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Iranians Feel the Squeeze from US Sanctions Aimed at Their Leaders

Iranians Feel the Squeeze from US Sanctions Aimed at Their Leaders

ABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran) –  We went in s…

International Powers and Iran to Resume Nuclear Talks Next Week

International Powers and Iran to Resume Nuclear Talks Next Week

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Iran will be presented with a new offer from the international group known as the P5+1 in yet another effort to get Tehran to give up its rogue nuclear program.A Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, …

As Iranians Struggle With Soaring Prices, Leaders Remain Defiant

As Iranians Struggle With Soaring Prices, Leaders Remain Defiant

iStockphoto/ThinkstockABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran)…

US, Iran Band Together to Save Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

US, Iran Band Together to Save Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Washington and Tehran have finally found common ground although it has nothing to do with Iran’s rogue nuclear program.Last week’s announcement that the International Olympic Committee’s executive board has re…

Top Iranian General Killed in Syria

Top Iranian General Killed in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran says one of its senior commanders of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard was killed on Thursday while attempting to enter Lebanon from Syria.The Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency quoted a Revolution…

Iran Claims Installation of New Centrifuges

Iran Claims Installation of New Centrifuges

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran says it has begun installing a new generation of centrifuges at one of its main nuclear facilities.According to Iranian media, Iran’s atomic energy organization chief, Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, said Wednesday…

Israeli Prime Minister Issues New Warning About Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Issues New Warning About Iran

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is talking tough on Iran in anticipation of President Obama’s trip to his homeland this spring.At a conference of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem on Monday, Netan…

Iranian President Seems to Ignore Supreme Leader’s Edict

Iranian President Seems to Ignore Supreme Leader’s Edict

ABC/Donna Svennevik(TEHRAN, Iran) — Sending mixed signals seems to be Iran’s forte. 
Last week, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued an edict that effectively ended any possibility that Tehran will hold bilateral discussions on issues the…

Iranian Refugees in Iraq Killed by Mortar Attack

Iranian Refugees in Iraq Killed by Mortar Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — The Iraqi government is being pressed by U.S. and United Nations officials to conduct an investigation into Saturday’s attack on a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baghdad that killed at least six Iranians and wounded…

Iran’s Supreme Leader Nixes Direct Talks with US

Iran’s Supreme Leader Nixes Direct Talks with US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — The real power in Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says direct talks with the U.S. are out of the question.Maintaining a stance he’s held for nearly a quarter of a century, Iran’s supreme leader issued an edic…

White House Hits Iran with New Round of Sanctions

White House Hits Iran with New Round of Sanctions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the continuing effort to get Tehran to give up its rogue nuclear ambitions, the White House on Wednesday broadened already punishing sanctions against the Iranian government that now include zeroing in on its st…

Iranian President Visits Egypt Ending 30-Year Boycott

Iranian President Visits Egypt Ending 30-Year Boycott

The Iranian President’s Office via Getty Images(CAIRO) — In a sign of a major policy shift, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with top Egyptian officials in Cairo Tuesday.Until recently, the two nations had no diplomatic ties since the Islamic…

Scientists Doubt Rogue Nations’ Missiles Can Hit US

Scientists Doubt Rogue Nations’ Missiles Can Hit US

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With North Korea reportedly preparing to conduct perhaps as many as two illicit nuclear tests, South Korea is on full military alert while the U.S. scrambles for a response.This is happening on top of a recent…

Iran Warns Israel It Will Regret Air Strikes Against Syria

Iran Warns Israel It Will Regret Air Strikes Against Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria received a vote of support Monday when the head of Iran’s National Security Council warned Israel it would regret last week’s air strike near the border with Lebanon that targeted a truck convoy ca…

Biden: US Remains Open to Direct Talks With Iran

Biden: US Remains Open to Direct Talks With Iran

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joseph Biden says the White House remains open to direct talks with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program, but the U.S. would refuse to engage Tehran until its government and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demonstrated…

Biden: US Remains Open to Direct Talks With Iran

Biden: US Remains Open to Direct Talks With Iran

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joseph Biden says the White House remains open to direct talks with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program, but the U.S. would refuse to engage Tehran until its government and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demonstrated…

Is Afghanistan Buying Iranian Oil with US Funds?

Is Afghanistan Buying Iranian Oil with US Funds?

Comstock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — Afghanistan may be spending U.S. money to purchase fuel from Iran, according to a story in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.If that’s the case, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) say…

Chuck Hagel Says US Patience for Iran Is Limited

Chuck Hagel Says US Patience for Iran Is Limited

Junko Kimura/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Responding to written questions by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel suggested that the Obama administration would be ready to get tough with Iran if diplomacy fails to c…

Iran Uses Machine to Amputate Criminal’s Finger in Public

Iran Uses Machine to Amputate Criminal’s Finger in Public

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three black-masked men stood on either side of a blind-folded, bearded man and held him as they guided his right hand towards what looks like a saw blade on the side of a large machine.  A bloody finger flops of…

Iran, Russia Denounce Missile Batteries on Turkey’s Border with Syria

Iran, Russia Denounce Missile Batteries on Turkey’s Border with Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NATO’s deployment of Patriot missile batteries in some areas of Turkey’s border with Syria has not just disturbed Damascus but also its close allies, Russia and Iran.Last year, NATO members approved the batteries as …

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