A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday televised "confessions" of two detained American-Iranians proved a U.S.-backed plot to carry out a "velvet revolution" using intellectuals to topple Iran's clerical establishment.
Israel on Friday denounced an alliance between Iran and Syria that it said cast doubts on Syrian peace intentions, following a visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Damascus.
Western powers have quietly put off efforts to toughen United Nations sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program until September in hopes of improved cooperation with U.N. inspectors, European diplomats say.
Using methods that hark back to the years following Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Iranian state-run television on Wednesday night broadcast what it called "confessions" of two Iranian-American academics accused of undermining the regime.
What does Japan and Iran have in common? Japan has nuclear power plants and Iran is on its way to acquiring nuclear technology. Japan is prone to powerful earthquakes, and so is Iran. This is where the similarities end.
Two Iranian-American scholars detained in Iran since May on national security charges have been shown on Iranian television suggesting that they were part of a plan to try to overthrow the government. But critics say that the 'confessions' were made under duress.
U.S.-Iran talks regarding Iraq would represent a return to the negotiations that began in May. The U.S. has accused Iran of helping the insurgents in Iraq.
NEW YORK, July 20 - Iran's decision to switch some dollar-based oil revenues to the Japanese yen was negative for U.S. government bond market sentiment, but would not make a dent on the flow of petrodollars into Treasuries.
LONDON — Germany is investigating scores of companies suspected of aiding Iran's nuclear program. Officials said 50 German companies may have been involved in the sale dual-use systems and material required for Iran's nuclear project.
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey criticized India's friendliness with Iran and demands on Washington in its talks for a U.S.-India nuclear pact.