Iran reaches out on Twitter at Christmas
(CNN) -- Another sign of new rapprochement with Western culture, or a cynical public relations ploy? Iran's top leaders used Twitter to send Christmas greetings that praised Jesus, continuing a new era of social media outreach by a government ...
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani sends Christmas message to Pope Francis on ...
Iran's Rouhani Eyes Rebuilding Relations With US
Iran's Khazaei: World powers behind insecurity
Los Angeles Times
Iran lawmakers threaten nuclear speed-up if Congress adds sanctions
Los Angeles Times
... updated, as indicated below. December 25, 2013, 11:20 a.m.. TEHRAN -- More than a third of Iran's parliament has signed on to a bill ordering an acceleration of the country's nuclear program if Congress follows through with new sanctions, lawmakers ...
Iran Lawmakers Introduce Uranium-Enrichment Bill
Iranian MPs push urgent bill to increase uranium enrichment to 60%
Iran lawmakers draft uranium-enrichment bill
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 ...
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 ...
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 considers plan to move capital from Tehran
Iran Parliament Mulls Changing Country's Capital
Iran Considers Moving Capital From Tehran
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 ...
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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?
Iranian MPs propose bill to enrich uranium up to 60 percent
The bill could bring Tehran into direct conflict with the major powers that reached an interim agreement with Iran in Geneva last month, requiring Tehran to suspend its enrichment of higher grade uranium. However, Iran's most powerful authority Supreme ...
Why Iran Is the Country to Watch in 2014
The big story of 2014 will be Iran. Of course, the big story of the early 21st century will never stop being US-China, but it's in 2014 that we will know whether a comprehensive accord transcending the Iranian nuclear program is attainable; and in this ...
The US-Iran compromise on Afghanistan
Pentagon Probes Supplier for Using Iran Supply Route
Iran's Rouhani eyes rebuilding relations with United States
"We are striving to avoid new burdens on relations between Iran and the United States and also to remove the tensions that we have inherited," said Rouhani, who has promised to reduce Tehran's isolation and to win an easing of sanctions. Tehran and ...
But vows never to give up right to nuclear energy
What Should the US Ask from Iran?
US wants Iran deal to have sanctions triggers