White House: Iran Ambassador Nominee To UN Is Not ‘Viable’

White House: Iran Ambassador Nominee To UN Is Not ‘Viable’

By Christi Parsons and Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told Iran that its nominee for ambassador to the United Nations is “not vi ...

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In Iran, Nuclear Deal Brings Little Economic Relief

In Iran, Nuclear Deal Brings Little Economic Relief

By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN, Iran -- When Iran’s leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised that the ...

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Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Not Expected To Damage Delicate Diplomacy On Syria, Iran

Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Not Expected To Damage Delicate Diplomacy On Syria, Iran

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Before slapping Russia with the most serious sanctions since the Cold War era, the Obama administration calculated that ...

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CIA Suspends Chief Of Iran Operations Over Workplace Issues

CIA Suspends Chief Of Iran Operations Over Workplace Issues

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an ...

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Ukraine Dispute Hasn’t Stalled Iran Nuclear Talks, U.S. Official Says

Ukraine Dispute Hasn’t Stalled Iran Nuclear Talks, U.S. Official Says

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- A senior Obama administration official said Friday that U.S. frictions with Russia over Ukraine have not interfered with d ...

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Israel’s Netanyahu Slams World Community For ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Iran

Israel’s Netanyahu Slams World Community For ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Iran

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM -- Blue seas, red mountains and green rockets set the stage for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday as he launche ...

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U.S. Marks Seven Years For American ‘Held’ In Iran

U.S. Marks Seven Years For American ‘Held’ In Iran

Washington (AFP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday marked seven years since the disappearance in Iran of American Robert Levinson and urged Tehran to work with Washin ...

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Israelis Say Intercepted Iranian Ship Had Rockets Headed For Gaza

Israelis Say Intercepted Iranian Ship Had Rockets Headed For Gaza

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM -- In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made ...

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Iran, World Powers Off To ‘Good Start’ In Nuclear Talks

Iran, World Powers Off To ‘Good Start’ In Nuclear Talks

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — High-level talks concerning the future of Iran’s controversial nuclear program got off to a “good start” du ...

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Iran, World Powers Restart Nuclear Talks Amid Limited Expectations

Iran, World Powers Restart Nuclear Talks Amid Limited Expectations

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN -- Both sides sought to tamp down expectations Tuesday as representatives of Iran and six world powers met in ...

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