Tag: Iran

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” […]

Our Priority is Fighting Terrorism

Counterterrorism and preserving stability in Lebanon are Hezbollah’s main priorities, the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said Tuesday. According to The Daily Star, Nasrallah’s comments were made during a meeting with the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. In light of “complex and unprecedented threats” constituting an “existential threat” to the region, “Hezbollah […]

Netanyahu to urge Obama not to be lenient with Iran

Netanyahu wants to convince Obama that a nuclear Iran would be a bigger threat to world peace and security than the threat posed by ISIS, which is mostly a regional threat. Netanyahu is also worried that the world powers would be lenient with the Islamic Republic in nuclear talks in order to convince Tehran to […]

Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis.   “You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at […]

Talks with Powers Will be Extended

Iran’s foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that six world powers are leaning towards extending nuclear talks with Tehran beyond a July 20 deadline, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “serious differences” remained in nuclear talks with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. He added, however, that the text of a […]

Iran could accept deal to halt nuclear program for seven years, FM says

Iran is offering to hold off from expanding its uranium-enrichment program for about seven years in negotiations with six world powers, Tehran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in remarks published by The New York Times Tuesday. Zarif outlined the offer as negotiators were struggling in Vienna to reach a deal by a Sunday deadline […]

Iran nuclear negotiations resume in Vienna

Iran and six world powers resumed talks on Thursday aimed at hammering out an accord later this month to end a long-running dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, seeking to bridge still wide gaps in their negotiating positions. After informal contacts on Wednesday, chief negotiators from Iran, the United States, France, Germany, China, Russia and Britain […]

US deploys small force to Iraq, opens dialogue with Iran

The US has deployed approximately 275 troops “equipped for combat” to Iraq, US President Barack Obama informed Congress on Monday night. The troops are stationed to counter the growing threat of ISIS, a terrorist group threatening the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria. Some 170 US servicemen were deployed over the weekend to protect the expansive […]

Iran will not hesitate to defend holy sites in Iraq

Iran will not hesitate to defend Shi’ite Muslim holy sites in neighboring Iraq against “killers and terrorists”, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Wednesday, following rapid advances by Sunni militants there over the past week. Speaking on live television, Rohani said many people had signed up to go to Iraq to defend the sites and […]