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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Ali Akbar Salehi
Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad on Saturday and signaled the Syrian leader intends to stay in power at least until 2014 presidential elections.
Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday welcomed the United States’ willingness to hold direct talks with Tehran on the standoff over its nuclear program but didn’t commit to accepting the offer — insisting that Washington must show “fair and real” intentions to resolve the issue and complaining about “threatening rhetoric.”
Iran's foreign minister on Sunday welcomed the willingness of the United States to hold direct talks with Tehran in the standoff over its nuclear program but didn't commit to accepting the offer — insisting that Washington must show "fair and real" intentions to resolve the issue and complaining about "threatening rhetoric."
Iran's foreign minister says that direct talks with the United States are "possible" but that any such breakthrough initiative must be approved by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader.
Iran held a conference Sunday to reconcile Syria's government with opposition factions and end the country's civil war, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran’s foreign minister on Monday accused Israel's leaders of being "war drum beaters" and said his country will zealously defend itself against any attack.
Israeli officials said on Friday that a new United Nations report adds credibility to their warnings about Iran, as tensions grow between the Jewish state and its allies over how to tackle Tehran's suspect nuclear program.
Iran opened a world gathering of self-described nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the U.N. Security Council and an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, even as Tehran faces Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic bombs.
Iran, the strongest ally of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, hosted a gathering of countries for talks on how to end the civil war in Syria, as clashes between government troops and rebels raged Thursday in opposition bastions of besieged Aleppo.
Iran wants a "win-win" outcome in its talks with world powers over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the country's foreign minister said Monday, warning that the only other choice is confrontation.
Iran's foreign minister on Monday offered to look into charges that agents of his government were involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington — if the U.S. provides enough information.
Iran's foreign minister says the courts are willing "in near future" to commute the prison sentences for two jailed Americans convicted for spying.
Iran is ready to resume negotiations on its nuclear program, and a Russian proposal will aid the process, Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday.
Iran's foreign minister said Saturday he hoped that a final court verdict will lead to the release of two American men who have been held for two years in Tehran on espionage charges.
Iran's nuclear chief replaced the country's sacked foreign minister Saturday and said his top priorities include building a "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, an announcement that appeared meant to ease suspicion and fear across the Persian Gulf about Iran's nuclear program.
Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said his country has a total of 196 kilograms (432 pounds) of 20 percent enriched uranium and will convert half of it to oxide over a period of six months.