Lawmakers push White House to tighten pressure on Iran
Congressional leaders prodded the Obama administration Wednesday to tighten the squeeze on Iran's economy, saying that even last year's dramatic sanctions against Iranian banks and oil companies weren't enough to stop the Islamic republic's nuclear ...
Obama administration to tighten pressure on Iran, aide says
Why sanctions on Iran are not working
U.S. Seeks More Ways to Isolate Iran, Treasury's Cohen Says
Iran and US wrestling teams meet in NYC
So there were the United States, Iran and Russia all together Wednesday, hoping the IOC takes to heart the symbolism of the three nations peacefully sharing a wrestling mat. The Americans swept five freestyle matches from the Russians later in the day.
Three Foes Unite to Keep Wrestling in Olympics
US-Russia-Iran axis over Olympic wrestling
US, Iran, Russia unite on the wrestling mat
UN Fails Again to Reach Nuke Probe Deal...
It was the 10th inconclusive meeting between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on the issue over the past year and a half. The IAEA's investigation has stalled for more than five years, with Tehran saying it has answered all questions it ...
Iran nuclear talks in Istanbul show progress remains elusive
UN nuclear talks with Iran fail to end deadlock
IAEA: No Breakthrough in Iran Nuclear Talks - VOA
Iran MPs urge ban on presidential runs by Rafsanjani, Mashaie
DUBAI (Reuters) - Some 100 legislators are demanding a ban on two top independent candidates including ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from Iran's June presidential election in what may be a further move to thwart any brewing challenge to the ...
Iran Hard-Liners Urge Election Ban on Top Rivals
Iranian Officials Threaten Two Candidates for the Presidency
Source: US taking sides in Iran's election
Iran's conservatives divided over presidential candidates
The group is known as principlists, a reference to their support for the founding principles of Iran as an Islamic republic. Despite often having tacit support from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, traditional conservatives have not fared well in recent ...
Iran's Elections Body Can Now Ask Would-Be Presidents For Plans
U.S. Action in Syria Could Sway Iran on Nukes
So here's a suggestion that may sound counterintuitive: A more aggressive U.S. response to proof of Assad's chemical-weapons use may be more likely to defuse the prospects of a regional conflict, in part by swaying Iran to rethink its nuclear ambitions.
Netanyahu meets with Putin in Russia to discuss Syria, Iran
Russia says Iran must attend international Geneva confab on Syria
Lavrov: Iran should participate in conference on Syria, France and the US ...
Raucous Cheers for Iran's Wrestlers in Grand Central Terminal
New York Times (blog)
As my colleague Neil MacFarquhar reported on Tuesday, when American, Iranian and Russian wrestlers visited the United Nations, the match was part of a unified effort by sporting officials from the three nations to save wrestling as an Olympic sport.
Christian Science Monitor
What could finally topple Iran's regime? Earthquakes.
Christian Science Monitor
In the past half-century, earthquakes have directly contributed to the overthrow of at least two authoritarian regimes in Nicaragua and Iran. By exposing government corruption and incompetency, earthquakes wield the ability to inflict political damage ...
Canada won't participate in UN disarmament forum while Iran in charge
OTTAWA -- Canada is once again temporarily turning its back on the United Nations Conference on Disarmament over its selection of a controversial president. Iran take its turn at the helm of the organization later in May, prompting Foreign Affairs ...
Sparks fly as Iran set to lead world disarmament conference
Canada not to attend UN disarmament talks under Iran presidency
Canada to skip disarmament talks in snub to Iran
Stuxnet worm 'increased' Iran's nuclear potential
The report, published in the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) journal, claims the Stuxnet worm exposed vulnerabilities in Iranian enrichment facilities that would otherwise have gone unnoticed, and that production actually went up in the year ...