Iran

Iran's Ayatollah says Trump is 'foul-mouthed' and 'pretends to be an idiot'

<b>Tehran (CNN) —</b> In his first comments after US President Donald Trump said he intended to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Wednesday called Trump "foul-mouthed" and someone who "pretends to be an idiot."<p>Speaking before a group of what was described …

Middle East

EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless of whether an increasingly critical United States pulls out.<p>But the bloc, reluctant to isolate itself completely from Washington, is also …

Middle East

Iran vows to accelerate missile program, defying Trump's crackdown

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country's ballistic missile program would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.<p>In a major U.S. policy shift, President …

Middle East

Behind Schumer’s shocking switch on the Iran deal

If Sen. Chuck Schumer can’t agree with President Trump on the Iran deal, what can he agree on? That’s the question after the senator’s bizarre …

Opinion

The danger of Iran on a collision course with Israel over Syria

Iran’s military chief, Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, met in Damascus with his Syrian counterpart, Lt.-Gen. Ali Ayoub, and warned Israel against …

Israel

Iranian leader urges Europe to defy 'mentally retarded' Donald Trump over nuclear pact

Iran's supreme leader has described Donald Trump as "mentally retarded" as he urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal after the US …

Middle East

Trump Wants Us to Worry about Iran. But We’re the Problem.

×<p>U.S. Department of Defense/Department of Energy<p>U.S. technicians work on a W80 thermonuclear warhead.<p>Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned for eighteen …

Liberal View

Is There a More Dangerous Member of Congress Than Tom Cotton?

Is there a more dangerous member of Congress than Tom Cotton?<p>The hawkish Republican senator and former U.S. Army captain has never hidden his …

Foreign Policy

An Iranian general has claimed the U.S. is running scared of Iran's power

Amid a ratcheting up of tensions between Washington and Tehran, the deputy head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed the …

Middle East

German officials: Iran working to build nuclear-armed missiles

“Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany,'' they said.<p>German …

Middle East

In oil-producing Iran, renewables are booming

OSLO (Reuters) - Renewable energy is booming in Iran, where installed capacity is expected to grow at least sevenfold over the next five years, …

Renewable Energy

Nikki Haley Tells UN Security Council: Iran's Playing You

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned the U.N. Security Council Wednesday of the dangers of ignoring Iran’s violations of Security …

Middle East

Iran Announces Strengthening Military Cooperation with Damascus

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.Damascus, London – Iran’s Chief of Staff for Iran’s Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri announced drawing a new policy to …

Middle East

Trump is stupid, Iranian supreme leader says, and Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if U.S. leaves it

Iran’s supreme leader has warned that his country would "shred" the landmark 2015 nuclear deal if the U.S. withdraws from it. His remark followed …

Middle East

Walid Phares: President Trump should support Iranians opposing their brutal government

Now that President Trump has decertified the Iranian nuclear deal and asked Congress to decide if the U.S. should snap back economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic, he is faced with a critical decision on what future U.S. policy toward Iran should be.<p>Following an administration review of U.S. …

Opinion

Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meeting

An Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his …

Middle East

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Escalates Confrontation with Iran

The Trump administration escalated a bitter confrontation with Iran on Wednesday, demanding that the United Nations Security Council punish the Iranian government for what the American ambassador called its “outlaw behavior” across the Middle East.<p>“The United States will not turn a blind eye to …

Middle East

Iran leader's critical words on nuclear deal

Iran leaders say they will stay in the nuclear deal if both the US and European countries stay in as well. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

World News

Khamenei: Iran won’t be first to abandon nuclear deal

Despite US President Donald Trump’s threat to kill the nuclear deal, Iran’s supreme leader said that Tehran won’t abandon the deal before the other …

Middle East

Iran’s Supreme Leader rages at “foul-mouthed” Trump over nuke deal – VICE News

A few weeks after reports surfaced that Donald Trump’s own secretary of state had apparently referred to him as a “fucking moron,” Trump was labeled a “mentally retarded,” “foul-mouthed president” by Iran’s Supreme Leader, who called on European countries Wednesday to resist the White House’s …

Middle East

By Refusing to Recertify Nuclear Deal, Trump Has Put Iran on Path to Regime Change

Donald Trump’s recent moves on Iran signals the start of a more phase of US power.<p>US President Donald Trump’s refusal to recertify the Iran nuclear …

Geopolitics

Battle for Kurdistan: Trump betrays a U.S. ally, allowing Iran to gain the upper hand

The U.S. president could be striving to stifle the Shi’ite Crescent that's forming in the region, but all he wants to do is erase Obama’s landmark …

Middle East

Iran Joins North Korea In Defying ‘Ranting War Merchant’ Donald Trump

As the entire world is aware, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to tear up the nuclear deal that President Obama’s administration put in place with …

North Korea

In nuclear deal debate, Iran knows Congress, US allies are on its side

When President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller …

Middle East

Former CIA chief John Brennan puts chance of North Korean conflict at 20 to 25 percent

Former CIA Director John Brennan says he's worried about President Trump's handling of North Korea, and he feels the possibility of military …

John Brennan

As nuclear threat mushrooms, group says situation worse than Cold War

PARIS — Dozens of experts and former senior officials from around the world met in the French capital last week to discuss the threat of nuclear …

North Korea

Netanyahu and Putin discuss Iran nuclear program, Syria in phone call

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iran nuclear program, the Kremlin …

Israel

Saudi Arabia, Home of Islam, Will Start Policing Prophet Mohammad's Teachings to Stop Terrorism

The head of the royal family ordered the creation of an agency that will root out radical interpretations of Islam.

Middle East

Israel relations have never been better than under Trump, ambassador Dermer says

WASHINGTON – Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said on Wednesday that relations between the U.S. and Israel "have never been better …

Israel

Claim by Log Cabin Repubs That Ending Iran Deal Will Aid LGBTs Is Bogus

Leaders of the Log Cabin Republicans say Donald Trump’s threat to walk away from the Iran nuclear treaty and renegotiate it will open the door for a …

Middle East