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For two decades, Viola Drath and her husband, Albrecht Muth, lived among the relatively secluded houses on a quiet Northwest Washington street. It wasn't until police threw open the door of their Q Street home on a night in August that the eccentric — and at times abusive — life of the bizarre couple was thrust into the spotlight.
Iran has the knowledge and scientific capability to produce nuclear weapons but will never do so, a prominent lawmaker has said.
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."
The Treasury Department's counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a longtime Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates for Iranian dissidents designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday visited Facebook's Northern California headquarters, where he blasted the Iranian government and said the social networking site is a way for people to bypass failed efforts of governments to seek peace.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday visited Facebook's California headquarters, where he described the social networking service as a way for people to bypass the failed efforts of governments and seek peace across national boundaries on their own.
Under pressure from Israel and Republicans to take stronger action against Iran's nuclear program, President Obama told an influential pro-Israel lobby Sunday that there is "there is too much loose talk of war."
Iran has dismissed the new U.S. sanctions on Tehran, with the Foreign Ministry spokesman saying Tuesday they are part of a "psychological war" meant to sow discontent among Iranians and insisting the measures would not halt the country's nuclear program.
Additional U.S. sanctions on Iran are more significant for their timing than their immediate effect on Iran's economy, coming as the United States and its allies are arguing that Israel should hold off on any military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities to allow more time for sanctions to work.