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    Embassy Row: Refugee camp is Iran and America's shame

    Members of Congress and former diplomats Thursday invoked John F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement and Thanksgiving as they called on President Obama to keep America's promise to protect Iranian dissidents languishing in an Iraqi refugee camp.


  • In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech to members of the paramilitary Basij force at the Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)

    Iran's ayatollah: Israel's 'doomed to extinction'

    Right around the time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was heading to Russia for an 11th hour attempt to influence a global deal with Tehran over nuclear development, Iran's top religious leader was emphasizing the fated fall of the Jewish nation.


  • Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. The President met with chairmen, ranking members, as well as other members of the Senate Banking Committee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Armed Services Committees, and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding Iran. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Some senators 'unsatisfied' with White House approach on Iran

    A key senator emerged from Tuesday's meeting with President Obama saying some lawmakers are "unsatisfied" with the administration's proposal to begin easing sanctions on Iran in exchange for that nation halting parts of its nuclear program.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    BURTON: Obama's Iran delusions

    As the United States returns to the negotiating table with Iran on Wednesday, there is only one deal that should be put on the table.


  • BLOODSHED: Lebanese men carry the body of a victim of explosions that struck near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, in a stronghold of Hezbollah. (Associated Press)

    Obama sees Beirut terrorist attack as common ground with Iran in nuclear talks

    The Obama administration moved swiftly Tuesday to seize on the horrific suicide bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut as an example of how Washington and Tehran share common ground as terrorist targets.


  • A $165 million children's hospital in Basra is among hundreds of projects in Iraq funded by U.S. taxpayers. The U.S. and its allies are still paying millions of dollars for reconstruction of the war-ravaged country, even though Baghdad is reaping revenue from its oil industry. Two donor nations are pulling out of the trust fund. A State Department official defended U.S. assistance, saying it is aimed at maintaining a strategic partnership with Iraq. However, the official said, there is "room for improvement" (Associated Press)

    Awash in oil revenue, Iraq stays on U.S. dole for reconstruction

    Nearly two years after ending military engagement in the Iraq War, the U.S. and its allies are still paying millions of dollars for reconstruction, even though Baghdad is reaping revenue from its oil industry as instability rises and the government has grown closer to Iran.


  • ** FILE ** International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano leaves the Azadi Hotel after briefing reporters on the progress of nuclear negotiations with Iranian officials in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency have reached a roadmap deal for cooperation during talks in Tehran Saturday that expands the monitoring of the country's nuclear sites. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian dissidents say Tehran has built secret nuclear site

    An Iranian opposition group that’s been exiled from the nation claimed Monday that Tehran has built a secret underground nuclear facility that’s key to its developing atomic weapons program.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Iran negotiations recall Chamberlain

    The ongoing negotiations with Iran are painfully reminiscent of extended British negotiations with Nazi Germany during the late 1930s, involving various concessions in exchange for arms limitations and other promises ("Netanyahu: Iran nuclear pact a 'bad deal,'" Web, Nov. 17). Neville Chamberlain's infamous concession on the "settlement" of the Czechoslovakian Sudetenland question didn't yield the hoped-for "peace in our time." That fateful betrayal of a hapless country only spurred Hitler's war preparations.


  • Iran unveiled its Fotros drone aircraft, the biggest yet developed in the Islamic Republic, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Iranian Defense Ministry)

    Iran unveils drone it claims can hover over Israel

    Iran unveiled a new drone on Monday that is being touted as its biggest and most technologically advanced yet, capable of flying for 30 hours nonstop – long enough to hang above Israel, the defense minister claimed.


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