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Satellite imagery suggests Iran is concealing nuclear work

JTA March 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- U.N. nuclear experts accused Iran of attempting to conceal nuclear weapons work. According to diplomats accredited to the International Atomic Energy Association, the nuclear watchdog of the United Nations, satellite images show what appears...

Report: Iran to allow inspection of suspected nuclear site

JTA March 6, 2012

Iran will allow inspectors from the United Nations' nuclear watchdog group to visit a suspected nuclear site on a military base near Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency will be granted access to the Parchin military complex at a time to be...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama, shown at a September 2011 meeting at the United Nations in New York, are likely to meet again in Washington at the beginning of March, when decisions on Iran will be coming to a head.

At AIPAC conference, Iran will top agenda

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 29, 2012

WASHINGTON—There will be the speeches, and they will resound like an echo. And then there will be the talk. When President Barack Obama speaks on March 4 to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

IAEA: Iran rapidly ramping up nuclear work

JTA February 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- A confidential report from the U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has rapidly ramped up its nuclear activities in recent months. In a report Friday by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the watchdog group said that Iran has upgraded production...

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...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama,
shown at a September 2011 meeting at the United Nations in New
York, are likely to meet again in Washington at the beginning of
March, when decisions on Iran will be coming to a head.

Ahead of March meetings, Israel and the U.S. close ranks on Iran

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 7, 2012

WASHINGTON—It's one of those coincidences too tempting to believe is a coincidence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delivering a speech to AIPAC about what should happen next with Iran and likely meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss...

Netanyahu to address AIPAC as Iran speculation intensifies

JTA February 5, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will address the AIPAC policy conference as speculation grows about how the United States and Israel will tackle Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu's formal Twitter feed...

Iran may extend IAEA stay

JTA January 30, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Iran offered to extend a visit by nuclear inspectors. Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted by various media on Monday as saying that he was "optimistic" about the results of the visit this week by inspectors from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the...

Panetta: It would take Iran one year to make nuclear bomb

JTA January 30, 2012

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said it would take Iran approximately one year to build a nuclear bomb. "The consensus is that if they decided to do it, it would probably take them about a year to be able to produce a bomb and then...

U.S. reportedly tells Iran: Strait closing is ‘red line’

JTA, WASHINGTON January 13, 2012

The United States relayed a message to Iran that blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be a "red line," the New York Times reported. The newspaper reported Friday that there is considerable skepticism in the Obama administration and among the military that...

Editorial: Kicking the Hormuz Nest

January 11, 2012

Nothing new under the desert sun in Iran. The Islamist leadership is starting out 2012 with its usual jagged chin forward: • Iranian leaders, in the face of enhanced economic sanctions, have threatened to illegally block the Strait of Hormuz (through...

Nancy Lisker

Time to ratchet up pressure on Iran

By Nancy Lisker December 14, 2011

Iran seems bent on confirming that it is the world's chief bully and outlaw, the greatest threat to world peace. Its pursuit of nuclear weapons capability, support for international terrorism, and disregard for international law are crystal clear. The...

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