The 16 female U.S. senators yesterday appealed to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to take "urgent action" with Iran to win the release of imprisoned American scholar Haleh Esfandiari and journalist Parnaz Azima, who has been refused permission to leave the country.
The 16 female U.S. senators appealed to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon yesterday to take "urgent action" with Iran to win the release of imprisoned American scholar Haleh Esfandiari and journalist Parnaz Azima, who has been refused permission to leave the country.
World powers are making a mistake using the U.N. Security Council to pressure Iran over its nuclear program and negotiations are the only way out of the standoff, an influential Iranian cleric said on Friday.
Iran's national security chief Ali Larijani on Friday denied Tehran was promoting the policy of wiping Israel "off the map," blaming a deliberate distortion by the Western media.
Iran said on Friday the United States should admit to the "failure" of its Iraq policies at the upcoming Tehran-Washington meeting on Iraqi security if it wants the talks to make progress.
Iran told the United States on Friday not to meddle in the detention of a US-Iranian scholar jailed in Tehran on accusations of acting against national security.
Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi says Iran's judiciary is preventing her from representing a US-Iranian academic detained in Tehran.
When Democrats took over Congress in January, they vowed to restore "checks and balances" and promised that President Bush would receive no more "blank checks" from Congress. But while Democrats have reasserted Congress's role on the Iraq war, they have yet to responsibly address another pressing security issue: Iran. The Bush administration appears to be seriously contemplating attacking Iran ...
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Sam Brownback are pressuring U.S. companies to stop investing in Iran's oil and gas industries.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said that a military strike on Iran over its nuclear activities would be "catastrophic" and hoped US-Iranian talks this month would reduce tensions.