Fourteen months after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered to talk to Iran, the failure of carrot-and-stick diplomacy to block Tehran's nuclear and regional ambitions is producing a new drumbeat for bolder action, including the possible use of force.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with officials in Iran on Wednesday to seek help in reining in violence in his country, reaching out to a nation the U.S. accuses of fueling Iraq's turmoil by backing Shiite militants.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to Iran on Wednesday for greater cooperation in easing his country's violence, even as the United States has stepped up accusations that Tehran is arming Iraqi Shiite militants.
Iran and North Korea on Wednesday agreed to step up cooperation in the energy sector as the reclusive Asian state's trade minister paid a visit to the fellow arch foe of the United States.
An Iranian minister said he believed the United States had dropped the idea of attacking Iran but wanted to topple its leadership through what he called a "soft revolution."
Iran told Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday it was helping establish security in Iraq, where the U.S. military accuses Tehran of fomenting instability by training and supplying militants.
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Iran and North Korea agreed to strengthen their economic cooperation, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said, citing Iran's Ministry of Commerce.
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Diplomatic talks with Iran are failing to stem the insurgency in neighboring Iraq, the U.S. State Department said, as the military revealed Iranian-linked bomb attacks on troops are increasing.
A terrorist group operating out of southern Iran has been successfully disbanded, Iranian Minister of Intelligence Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said this week.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki held talks in Iran on Wednesday, seeking to shore up security at home, where his government is crumbling and facing U.S. criticism for not doing enough to end sectarian strife.