    April 8, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    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...

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