| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:49 AM
GENEVA -- U.S. diplomats began a second day of international talks over Iran’s nuclear program, facing political pressure from Congress if Iran fails to show a new willingness to make concessions by the end of the day.
The two-day negotiating...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:50 PM
GENEVA – Iran and six world powers Wednesday hailed the latest round of negotiations on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program as “substantive and forward looking” and set an accelerated schedule of meetings to find whether they can...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON – Iranian newspapers are reporting that a visit to Tehran this week by the leader of the Persian Gulf state of Oman was aimed at beginning quiet talks between the United States and the Islamic Republic.
One of the newspapers, the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:46 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel braced for rockets and got a diplomatic bombshell instead.
The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay a U.S. strike against Syria to allow for congressional debate left anxious Israelis relieved Sunday that...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack.
“We, for the sake of protecting...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:02 PM
GENEVA — With both sides desperate for a deal, Iran and six world powers Wednesday hailed a new round of negotiations on Tehran's disputed nuclear program as "substantive and forward looking," and set an accelerated schedule of meetings to determine...
| Oct 18, 2013
Barack Obama came to office in 2009 promising a new era of diplomacy and engagement after the confrontational "axis of evil" approach of the George W. Bush administration. During his campaign, Obama said he would be willing to meet with the leaders of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran's new government has slowed expansion of its nuclear program almost to a halt since August, according to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, in what experts view as a strong signal of Tehran's desire to resolve a decade-...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:24 PM
If you want to figure out what went wrong in the first round of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, look no further than the news briefing by a "Senior Administration Official" in the State Department just days before Secretary of State John Kerry...
| Nov 16, 2013
Re "Stand by France," Opinion, Nov. 14
France's feisty objection to elements of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement may have merit, but Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh are way off base writing that "France has an honorable history" in shielding the...