Tag: Iran

US, Iran resume top-level nuclear talks as deadline looms

“Both sides are determined to resolve the remaining issues,” a senior Iranian official told Reuters. “Gaps still remain and the negotiators are trying hard to reach a common point,” the official said, describing the atmosphere as “good but very serious”. A senior State Department official said the session would cover “virtually every topic”. Few details […]

Top Iranian nuclear negotiator warns Islamic Republic may quit talks

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator warned Monday that the Islamic Republic would quit talks with the United States and five other world powers if they feel that the Western states are trying to impose their will on Tehran.   Abbas Araqchi made the comments in an interview with Iranian media a day after a two hour […]

Without further US concessions to Iran, the nuclear deal may blow up in their faces

US and Iranian officials have plunged into a last-ditch effort to rescue their nuclear negotiations from falling into deep crisis. Some Western observers have told DEBKAfile’s Washington and Tehran sources that the talks are beyond saving. The top-level negotiators rushed post-haste to Geneva over the weekend are: US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to join US […]

Israel to US: Emerging nuclear deal allows Iran to dominate Middle East

Israel’s disagreements with the Obama administration over the parameters of an emerging agreement between the West and Iran have been known for years, but are only beginning to manifest in a public way as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is just weeks away, Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told The Washington […]

New battle brewing on the Hill over Iran deal

A new Senate bill under the pen might cause additional problems for the White House as it seeks to clinch a deal with Iran over its nuclear program by the end of March.   While new legislation triggering sanctions on Iran has been put aside until at least March 24, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman […]

Iran’s Top Commander: Shi’ite Takeover in Yemen Proves ‘Islamic Revolution’ is Spreading

Amid reports that the Shi’ite militia now claiming to control Yemen had taken possession of U.S. Embassy vehicles and U.S. Marines’ firearms, Iran’s top general declared Wednesday that developments in the troubled Gulf state were evidence of the spread of the “Islamic revolution” throughout the region.   The U.S., Britain, France and Germany have closed […]

Rouhani to the West: Seize the Opportunity

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called on world powers to “seize the opportunity” of a landmark nuclear deal with his country, AFP reported, and insisted Tehran had taken the “necessary steps” for an accord.   Rouhani’s remarks appeared to be a response to U.S. President Barack Obama, who had said on Monday, “The issues […]

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Returns to Iran’s Political Scene

A familiar face reappeared on Iran’s political scene before a cheering crowd in a mosque in a working-class part of Tehran over the weekend: firebrand former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   “Iran is stronger today than ever because it has kept on the path of the revolution, the imperialists will never dominate this country again,” Ahmadinejad […]

Iran, Hamas reconcile in secret meeting

In a development that could have dramatic ramifications for the region, Iran has decided to renew its full financial sponsorship of the Hamas terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, a senior Hamas official told WND.   The Hamas figure, speaking from Gaza under condition of anonymity, divulged a meeting he said took place in […]

I am determined to address Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he is determined to address the U.S. Congress on Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu rejected the criticism in the United States and Israel, saying that “while some are busy with protocol or politics, a bad deal with Iran is taking shape.”   Speaking at a Likud election event, […]