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US Senate Passes Resolution Against Iran’s Nuclear Program

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms U.S. efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. The senators on Saturday voted 90-to-1 in favor of the non-binding measure, which they said should not be interpreted as an authorization for the use of military force or a declaration of war. The decision […]

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Iran Urged to Ease Education Restrictions on Women

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S.-based rights group is urging Iran to ease restrictions on women in higher education as the country begins its new academic year. Human Rights Watch said Saturday that Iran has limited the number of college courses available to women. The group’s women’s rights director, Liesl Gerntholtz, cited a recent report from Iran’s Mehr […]

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US Lawmaker Blames Iran for Cyberattacks on US Banks

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security committee says he believes Iran is behind cyberattacks this week on U.S. banks. In an interview with U.S. television network C-SPAN, Senator Joseph Lieberman said he thinks the disruptions of the websites of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America were carried out by Iran and its Quds […]

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US Senate Approves Resolution on Iran

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has almost unanimously passed a non-binding resolution opposing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. The Senate passed the measure early Saturday in a vote of 90 to 1. The wording of the non-binding measure specifically states that the measure should not be interpreted as an authorization for the use of military force or […]

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EU’s Ashton Heads to UN after Iran Talks

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief negotiator with Iran over its controversial nuclear program says she plans to consult with Western powers next week following her meeting late Tuesday with her Iranian counterpart. In a statement after meeting Iran’s Saeed Jalili in Istanbul, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she hopes “to assess the situation and to […]

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UN Watchdog Renews Pressure on Iran

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran must address concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, as European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili prepared to meet in Istanbul later Tuesday. Ashton says the meeting is “part of continuing efforts to engage with Iran.” A spokesman for the Iranian […]

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Netanyahu: Iran Guided by ‘Unbelievable Fanaticism’

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran’s leaders are guided by “fanaticism” and the world must push harder to stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons. In an interview to air Sunday on the U.S. television show “Meet the Press” , Mr. Netanyahu disagreed with those who say going to war with Iran is worse than […]

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White House: Obama Won’t Meet Israeli PM on US Visit

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli leader visits New York this month to urge that the U.N. take tougher action against Iran’s nuclear program. The White House says the two leaders discussed Iran’s nuclear program during an hour-long telephone call Tuesday night, and are united […]

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White House: Obama Won’t Meet Israeli PM on US Visit

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli leader visits New York this month to urge that the U.N. take tougher action against Iran’s nuclear program. A White House official told VOA Mr. Obama’s decision should not be interpreted as a refusal to meet the Israeli prime […]

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UN Watchdog Demands Access to Iranian Military Site

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations nuclear watchdog chief demanded on Monday that Iran give U.N. inspectors “without further delay” access to a disputed military site where they believe Iran ran may have conducted tests tied to the development of nuclear weapons. Expressing frustration over Iran’s lack of cooperation, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy […]

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