Globe and Mail
For Iran 'Breakthrough,' Coalition Cannot Break Down
The word “breakthrough” has been uttered hopefully in anticipation of the meeting May 23 in Baghdad of officials from six world powers and Iran to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program. A positive meeting last month in Istanbul kindled a ...
Iran Ships Oil On Behalf Of Syria -FT
Diplomat: UN experts say Iran sends arms to Syria
Iran defying UN ban by arming Syrian war
Iran Rattles Saber ... Over Google Maps
Iran, irate that Google has removed the name of the Persian Gulf on Google Maps, says it's going to sue the search giant unless the name is restored. Iran apparently means business. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the Associated ...
Iran threatens to sue Google for not labeling Persian Gulf
Iran threatens legal action against Google for not labeling Persian Gulf
Iran threatens to sue Google over dropping Persian Gulf
US envoy to Israel: US ready to strike Iran
JERUSALEM — The US has plans in place to attack Iran if necessary to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel said, days ahead of a crucial round of nuclear talks with Tehran. Dan Shapiro's message resonated Thursday ...
Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down
US Envoy to Israel Says Nation Is Ready on Iran
House adopts hard line on Iran. Would stance move US closer to war?
Iran sanctions: Now or never
Washington Post (blog)
By Jennifer Rubin The next round of “P5+1” talks with Iran are due to restart on May 23. It is widely accepted in Israel, in Congress and among informed foreign policy gurus that the administration will strive mightily to make a deal, any deal, ...
Iran sanctions bill sparks Senate fight
Senate Republicans block Iran sanctions vote
Senators tussle over new Iran sanctions
Iran parliament approves reduced sanction-hit budget
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament on Thursday approved President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's $462 billion annual budget, the official IRNA news agency reported, a drop in real terms from last year as international sanctions took their toll.
Iran's parliament approves $462 billion budget
Iran summons Bahraini diplomat, denies meddling
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Thursday summoned Bahrain's charge d'affaires to complain about a statement from the Gulf country which accused Tehran of violating its sovereignty, state television reported. The diplomatic row started after Tehran criticized ...
Bahrain warns Iran against meddling in its affairs
Challenging Iran's regional influence
Bahrain Warns Iran Against Interference
New York Post
Iranian president Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics
AP May 17, 2012 9:18AM TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that he is eager to attend the Olympic Games in London to support Iranian athletes but that Britain doesn't want to host him. Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA ...
Iran's Ahmadinejad keen to attend London Olympics
Iran's Ahmadinejad wants to attend Olympics
OPEC Sees Sanctions Taking Toll on Iran Oil Production
New York Times
TEHRAN — Iranian oil production, the backbone of the Islamic republic's economy, fell by 12 percent in the first three months of the year and is likely to fall even more, industry experts say, as sanctions make it increasingly hard for the country to ...
G-8 Leaders to Discuss Oil Market as Iran Embargo Nears
S.Korea may limit exports to Iran on payment concerns -sources
Taiwan's March Crude Imports From Iran Surge To 15-Month High
Iran Crude to Japan Said to Face Blocks After Court Order
By Yuji Okada on May 17, 2012 Iranian oil shipments to Japan may be blocked after the bank handling payments on the transactions was ordered by a US court to freeze assets belonging to the Persian Gulf nation, according to two refinery officials with ...
Japan's Biggest Bank Freezes Iran Transactions
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi freezes Iran transactions
Bank of Tokyo-MUFJ stops Iran deals
Russia says action on Syria, Iran may go nuclear
Nuclear-armed Russia has said publicly that it is under no obligation to protect Syria if it is attacked, and analysts and diplomats say Russia would not get involved in military action if Iran were attacked. Russia has adamantly urged Western nations ...