| May 5, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The war of words between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his conservative critics is escalating as nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers are set to enter a potentially decisive phase next week.
The president and his supporters came out...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Iran and six world powers Wednesday formally began a two-month diplomatic sprint to complete a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing the ability to build nuclear weapons.
Top diplomats from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:42 PM
In the immortal words of one Rodney King, “Can we all get along?” Apparently, when religion gets in the way, maybe not.
Need proof? Look over there, in inane Iran, and over here, in silly Philly.
In Tehran, people were arrested this week...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Police here have arrested 13 people linked to a video posted on YouTube showing young Iranian men and women dancing on a rooftop to Pharrell Williams’ feel-good hit "Happy," local media reported Wednesday.
The arrests drew outrage on social...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Iran is fulfilling its commitments under a November agreement with six foreign powers to convert or dilute its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, International Atomic Energy Agency officials reported Wednesday.
"I can tell you, these measures are...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:42 PM
TEHRAN — Iran has "virtually resolved" its dispute with world powers over a planned nuclear plant that could produce weapon material, the chairman of Iran's nuclear agency told a state news agency.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's nuclear program,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States.
The measure is the first substantial bill from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Three months into intense international negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear development program, Tehran's team has surprised almost everybody with its apparent eagerness for a deal.
Iranian negotiators have met all of their commitments under...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A top U.S. official cautioned Tuesday that obstacles remain before a nuclear deal can be reached between Iran and six world powers and warned that the widespread optimism about the four-month-long negotiations has gotten “way out of control.”...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
TEHRAN — The highest-level European diplomatic visit to Iran in six years has ended, but controversy remained Tuesday about the European Union envoy’s meeting with a pair of women activists.
Political conservatives have lashed out at the...
| Feb 19, 2014
On the morning of my appearance before an Iranian Revolutionary Court, where I was convicted on a fabricated charge of espionage, I heard the chant "Death to America!" from the world beyond my prison window. The chant, and the associated stereotype of...