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Report: Netanyahu Okay with Partially Destroying Iran’s Nuclear Program

Report: Netanyahu Okay with Partially Destroying Iran’s Nuclear Program

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli newspaper is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would settle for partially dismantling Iran’s rogue nuclear program if it meant setting back their goal to make atomic weapons for a few…

US Blogger Says He Was Leaked Israeli Attack Plan Against Iran

US Blogger Says He Was Leaked Israeli Attack Plan Against Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A U.S. blogger says he has been given leaked documents by a high-placed Israeli source that detail that country’s plan for stopping Iran’s rogue nuclear program.Richard Silverstein wrote that a preemptive military at…

Moscow Fearful of US Sanctions Against Iran Hurting Russia

Moscow Fearful of US Sanctions Against Iran Hurting Russia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Moscow declared Monday that it won’t be happy with Washington if crippling sanctions against Iran also affect Russian businesses.Sanctions were imposed several years ago to force Iran into abandoning its rogue nuclear …

Israeli Report Claims Obama Knows Iran Is Very Close to Nuclear Weapon

Israeli Report Claims Obama Knows Iran Is Very Close to Nuclear Weapon

IIPA via Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli newspaper is reporting that President Obama was just given new intelligence that suggests Iran is much further along in developing a nuclear arsenal than previously believed.According to Haaretz, the Natio…

Report: Oil Embargo Is Killing Iran’s Economy

Report: Oil Embargo Is Killing Iran’s Economy

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The White House is right in its contention that sanctions against Iran to convince Tehran to give up its nuclear program is at least hurting the country economically, an analysis by Bloomberg shows.Since international s…

US and Israel at Odds over Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

US and Israel at Odds over Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The White House pushed back a bit Wednesday from comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the effectiveness of economic sanctions on Iran to stop it from developing nuclear weapons.Netanya…

House Passes New Sanctions Against Iran

House Passes New Sanctions Against Iran

iStockphoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: By unanimous consent, the Senate passed the new sanctions on Iran Wednesday night without amendments or changes to the House-passed legislation.  The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
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Leon Panetta Won’t Talk with Israel About Military Action Against Iran

Leon Panetta Won’t Talk with Israel About Military Action Against Iran

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s recent visit to Israel spurred talk about the Israelis possibly launching a military strike against Iran in the near future to knock out its nuclear program.However, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta…

Iran’s Supreme Leader Scoffs at More Sanctions by West

Iran’s Supreme Leader Scoffs at More Sanctions by West

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the equivalent of “bring it on” Wednesday when discussing threats by the West to impose more economic sanctions on his country if Tehran fails to back down from …

Report: US, Israel Designed Malware to Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Program

Report: US, Israel Designed Malware to Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Program

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — What appears to be a routine Microsoft update is in reality malware meant to cripple Iran’s nuclear program.U.S. and Western officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that the comp…

Nuke Talks with Iran Resume as Sanctions Loom

Nuke Talks with Iran Resume as Sanctions Loom

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — A high stakes meeting between a group of world powers and Iran to discuss its nuclear program began Monday morning in Moscow.  An official described the meetings so far as “business-like.”This latest r…

Pakistan Tests Nuclear Capable Missile with 700 Km Range

Pakistan Tests Nuclear Capable Missile with 700 Km Range

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — In an effort to stay ahead in the nuclear arms race against its arch rival India, Pakistan tested a cruise missile on Tuesday, less than one week after it conducted a similar launch, according the country’s military…

No Deal Yet on Iran’s Nuclear Program After Meetings

No Deal Yet on Iran’s Nuclear Program After Meetings

IIPA via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — Another round of meetings between six world powers and Iran about Tehran’s controversial nuclear program concluded Thursday with little in the way of results although both sides did agree to yet a third series of discu…

West Will Talk Tough Despite Apparent Iran-IAEA Deal

West Will Talk Tough Despite Apparent Iran-IAEA Deal

IIPA via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — The White House warily welcomed news Tuesday of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency coming to an agreement to allow U.N. inspectors access to key nuclear scientists and research facilities that have been ba…

Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume in Baghdad

Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume in Baghdad

IIPA via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — Six world powers, including the U.S., will meet with Iranians officials in Baghdad on Wednesday in another attempt to minimize the danger of Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.The so-called “5+1 powers” — the five perm…

Pakistan Successfully Launches Nuclear Capable Missile

Pakistan Successfully Launches Nuclear Capable Missile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Raising the stakes in the region’s nuclear rivalry, Pakistan’s military announced on Wednesday it has successfully launched a new missile. The Hatf IV Shaheen-1A, an intermediate range ballistic missile, was launche…

Netanyahu: Israel’s First Obligation Is Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Threat

Netanyahu: Israel’s First Obligation Is Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Threat

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — As the Obama administration fears Israel might launch a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear Wednesday that Israel’s first obligation is to prevent…

North Korea’s Planned Rocket Launch Has Southeast Asia on Edge

North Korea’s Planned Rocket Launch Has Southeast Asia on Edge

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SINGAPORE) — The clock heard ticking around the world has Southeast Asia on edge as North Korea prepares a rocket launch, possibly by the end of the week.North Korea claims the 90-ton Unha-3 rocket is simply a weather sat…

US Fighter Jets Intercept Korean Airlines Flight After Bomb Threat

US Fighter Jets Intercept Korean Airlines Flight After Bomb Threat

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Two U.S. fighter jets scrambled to meet a Korean Airlines Boeing 777 Tuesday night after a bomb threat was reported shortly after the plane took off from Vancouver, British Columb…

US Keeps Heat on North Korea Ahead of Planned Rocket Launch

US Keeps Heat on North Korea Ahead of Planned Rocket Launch

Ryan McVay/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is warning that North Korea risks further isolation from the world community if it moves ahead with a planned rocket launch for later this week and possibly, a third underground nuclear test.Satellite ima…

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