Iran nuclear program
By Jim Lobe | IPS | 24 May 2013
The U.S. Congress moved closer here Wednesday to imposing a full trade embargo against Iran and pledged its support to Israel if it felt compelled to attack Tehran’s nuclear program in self-defense.
The Senate voted 99-0 to adopt a resolution that urged President Barack Obama to fully enforce existing economic sanctions against Iran and to “provide diplomatic, military and economic support” to Israel “in its defense of its territory, people and existence”.
By Naser al-Tamimi | Al Arabiya | 22 May 2013
As the impasse over Tehran’s nuclear program worsens, those most likely to be directly affected by an Iranian bomb are showing greater alarm. While the media fixates on Israel and its possible reaction, other regional players have no less at stake.
By AFP | 04 Mar 2013
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Iran on Sunday that Israel would never allow Iranian leaders to develop a nuclear weapon, as he addressed a powerful US-Israel lobby.
“It is Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capability which is the greatest challenge facing Israel, the region and the world today,” Barak told thousands of delegates at the opening of the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
By Jacob Chamberlain | Agencies | 13 Feb 2013
By Reuters | 05 Jan 2013
Iran, whose relationship with the United States has worsened over its disputed nuclear program, blames Washington for violating a nuclear non-proliferation treaty and its failure to wipe out terrorism in Afghanistan.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary, Saeed Jalili, who is on a visit to New Delhi spoke to reporters on Friday and denounced Washington for using nuclear weapons against innocent people.
By Agencies | 02 Jan 2013
Iran foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday the United States “still lives in the Cold War era” over a new law enacted by the U.S. president aimed at countering Tehran’s alleged influence in Latin America.
Mehmanparast blasted U.S. President Barack Obama and said the “Countering Iran” law was an overt intervention in the region.
The United States, he said, “still lives in the Cold War era and considers Latin America as its back yard,” AFP news agency reported.
By Andrea Germanos | 07 Dec 2012
A former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators gives "Ten Reasons Iran Doesn't Want the Bomb" and writes that the West should stop its ineffective sanctions against Iran and pursue a "genuine solution."
Seyed Hossein Mousavian, now a research scholar at Princeton, made his case in an article published Tuesday in the foreign policy journal National Interest.
By Gareth Porter | Lobe Log | 01 Dec 2012
That Associated Press story displaying a graph alleged to be part of an Iranian computer simulation of a nuclear explosion — likely leaked by Israel with the intention of reinforcing the media narrative of covert Iranian work on nuclear weapons – raises serious questions about the International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA) claim that it has credible evidence of such modeling work by Iran.
By Middle East Online | 27 Nov 2012
A US announcement that a conference on a Middle East free of nuclear weapons cannot be held as foreseen is a "serious setback," Iran said Monday, accusing Washington of protecting Israel.
"The US cannot unilaterally decide for the sake of Israel to announce that the conference cannot be held. This is a very serious setback for the non-proliferation regime," Iran's ambassador to the UN atomic agency said.