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Is Iran Ready to Make Headway on Talks over Nuclear Program?

Is Iran Ready to Make Headway on Talks over Nuclear Program?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Will talks with Iran about its nuclear program get off the ground this weekend in Istanbul, Turkey?As in the past, Tehran has been dropping encouraging hints that it might be willing to compromise on several major po…

Iran Signals Possible Nuclear Compromise

Iran Signals Possible Nuclear Compromise

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s top nuclear official has signaled that Iran could compromise on uranium enrichment by eventually only enriching to the low level needed for power.Fereidoon Abbasi, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy O…

North Korea Prepares Third Nuclear Test

North Korea Prepares Third Nuclear Test

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — As North Korea prepares to launch its controversial rocket this week, recent satellite images show they are also readying for a third nuclear underground test, according to South Korean media quoting an…

Iran Wants Renewed Talks with World Powers to Take Place in Baghdad

Iran Wants Renewed Talks with World Powers to Take Place in Baghdad

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s state TV said Tuesday that Iraq is willing to host talks between six world powers and Tehran regarding the long-controversial Iranian nuclear program.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has already named Is…

Obama Responds to Open-Mic Incident, Jokes ‘Are The Mics On?’

Obama Responds to Open-Mic Incident, Jokes ‘Are The Mics On?’

KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — President Obama offered his explanation Tuesday for the hot-mic moment that caught him asking the Russian president for “flexibility” and “space” on missile defense until afte…

White House Dings Romney for Saying Russia Is Top Geopolitical Foe

White House Dings Romney for Saying Russia Is Top Geopolitical Foe

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday took issue with comments from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stating that Russia was America’s “number one geopolitical fo…

Obama to North Korean Leaders: ‘Have the Courage to Pursue Peace’

Obama to North Korean Leaders: ‘Have the Courage to Pursue Peace’

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — President Obama paused during his speech to local college students in South Korea Monday to directly address the North Korean leaders across the DMZ, urging new dictator Kim Jong Un and his regime to p…

Report: US War Game Points to Drawbacks of Attacking Iran

Report: US War Game Points to Drawbacks of Attacking Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — American officials familiar with a recent classified war simulation exercise carried out by Central Command in the Middle East are reportedly concerned that the U.S. would be drawn into a wider war in the region if…

White House Denies Deal for Weapons to Israel

White House Denies Deal for Weapons to Israel

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House pushed back against a report in an Israeli newspaper Thursday that President Obama agreed to a request from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for advanced military weaponry that could be use…

Sen. Kerry Blasts Romney’s ‘Phony Set of Phony Propositions’ for Iran

Sen. Kerry Blasts Romney’s ‘Phony Set of Phony Propositions’ for Iran

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John Kerry blasted presidential contender Mitt Romney on Tuesday for what the Massachusetts democrat says is a “phony set of phony propositions” for how to handle Iran.“Mitt Romney e…

Leon Panetta at AIPAC: US ‘Determined’ to Keep Iran Nuke-Free

Leon Panetta at AIPAC: US ‘Determined’ to Keep Iran Nuke-Free

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeele(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday and delivered the same message heard earlier this week: There’s no great…

Romney Accuses Obama of Dawdling with Iran Sanctions

Romney Accuses Obama of Dawdling with Iran Sanctions

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Mitt Romney said the current administration had “dawdled” with sanctions, and that its “policy of procrastination toward Ir…

Iran to Allow IAEA Inspectors into Secret Military Facility

Iran to Allow IAEA Inspectors into Secret Military Facility

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran will grant inspectors from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency permission to see one of its secret military facilities, state media reported on Tuesday.Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy…

What Will Happen to the US If Israel Attacks Iran?

What Will Happen to the US If Israel Attacks Iran?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — President Obama is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday to try to talk him out of an immediate strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.But if Israel does decide to bomb Iran, wha…

Give Diplomacy a Chance to Work in Iran, Obama Tells Israel

Give Diplomacy a Chance to Work in Iran, Obama Tells Israel

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Speaking before the annual conference of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday, President Obama rebuffed calls from the Israeli government and its supporters to more starkly warn …

Israeli Official: If World Can’t Protect Syrians, It Can’t Protect Us

Israeli Official: If World Can’t Protect Syrians, It Can’t Protect Us

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — A top Israeli official has little faith that the rest of the world can keep his country safe from Iran.Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s ominous opinion suggests that Israel would take matters into its own hands to…

Iran Will Have Nukes If Obama Is Re-Elected, Romney Says

Iran Will Have Nukes If Obama Is Re-Elected, Romney Says

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(SNELLVILLE, Ga.) — Mitt Romney responded Sunday to President Obama’s speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), saying the “president has failed” with sanctions against Iran and warning th…

David Axelrod: Don’t Doubt Obama’s Resolve on Iran

David Axelrod: Don’t Doubt Obama’s Resolve on Iran

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that “no one should doubt the president’s resolve” on Iran, and that President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have the same objective…

Obama on Iran: ‘I Don’t Bluff’

Obama on Iran: ‘I Don’t Bluff’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, President Obama continually says “all options are on the table.”  But what exactly does that mean?President Obama sat for an ext…

North Korean Nuke Deal: ‘We’ve Been Down This Road Before’

North Korean Nuke Deal: ‘We’ve Been Down This Road Before’

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision(SEOUL, South Korea) — American and South Korean experts are cautious about a deal in which North Korea agreed to suspend much of its nuclear program and allow international inspectors to monitor its plants in exchange for a m…

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