News headlines for “Iran”, page 2

  1. U.S. Iran Hawks in Congress in Some Disarray

    Hopes by Iran hawks here to get the U.S. Congress to wield the threat of a U.S. military attack on the Islamic Republic on the eve of next week's critical negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme appear to have fallen unexpectedly short.

  2. GEORGIA: Tbilisi Walks Diplomatic High Wire on Iranian Nuclear Issue

    Georgia is clearly the closest U.S. ally in the South Caucasus, moving in lockstep with American interests on just about every foreign policy issue — except one: Iran.

  3. IAEA Parchin Demand Puts Iran Cooperation Pact at Risk

    In meetings with Iranian officials in Vienna this week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) apparently intends to hold up agreement on a plan for Iran's full cooperation in clarifying allegations of covert nuclear weapons work by insisting that it must first let the nuclear agency visit Parchin military base.

  4. IAEA Refuses Iran Cooperation Pact Until After Parchin Visit

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano has signaled that there will be no IAEA agreement with Iran in the meetings in Vienna Monday and Tuesday on the terms for Iranian cooperation in clarifying issue of alleged nuclear weapons work.

  5. U.S. Treasury Claim of Iran-Al-Qaeda 'Secret Deal' Is Discredited

    The U.S. Treasury Department's claim of a 'secret deal' between Iran and Al-Qaeda, which had become a key argument by right-wing activists who support war against Iran, has been discredited by former intelligence officials in the wake of publication of documents from Osama bin Laden's files revealing a high level of antagonism between Al-Qaeda and Iran.

  6. IRAN: The Strange Case of Saeed Mortazavi

    After weeks of wrangling between the Iranian parliament and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over the appointment of a highly controversial former judge to direct the country's Social Security Organisation, the parliament has once again failed to impose its will on the president.

  7. U.S. Sets Israel in the Election Mood

    If on Sep. 4, exit polls confirm what opinion polls currently predict — the reinstatement of a right-wing government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu — Israelis might still ask themselves, what was this general election about?

  8. OP-ED: Nobel Laureates and Students Discuss Role of Women in Human Rights

    Last week, in a lecture hall at the University of Illinois Chicago, 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi took a reality many of us working in human rights know well, and drove it home with a story from her own nation, a land her government says she is no longer allowed to call home.

  9. U.S.: Israeli Dissent May Create More Space for Iran Nuclear Deal

    The threat of a military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities this year appears to have substantially subsided over the past several weeks as a result of several developments, including the biting criticisms voiced recently by former top national security figures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defence minister, Ehud Barak.

  10. U.S.: New Steps by Obama to Curb Atrocities in Syria, Elsewhere

    In a major speech commemmorating the Nazi Holocaust, U.S. President Barack Obama Monday announced several steps his administration will take to curb mass atrocities abroad, including in Syria where he is under continuing pressure to intervene with military force.

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