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Obama Urges 'Creative' Talks to Bridge Divide With Iran on Sanctions - New York Times Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:18:08 GMT

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Obama Urges 'Creative' Talks to Bridge Divide With Iran on Sanctions
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday directed his diplomats to use “creative negotiations” to bridge a sharp divide with Iran over the fate of sanctions if it agrees to curb its nuclear program, signaling flexibility in hopes of keeping a tentative ...
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Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials - The Hill Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:23:17 GMT

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Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials
The Hill
Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or ...
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Yemen conflict: Iran submits four-point peace plan to the United NationsABC Online

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Family of US Marine held in Iran calls on Obama administration to do more - Fox News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:49:47 GMT

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Family of US Marine held in Iran calls on Obama administration to do more
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The family of a U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran since 2011 are frustrated that the Obama administration does not consider their son's plight a high enough priority and are begging Iran's supreme leader to show mercy and release him – in part because his ...
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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop enters Iran in hat and headscarf - Sydney Morning Herald Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:29:18 GMT

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop enters Iran in hat and headscarf
Sydney Morning Herald
Women successfully broke into the old boy's club of international diplomacy long ago, but a rare visit to the theocratic state of Iran places a special burden on Australia's first female foreign minister. Julie Bishop elected to don a headscarf ...
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Iran deal on nukes could boost Tehran's cyber-terror army, says report - Fox News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:01:09 GMT

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Iran deal on nukes could boost Tehran's cyber-terror army, says report
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Iranian cyber-terrorists are launching more sophisticated and frequent attacks against the U.S. and its allies, and the proposed deal to ease sanctions on the Islamic Republic could give it the money and technology to ramp up its digital warfare ...
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Five Charged With Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions - Wall Street Journal Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:48:30 GMT

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Five Charged With Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions
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The U.S. Justice Department has long pursued Iran's procurement networks, charging a global network of companies with ties to Iran seek to undermine U.S. sanctions. Friday's charges were filed at a sensitive time in U.S.-Iran relations, as the U.S. and ...
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Obama downplays timing of Iran nuke sanctions - Washington Times Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:18 GMT

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Obama downplays timing of Iran nuke sanctions
Washington Times
President Obama said Friday his “main concern” in lifting sanctions against Iran is the ability to restore the penalties quickly if Tehran violates the framework deal to curb its nuclear program, saying he's less worried about how those sanctions are ...
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Is Iran Overstretched in Syria? - Foreign Policy (blog) Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:33:40 GMT

Foreign Policy (blog)

Is Iran Overstretched in Syria?
Foreign Policy (blog)
For the majority of Arabs, Syria symbolizes all that is wrong with Iranian influence in the Middle East. Since 2011, Tehran and its regional proxies have poured men, money, and weapons into Syria to prevent President Bashar al-Assad's military defeat ...

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Western Oil Executives Circle Iran - Wall Street Journal Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:10:22 GMT

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Western Oil Executives Circle Iran
Wall Street Journal
VIENNA—International sanctions have yet to be lifted on Iran, but Western oil executives this past week showed an appetite for doing business there at a stately hotel a few blocks from the Danube River. A little-publicized conference, the South ...

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Jon Stewart on why Cheney, and not Obama, is softer on Iran - Washington Post (blog) Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:44:48 GMT

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Jon Stewart on why Cheney, and not Obama, is softer on Iran
Washington Post (blog)
In an interview with Hugh Hewitt last week, Dick Cheney said President Obama was basically about to give Iran nuclear weapons. "This is a totally radical regime that is the premier sponsor of state terrorism in the world and Obama's about to give them ...
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