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  • Exiled Iranians gathered in Villepinte, France, to listen to Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. (Associated Press)

    Rally of strange bedfellows : To change Iran, U.S. group backs former 'terrorists'

    An array of high-level former U.S. officials, both Democrats and Republicans, were in France over the weekend calling for regime change in Iran and throwing their collective weight behind an Iranian dissident group once designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2008 file photo, Matt Stolper, , director of the Persepolis Fortification Archive at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, holds a large Persepolis Fortification tablet with cuneiform text. It is part of a collection that provides a top-to-bottom look at life in the Persian empire 2,500 years ago. On Friday, March 28, 2014, a federal judge in Chicago ruled that survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack blamed partly on Iran can't seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $412 million judgment against Iran. The ruling stems from a long-running legal battle that museum officials elsewhere watching closely. They feared their own collections could be put at risk if the judge had allowed collections of Persian antiquities at Chicago's Field Museum and the University of Chicago to be seized. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Museum items can't be seized to pay Iran judgment

    Survivors of a 1997 terrorist bombing blamed partly on Iran can't seize thousands of relics from U.S. museums to pay a $412 million judgment against the Iranian government, a federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday.

  • Iran bought luxury cars with medical funds

    An investigation by Iranian lawmakers recently revealed that nearly $2 billion that had been allocated to the importation of medicine into Iran was actually spent on the purchase of luxury cars.

  • This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson after they received it in April 2011, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson. In March 2007, Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smuggler and organized crime figures. Days later after a meeting with an admitted killer, he vanished. For years the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who was traveling on private business. However, an Associated Press investigation reveals that Levinson was working for the CIA. (AP Photo/Levinson Family)

    American missing in Iran was CIA operative who went rogue

    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.

  • **FILE** In this photo released Nov. 24, 2013, by the Iranian Students News Agency, Iranians wave their national flag as they hold a poster of President Hassan Rouhani, while welcoming Iranian nuclear negotiators upon their arrival from Geneva at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran. The sanctions relief offered to Iran by the U.S. and five world powers is meager in the context of the economy of a nation of nearly 80 million people, but by boosting morale in the business community it has already begun to get the gears of commerce turning again in Iran. (Associated Press/ISNA, Hemmat Khahi)

    State mulling whether to invite Iran to upcoming Syria talks

    Following this month's breakthrough in talks on Iran's disputed nuclear program, the U.S., Russia and other world powers are now discussing whether to invite representatives from the Islamic republic to an upcoming peace conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war.

  • ** FILE ** In front of a portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, center, gestures to his supporters at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 1, 2013.

    White House congratulates Iranians on new president

    The White House congratulated Iranians Saturday on the election of a more moderate president and said the Obama administration "remains ready" to hold direct talks with Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

  • **FILE** An Iranian goldsmith shows Iran's gold coins at a gold market in the main old Bazaar of Tehran on Jan. 26, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Obama administration looks to cut Iran's access to gold

    Democrats appeared eager Wednesday to poke holes in the seriousness of President Obama's vow to deter Iran from developing a nuclear warhead, raising tough questions about whether the White House is squeezing hard enough on sanctions against the Islamic Republic's economy.

  • ** FILE ** Iranian oil technician Majid Afshari makes his way to the oil separator facilities in Iran's Azadegan oil field southwest of Tehran on April 15, 2008. (Associated Press)

    Greek shipping magnate named in scheme to evade sanctions on Iranian oil

    A Greek shipping industry magnate used a host of front companies and a fleet of crude-oil tankers flying Panamanian and Liberian flags to help Iran evade international oil sanctions, U.S. officials said Thursday.

  • Illustration: Iranian hostages by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    WEISS: U.S. pastor faces trial in Iran for Christian faith

    As this is being written, Saeed Abedini, an American citizen and evangelical pastor, sits in an Iranian jail awaiting his trial. The expected ruling is death, for charges which are presumed to be related to his Christian faith. The State Department, which works closely with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to stamp out “intolerance” and “Islamophobia” against Muslims in America, has been virtually silent about Mr. Abedini’s predicament in Iran, one of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

  • Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, seen here in a booking photo, has admitted his role in a $1.5 million plot to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the U.S., at a Washington restaurant by setting off explosives, according to U.S. officials. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)

    Man guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

    Manssor Arbabsiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Wednesday in a scheme by members of the Iranian government to recruit a Mexican drug cartel to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States by bombing a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

  • President Obama speaks at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md., on Thursday, March 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama slams Iran's use of 'electronic curtain' for repression

    President Obama on Tuesday decried the "electronic curtain" that Iran's regime has built around its people, saying that "technologies that should empower citizens are being used to repress them."

  • Illustration by M. Ryder

    ELAND: Iran sanctions won't work

    As the United States and its allies ratchet up economic sanctions against Iran in an effort to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program, it's important to remember that such sanctions rarely work. It is doubtful that increased sanctions against Iran will work any better.

  • Illustration: Iran

    KAHLILI: Putting an end to Iran Air terror flights

    Despite global sanctions, Iran continues to export terrorism worldwide while importing nuclear weapons technology in a quest to impose Islam on the world. The United States and its Western allies must step up the pressure against Tehran.

  • This 2004 photo provided by the Williamson County Jail shows Manssor Arbabsiar, a U.S. citizen charged in a New York federal court on Oct. 11, 2011, with conspiring to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. (Associated Press/Williamson County Jail via Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

    Obama urged to expel Iranian diplomats after D.C. terror plot foiled

    The GOP chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is calling on the Obama administration to expel Iranian diplomats, after U.S. officials said Tehran was behind a plot to murder the Saudi ambassador in Washington.

  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (left), accompanied by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, announces on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in Washington that two men have been charged in an alleged plot directed by elements of the Iranian government to murder the Saudi ambassador to the United States. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    U.S. ties Iran to plot to assassinate Saudi envoy

    The Justice Department accused Iranian agents Tuesday in a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador.

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