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No Agreement Reached in Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program

No Agreement Reached in Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program

iStockphoto(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — Iran and the major powers have failed to reach an agreement after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program taking place in Kazakhstan.
Iran had been negotiation with six world powers, the United States, Russia, Ch…

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike Against US

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike Against US

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Just hours before the United Nations votes on tougher sanctions against the country, North Korea has issued a new threat against the United States.In a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency…

Iran and Super Powers Agree to Keep Nuclear Talks Going

Iran and Super Powers Agree to Keep Nuclear Talks Going

IIPA via Getty Images(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — Baby steps are about all the U.S. and five other super powers can expect as they continue to negotiate with Iran about freezing its rogue nuclear program.During Wednesday’s final day of talks in Almaty, Kaza…

Super Powers Make Their Offer to Iran

Super Powers Make Their Offer to Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — Six super powers known as the P5+1 resumed talks on Tuesday with Iranian officials over Tehran’s rogue nuclear program.  The discussions, the first since last June, are taking place in Almaty, Kazakhst…

Iran Might Catch a Break at Nuclear Program Talks

Iran Might Catch a Break at Nuclear Program Talks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — World powers confronting Iran about its rogue nuclear ambitions on Tuesday are suggesting some easing of sanctions might be possible if Tehran demonstrates a good-faith effort to ease international concerns…

Iran Seeks Upper Hand Before Talks with World Powers

Iran Seeks Upper Hand Before Talks with World Powers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran issued a flurry of news over the weekend related to its nuclear program that international observers say was intended to put Tehran in a stronger bargaining position ahead of its meeting on Tuesday with the …

New Centrifuges Could Help Iran Speed Up Nuclear Fuel Production

New Centrifuges Could Help Iran Speed Up Nuclear Fuel Production

IIPA via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Iran seems determined to hasten the process of producing nuclear fuel, according to United Nation inspectors.The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog group, the International Atomic Energy Agency, says that Iran has installed a ne…

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, …

UN Security Council Unanimously Condemns North Korean Nuclear Test

UN Security Council Unanimously Condemns North Korean Nuclear Test

KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a rare show of unanimity, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday issued a strong statement against North Korea’s detonation of an underground nuclear device, thus setting the stage for yet another r…

North Korea Nuclear Test ‘Highly Provocative,’ Obama Says

North Korea Nuclear Test ‘Highly Provocative,’ Obama Says

KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test “a highly provocative act” that undermines regional stability and threatens international peace.North Korea announced earlier on Tuesday that it succe…

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…

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…

South Korea Warns North Korea to Cancel Nuclear Test

South Korea Warns North Korea to Cancel Nuclear Test

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea is not going to take another nuclear test by North Korea lightly.South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday warned of “very grave consequences” if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear…

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…

Latest North Korean Diatribe Worrisome to US

Latest North Korean Diatribe Worrisome to US

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House is taking the latest threat from North Korea more seriously than previous statements from Pyongyang due to last year’s successful long-range missile test.On Thursday, the North Korean Nationa…

North Korea Vows More Nuclear Tests Targeting US

North Korea Vows More Nuclear Tests Targeting US

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) — In a bellicose statement singling out the United States as the “sworn enemy” of the Korean people, North Korea on Thursday announced plans for a third nuclear test and continued rocket launches.The move is seen…

Israel Ordered Iran Strike Preparations in 2010, Says New Report

Israel Ordered Iran Strike Preparations in 2010, Says New Report

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s foreign intelligence agency and military were ordered in 2010 by the country’s top civilian leadership to prepare for a strike on Iran, a report out Monday says. The investigative report by Israeli telev…

Israeli PM Says Arab States Would Appreciate Strike on Iran

Israeli PM Says Arab States Would Appreciate Strike on Iran

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — How would the Arab states react if Israel launched a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities?Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes the shock would immediately be followed by praise for…

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has thrown cold water on a report that it is ready to enter into direct talks with Iran over its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in Saturday’s New York Times, Washington and Tehran have b…

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has thrown cold water on a report that it is ready to enter into direct talks with Iran over its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in Saturday’s New York Times, Washington and Tehran have b…

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