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Hossein Mousavian, center, former spokesman of Iran’s nuclear diplomacy team for negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency attends a panel discussion about the situation after the nuclear treaty deal between U.S., Iran and other world powers in Geneva, Switzerland last weekend, in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Iran hard-liners criticize Geneva deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticized a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a “poisoned chalice,” but a majority of deputies who spoke Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing […]

11/27/2013

Former Iranian hostage C. Cortlandt Barnes, of Leland, N.C., on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Randall Hill)

Former hostages react to Iran’s nuclear deal

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal […]

11/26/2013

Oil pumps work in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not allow Iran to export more oil. In the short […]

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pushes back on critics of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to his critics, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the weekend nuclear agreement with Iran, declaring that the United States “cannot close the door on diplomacy.” The president’s remarks came as criticism […]

11/25/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister harshly condemned the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran’s acceptance on […]

11/24/2013

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, center, poses next to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, and the Iranian delegation after a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if deal fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the […]

11/24/2013

John Kerry

Iran nuclear deal reached

GENEVA (AP) – A deal has been reached between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, the French and Iranian foreign ministers said […]

11/23/2013

This 2012 photo shows Yellow Dogs band member, bassist  Koroush "Koory" Mirzaei at the Death By Audio performance space in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Danny Krug)

Slain musicians came to NYC for music freedom

NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian musicians Soroush and Arash Farazmand came to the United States to pursue their passion — playing music in an indie rock band called the Yellow Dogs. Instead of achieving fame […]

11/12/2013

Crime scene personnel work at a crime scene in the Brooklyn section of New York, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Police: NYC shooter was dumped from band

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a musician who shot and killed three other Iranian men inside a New York City apartment before committing suicide was upset because he had been kicked out of an […]

11/11/2013

Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, second from left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, arrive at a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The European Union's top diplomat and Iran's foreign minister said nuclear talks between six world powers and Tehran did not seal a deal. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of Iran’s nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased leverage against Tehran despite administration opposition, and waiting to hear directly from Secretary of State John […]

11/10/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks to his plane after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Israeli PM ‘utterly rejects’ emerging Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he “utterly rejects” the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a “bad deal” and promising that Israel will do everything […]

11/08/2013

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives for the second day of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini, Pool)

World’s top diplomats join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their […]

11/08/2013

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