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Iran Makes ‘Baseless’ Accusations Against UN’s Nuclear Watchdog

Iran Makes ‘Baseless’ Accusations Against UN’s Nuclear Watchdog

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is again using familiar tactics to keep its nuclear program from coming under closer international scrutiny.The latest ploy is accusing “saboteurs” of infiltrating the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog group,…

Iranian Supreme Leader Accuses West of ‘Bullying’

Iranian Supreme Leader Accuses West of ‘Bullying’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Day to day, Iran’s economy grows weaker because of sanctions imposed by the West meant to bring Tehran back to the bargaining table about possibly suspending its rogue nuclear program.However, even a decision by …

European Union Boosts Sanctions on Iran

European Union Boosts Sanctions on Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The financial noose keeps tightening around Iran’s neck.Already suffering economically because of severe sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the West over the refusal to abandon its rogue nuclear program, Tehran will a…

Iran Claims Israeli Attack Would Have Occurred by Now

Iran Claims Israeli Attack Would Have Occurred by Now

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A top Iranian official is essentially calling Israel’s bluff.Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday gave little credence to Israel’s threat of launching a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear facilit…

North Korean FM: US Using Hatred of NK as Excuse to Start War

North Korean FM: US Using Hatred of NK as Excuse to Start War

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the U.S. tries to extricate itself from an 11-year-long war in Afghanistan, an old nemesis is alleging that Washington is ready to start another one in the Far East.North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon t…

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…

Romney Says Military Action Against Iran May Not Be Necessary

Romney Says Military Action Against Iran May Not Be Necessary

Jin 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…

Israeli Govt Tweets Article Criticizing Obama’s Relationship with Israel

Israeli Govt Tweets Article Criticizing Obama’s Relationship with Israel

Official 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…

Romney Shares Same ‘Red Line’ as Obama on Iran

Romney Shares Same ‘Red Line’ as Obama on Iran

Martin 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…

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

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

iStockphoto/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…

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

iStockphoto/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 Ambitions

iStockphoto/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 Ambitions

iStockphoto/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 Uranium

iStockphoto/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…

UN Chief and Iran Have Different Views of His Visit

UN Chief and Iran Have Different Views of His Visit

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s first visit to Tehran Wednesday was either a denouncement of a number of the Iranian government’s policies or a pleasant visit with his hosts, depending on whi…

UN Chief and Iran Have Different Views of His Visit

UN Chief and Iran Have Different Views of His Visit

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s first visit to Tehran Wednesday was either a denouncement of a number of the Iranian government’s policies or a pleasant visit with his hosts, depending on whi…

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian member of parliament says that Israel had better think long and hard before attacking his country in a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear program, according to a story in The Tehran Times.Avaz …

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian member of parliament says that Israel had better think long and hard before attacking his country in a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear program, according to a story in The Tehran Times.Avaz …

Iranian President Unveils Upgraded Surface-to-Surface Missile

Iranian President Unveils Upgraded Surface-to-Surface Missile

ABC/Donna Svennevik(TEHRAN, Iran) — Claiming that his country has to defend itself from the threat of a military strike, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced a new version of a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Tuesday.Ahm…

Report: Iraq Keeps Filling Iran’s Coffers

Report: Iraq Keeps Filling Iran’s Coffers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Iran is in desperate financial straits these days because of crippling economic sanctions imposed by the international community to punish Tehran for failing to stop its rogue nuclear program.However, The New York Ti…

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