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  • Australian Foreign Minister tells Tehran delegates to walk out if anti-Semtism

    August 23, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Jewish community leaders in Australia are angry that the government is sending delegates to a summit in Iran, though they have been instructed to walk out at the first sign of “anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

    Dr. Danny Lamm, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said the...

  • U.N. chief defies U.S., Israel; plans trip to Tehran

    August 22, 2012 | 9:56 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Tehran next week, defying calls from the United States and Israel to boycott the event, U.N. diplomats said on Wednesday.

    A spokesman for Iran’s U.N. mission said it...

  • U.S. urges non-aligned nations to press Iran on nukes

    August 21, 2012 | 10:30 am

    The Obama administration is urging countries attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week to press Iran to comply with demands to make its nuclear program more transparent.

    The United States, along with Israel and a number of Jewish groups, has said it favors a...

  • Peres says Israel can’t go it alone in Iran, trusts Obama

    August 16, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday came out against any go-it-alone Israeli attack on Iran, saying he trusted U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons.

    His comments appeared to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

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  • ADL joins call urging Ban not to go to Tehran

    August 15, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The Anti-Defamation League joined calls urging United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon not to participate in a non-aligned nations conference in Iran.

    “At a time when responsible members of the international community are working together to pressure Iran to give up its nuclear...

  • Bunker buster bomb ready, says Air Force Secretary Donley

    July 27, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The U.S.Air Force’s bunker buster is ready for use, according to the Air Force secretary.

    The 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator, which is designed to destroy deeply buried bunkers that protect chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, is ready to be used, Michael Donley told...

  • Egypt’s president-elect never made overtures to Iran, aide says

    June 25, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    An Iranian news agency said Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi had voiced interest in restoring long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic “balance” in the region, but a Morsi aide denied the interview ever took place.

    Iran’s Fars agency said it spoke to Morsi a...

  • Egypt’s Morsi keen to renew long-severed Iran ties

    June 25, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi voiced interest in restoring long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic “balance” in the region, in an interview published on Monday with Iran’s Fars news agency.

    Morsi’s comments are likely to unsettle Western powers as they...

  • Iran, world powers fail to settle nuclear dispute

    June 19, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    World powers and Iran failed to secure a breakthrough at talks on Tehran’s nuclear program on Tuesday and set no date for more political negotiations, despite the threat of a new Middle East conflict if diplomacy collapses.

    European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said...

  • Satellite images show crews hiding evidence at Iran nuclear site

    May 31, 2012 | 8:25 am

    New satellite images show possible recent nuclear activity at the Parchin facility in Iran as well as attempts to hide evidence of past activity.

    A May 25 image of the facility east of Tehran revealed “ground-scraping activity” and the presence of bulldozers, according to...

  • U.N. nuclear chief holds talks in Tehran, hopes for deal

    May 21, 2012 | 8:57 am

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief held rare talks in Tehran on Monday after voicing hope for a deal to investigate suspected atomic bomb research - a gesture Iran might make to try to get international sanctions relaxed and deflect threats of war.

    International Atomic Energy Agency...

  • Iran nuclear concession would test big power unity

    May 16, 2012 | 8:25 am

    Facing an imminent toughening of sanctions, Iran is hinting at a readiness to give some ground in its long nuclear stand-off with world powers, but any flexibility could split their ranks and lead to protracted uncertainty about how to respond.

    The stakes are high, for the longer...

  • Iran cleaning building of nuclear traces, U.S. institute alleges

    May 9, 2012 | 9:53 am

    New satellite imagery analyzed by a U.S. security think tank shows that Iran may be clearing nuclear evidence from a building at a military site.

    The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security believes the Iranians are cleaning the inside of the the Parchin...

  • For Murray Koppelman, a distasteful Tehran scene inspires a gift to New Israel Fund

    April 23, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Murray Koppelman saw women pushed onto the back of a bus in Tehran and had a nightmare about Israel’s future.

    Koppelman, a well-known philanthropist in New York, is behind a New Israel Fund pledge drive to combat discrimination against women in Israel. He will match every new...

  • Netanyahu says sanctions hurting Iran but not enough

    April 3, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that international sanctions were hurting Iran’s economy but not enough to persuade it to curb its nuclear ambitions even slightly.

    “The Iranian government ... is having economic troubles but it has yet to move backward, even...

  • Iran parliament vote seen bolstering Supreme Leader

    March 2, 2012 | 8:57 am

    Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s power over rival hardliners led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Iranian leaders were looking for a high turnout to ease an acute crisis of legitimacy caused by...

  • West seeks to pressure Iran at U.N. nuclear meet

    March 2, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Western powers hope to win Russian and Chinese backing for rebuking Iran at the U.N. nuclear agency next week over Tehran’s failure to address mounting fears that it is secretly bent on acquiring nuclear weapons capability, diplomats say.

    Seeking to ward off any such diplomatic...

  • Iran says making nuclear bombs a ‘great sin’

    February 28, 2012 | 11:44 am

    Iran, facing growing international pressure over its nuclear program, called for more talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Tuesday and condemned production of atomic weapons as a “great sin.”

    Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful but negotiations with the International Atomic...

  • IAEA talks in Tehran to test Iran’s nuclear defiance

    January 26, 2012 | 11:03 am

    A rare visit by senior U.N. nuclear inspectors next week raises pressure on Iran to address suspicions it is trying to develop atomic weapons, though Western powers that are piling on sanctions expect no significant breakthrough.

    How Tehran deals with the International Atomic Energy...

  • Iran warns region against ‘dangerous’ stance on Hormuz

    January 19, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Iran’s foreign minister warned Arab neighbors on Thursday not to put themselves in a “dangerous position” by aligning themselves too closely with the United States in the escalating dispute over Tehran’s nuclear activity.

    Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, used for a...

  • Obama administration condemns Iran car bomb

    January 12, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    The Obama administration condemned an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist, and Iran threatened Israel with revenge.

    Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz...

  • Iran starts underground nuclear work, condemns American to die

    January 9, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Iranian and Western sources said on Monday Iran had switched on a uranium enrichment plant deep inside a mountain, a momentous step that aggravates Tehran’s nuclear dispute with the West.

    In a separate development that will infuriate Washington, Iran also announced that it had...

  • Iran to fire long-range missiles in drill

    December 30, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Iran will fire long-range missiles during a naval drill in the Gulf on Saturday, a semi-official news agency reported, a show of force at a time when Iran has threatened to close shipping lanes if the West imposes sanctions on its oil exports.

    Iran threatened on Tuesday to stop the...

  • UN nuclear chief says he “must alert world” about Iran

    November 17, 2011 | 7:47 am

    The U.N. nuclear chief said on Thursday it was his duty to “alert the world” about suspected work in Iran to develop atomic bombs, and major powers prepared to intensify the pressure on the Islamic state.

    International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano stressed the need for...

  • UN: Iran worked on nuclear bomb design

    November 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting relevant research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a hard-hitting report on Tehran’s nuclear program likely to raise tensions in the Middle East.

    Citing what it called “credible” information from...

  • Ehud Barak plays down talk of war with Iran

    November 8, 2011 | 8:09 am

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak played down Tuesday speculation that Israel intends to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, saying no decision had been made on embarking on a military operation.

    “War is not a picnic. We want a picnic. We don’t want a war,” Barak told Israel Radio before...

  • German companies slammed for planned participation in Tehran oil show

    April 14, 2011 | 11:10 am

    German companies are drawing criticism for their plans to take part in an oil industry trade show in Tehran.

    Some 60 German companies will attend this weekend’s event in Tehran, which is dedicated to Iran’s energy sector, according to the Stop the Bomb nongovernmental organization...

  • With Egypt in turmoil, Israel rethinks readiness for multi-front war

    February 15, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Although it’s still far from clear how the uprising in Egypt is going to play out, the volatility there is already raising questions in Israel about the Jewish state’s readiness for a war on several fronts.

    The optimistic view in Israel is that a wave of democracy will sweep the...

  • Tehran to Cairo

    By Gina Nahai

    February 2, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    It all looks dauntingly familiar — the spectacle on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt. People in the streets, buildings on fire, a wavering army, a vanishing police force. We saw this 32 years ago, in 1978 and early ’79. That time, it was the Shah who was being forced...

  • This time, I remember

    By Gina Nahai

    November 6, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    We're sitting around my parents' dining room in Century City for Shabbat dinner, and the conversation veers toward our childhoods in Iran.

    My cousin, who's a few years older than I (though you'd never guess it by looking at her, because she has that remarkable ability to forgive the...

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