'Americans holding from Israel details of Iran talks'

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 19, 2015

Tension between Washington and Jerusalem is growing as yet another crucial stage in the talks between the international community and Iran begins.

American and Israeli media outlets reported this week that the Obama administration has been limiting the information it has been sharing with Israel on the status of the talks and the details of an impending agreement.


Second prosecutor revives Amia case against Kirchner

By Jonathan Gilbert, February 19, 2015

Tensions are growing in Argentina between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and parts of the judiciary as the fallout from the eerie death of a state prosecutor continues to grip the nation.

The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead with gunshot wounds last month in his flat.


Rumours that US on brink of 'compromise' Iran deal

February 5, 2015

Is the Obama administration about to sign a compromising agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme?

According to an Associated Press report on Wednesday, the US government is close to signing a deal which will let Iran retain nearly all its uranium-enrichment centrifuges in return for limits on the amount of uranium gas and enriched uranium that it will be allowed to keep.


Iran reprises military deal with Hamas

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 23, 2014

Iran’s military ties with Hamas, cut off temporarily in the wake of the Syrian civil war, have been resumed.
Iranian arms shipments to Hamas were in evidence two weeks ago when the terrorist movement exhibited Iran-built Ababil drones in a parade in Gaza.

These drones have been seen in the possession of Hizbollah and have been used against rebels by the Assad regime in Syria.


ANALYSIS: Why the delay to the Iran deal weakens the West

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, November 28, 2014

What can a few more months of negotiations achieve that 11 years, including the last 12 months of marathon talks, could not have done already?

It is a question that the leaders of the six world powers engaged in a decade-long standoff with Iran over Tehran's nuclear programme most likely chose not to address as their deadline of November 24, 2014 drew to a close.


Iran nuclear deadline pushed back to July 2015

By Josh Jackman, November 24, 2014

The deadline for a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons programme has been pushed back seven months.

The US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany originally set a deadline for today, but failed to reach a long-term deal that would take the place of the interim agreement signed in Geneva last year.


Iran deal now within reach, say diplomats

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 20, 2014

Negotiators arrived in Vienna on Tuesday for the last round of talks on reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme before next week's deadline.

Foreign ministers of the P5+1 group of world powers are expected to join the talks next week amid conflicting reports on the proximity of a deal.


Israel fears worst in Iran nuclear talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 13, 2014

Israeli leaders remain deeply sceptical of US intentions on the eve of the deadline to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme.

Despite repeated US assurances that Iran will not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon and reports that no progress was made in the round of talks this week, the current assessment in Jerusalem is that the Obama administration is determined to reach a deal at


Israel fears US wants Iran nuclear deal at any price

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 11, 2014

Israeli leaders remain deeply sceptical of American intentions on the eve of the crucial stage of talks to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme before the November 24 deadline.


Whatever their outcome, the talks with Iran are a well of diplomatic poison for Israel

November 6, 2014

There is a consensus in Jerusalem that the outcome of the next few weeks of talks between the world powers and Iran over a possible nuclear agreement will dictate the direction taken by the Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process.

A failure to sign any deal will allow the Obama administration, which is the key player within the P5+1 group leading the talks on behalf of the West, to claim it has