Fake U.S. aircraft carrier the target in latest Iranian drills

Feb 26, 2015

Fake U.S. aircraft carrier the target in latest Iranian drills

With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf. The nationally televised show of force by the country’s ...

Feb 23, 2015

Iran forming 'third front' against Israel on Golan: Netanyahu

Iran is seeking to open a “third front” against Israel using Hezbollah fighters on the Syrian Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu said Tehran’s attempts to entrench itself along Israel’s borders was one of the biggest emerging security threats facing ...

Dec 30, 2014

Obama doesn't rule out having embassy in Iran

While President Barack Obama has not ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program. Obama was asked in an NPR ...

Dec 4, 2013

Keep low economic profile in Iran, Einhorn urges

A former U.S. State Department official who had been tasked with overseeing sanctions on Iran is urging Japan to refrain from engaging in economic activities there for now in line with steps aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear activities. “I think for this six-month period, ...

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.

Nov 11, 2013

Japan, Iran pledge continued efforts on nuclear issue

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, agreed Sunday that their countries will continue efforts for an early resolution of issues related to Iran’s nuclear program. Kishida urged Tehran to join the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the International Atomic Energy ...