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  • Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:23 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Iran envoy visits Emirates in sign of warming ties 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:34 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - State media in the United Arab Emirates says Dubai's ruler has welcomed the Iranian foreign minister at his palace, a sign of warming ties between the two countries.

  • Iran calls off plan to send warships to Atlantic 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:53 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after US refusal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:37 pm
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.

  • No. 2 US diplomat to retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The second-highest ranking American diplomat is retiring this fall after a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran.

  • US tells Iran that UN envoy pick is 'not viable' 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:52 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says the United States has notified Iran's government that its pick to be Iran's new U.N. ambassador is not viable.

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:48 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Report: Iran summons Greek envoy over rights vote 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:04 pm
  • TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian news agency is reporting that the country's foreign ministry has summoned the Greek ambassador in protest of a human rights resolution by European Parliament.

  • Museum items can't be seized to pay Iran judgment 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:30 pm
  • CHICAGO - Survivors of a 1997 terrorist bombing blamed partly on Iran can't seize thousands of relics from U.S. museums to pay a $412 million judgment against the Iranian government, a federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday.

  • Despite chill, cooperation between US and Russia 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Since the Cold War ended two decades ago, Washington has considered Moscow mostly as an unreliable ally - and, at times, a stubborn adversary, in efforts to boost the global economy, curb weapons proliferation and calm other nations in tumult. At the same time, Russia's role as a key participant in international efforts to solve global crises gives it the ability to hurt the U.S. if it decides to be uncooperative or openly obstructive.

  • A look at Mideast judicial systems 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:44 pm
  • An Egyptian court's decision this week to sentence to death 529 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood after a two-session trial has triggered criticism from governments and rights groups around the world. The country's judicial system is sure to face further scrutiny as another 683 suspected Islamists went on mass trial Tuesday. The proceedings have raised deep concerns among human rights activists over the lack of due process as Egyptian authorities push swift and heavy prosecutions in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies.