The beneficiaries of [Rice's] failure will be Vice President Dick Cheney and other hardliners, who have been anticipating that such a development would help them persuade President Bush to begin planning for an air attack on Iran.
Iran's president urged the American people in an open letter Wednesday to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and reject what he called the Bush adminstration's "blind support" for Israel and its "illegal and immoral**
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would do whatever it could to help provide security to Iraq amid warnings the country was on the brink of civil war. Mr. Ahmadinejad made the pledge at the start of a visit to Iran by Iraqi President Jalal Tal
Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief General Yahya Rahim Safavi has said the West should accept Tehran as a nuclear power in the Middle East. "Superpowers have reached the conclusion that a powerful Iran is an unbeatable country in the region,
There is no time for complacency on Iran because U.S. intelligence suggests it could have the capability to produce a nuclear bomb as early as 2010, a senior U.S. diplomat said. [Bomb them soon, eh?]
Iran needs to do more than simply comply with its legal obligations if it wants to gain international trust about its nuclear ambitions, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog has said. Mohamed ElBaradei's forthright message, delivered at the end
Russia has begun delivery of Tor-M1 air defense missile systems to Iran, a Defense Ministry official said, confirming that Moscow would proceed with arms deals with Tehran in spite of Western criticism.
Iraq is a wreck and Afghanistan is deteriorating, but that doesn't foreclose war with Iran. To the contrary, there is no evidence that the president realizes how much destruction he has wrought. Give him enough time, he seems to believe,
The United States government is in contact with Kurds struggling against Iran, a top rebel leader of the anti-Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) told AFP.
Iran has agreed to crack open the books on its uranium enrichment activities, the UN nuclear watchdog agency said—a move that could give experts a better grasp of a program the Security Council fears could be misused to produce atomic bombs.
President George W. Bush could choose military action over diplomacy and bomb Iran's nuclear facilities next year, political analysts in Washington agree.
If the Democrats won, the Vice-President said, that victory would not stop the Administration from pursuing a military option with Iran. The White House would put “shorteners” on any legislative restrictions, and thus stop Congress from getting in it
The White House dismissed a classified CIA draft assessment that found no conclusive evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program, the New Yorker reported.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation governing board has repeatedly asked Iran not to pursue the Arak heavy water reactor project. Tehran has vowed to complete it and applied for IAEA expertise to ensure it meets safety standards
The US lacks sufficient intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities at this time, which prevents it from initiating a military strike against them, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told European politicians and diplomats with whom she has re
A month before the November elections, Vice-President Dick Cheney was sitting in on a national-security discussion at the Executive Office Building. The talk took a political turn: what if the Democrats won both the Senate and the House? How would
The United States or other countries will one day be forced to consider pre-emptive action if Iran and North Korea continue to seek nuclear weapons, a senior U.S. government official said.
ISIS has prepared the following analysis to detail a number of inaccuracies in the section of the report addressing Iran's nuclear program. Our concern is that in seeking to substantiate legitimate concerns about the direction of Iran's nucl
New traces of plutonium and enriched uranium have been found in a nuclear waste facility in Iran, a revelation that came as the Iranian president boasted his country's nuclear fuel program will soon be completed.
Despite the threat of UN sanctions over Tehran's refusal to hold back its nuclear programme, Ahmadinejad said that the long-term target of Iran should be to install 60,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium.
Unchastened by the catastrophe of the Iraq war or the setback delivered to the White House and Republicans in the midterm elections in part as a result of it, Iran hawks have organized new efforts to promote US support for regime change in Tehran
At a potential turning point in its war in Iraq, the Bush administration paused to huddle with worried ally Israel over the crisis next door in Iran and to take stock of other Mideast trouble spots.
A group of U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors has visited Iran's second network of centrifuges at its Natanz uranium enrichment facility, the official IRNA news agency quoted an official as saying.
I recently returned from a trip to Iran, where I made the journey from the northern suburbs of Tehran to the gates of the Natanz enrichment facility. The Iran that I witnessed was far removed from the one caricatured in the US media.
Iran test-fired dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3 that can reach Isreal, in military maneuvers Thursday that it said were aimed at putting a stop to the role of world powers in the Gulf region. The show of strength came as Iran remains
Iran said on Wednesday that it will stage "extensive" military maneuvers in the Gulf waters starting from Thursday with the launch of ballistic missiles, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. Major Gen. Seyed Yahya Rahim Safavi
The British government has acknowledged arms sales to Iran and Syria. A British Foreign Office report said the government has granted licenses for dual-use equipment ot Iran and Syria. The report said the exports include components and technology
[just after the election] War games designed to intercept ships carrying weapons of mass destruction will take place for the first time today in the Gulf opposite Iran. [Another Gulf of Tonkin incident?=Oct. Surprise]
Ahmad Chalabi, a former Pentagon favorite who was once Iraq's deputy prime minister, urged the US to open talks with Iran, saying Saturday that it could help reduce sectarian violence in Iraq and allow US forces to withdraw.
Iran has doubled its capacity to enrich uranium by successfully executing the process with a second network of centrifuges, a semiofficial news agency reported, sending a defiant new message to the U.N. Security Council.