The United States threatened new UN sanctions to punish Iran's nuclear drive as it ratcheted up tensions with the biggest display of naval power in the Gulf in years.
Iran is making substantial advances in uranium enrichment in defiance of world demands, U.N. monitors said on Wednesday, opening the way to harsher sanctions against Tehran over fears it is seeking atom bombs.
The U.N. nuclear monitor reported notable advances in Iran's uranium enrichment program Wednesday while warning for the first time that its knowledge of the country's nuclear activities was shrinking.
U.S. intelligence agencies warned senior members of the Bush administration in early 2003 that invading Iraq could create internal conflict that would give Iran and al-Qaida new opportunities to expand their influence, according to an upcoming Senate report.
The United States Wednesday threatened new UN sanctions to punish Iran's nuclear drive and urged US allies in Europe and Asia to isolate the defiant Islamic republic.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday Iran was expanding its uranium enrichment program in defiance of international demands, opening the way to harsher sanctions against Tehran over fears it is seeking atom bombs.
Iran recently imprisoned a fourth person of dual Iranian and American citizenship, the man's family and colleagues told CNN on Wednesday
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. will seek greater pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions than Britain, France and Germany want, diplomats said after the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said existing sanctions aren't working.
Iran has imprisoned an Iranian American affiliated with George Soros' Open Society Institute, the foundation said on Wednesday, marking the fourth dual citizen to be detained in Iran in recent months.
Iran has detained an Iranian-American consultant working for George Soros' Open Society Institute, the latest U.S. citizen connected to a non-governmental organization to be seized in the country, the institute said Wednesday.