Iran

Boom and bust-up: Iran nuclear negotiations end without results

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 20, 2014

A second round of negotiations between the P5+1 group and the Iranian government on Iran’s nuclear programme ended this week without results and accusations flying between Israel, the US and the Islamic Republic.

More..

How the West was fooled by Iran

By Melanie Phillips, March 20, 2014

It is now clear that the West will allow absolutely no evidence, however devastating, to prevent a deal being signed with Iran over its nuclear programme.

More..

Capture of Iran ship fails to make waves

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 13, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the visit to Tehran by the EU’s foreign policy chief this week as Israel presented missiles that Iran was shipping to terror organisations in the Gaza Strip.

Mr Netanyahu was speaking on Monday at Eilat Port where the IDF put on display 40 M-302 missiles and other ammunition captured by Israeli commandos in the Red Sea last week.

More..

Netanyahu attacks EU's top diplomat over Iran visit

By Daniel Easterman, March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attacked Baroness Ashton, the European Union's top diplomat, for her visit to Iran following the seizure of an Iranian arms ship loaded with weapons apparently bound for the Gaza Strip.

Mr Netanyahu said: "I would like to ask her if she asked her Iranian hosts about this shipment of weapons for terrorist organisations, and if not, why not."

More..

Israeli navy captures Iranian missiles bound for Gaza

By Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency, March 5, 2014

Early this morning, Israeli naval commandos boarded a cargo ship carrying weapons off the coast of Sudan in the Red Sea, preventing an attempt to smuggle an Iranian shipment of advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip.

More..

US will not tolerate nuclear Iran, John Kerry tells AIPAC

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told supporters of Israel that Iran will not be allowed to obtain nuclear weaponry.

Speaking at the Aipac conference of Jewish leaders in Washington DC, Mr Kerry said the US would not tolerate a nuclear Iran but was determined to explore all diplomatic options.

More..

Israeli concern over Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 20, 2014

The Israeli government is concerned that the cordial but insubstantial tones of the nuclear talks taking place in Vienna this week are the start of prolonged negotiations which will allow Iran to increase its nuclear
capabilities.

More..

Nuclear talks with Iran kick off in Vienna

By Daniel Easterman, February 18, 2014

Negotiations between Iran and six world powers on the Islamic Republic's contentious nuclear programme are beginning in Vienna this morning.

This latest round of talks is meant to build on the progress made last November when Iran said it would reduce uranium enrichment activities - the process needed to make a nuclear bomb - in return for sanctions relief.

More..

MPs warned over Iran’s nuclear threat

By Marcus Dysch, February 13, 2014

The likelihood of an Israeli pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities is impossible to predict, MPs were told this week.

More..

Iran’s ‘moderate’ icon unmasked

By Ali Alfoneh, January 31, 2014

In Persianised Arabic, Zarif is a word of many meanings, ranging from fine or delicate, discerning and cunning to subtle.

Mohammad-Javad Zarif, former ambassador to the United Nations, currently serving as Iran’s foreign minister and the head of the Iranian delegation to the Geneva nuclear talks, embodies all of the above.

More..