TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A news agency covering Iran's parliament has quoted a prominent lawmaker saying Tehran doesn't need any more 20 percent enriched uranium, a key point in negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the West.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, even if it stands alone, because Israel's future is threatened by a "nuclear-armed'" Iran seeking its destruction.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Americans who were imprisoned in Iran and accused of spying voiced their support Monday for activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement and California prisoners protesting solitary confinement conditions.
Two American men arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges that include espionage, state TV reported Saturday, a sharp blow to hopes their release was imminent.
The mothers of two U.S. hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said they are starting a hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with their sons, whom they believe are fasting while awaiting trial on espionage charges.
Two Americans who have been held in Iran for nearly two years on espionage charges were denied their day in court Wednesday when Iranian authorities delayed their trial without explanation, prolonging the agonizing uncertainty for families who have been lobbying for their release.
Ali Akbar Dareini, Steve Karnowski
, May 11, 2011
Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, eliciting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East.
The families of two Americans charged with spying in Iran said Monday they're glad that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were able to proclaim their innocence in a court in Tehran and that they hope the case is nearing an end.
Two Americans accused of spying appeared in a closed-door Iranian court session Sunday to begin trial after an 18-month detention that has brought impassioned family appeals, a stunning bail deal to free their companion and backdoor diplomatic outreach by Washington through an Arab ally in the Gulf.
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