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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government’s pursuit of a “more moderate course,” saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the […]

09/24/2013

This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA.  (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

American held in Iran writes letter to John Kerry

DETROIT (AP) — A former U.S. Marine held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state that he has endured “miserable prison conditions” and believes Tehran is holding […]

09/11/2013

Iranians surf the web in an Internet cafe at a shopping center in central Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Iran’s president urges government on Facebook

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani’s Cabinet encouraged to open their own Facebook pages — in a country where […]

09/09/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian guessing game: Ahmadinejad’s next move

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mock condolences arriving by text message in Iran announce the political “death” of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Memorial services, the joke continues, are planned at the United Nations in tribute to his […]

07/15/2013

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Iranian National Security and Foreign Policy committee chief. (AP Photo)

Iran lawmaker: Morsi failed to gain military sway

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A prominent Iranian parliament member says Egypt’s now-toppled Islamist president made a tactical blunder by not exerting stronger influence over the country’s security and intelligence services after taking office last year. […]

07/04/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s president meets newly elected successor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has discussed transferring power in a meeting with his newly elected successor, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. The report said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated Hasan Rowhani on […]

06/18/2013

Hasan Rowhani, President elect of Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran’s Rowhani urges ‘path of moderation’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s newly-elected president is promising to be more open about the country’s nuclear program. But at the same time, Hasan Rowhani is opposing any stop to Iran’s enrichment of uranium. The […]

06/17/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran voters draw spirit in showdown atmosphere

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader delivered a salty rebuke to the U.S. Friday as Iranians lined up to vote in a presidential election that has suddenly become a showdown across the Islamic Republic’s […]

06/14/2013

Ballot boxes for the Iran elections. (AP Photo)

5 things to know about Iran’s presidential vote

(The Associated Press) –  Iran holds its presidential election Friday. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD Iran’s election overseers allowed eight candidates on the ballot to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot […]

06/14/2013

US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama orders new economic sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the screw on Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration imposed new sanctions Monday on Iran’s currency and auto industry, seeking to render Iranian money useless outside the country and […]

06/03/2013

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Iran unveils uranium sites, renews defiant tone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With words of defiance, Iran announced two nuclear-related projects Tuesday that expand capabilities to extract and process uranium — modest advances in Tehran’s atomic efforts but ones symbolic of its refusal to slow nuclear work.

04/09/2013

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EU: Nuclear talks with Iran have failed

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) – Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement Saturday on an approach to reducing fears that Tehran might use its nuclear technology to make weapons.

04/06/2013

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