Nov 29, 2013

Upholding the Iran nuclear deal

The six-month accord that Iran struck with six Western countries on Nov. 23 gives it a chance to dispel international concerns about its nuclear program while improving the lives of its citizens.

Iran invites U.N. experts to Arak heavy water plant

Nov 28, 2013

Iran invites U.N. experts to Arak heavy water plant

The head of the U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has invited its experts to inspect a facility linked to a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for up to two atomic weapons a year once it’s completed. Yukiya Amano of the U.N.’s International Atomic ...

Iran nuclear deal faces test with hard-liners

| Nov 27, 2013

Iran nuclear deal faces test with hard-liners

Even before Iran’s envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Hassan Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: selling the give and take to his country’s powerful insider interests led by the ...

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

Nov 27, 2013

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

One hundred days into his first term as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani offered an upbeat progress report to the country Tuesday, two days after a nuclear deal with world powers gave his young administration a much-needed boost. “We pride ourselves on being accountable to ...

Nov 27, 2013

Deal divides Americans held captive in hostage crisis

To some of the Americans subjected to mock executions and other torment during more than a year as hostages in Iran three decades ago, it seems like a mistake to trust the regime in Tehran to keep its promises in a nuclear deal brokered ...

| Nov 26, 2013

Sunni-Shiite divide in Mideast near violent boiling point

Relations between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East could plunge to new lows as the violence in Syria worsens and sectarian rhetoric looms in upcoming Iraqi elections, experts say. Fears of worsening ties came as Shiites commemorated an anniversary of the symbolic ...