| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Iran’s supreme leader issued some of his toughest statements yet on international negotiations over his country’s nuclear ambitions, declaring Wednesday that talking to the Americans was “useless” and that nothing positive could...
| Aug 17, 2014
My neighbor Babble was getting on my nerves. He was entirely too cheerful.
There he was, a sparkle in his eyes and a spring in his step, traipsing about and whistling, "When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along."
For shame, Babble, I...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Iran's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it could not provide details of what crimes several journalists, including a Washington Post reporter, were suspected of committing before they were arrested two weeks ago.
The Post correspondent, Jason...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:20 PM
President 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.
Though no meeting is...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:08 PM
After months of impasse, U.S. officials say they see signs of movement as Iranian diplomats begin meeting again with representatives of six world powers for a weeklong push aimed at reaching a deal on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:29 PM
U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.
Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from hardening its stance in the...
| Sep 15, 2014
It's a reality of our age that this nation is not free to tune out the world's problems and just focus on matters inside our borders.
There are destabilizing forces of all kinds out there. Many are a legacy of 9/11. Others stem from the Cold War's end...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Iran is tacitly supporting Iraqi officials' efforts to form a government in Baghdad that includes the country's three main ethnic and religious groups, according to Iraqi and Western diplomats, an encouraging sign for U.S. efforts to forge a regional...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:21 PM
U.S. officials' discussions with Iran about the militant threat in Iraq are one-way conversations, with Americans doing all the talking, a spokeswoman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, told journalists at her...