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Israel Official Says Iranian Economy Near ‘Collapse’

Israel Official Says Iranian Economy Near ‘Collapse’iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- A top Israeli government official believes Iran's economy is "on the verge of collapse" because of sanctions imposed by the international community.Comments made by Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz to Israel Radio ec...

Iranian Group Dropped from US Terror List After Political Push

Iranian Group Dropped from US Terror List After Political PushStockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A controversial Iranian group that the U.S. declared a terrorist organization nearly 15 years ago has been taken off the terror list in the wake of a high-profile political campaign aimed at Washington, D.C. decision...

Romney Says Military Action Against Iran May Not Be Necessary

Romney Says Military Action Against Iran May Not Be NecessaryJin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mitt Romney said Friday that he does not believe military action will be necessary to prevent Iran from developing nuclear capability.Romney added that he still leaves the option of military action &ldquo...

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says America Entrusted Itself to the Devil

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says America Entrusted Itself to the DevilSpencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a fiery speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed Wednesday against the United States and European Union, whom he said have "have entrusted themselves to the d...

Israeli Govt Tweets Article Criticizing Obama’s Relationship with Israel

Israeli Govt Tweets Article Criticizing Obama’s Relationship with IsraelOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (NEW YORK) -- Amid tension between the U.S. and Israel over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, an official Israeli government twitter account linked Tuesday to an article criticizing President Obama for “fail...

Ahmadinejad’s Plane Made in America, Parked at Andrews AFB

Ahmadinejad’s Plane Made in America, Parked at Andrews AFBJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- Here’s something you don’t see every day.At Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning, reporters traveling to Ohio with President Obama spotted what is in all likelihood Iranian President Mahmoud Amadin...

Iran Test Fires Missiles in Strait of Hormuz

Iran Test Fires Missiles in Strait of HormuziStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- As U.S.-led naval maneuvers wind down in the Gulf, Iran has reportedly conducted its own drill not far away.The country says it test fired four missiles capable of hitting ships and sunk its target in less than a...

Iranian President Predicts ‘Elimination’ of Israel

Iranian President Predicts ‘Elimination’ of IsraelABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kept to the same script in making his annual pilgrimage to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly session, expressing his government's disdain for Israel in remarks t...

Father of American Held in Iran Has Brain Tumor Scare

Father of American Held in Iran Has Brain Tumor ScareABC News(NEW YORK) -- The father of a former Marine being held in Iran on espionage charges said he recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor and told ABC News he feared may not get to see his son again.Following a stroke last week, Ali Hekmati, fat...

US Beefs Up Presence Closer to Iran’s Shores

US Beefs Up Presence Closer to Iran’s ShoresHmera/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Nearly 50 miles from Iran sails the nuclear-powered USS Eisenhower -- never before has the U.S. flexed so much muscle so close to the Muslim nation.The move is a blunt warning to Iran: Don’t follow through on a t...

Romney Shares Same ‘Red Line’ as Obama on Iran

Romney Shares Same ‘Red Line’ as Obama on IranMartin H. Simon/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Mitt Romney has skewered President Obama’s Iran policy.  But in an exclusive interview, days after the Israeli Prime Minister criticized the U.S. for not putting “red lines before Iran,” Romney to...

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian FlightsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. officials were angry today over reports that Iraq is allowing Iran to use its airspace to supply the embattled Syrian regime with military equipment, but Iraq demanded evidence to back up the American accusati...

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian FlightsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. officials were angry today over reports that Iraq is allowing Iran to use its airspace to supply the embattled Syrian regime with military equipment, but Iraq demanded evidence to back up the American accusati...

Hezbollah Leader Warns Iran Will Hit US Bases If Attacked by Israel

Hezbollah Leader Warns Iran Will Hit US Bases If Attacked by IsraeliStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) -- The leader of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah boasted that U.S. bases in the Middle East would be in danger if Israel launches a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.Secretary General Seyyed Hassan...

International Manhunt Launched for Bomber’s Mystery Accomplice

International Manhunt Launched for Bomber’s Mystery AccompliceInterpol(WASHINGTON) -- An international manhunt is on to identify, capture and question a man suspected of being an accomplice in a deadly suicide bombing that targeted Israeli tourists in Bulgaria in July.Bulgarian police released three images of the...

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli AttackiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The White House is making extra efforts to discourage the Israelis from launching a preemptive strike against Iran to cripple its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in The New York Times, the administration "...

Iran Summit: Tehran Hosts 100 Countries, Denies Nuclear Ambitions

Iran Summit: Tehran Hosts 100 Countries, Denies Nuclear AmbitionsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iran is hosting the biggest international summit it’s held in its modern history, and the country that is known for provocative words and unpredictable actions is trying to paint itself as the victim of lie...

Iran Summit: Tehran Hosts 100 Countries, Denies Nuclear Ambitions

Iran Summit: Tehran Hosts 100 Countries, Denies Nuclear AmbitionsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iran is hosting the biggest international summit it’s held in its modern history, and the country that is known for provocative words and unpredictable actions is trying to paint itself as the victim of lie...

UN Watchdog Group: Iran Has Doubled Centrifuges to Enrich Uranium

UN Watchdog Group: Iran Has Doubled Centrifuges to Enrich UraniumiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Obama administration is still intent on resolving its issues with Iran's rogue nuclear program in a diplomatic fashion even as a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated Thursday that Tehr...

Iranians Embarrassed by UN Chief, Egyptian President at Summit

Iranians Embarrassed by UN Chief, Egyptian President at SummitAFP/GettyImages(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Things didn't go quite as planned for Iranian leaders hosting the Nonaligned Movement summit in Tehran on Thursday as they were taken aback by criticism of the Syrian government's continued onslaught against pro-democra...

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