Netanyahu turns to Iran after narrow election win
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's parliamentary election, shrugging off surprise losses to centre-left challengers and vowing on Wednesday to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. However ...
Israel's top priority is stopping Iran gaining nuclear weapons says Netanyahu
Netanyahu says preventing nuclear Iran his primary challenge
Iran, the Palestinians, the US: issues the new Israeli government must tackle
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Iran Currency Falls Further on Concerns Over Bank
New York Times
Iran's currency, weakened by Western sanctions and economic mismanagement, has fallen further in value over the past few days in an apparent reaction to a leadership problem at the Central Bank that has stirred new concerns about political tensions, ...
Report: Iran's central bank governor dismissed by audit court
Tussle over Iran central bank governor
Iran Court Fires Central Bank Head for Withdrawals, IRNA Says
Ali Naderi Execution: Iran Juvenile Hanging Slammed By UN Rights Office
GENEVA -- The U.N. human rights office on Tuesday accused Iran of breaking international law by executing a juvenile offender. A spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said the Geneva-based agency was "deeply dismayed" about ...
Can Israel Live With A Nuclear Iran?
But others argue that Israel could live with a nuclear Iran because the Israelis have such a powerful military of their own, including nuclear capabilities. In addition, an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities could unleash a cascade of events ...
Turning 'sworn enemies' into 'durable friends': a message to Iran?
Israel Elections 2013: Iran is a Shadow Looming Over These Elections
Iran and the cyber Cold War
Iran's president scoffs at Western sanctions
Last week, Ahmadinejad said Iran must move away from dependence on oil revenues to overcome Western sanctions that have slowed the economy and disrupted foreign trade. Iran has long depended on oil sales for about 80 percent of its foreign currency ...
McFeatters: Iran will invent world domination
China's Iran oil imports in December 2012 hit 2.5 mt: Report
Iran boasts of long-term oil potential
Iran may use UN nuclear talks to seek leverage with big powers
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran may be holding back from working with a U.N. investigation into its nuclear program to use it as a bargaining chip in pursuit of significant sanctions relief or other concessions in broader negotiations with world powers. That ...
Jewish Daily Forward
Obama's Moment of Truth on Iran - by Reza Marashi
Foreign Policy (blog)
As Barack Obama begins his second term as president, the United States faces a moment of truth in its slow-burning conflict with Iran. Fortunately, re-elected presidents have a unique mandate to pursue game-changing policies -- and Obama has a ...
Obama Gives Iran Clues in Soaring Inaugural Speech
The Guardian (blog)
Iran wants a nuclear deal, not war
The Guardian (blog)
There is no conclusive evidence that Iran has made any effort to build the bomb since 2003, and Iran's leadership has not yet made a political decision to do so. In contrast, Israel is not a signatory to the NPT, has not permitted the IAEA even a ...
Iran narrows gaps between two talks
Iran nuclear advisor sets out 'maximalist' stance as Iran mulls new talks
UN nuclear agency says Iran talks moved to February 13
Canadian court to Iran: Pay hostages' legal bill
In a blow to Iran's diplomatic immunity, Ontario's Court of Appeal has ordered the country to pay court costs to Americans once held hostage by Iranian-backed terrorists, despite Tehran's claim that it is unaccountable to Canadian courts. The highly ...
An American Pastor on Trial in Iran: Where's the Obama Administration?
National Review Online (blog)
Back in December, I posted about an American pastor, Saeed Abedini, imprisoned and abused in Iran. The Revolutionary Guard seized him and held him in one of Iran's most notorious prisons, accusing him of unspecified “national security” crimes. Before ...
Group: US pastor is shut out of his trial in Iran
American Pastor Barred from Iranian Trial - Unable to Address Bogus Charges
Wife: Jailed American Pastor Still Held in Iran