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  • In this Nov. 12, 2013, photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a reception for U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Washington. The Obama administration is pleading with Congress to allow more time for diplomacy with Iran, but faces sharp resistance from Republican and Democratic lawmakers determined to further squeeze the Iranian economy and wary about yielding any ground in nuclear negotiations. Back from a week of nuclear talks in Geneva and tense consultations with nervous Middle East allies, Kerry was to present the administration’s case to his ex-colleagues in the Senate on Nov. 13 and ask them to hold off on a package of new, tougher Iran sanctions under consideration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    John Kerry heading to Geneva for Iran nuke talks

    Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Geneva to join negotiations about Iran's nuclear program, the State Department announced Friday, raising expectations that a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program could be in the works.


  • ** FILE ** Samantha Power. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Samantha Power on Iran: 'We have to test this regime'

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Friday that Iran must be tested and that a working deal intended to curb its nuclear military capabilities is worth pursuing.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Heed Netanyahu on Iran's Rouhani

    Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's claim that Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons, calling Mr. Rouhani a "wolf in sheep's clothing" ("Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran leader Hassan Rouhani is a 'wolf in sheep's clothing,'" Web, Oct. 31).


  • President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Treaty Room Office in the White House residence. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Obama has 'head handed to him' in secret Iran sanction deal amid nuclear talks

    For all the tough talk on the international front the United States has quietly been easing some of the financial restrictions on Iran, a new investigation reveals. But, as one source suggested, the talks may have backfired — and now the White House is feeling vulnerable.


  • In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, attends a graduation ceremony of army cadets, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 5 2013. Iran's top leader hinted Saturday that he disapproved of the phone call between Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama during the Iranian leader's trip to New York last month, but he reiterated his crucial support for the president's policy of outreach to the West. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

    FRANKS: Behind Iran's charm offensive

    Rouhani is driven by the same hateful ideology


  • ** FILE ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presides over his weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu warns White House about Iran

    Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don't be fooled by Tehran's new leadership.


  • In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran on Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

    U.S. and Iran eye diplomatic defrosting at U.N.

    The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries' tense relationship. An exchange of letters between the leaders already has raised expectations for a thaw in relations, and any progress in dismantling Syria's chemical weapons stockpile could signal whether their elusive diplomacy will last longer than a handshake.


  • In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran on Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

    Iran's Rouhani: People should be 'completely free'

    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani says his people should be free to think, speak and seek information on the Internet, subject to "the protection of our national identity."


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KAHLILI: Obama's tone-deaf note to Iran

    President Obama is once again seeking rapprochement with the radicals who rule Iran with an iron fist, proving he is not learning from his mistakes. Another private letter to the regime's leaders urging better relations has already fallen on deaf ears, just as earlier attempts have.


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