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  • Iranian foreign minister: Keep Iraq intact

    Iran's foreign minister said a break-up of Iraq would be "short-sighted," and urged to keep its neighbor whole.

  • Israeli prime minister urges strong nuclear deal with Iran as negotiations begin

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored the United States and other world leaders to insist on a strong deal with Iran regarding their nuclear program. Netanyahu, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," said negotiators should aim to model the long-term Iranian deal currently being discussed...

  • Hagel: US aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. knows Russia and Iran are providing fighter aircraft to help Iraq combat Islamic extremists, but Washington is not coordinating assistance with either Russia or Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel was asked at a Pentagon news conference about...

  • Iran wants to greatly expand uranium enrichment

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran said Wednesday it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment program despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms. The position outlined by Iranian nuclear agency head Ali Akbar Salehi appeared to be the most detailed yet of what Tehran wants at its...

  • Diplomats: Iran nuke talks make little progress

    VIENNA (AP) — Talks over Iran's nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting U.S.-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats said Monday. As negotiations move closer to a July 20 target date for a deal, both sides are trying to...

  • Iran pushes back against US demands at nuke talks

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is pushing back against U.S. demands for concessions as negotiators haggle over what curbs Tehran must accept on its nuclear program to win an end to the sanctions choking its economy. Both Iran and the six world powers it is talking with hope to seal a deal by July 20. But...

  • Kerry: Time running short for Iran nuke agreement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says time is running out for Iran to negotiate a comprehensive agreement on its nuclear program. In a Washington Post opinion piece late Monday, Kerry says the July 20 deadline is fast approaching and that Tehran's leaders face a choice: "They...

  • Iran resumes auto exports to Russia

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began exporting automobiles to Russia for the first time in five years on Sunday, after meeting upgraded emission standards, the country's largest auto manufacturer said. Workers at Iran-Khodro's factory in Tehran loaded the first shipment, which includes Samand and...

  • Iran says sanctions hinder fight against drugs

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's interior minister said Thursday international sanctions imposed over the country's nuclear program have hindered its ability to fight drug smuggling. Iran lies on a major trafficking route between Afghanistan and Europe, as well as the Persian Gulf states. Large...

  • Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge. The Asiatic cheetah, an equally fast cousin of the African cat, once ranged from the Red Sea...

  • Women defy Iranian regime to watch World Cup matches in public

    Iranian women are defying the morality laws and secret police of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in order to cheer on their country's soccer team in the World Cup.

  • Iran lawmakers approve birth-control surgeries ban

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday criminalizing birth-control surgeries amid a drop in the country's population, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. The agency said 106 lawmakers out of 207 voted for the bill, which would imprison those convicted of...

  • Iran signals may accept snap nuclear inspections

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian nuclear official says the country may accept snap inspections of its atomic facilities should Iran and world powers reach a final agreement over Tehran's contentious nuclear program. In 2003, Iran accepted the so-called "additional protocol" of snap inspections...

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama juggles Iraq, Iran alright, but IRS scandal 'stinks'

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama's slumping poll numbers aren't “devastating,” and warns that the Internal Revenue Service scandal stinks.

  • Questions for President Obama

    A few questions for President Obama. At your press conference, you said, "It is in our national security interest not to see an all-out civil war in Iraq." If that is the case, why did you withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011? Were you motivated by something other than U.S. national...



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