Mossad played down Iran nuclear situation

World / Politics Feb 24, 2015

Mossad played down Iran nuclear situation

Israel's Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran's nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations just a few weeks earlier, according to a purported secret cable published Monday by two ...

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

World / Politics Feb 21, 2015

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

The White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world in what has become a nasty grudge match. There are ...

World / Politics Feb 20, 2015

Liberal Democrats ask Boehner to postpone Netanyahu address

Almost two dozen liberal Democrats on Thursday asked the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress next month. "It appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political ...

World / Politics Feb 14, 2015

Iranian leader Khamenei sent Obama secret letter: report

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to overtures from U.S. President Barack Obama amid nuclear talks by sending him a secret letter, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Citing an Iranian diplomat, the paper said the Iranian cleric had written to Obama in ...

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

World / Politics Feb 9, 2015

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old standoff nears its end-game. Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed the concern ...

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

World Jan 29, 2015

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

A disgruntled former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro ...