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Latest Iran Items
Up to half the terror suspects held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay could be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach a vote on Iran sanctions."
Iran said on Saturday it had sent another monkey into space and brought it back alive, representing the nation's latest step toward sending humans into space, state news agency IRNA reported.
The Geneva Interim Accord on Iran's nuclear programs may trigger Israeli military action.
Sometimes a handshake is just a handshake. Sometimes it symbolizes much more. Let us not forget how the world watched and waited intently to see if there would be a handshake between President Obama and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at this year's U.N. General Assembly.
In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
The wife of an American Christian jailed in Iran called on President Obama to demand her husband's release Thursday, the 444th day of his captivity, and to link the Iranian nuclear deal to his freedom.
A top Treasury official said Tuesday that sanctions pressure on Iran will actually "continue to mount" over the coming months under a new nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers, despite Secretary of State John F. Kerry's assertion that the U.S. "will suspend certain sanctions."
The majority of Americans on both sides of the political aisle agree that Iran's nuclear program, whether for energy or weapons, is the biggest threat facing the United States in the Middle East, a new poll shows.