Nov 25, 2013

Iran deal could complicate U.S. foreign policy efforts in Mideast

As it continues to juggle balls through seemingly never-ending foreign policy crises, the Obama administration finally has brought one safely to ground, at least temporarily. The historic agreement reached Sunday with Iran marks a decisive moment in U.S.-Iranian relations and a potentially significant achievement ...

Obama, wary Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear deal: White House

Nov 25, 2013

Obama, wary Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear deal: White House

President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to discuss an international nuclear deal with Iran that has threatened to raise tensions between the close allies, the White House said. Just hours after the six world powers clinched the historic agreement ...

U.S. Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if nuclear deal fails

Nov 25, 2013

U.S. Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if nuclear deal fails

U.S. lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart. In an early morning announcement, Tehran agreed Sunday ...

Nov 25, 2013

Canada vows to keep all sanctions in place following deal in Geneva

Canada vowed Sunday to keep its sanctions regime against Iran after a preliminary deal on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program, calling for a more conclusive accord. Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program for the next six months in exchange for limited sanctions relief, ...

Major powers reach deal with Iran to freeze nuclear program

Nov 24, 2013

Major powers reach deal with Iran to freeze nuclear program

A deal has been reached between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, the French and Iranian foreign ministers said early Sunday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “Yes, we have ...

Bombers in Beirut attack on Iranian embassy identified

Nov 24, 2013

Bombers in Beirut attack on Iranian embassy identified

Lebanese authorities say they have identified the two men who launched a double suicide attack on the Iranian Embassy, which killed 25 people in Hezbollah’s southern Beirut bastion last week. Relatives of one of the men said he was a supporter of al-Qaida and ...

Nov 24, 2013

Security, humor mark Iranian nuclear talks

by John Heilprin

The first hurdle facing the world’s top diplomats as they try to play architects of a new Iranian nuclear order is running the gantlet of media staking out the hotel protected by a phalanx of security and an armored vehicle. Each diplomat took a ...