Tag: Iran

Obama Raises ‘Centrifuge Ceiling’ in Iran

The Obama administration may be covertly allowing Iran’s nuclear program to enrich more uranium than in initial agreements, a state-approved Iranian website said Wednesday – amid reports that he is looking to bypass congressional approval for a full-fledged nuclear deal.   According to the report, the White House has allowed Iran to enrich uranium by […]

Iran coerces gays to undergo sex-change surgery

Aside from imprisonment and execution, homosexual Iranians face another threat – being pressured into having gender reassignment surgery. According to a BBC Persian report, both lesbians and gay men are often coerced into undergoing the radical procedure as to “cure” them of their homosexuality, which is outlawed in the Islamic Republic.   BBC reports that […]

Iran agrees to ship uranium to Russia as part of nuclear deal

The agreement, however, does not address an alternative way for the Islamic Republic to obtain a nuclear bomb – the use of the heavy water produced at Iran’s Arak plant to produce plutonium. Despite that, an American official involved in the talks was optimistic about the proposed agreement, saying that “if the Iran-Russia deal works, […]

China seeking closer military ties with Iran

China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran’s nuclear plans.   Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have […]

Second extension of nuclear talks with Iran on the table

WASHINGTON – Western governments will reluctantly consider an extension of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program should world powers fail to clinch a comprehensive deal by November 24 – a move Israel would support, sources told The Jerusalem Post this week.   Informal discussion of an extension beyond the self-imposed deadline – the second […]

Ya’alon says Israel worried about Iran deal, slams Turkey’s ‘cynical game’

“The Iranian issue indeed worries us,” said Ya’alon in a Hebrew audio message released by his office after the meeting with Hagel at the Pentagon. “The question of if there will be an agreement and what kind of agreement worries us. I’m talking about that here and behind closed doors we express our concerns.” “We’ve […]

Congress hands Obama keys to Iran nuke deal

The New York Times reported many in the White House believe an agreement designed to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons would be the most important foreign policy accomplishment of the Obama presidency. But if a deal is struck, the paper said, Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on […]

Iran FM meets Palestinian Jihad leader, voices support for Palestinian ‘resistance’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his country’s full support for Palestinian “resistance” movements as he met with the leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, which is closely allied with Iran.   Zarif congratulated Ramadan Abdullah Shallah for the “victory” in the Gaza war this past summer during a meeting on Sunday in […]

Iran offers ‘compromises’ in nuclear talks; West unmoved

The officials say that in talks in Vienna they too have offered what they call compromises over demands that Iran limit its nuclear program, but they have been rejected by Tehran. “The bottom line is that they do not appear willing to limit their enrichment program to a level we would find acceptable,” a European […]

Iran’s Red Line: Centrifuges for 38 Nukes Per Year

With the self-imposed deadline of November 24 looming over the negotiations between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader and effective ruler, tweeted a graphic last week which outlined Iran’s 11 “Red Lines for Nuclear Talks.”   These included a “red line” […]