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  • Congress puts fate of Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador in Obama's hands

    The White House isn't saying whether President Obama will sign legislation designed to block a visa for Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations, but spokesman Jay Carney predicted the crisis would have "no impact" on the ongoing nuclear talks. The legislation cleared the House by unanimous...

  • Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in remarks carried by the state RIA Novosti news agency...

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Speaking for the six, EU...

  • US says Iran's pick for UN envoy is 'not viable'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new U.N. envoy is "not viable," a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country. American officials objected to the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of his...

  • Iran sends Syria 30,000 tons of food supplies

    BEIRUT (AP) — Iran delivered 30,000 tons of food supplies to Syria on Tuesday to help the government deal with shortages due to the civil war, state media said. As the announcement came that the massive shipment arrived at a Mediterranean port, state TV also reported that government forces...

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran. The...

  • Ted Cruz wins top Dem backing to block Iran's U.N. envoy from U.S.

    In a rare sign of Senate bipartisanship, several top Democrats including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy backed conservative Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to block Iran's new United Nations ambassador, involved in the 1979 holding of American diplomats for 444 days, from U.S. soil.

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences

    VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. With less than three months to go before an informal July deadline, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad...

  • Report: Pakistani vessels at Iranian naval drill

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is reporting that Pakistani naval vessels have arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming naval maneuver. The report Sunday by IRNA quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet will have "presence" in the...

  • Senators urge US to deny visa to Iran ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine Republican senators have written to President Barack Obama urging him to deny a visa to a former hostage-taker who is Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations. The senators said Thursday that the United States should not allow entry to an individual who...

  • Ted Cruz demands Obama block Iran's new U.N envoy, 'a known terrorist'

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined in the outrage of many former Americans held hostage in Tehran for 444 days 35 years ago over Iran’s move to make one of the hostage handlers its next ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Offering Jonathan Pollard to Israel is a desperate act to keep phony 'peace' talks alive

    It's not an April Fool's joke, but it should be: A deal appears to be in the works to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from prison in exchange for Israeli concessions to keep peace talks going with the Palestinians. Reports suggest the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • 'It was important for us to suffer,' say Christians imprisoned in Iran

    On Sunday, two remarkable Christian women, Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, spoke at our church, describing their harrowing tale of imprisonment by the Iranian regime because of their Christian faith. Both were raised in Muslim homes in Iran but never embraced Islam. As young adults,...

  • Museum items can't be seized to pay Iran judgment

    CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of a 1997 terrorist bombing blamed partly on Iran can't seize thousands of relics from U.S. museums to pay a $412 million judgment against the Iranian government, a federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday. The case targeting the Persian antiquities at the Field Museum...

  • Editorial cartoon: Nuclear arms

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.



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