| 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.”...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:18 AM
The negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that resume here this week could, if successful, give a huge boost to the governments in Washington and Tehran. But if they collapse, there could be damaging political blowback for leaders in the two...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
Seven years ago Sunday, my father, Robert Levinson, was taken hostage while visiting Kish Island, Iran. He is currently the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, and will likely be marking his 66th birthday Monday in captivity, thousands of miles from his...
| 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 29, 2014
| 5:32 PM
The tragedy of Iran is that it may not be able to reach an agreement over its nuclear program even when it knows it needs one. The Islamic Republic's political class knows its hold on power depends on sustained economic growth, and that in turn requires a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Nine months after taking office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani finds himself under pressure from both his reformist supporters and hard-line conservatives as efforts to spur political change and economic progress have stumbled.
Rouhani has faced a...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support for increased workers’ rights in a May Day speech Thursday at a packed basketball stadium, but opposition websites reported that 20 workers were detained while en route to a separate labor rally....
| 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...