More Iran Articles

  • 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.

  • Obama not concerned enough about nuclear terrorism

    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: "I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."

  • Iran's leader urges regional unity in Afghan visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In his first visit to Afghanistan as Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani called for regional unity Thursday as regional leaders celebrated the Persian New Year in Kabul. Rouhani is visiting at a crucial time for Afghanistan, with national elections being held in just...

  • Iran demands Pakistan free abducted guards

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president phoned the Pakistani prime minister Wednesday to demand "serious action" to free border guards abducted by al-Qaida-affiliated militants that operate in the lawless frontier area, the official news agency reported. The agency says Hassan Rouhani told...

  • Obama shouldn't expect a warm reception in Riyadh

    President Obama has spent this week bingeing on diplomacy, but he cannot be drunk on success. There's very little to show for his days in Europe other than a few joint statements that were forgotten as soon as the press releases were handed out. Friday's meeting with Saudi King Abdullah bin...

  • Examiner Editorial: Russia, China navies grow as U.S. swabbies tally traffic tickets

    It was just a few weeks ago that Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced, according to The Guardian, that his country “planned to increase its military projection abroad, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.” The next day, Russia's Viktor Leonov docked in Havana. The Guardian...

  • Opposing lawlessness, at home and abroad

    Since Teddy Roosevelt counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” U.S. presidents have mostly followed his advice, cautioning adversaries to resolve conflicts peacefully or suffer consequences. Even President Carter brandished America's big stick upon learning that bad things happen...

  • Iran leader: Improved economy can fight sanctions

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader said Friday that his nation can best counter Western sanctions by strengthening its economy and rallied Iranians to exert "extraordinary efforts" to take their country forward. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei' remarks came in his annual speech for the Persian New...

  • UN: Iran complying with interim nuclear deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. says Iran is curbing its atomic activities in line with a preliminary deal made in January. A restricted report says Tehran has not resumed its previous enrichment of uranium to just a technical step from the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and continues to reduce...

  • Obama: Nuke deal can open opportunities for Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. Even as negotiations on the accord continued, the Obama administration issued an order Thursday allowing U.S. academic institutions to operate...



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