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Latest Iran Items
House debate on the fiscal 2014 defense spending bill Tuesday exposed lawmakers' unease over arming Syrian rebels, even as congressional intelligence committees approved CIA plans to supply weapons to opposition forces.
As recently as 2012, it appeared that Islamists could overcome their many internal dissimilarities - sectarian (Sunni, Shiite), political (monarchical, republican), tactical (political, violent) or attitudes toward modernity (Salafi, Muslim Brotherhood) - and cooperate.
Iran's nuclear program cannot be stopped by military means, by either the U.S. or by Israel, the recently retired chief of U.S. Central Command said over the weekend.
In the face of punishing international sanctions and a growing consensus that hard-line policies are no longer paying off, Iranian voters last month elected a president committed to easing tensions with the international community and digging their economy out of a deepening hole.
Iran's foreign ministry entered the George Zimmerman debate on Friday, scorning the not-guilty murder decision and criticizing America for obvious and widespread discrimination.
A former U.N. official who has accused his ex-boss of covering up human rights abuses against Iranian dissidents in Iraq is seeking help in Washington for the exiles, as Baghdad pressures them to return to Iran where they would face execution as traitors.
In the United States, our focus is on Iran's activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation.
The Iranian regime's war against the United States — and it is very much a war — has largely been fought by proxies for more than two decades. The U.S. government considers Iran the world's No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism.
Russia and China won't declare Iran's recent missile tests a violation of U.N. rules, effectively blocking the global body from imposing any new sanctions on the country, diplomats say.