Iran mulls plan to move capital from Tehran
Iran's official news agency IRNA said on Tuesday that politicians had accepted outlines of the proposal with 110 out of 214 present lawmakers supporting it. The chamber has 290 seats. Under the plan, a council would be set up and spend two years ...
Iran Parliament Mulls Changing Country's Capital
Iran's parliament mulls moving capital from Tehran
UK ex-foreign secretary due in Iran in January: MP
In sending goods to Iran, Dubai weighs competing interests
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — After suffering steep declines in trade starting in 2012, seaborne transfer of goods between Iran and Dubai is picking up again, highlighting the U.A.E.'s delicate balancing act in maintaining important commercial ties ...
Remember Pastor Saeed as he marks his second Christmas imprisoned in Iran
This Christmas, Remember Pastor Saeed. Remember the Persecuted Church. This is the second Christmas that Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, will spend in an Iranian prison. His only crime? His Christian faith. Last Christmas, Pastor Saeed was locked ...
OPINIONThis Christmas, don't forget pastor jailed in Iran
Iran in 2014: Don't expect Rouhani to transform Iran
The past year was a time for change in Iran. Iranians went to the polls and elected Hassan Rouhani who, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's eight year interlude, returned Iran's presidency to the reformists. Rouhani's diplomatic charm offensive, telephone call ...
What Should the US Ask from Iran?
The Obama administration's decision to sign a deal with Iran has brought the differences between the U.S. and Israel on the issue of the Islamist regime's nuclear ambitions out into the open. Much of the debate about the question has focused on the ...
Iran's Rouhani eyes rebuilding relations with United States
But vows never to give up right to nuclear energy
Has Iran really changed?
Exclusive: Iran official got job in Khamenei conglomerate after approving deal
By Babak Dehghanpisheh. (Reuters) - In the fall of 2009, two of Iran's most powerful entities teamed up to participate in the largest deal in the history of the country's stock exchange. The partners were the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's ...
This $7 Billion Deal Shows Who Really Runs Iran
Pentagon Probes Firm for Violation of Iran Rules
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The Pentagon's criminal investigations arm is probing one of the American military's largest suppliers in Afghanistan over allegations that it violated U.S. law by moving supplies through Iran, the Defense Department told lawmakers.
Increasing Sanctions on Iran
National Review Online (blog)
And it was sanctions, and the threat of increased sanctions, that surely drove Iran's leaders to the negotiating table where they hammered out an interim agreement with Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva in November. That agreement, however, left ...
Iran favors nuclear diplomacy with world powers: Iran official
Iran's Khamenei nabs top spot on list of Top 10 Anti-Israel figures
Iran wants nuclear negotiations to continue: Leader's advisor
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Thinking About Iran in 2013, by Thinking About China in 1971
When considering the next steps with Iran, we should think less about Nazi Germany (the frequent P.M. Netanyahu parallel) or North Korea (a parallel often made by opponents of a deal), and more about the China of Chairman Mao. Other people have made ...
A 'Nixon to China' Moment with Iran?
Vanishing Adviser Reappears as Iran Policy Player
In between, Sullivan secretly jetted to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman to meet with officials from Iran, people familiar with the trip said. The July 2012 meeting is one of the Obama administration's earliest known face-to-face contacts with Iran ...