Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Richardson on Wednesday urged the Bush administration to continue a dialogue with Iran as the U.S. tries to thwart the country's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The United States asked Iran to live up to commitments to bring about a stable Iraq, saying it was critical for resuming a dialogue with Tehran on Iraqi security, the State Department said Wednesday.
Democratic presidential contenders Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday the United States should keep talking to Iran as part of an international diplomatic effort to persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Angry demonstrators torched petrol stations and long queues formed at heavily-guarded fuel pumps Wednesday after oil-rich Iran announced the start of fuel rationing, triggering nationwide protests.
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the U.S. and its European allies to delay pursuit of tougher sanctions on Iran while UN inspectors try to break the stalemate over the Islamic government's nuclear work.
Iran is training fighters in Iraq and helping to plan attacks there despite diplomatic pressure for change, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, while violence around the Arab state killed at least 19 people.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Two gas stations were torched early Wednesday in Tehran as angry Iranians protested fuel rationing measures suddenly enforced by the government, while many other Iranians lined up to fill their tanks.
Iran said Wednesday it would consider "with a positive point of view" an Iraqi request for a new round of Iranian-American talks, but only after the United States responds to the invitation.
Democratic presidential contender Bill Richardson believes the United States must reach out to moderate elements in Iranian society if it is to defuse a standoff between the two countries over Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Iran is awaiting a US response on the eventual resumption of dialogue about security in Iraq, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Wednesday.