U.S. troops detained the eldest son of Iraq's most influential Shiite politician for nearly 12 hours as he crossed back from Iran — the same route Washington believes is used to keep powerful Shiite militias flush with weapons and aid.
• Senior official offers interpretation of religious leaders' view of US • Cooperation, not conflict, is desire of key leaders, including Khamenei • Nuclear program is to show strength and independence • Not all in government agree with the vi
Much of the intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities provided to UN inspectors by American spy agencies has turned out to be unfounded, according to diplomatic sources in Vienna. The claims, reminiscent of the intelligence fiasco surrounding the
Senior British government officials fear that US President George W. Bush will attack Iran before his final term in office ends in a little less than two years time. [That crazy wanker!]
Every moment we stay in Iraq increases the likelihood of war with Iran – that, in my view, is the most powerful argument, aside from this one, for a rapid withdrawal.
It seems almost inconceivable: The White House actually invites the press corps to hold it accountable -- but when the time comes, and a key benchmark is missed, the press is silent. And yet that's exactly what has happened.
Journalists have failed to take the next step and examine the fundamental underlying premise behind the administration's accusations: that Iran's role in Iraq is inappropriate.
When most Americans seek to extricate US forces from the fighting in Iraq as swiftly as possible, George Bush appears determined to construct a new rationale for intervention whose logical conclusion is not withdrawal but a wider war, possibly involv
US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure. Any such attack would target Iranian air bases, naval bases, missile facilities and command-and-control centers.
Every one of the 535 members of the 110th Congress is liable to face criminal indictment from the International Criminal Court in de Hague if the U.S. uses nuclear weapons in the impending conflict with Iran.
Karl Rove, then White House deputy chief of staff for President Bush, received a copy of the secret Iranian proposal for negotiations with the US from Republican Congressman Bob Ney in early May 2003, according to an Iranian-American scholar who was
The presidents of Iran and Syria vowed alliance against what they called US and Israeli conspiracies against the Islamic world. Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying that the Islamic world in general and Iran and Syria in particular
The White House denies plans to attack Iran, but the signs all point in that direction. “Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. … And we will seek out and destroy the networks pro
The specter of the war in Iraq -- a war the Bush adminstration denied it was planning, supported by evidence that turned out to be false -- looms large over adminstration policy toward Iran. Skeptical members of Congress have questioned
Former Bush National Security Council official also says Rice likely lied about not seeing document. In 2003 then-Secretary of State Colin Powell received a “grand bargain” offer from Iran and was rebuffed by the White House.
Tehran favors a regional approach, and it has the clout to settle the conflict or block U.S. aims. Iranian officials called U.S. accusations that Tehran is arming Shiite militias in Iraq with tank-piercing explosives "unfounded," and said t
President Bush said he’s convinced that the Iranian government is supplying deadly weapons to fighters in Iraq, even if he can’t prove the orders came from Tehran. More important, “I’m going to do something about it,” Bush said.
Contradicting claims by Secretary of State Rice and Secretary of Defense Gates that US intelligence had proof of Iranian government responsibility for the supply of such weapons, the unnamed officials who briefed the media admitted the claim is merel
The Bush administration struggled to explain what it knows about alleged Iranian interference in Iraq after the Pentagon's top general appeared to contradict a recently released military dossier on the subject.
"It is clear that Iranians are involved, and it's clear that materials from Iran are involved, but I would not say by what I know that the Iranian government clearly knows or is complicit," said General Peter Pace.
Iraqi Shi'ites fear that growing tension between neighboring Iran and the United States could force some Iraqi Shi'ites to choose sides. "We do not want to be involved. We want good relations with Iran and good relations with Washington,
The escalation of war rhetoric against Iran from the Bush White House and the neocons is just the latest installment of a long-term plan for another preemptive war. The motivations for an Iran strike were laid out as far back as 1992.
"Democrats Skeptical of Starting Row With Iran." Yawn. What about starting another unwinnable war – this time with Iran? If you are a member of Congress, does it suffice to be "skeptical" about that? Hello?
Iran is prepared to settle all outstanding issues with the International Atomic Energy Agency within three weeks, the country's top nuclear negotiator said.
"Most people voted for Ahmadinejad because he promised they would never have to feel sad again on New Year's Eve in front of their children," said Farshid Bakhtieri, a 21-year-old computer salesman. "Everyone right now, they feel n
The US is trying to fabricate Iran’s involvement in attacks on US troops in Iraq, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said in a radio interview. “The United States has decided on a policy and is trying to find or fabricate evidence if it cannot f
As they emerged 4 armored cars roared up and disgorged at least 20 gunmen wearing bulletproof vests and Iraqi National Guard uniforms. They flashed official IDs, and manhandled Sharafi into one car. Iraqi police gave chase, guns blazing. They shot up
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini landed at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Feb. 1, 1979, and every year since that date marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Dawn (dah-yi fajr), the annual commemoration of the Islamic revolution.
"We need Iran to stop doing what they're doing," one of the officials said. "It's a force-protection issue." The officials Sunday accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds force of providing the devices, but o