Major world powers launched a new round of talks on Wednesday to consider a third series of sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program although the United States expects negotiations to be tough.
Mohamed ElBaradei should insist that Iran do what the U.N. Security Council has ordered: Suspend enrichment and answer all questions.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said here Wednesday that Iran's standoff with Western powers over its nuclear program is heading toward a "confrontation."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exchanged sharp words Wednesday as the Bush administration tried to cement support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs.
The Bush administration moved Wednesday to cement international support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs and rebuked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for declaring the issue "closed."
The US Senate on Wednesday called for Iran's Revolutionary Guards to be officially designated as a "foreign terrorist organization," one day after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov clashed over sanctions against Iran's nuclear program at a meeting of world powers on Wednesday, participants said.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have faced ridicule in the United States by suggesting there were no homosexuals in Iran, but he won praise at home on Wednesday for taking his country's case to "the Lion's Den."
One of Iran's top reform politicians said Wednesday that demonizing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — such as in this week's Columbia University forum — only strengthens hard-liners' hand as Iranians rally around their otherwise unpopular leader.
Iran angrily condemned on Wednesday as "worthless and invalid" a vote by the US House of Representatives branding its elite Revolutionary Guards force as a terrorist organization.