Iranian president: US should end 'maximum pressure' policy
NEW YORK (AP) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States on Thursday to "cease this policy of maximum pressure" on his nation, saying it was driving the possibility of negotiations even further away Rouhani stuck to his insistence that U.S. sanctions must be lifted before he would talk with U.S. President Donald Trump, although he did not explicitly rule out such a meeting if they remain in place. He spoke about discussions with the leaders of France, Japan and Pakistan about…
Incoming top EU diplomat commits to save Iran nuclear deal
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Spaniard set to become the European Union's point-man in Iran says the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran must be preserved During a parliamentary confirmation hearing to become the next EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell said Monday that "we have to keep this agreement alive in order to defend our interests, our security and avoid something worse." Borrell, who is currently foreign…
Sen. Marsha Blackburn: 'Maximum pressure' on Iran must be in place following drone attack
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn said she still has hope for a diplomatic resolution, after President Donald Trump stopped a planned attack on Iran after a U.S. drone was shot down.
How Popular Is Iran in Lebanon?
Iran’s hard power in Lebanon is well-known. At its beck and call is the Hezbollah militia, the powerful military force...
Iran Must Be Priority Number One
JNS.org – For a moment, it seemed that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would dominate the UN General Assembly, as well as the...
Why Iran Funds Palestinian Terrorists
The message that Iran is sending to Palestinian families is: "If you want money and a good life, send your children to die on the border with Israel." This is a message that is likely to reverberate far and wide among Arabs, well beyond the Palestinians.
Iran’s Grip on Gaza and Israel’s Dilemma
The latest short, intense flare up of violence between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza appears to have concluded. … So should the latest confrontation be simply filed away as a passing episode in a seemingly endless, if mostly contained conflict? Not quite. Israel’s central dilemma regarding Hamas-controlled Gaza can be discerned behind Israeli decision making in […]
US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy
Rooting for President Trump to fail in his policy with Iran means calling for empowering and emboldening a theocratic regime that has consistently threatened "Death to America" -- with nukes, presumably, if it had the capability, which it is busy acquiring.
Iranian nuke deal legitimizes a top global menace
Iran is a top state sponsor of terrorism, and its nuked-up Islamic republic could destroy the free world, writes our columnist.
How to Write Iranian-America, or The Last Essay
“The essay will feel like it’s killing you and the ending will not be what you thought it might be.”
How to make sure Iran gets the bomb
Netanyahu keeps emphasizing the importance of preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but I think his approach, if adopted, would all but ensure that Iran does get such weapons.
Russia-Iran arms talk: $10 billion
We have been writing for some time that we expect Iran, with its new-found billions courtesy of the Obama administration, to embark on an arms-buying spree from Russia. RIA reports in Moscow on Monday that Russia and Iran are discussing the delivery of T-90 tanks, artillery, planes and helicopters.
Iran’s regime could fall apart. What happens then?
No one is asking — and, as far as I can tell, no one is thinking about what comes next if the regime does collapse.
US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States abruptly called off preparations for a military strike against Iran over the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, a U.S. official said, while Iran
Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying
The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.
13 dead as plane crashes 'at wrong airport' in Iran
The Boeing 707, which was carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan, skidded off a runway after an emergency landing at Fath airport in the town of Safadasht, near the Iranian capital of Tehran.
Heartbreaking images reveal the devastating effects of drought on Iran
Documentary photographer, Mohammad Baghal Asghari travelled to the Kerman Province in Iran to capture the devastating results of drought in Iran.
Inside Iran: What life's really like
As diplomacy with the U.S. takes shape, CNN's Jim Scuitto reports on how economic sanctions affect the people of Iran.
How Iran is feeling the bite of US sanctions
The question on everyone's mind remains: What happens now?
What should presidential candidates say about Iran?
They need to show how calm and deliberate they are.