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Topic - Iran'S Parliament
The debate over whether Congress approves the Obama administration's plan to strike Syria for its use of chemical weapons is being watched nowhere more closely than in Iran, where the notoriously opaque political leaders are wrestling over whether — and how — to retaliate.
The courtship of Hamas between rivals Iran and Qatar has been one of the Middle East's intriguing subplots of the Arab Spring. The bloodshed in Gaza has now sharpened their competition for influence with the Palestinian militant group and the direction it takes in the future.
Syria's opposition agreed Sunday to unite against Syrian President Bashar Assad and elected a cleric as its first leader after four days of marathon talks in Qatar.
Iran's parliament announced Sunday it would probe reports that a jailed blogger died suspiciously in custody earlier this week, according to the official IRNA news agency.
Iran on Tuesday warned the United Arab Emirates it could cut diplomatic relations between the two countries if the Arab nation keeps repeating claims to three Gulf islands that are controlled by Tehran.
For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops. Organizers asked for signatures and the pages began to fill up. In the end, some 10,000 names were attached to the petition addressed to Iran's labor minister in one of the most wide-reaching public outcries over the state of the country's economy.
Iran's parliament grilled President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and defied the authority of the country's supreme leader.
Iran's parliament grilled the president Wednesday on a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and defied the authority of the country's supreme leader.
U.S. officials have lauded the growing international support for an embargo of Iranian crude oil, but it remains to be seen who beyond the European Union will embrace the boycott.
A recent 10-day naval exercise by Iran was intended to display a capability to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz should further sanctions be imposed that would affect Iran's oil industry. The exercise was accompanied with the usual bluster, even threatening some unspecified action should the attack carrier USS John C. Stennis return to the Persian Gulf.
About 300 hard-line Iranian students stormed British diplomatic sites in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack, burning an embassy vehicle and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the seizing of the U.S. compound in 1979.
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.
About 200 members of Iran's parliament on Wednesday condemned Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Bahrain and urged the Persian Gulf kingdom to use its forces against Israel instead.
The Obama administration has denounced the crackdown on protesters in Bahrain. But whether President Obama realizes it or not, stability in that country is a vital U.S. interest.
Congress completed work Monday on a bill viewed as the toughest sanctions legislation to date aimed at punishing Iran for its nuclear arms program.