U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jul 25, 2015

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jonathan Pollard, an American who was convicted of spying for Israel in a sensational espionage case that inflamed public sentiment, could be released from federal prison within months, his lawyer and the Justice Department said Friday. Pollard becomes eligible for parole in November, on ...

Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

Jul 23, 2015

Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

As negotiators were grasping for a landmark nuclear deal, they hit a roadblock over Iran’s once-secret enrichment site at Fordo, a fortified bunker buried deep in a mountainside — potentially impervious to U.S. or Israeli airstrikes. The United States wanted the facility shuttered, but ...

Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, TV host Stewart

Jul 22, 2015

Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, TV host Stewart

President Barack Obama’s campaign to convince Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal led him on Tuesday to a veterans’ convention and “The Daily Show,” where he took jabs at those opposing the agreement. In a back and forth on Comedy Central’s nightly political ...

Jul 20, 2015

Obama sends Iran deal to wary Congress; Netanyahu urges rejection

President Barack Obama’s administration sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on Sunday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an “Iranian terror machine.” In a first concrete sign of European determination ...

Iranian leader vows opposition to U.S. despite nuclear deal

Jul 18, 2015

Iranian leader vows opposition to U.S. despite nuclear deal

Iranian opposition to the “arrogant” United States will not change despite a nuclear deal with world powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday, adding that Tehran remains sharply at odds with U.S. policy in the Middle East. In an address marking the end ...

Jul 16, 2015

U.N. resolution would end Iran sanctions in 10 years

A draft U.N. resolution on the Iran nuclear deal that says U.N. sanctions would “snap back” if Iran fails to meet its obligations also contains a surprise: The crucial mechanism will end in 10 years. The draft states that none of the seven previous ...