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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader praises Obama’s emphasis on diplomacy

By Daniel Treiman, JTA March 8, 2012

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, welcomed President Obama's emphasis on diplomacy to resolve tensions over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Iranian state TV reported Thursday that Khamenei had embraced Obama’s position that there...

IAEA leaves Iran without progress

JTA February 22, 2012

Talks between the United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran on an agreement to monitor the latter's nuclear program have ended without progress. Negotiators for the UN International Atomic Energy Agency left Iran Tuesday after two days of talks, and without...

Senate bill would target Iranian bank transactions

JTA February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee approved a bill that would effectively cut Iran off from international banking transactions. The Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Human Rights Act of 2012, approved by a voice vote Thursday, would sanction...

Khamenei: Iran prepared to assist those who confront Israel

JTA February 3, 2012

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini said his country is prepared to assist those who would confront Israel and the United States. "From now on, in any place, if any nation or any group confronts the Zionist regime, we will endorse and we will...

Spy boss: Iran more likely to hit on U.S. soil

JTA January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Iran's leadership has shown itself more willing to carry out attacks on American soil, the U.S. intelligence chief told Congress. "The 2011 plot  to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States shows that some Iranian officials...

Editorial: Coming to a Warhead?

November 16, 2011

The most recent report by the United Nations-affiliated International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed the worst fears of Israel and most of the Arab states in the already volatile Middle East: Iran is making continued and substantial progress toward...

Editorial: Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

October 5, 2011

Certainly everyone sees the hate ablaze in the words of Islamist leaders when they refer to Israel as a "cancerous tumor," as Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei did once again last weekend. As the radical cleric reiterated his support for Hamas and other violent...

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