Israel Says It’s Not Asking U.S. to Intervene in Syria
A senior official said Israel saw no comparison between the policy toward Syria and the administration’s intention to keep Iran from gaining nuclear capability.
More Diplomacy, Less Pressure Needed for Iran Settlement: Report
WASHINGTON - The administration of President Barack Obama should put more emphasis on diplomacy in its quest for a satisfactory resolution of Iran’s nuclear programme, according to a major new report released by The Iran Project. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (Iranian government photo)
Obama reassessing sensitive foreign issues now that election is over
Substantial shifts on Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and other touchy topics are possible with President Obama securely seated in the White House. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has begun to reassess its foreign policy on a range of challenges, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and missile defense, that were viewed as too politically sensitive for any substantial shifts during the presidential campaign.
Iran open to nuclear talks after U.S. election, diplomats say
The White House denies a report that it has agreed to one-on-one talks, but suggests Iran may be interested in such talks soon after the presidential election, regardless of who wins. WASHINGTON — Iran is preparing for a new round of negotiations about its disputed nuclear program after the U.S. presidential election determines whether Tehran will face a Republican administration that may have less patience than President Obama's for long-running efforts to reach a deal, according to diplomats close to the discussions.
Obama officials conducted 'secret exchanges' with Iran since 2009
While Obama has put Israel and Middle East Peace talks on the back burner, his administration has scheduled direct talks with Iran to begin after the November elections, according to the New York Times.