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New nuclear agreement with Iran may be needed

Iran is willing to return to compliance with a nuclear deal should the US agree to remove sanctions against the country. However, a new agreement would be needed to revive the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA).

Op-Ed: Iran relents and now allows IAEA to inspect two sites

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Head Rafael Grossi fresh off a visit to Iran, confirmed that the IAEA has been granted additional access to two alleged nuclear sites for which no real evidence of wrongdoing has yet been found.

Iranian nuclear facility damaged by explosion and fire

The New York Times reported that an anonymous Middle Eastern intelligence official claimed that Israel was behing the fire at Iran's nuclear facility. The source said that a powerful bomb was used that caused a fire severely damaging the facility.

Iran's work on nuclear weapons calls sanction deal into question

For years Iran's leaders have claimed their nuclear program is entirely peaceful. Now, officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are reporting Iran was indeed conducting research on nuclear weapons.

Iran demands UN to drop weapons embargo as part of nuclear deal

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. This past weekend it looked like negotiations were progressing, but Iran has once again upped its demands and is now pushing for the end of UN weapons sanctions.

Iran continues mass executions ahead of nuclear deal deadline

The Iranian government has continued with its mass executions ahead of the June 30 deadline to wrap up nuclear talks. Opposition to the current regime is growing as more public figures criticize the Iranian government.

Op-Ed: No access to Iranian military installations? No deal

One of Iran's key military leaders has stated that under no circumstances will the military grant access to its facilities or personnel for the sake of nuclear inspections. This could put a nuclear deal into jeopardy.

Saudi Arabia considers buying nuclear weapons from Pakistan

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia is said to be engaged in a strategic review of its security that includes as one possibility acquiring nuclear weapons from Pakistan.

Op-Ed: U.S. Senator says bombing Iran's nuclear facilities a piece of cake

Washington - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, claims that bombing Iran's nuclear facilities would take only several days. Cotton said the bombing would be nothing like the Iraq war.

Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'It's Time to Bomb Iran'

Louie Gohmert, one of the most conservative and hawkish members of the US House of Representatives, wants to bomb Iran, and he wants to do it now.

Op-Ed: Republican senators send warning letter to Iran on nuclear deal

Washington - A letter written to Iran by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican, and signed by 46 other Republican senators warns Iran against agreeing to a nuclear deal.

White House pressured by key senators over Iran nuclear talks

As negotiations with Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program entered its second day on Sunday, President Barack Obama remained under fire by key senators from both parties for ignoring prior legislation on Iranian sanctions.

Start date for next round of Iran nuclear talks confirmed

Munich - Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has confirmed the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear program will start in Vienna, Austria, on Feb. 18.

Nuclear deal reached with Iran

Geneva - Al Jazeera and other news sources report that a nuclear deal has been reached with Iran and six world powers after intense talks in Geneva Switzerland.

France blocks last-minute deal on Iran nuclear program

Geneva - Talks on curbing Iran's nuclear aspirations ended without a deal early Sunday when France objected that proposed measures were not satisfactory. However, both sides agreed that significant progress had been made on the remaining differences.

Op-Ed: US sanctions on Iran often block humanitarian aid

Tehran - US sanctions on are designed to cripple the energy sector, imports and exports, and also access to the international financial system. However, the sanctions also cause numerous problems in transactions that do not actually violate the restrictions.

Iran's FM talks nuclear program, Israel, and the Holocaust

New York - On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Israel had 200 nuclear weapons in its arsenal. He called it the "source of insecurity" in the Middle East.

US, Iran in high-level talks about nuclear talks

New York - US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart are sitting down Thursday for the highest level talks between the two nations in 34 years.

Rouhani: Nuclear program will not be suspended

Tehran - Iran's recently elected President Hassan Rouhani, stated in a press conference that the country would not suspend nor abandon its nuclear program, however would strive to rebuild ties with the West.

Obama says Iran nuclear bomb 'over a year or so' away

In spite of the widespread skepticism in pro-Israel circles about the commitment of the Obama administration to a military option against Iran, there are increasing signs that the administration is preparing for military action.

Khameini: We dont seek nuclear but if we do, no one can stop us

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that his country is not seeking nuclear weapons, but if it wanted to, no country could stop it from doing so.

Ali Khamenei: No talk unless US and the West stop pressuring Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the United States is seeking talks while making threats, Iranian media reported. The United States was accused Thursday, by The Iranian supreme leader, of holding a gun to Tehran's head to pressure it to hold direct talks.

Netanyahu: Settlements not world's concern, focus on Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a hard line with US senators over the weekend, saying that settlements in Jerusalem were not the world's problem and that a nuclear Iran should instead be the world's focus.

Op-Ed: Israel unlikely to wait until six million are dead this time

With the Mid-East Peace process in ruins, the "Red Alert" text from Israel's Home Front Command warning about a million people near the Gaza border "to remain within 15 seconds" of a bomb shelter is now a daily call.

Op-Ed: What would a Romney presidency look like?

The U.S. election will be held in a few days. What would happen to the country if GOP candidate Mitt Romney is elected president?

Amid growing tensions Obama and Netanyahu speak over the phone

U.S. President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over the phone today. The White House reports that they discussed a range of security issues.

Iran nuclear chief harshly criticizes IAEA

Vienna - Iran's nuclear chief, Fereydun Abbasi-Davani, said Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) may have been infiltrated by "terrorists and saboteurs."

Netanyahu takes his message directly to the American people

Jerusalem - Recently, U.S. President Barack Obama refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran’s nearly complete nuclear ambitions.

Obama rejects Israeli prime minister; Israel prepares for war

Jerusalem - The Obama administration has rejected a request to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aimed at providing Israeli leaders clarity on U.S. policy regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel: Send Iran back to 'Stone Age' via electromagnetic pulses

Tel Aviv - The British newspaper the Sunday Times has described just one of Israel Defense Force’s capabilities it would deploy during a military strike on Iran, electromagnetic pulses that would take the nation off grid.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visit the media seat...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visit the media seating area of Kerry's aircraft as it sits on the tarmac at Geneva International airport, before leaving for London, November 24, 2013
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Mr. Ehud Barak  center left  meets with American and Israeli defense representatives.
Mr. Ehud Barak, center left, meets with American and Israeli defense representatives.
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An Iranian surface to surface Ghasedak missile is driven past portraits of Iran s late founder of th...
An Iranian surface to surface Ghasedak missile is driven past portraits of Iran's late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali khamenei (R), during the annual army day military parade

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