The head of the UN's atomic watchdog said Iran could develop a nuclear weapon in three to eight years and voiced frustration over his agency's deteriorating access to Tehran's program.
The U.S. navy began war games on Iran's doorstep, navy officials said, a day after a large flotilla of U.S. ships entered the Gulf in a dramatic daytime show of military muscle. The group includes two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, whose pres
The US is ready to protest directly to UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei over his comments that Iran should be allowed to keep some uranium enrichment, diplomats said today. "They have decided to do so. It will maybe be before the report
Iran has imprisoned a consultant for philanthropist George Soro's Open Society Institute programs, according to sources who work with the Columbia University-educated social scientist. Kian Tajbakhsh becomes the fourth dual US-Iranian national
The US Navy staged its latest show of military force off the Iranian coastline on Wednesday, sending two aircraft carriers and landing ships packed with 17,000 Marines and sailors to carry out unannounced exercises in the Persian Gulf.
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
Iran is secretly forging ties with al-Qaida elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a summer showdown with coalition forces intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for full military withdrawal, US officials say.
As tensions between Iran and the West approach a boiling point, Armenia is finding it increasingly difficult to negotiate the often conflicting alliances in its complicated neighborhood. Its precarious position illustrates the potentially destabilizi
Inspectors for the International Atomic Energy Agency have concluded that Iran appears to have solved most of its technological problems and is now beginning to enrich uranium on a far larger scale than before, according to agency's top officials
Iran yesterday detained prominent American academic Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Smithsonian Institution's Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, according to center president Lee Hamilton
Pope Benedict XVI supports Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, report a local news agency. The pope was speaking in a meeting in the Vatican with former Iranian president and head of the Inter. Centre of Dialogue
The administration's Iran policy was for years somewhat paralyzed by Iraq and an interanl arguement inside the adminstrationi between those who advocate "regime change" vs. those who advocate "behavior change." Led by Sec of
Iran was holding a two-day conference Tuesday with the aim of seeking the roots of terrorism and distinguishing between Islamic groups fighting for freedom and Islamists involved in terrorism. There were 46 scholars from 20 countries
A grand coalition of anti-government forces is planning a second Iranian revolution via the ballot box to deny President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad another term in office and break the grip of what they call the "militia state" on public life and
Democratic presidential candidate and New York Senator Hillary Clinton said it might be necessary for America to confront Iran militarily, addressing that possibility more directly than any of the other presidential candidates who spoke this week to
Momentum is growing for a movement that encourages Americans to withdraw investments in companies doing business with the Islamic republic, as well as other states perceived by Washington as security problems -- Sudan, North Korea and Syria.
A former engineer at the nation's largest nuclear power plant has been charged with taking computer access codes and software to Iran and using it to download details of plant control rooms and reactors, authorities said.
Iran has started feeding uranium gas for enrichment at a nuclear plant where it has installed over 1,300 centrifuges, the UN atomic watchdog said, showing increasing defiance of UN resolutions.
A leading US official on Wednesday warned of "unhealthy" Iranian involvement in Afghanistan, saying Tehran was MEDDLING in the country's political affairs and providing weapons to a resurgent Taliban. (Hmm, sound familiar)
The United States ruled out freeing five Iranians in US custody in Iraq and rejected Tehran's charge that it tortured another during a two-month captivity in the war-torn country.
[This continues to be an absurd lie. Will you buy another one?] The US military charged publicly for the first time that Shiite Iranian intelligence agents were supporting Sunni extremists who fight against American-led forces in Iraq.
The US has expressed concern about and objection to Turkey's plans to establish a strategic alliance with Iran in the field of energy, according to Turkish Daily News. "We're watching the situation with concern," said a US diplomat
The release of the 15 British sailors captured by Iran has robbed the US of a pretext to attack Iran, but the US has not given up plans to attack Iran militarily, president of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems Colonel General Leonid Ivashov was q
American forces who captured five Iranians in the northern city of Irbil three months ago were really after commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards who were visiting Kurdish officials, the Kurdish leader said in remarks broadcast.
Iran announced it had begun industrial-scale nuclear fuel production in a fresh snub to the U.N. Security Council, which has imposed two rounds of sanctions on it for refusing to halt such work.
Iran has still not received a reply to a request to visit five Iranians held by U.S. forces in Iraq, an official at Iran's Baghdad embassy was quoted by Iran's ISNA news agency.
“A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.”
This entire incident has been extremely odd, alright, but it isn't the Iranians who made it so. The behavior of the captured Brits is what struck me as truly bizarre.
No hoods. No electric shocks. No beatings. These Iranians clearly are a very uncivilised bunch. We would never dream of treating captives like this - allowing them to smoke cigarettes, even though it has been proven that smoking kills.
In crude and brutal societies, the Party Line is publicly proclaimed and must be obeyed – or else. What you actually believe is your own business and of far less concern. In societies where the state has lost the capacity to control by force, the Par