A senior U.S. official challenged Iran's hard-line president Thursday over his claim that Iranians are immune from further U.N. sanctions, saying such action is in the works unless Tehran meets demands to curb its nuclear program.
Robert Gates questioned the credibility of Iran?s pledge to stem the flow of high-powered explosives into Iraq as the number of roadside bombs declined in recent months.
Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a letter to President George W. Bush on Thursday warning he has no authority from Congress for an attack on Iran, setting off a new round of fighting with Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama.
In an interview, Barack Obama made clear that forging a new relationship with Iran would be part of a broad effort to stabilize Iraq in his administration.
Democrat Barack Obama introduced a Senate resolution late Thursday that says President Bush does not have authority to use military force against Iran, the latest move in a debate with presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton about how to respond to that country's nuclear ambitions.
Democrat Barack Obama is offering a Senate resolution that says President Bush does not have authority to use military force against Iran, the latest move in a debate with presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton about how to respond to that country's nuclear ambitions.
Russia and China have been blocking tough U.N. sanctions against Iran for months, the United States said on Thursday, but major powers will seek to impose them if Iran does not halt nuclear work within two weeks.
Thirty US senators wrote to President George W. Bush Thursday, warning he had no authority to launch military action against Iran, and expressing concern about the administration's "provocative" rhetoric.
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany will discuss imposing a third round of sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program on Friday.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and 29 other senators wrote to President Bush on Thursday to tell him he has no congressional authority for war with Iran — and sparked debate among the Democratic presidential candidates.