White House: US won't issue visa for Iran's newly named UN envoy
(CNN) -- The United States has told Iran that it will not issue a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, the Islamic republic's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, the White House says. Press secretary Jay Carney made the announcement at Friday's White ...
White House: No visa for Iran's UN ambassador pick
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Iran steps up pace of executions as it courts West
Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony celebrating the Persian New Year, Nowruz at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 27, 2014. In his first visit to Afghanistan as Iran's president, Rouhani has called for ...
Iran Secretly Convicted Former Marine, Lawyer Says
New York Times
Mr. Tabatabaei, who is well connected to Iran's highest leaders, provided the information in a series of interviews this week at his West Tehran office. They were the first authoritative disclosures in more than two years about the status of Mr ...
Family: Ex-US Marine convicted in Iran, sentenced to 10 years prison
Former US Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran: report
Marine veteran imprisoned in Iran secretly convicted, handed 10-year sentence ...
Are Iran and Israel Trading Places?
New York Times
STANFORD, Calif. — Although the Israeli and Iranian governments have been virtually at war with each other for decades, the two countries have much in common. Both are home to some of the oldest civilizations on earth, and both are primarily non-Arab ...
Iran's UN ambassador pick accused in political assassination
FoxNews.com. Facebook0 Twitter0 Gplus0. The man Iran intends to send to America as its new United Nations ambassador is accused of helping organize the political assassination of an Iranian dissident in Italy, but has never been charged by authorities.
International Business Times
Tehran protesters demand that Iran retain its nuclear program
Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN — Protesters at a boisterous rally after Friday prayers demanded that Iran retain its nuclear “rights,” as the public voiced its displeasure with the lack of concrete results from ongoing negotiations with world powers. Echoing earlier comments ...
Study: Iran's military capabilities do not match its ambitions
US needs to plan for the day after an Iran deal
In Defense Of Ultimatums For Iran
White House denies visa to Iran's pick for UN ambassador
White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed to the newswire on Friday afternoon that Hamid Aboutalebi — Iran's recent pick as envoy to the UN — will not be granted an American visa, effectively barring him from beginning his ambassadorship.
Christian Science Monitor
Iran's oil exports surge above West's sanctions cap: IEA
Under an interim deal signed in November between Iran and six world powers - known as the P5+1 - that came into effect on January 20, Iran's exports are supposed to be held to an average 1 million bpd through July 20. Tough international sanctions over ...
Iran likely exporting higher crude oil volumes than allowed, says IEA
Iran boosts oil output despite Western sanctions
Iran Feb Oil Shipments Highest Since Sanctions Began: IEA
Diplomat Who Led Secret Talks With Iran Plans to Retire
New York Times
WASHINGTON — William J. Burns, a career diplomat who led the Obama administration's back-channel negotiations with Iran, plans to step down as the State Department's second-ranking official in October, administration officials said on Friday. Mr ...
William Burns, Diplomat Who Led Negotiations With Iran, Will Retire
Veteran US diplomat Bill Burns to retire, led back channel to Iran
US blocks Iran's pick as envoy to UN, setting up new confrontation
The Obama administration on Friday said it would block Iran's nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic Republic appeared to be improving.