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Some U.S. House Democrats Seek Postponement Of Netanyahu Speech

House Democrats are upping the pressure on John Boehner.

February 9, 2015
US President Barack Obama answers questions at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 16, 2015, in Washington, DC

Obama Urges Congress To Hold Off On Iran Sanctions, Threatens Veto

President Obama warned Congress not to jeopardize a nuclear deal with Iran.

January 16, 2015
Putin's Move

Cartoon: Putin’s Next Move

Vladimir Putin plots his next step.

January 2, 2015
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U.S. Envoy: North Korea Not ‘Serious’ About Restarting Nuclear Talks

Get the latest on the negotiations with North Korea.

December 12, 2014
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Iran Nuclear Talks: What’s At Stake And What’s Happened So Far

Get the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

December 8, 2014
Kerry Zarif

The Urgent Need For Diplomacy With Iran

America owes it to its armed forces to see these negotiations through.

November 28, 2014
Mitch McConnell

Republicans Push For More Iran Sanctions As Talks Are Extended

Get the latest on the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

November 24, 2014
Kerry Zarif

Deadline Nears For A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Get the latest on the high-stakes negotiations.

November 24, 2014
Kerry Zarif

Chief Diplomats Leave Iran Nuclear Talks Despite Looming Deadline

Can the group of six and Iran reach a deal before time runs out?

November 21, 2014
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Collapse Of Iran Talks Poses Danger, U.S. Official Warns

Find out how tensions could be about to escalate, rapidly.

October 24, 2014
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The Nuclear Arsenal We Don’t Need

Why are we spending trillions to re-arm for a war we’ll never fight?

September 19, 2014
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Obama Open To More Conversations With Iran’s Rouhani, Official Says

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau NEW YORK — President Barack Obama would be open to a repeat of last year’s historic conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week’s United Nations General Assembly session, a senior administration official said Thursday. Although no meeting is scheduled during the annual gathering, “the president of the United States […]

September 19, 2014
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A Year Later: Iranian Nuclear Talks Go From Promise To Doubt

The U.N. will meet next week to discuss what went wrong.

September 18, 2014
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World Powers, Iran To Meet In New York On September 18

Brussels (AFP) — Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on September 18, EU officials said Thursday, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline. The talks involving the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany and led by EU foreign policy chief Catherine […]

September 4, 2014
Iran nuclear power plant

United States Steps Up Sanctions On Iran Over Nuclear Program

Washington (AFP) — The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. The Treasury Department said the sanctions target individuals and entities under Iran-related authorities that are involved in Iran’s missile and nuclear programs, efforts to evade international sanctions, and support for terrorism. The […]

August 29, 2014
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New N. Korean Rocket Launch Site Near Completion: Think-Tank

Seoul (AFP) — North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a U.S. think-tank has said. A major construction program has been under way at the North’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station since mid-2013, focused on upgrading facilities to handle larger, longer-range rockets with […]

August 22, 2014
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S. Korea, U.S. Start Military Drill Despite North Threats

Seoul (AFP) — South Korea and the United States on Monday launched an annual military drill, Seoul’s defense ministry said, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a “merciless” retaliatory strike. The beginning of the “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” exercise, which will last until August 29, came as Pope Francis led a mass for inter-reconciliation […]

August 18, 2014
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U.S., Iran To Hold Nuclear Talks On Thursday

Washington (AFP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials were to meet on Thursday in Geneva for talks about Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, the U.S. State Department said, as the two sides grapple for a breakthrough. Marathon talks between Iran and the US and its allies — the so-called P5+1 group — ended last month after […]

August 7, 2014
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Iran’s Leader Appears Unbending On Core Nuclear Issues, Experts Say

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Was the cleric an implacable revolutionary, as he claimed, who would never yield to the West? Or did he have a […]

July 22, 2014
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The Choice On Iran: Inspectors On The Ground, Or Boots On The Ground

By Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service With nuclear negotiations with Iran being extended, it’s hard not to draw parallels to the U.S. experience with Iraq in 2002 and 2003. While most of us would prefer not to revisit or re-debate the run-up to the invasion, the more responsible path is to look at the […]

July 21, 2014
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Iran Is Pushing Limits On Nuclear Deal, Former Obama Advisor Warns

By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making “tangible progress” toward a deal. But a former member of President Obama’s inner circle on the […]

July 21, 2014
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World Powers, Iran Begin Final Push For Nuclear Deal

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — World powers and Iran began a final three-week push in Vienna on Wednesday for a historic nuclear agreement, with the two sides still separated by a wide gulf and accusing each other of standing in the way of progress. After five earlier rounds of talks this year, […]

July 2, 2014
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Hillary Clinton Opposes New Iran Sanctions

By David Willman, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Barack Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such sanctions, as negotiations to extend an interim nuclear weapons agreement proceed. […]

February 3, 2014
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Iran Nuclear Talks To Resume February In New York

Washington (AFP) – Iran and world powers will resume talks next month in New York on reaching a long-term nuclear deal, a senior U.S. official said Monday. “It is our understanding that those talks will be in New York in mid-February, with dates still being confirmed on schedule, but it will be around that time […]

January 27, 2014
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Iran Begins Nuclear Rollback Under Interim Deal, Officials Say

By Ramin Mostaghim and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN — Iran began rolling back its nuclear program Monday as part of a landmark deal worked out last year with world powers, according to Iranian officials and the United Nations. The Islamic Republic has begun to “voluntarily suspend” 20 percent enrichment of uranium — […]

January 20, 2014