Obama must be patient as the Iran nuclear plan with Brazil and Turkey will likely falter. And then more allies can be won over to the sanctions strategy.
05/17/2010 05:18 pm
Iran continues to amass more and more low-enriched uranium. So the context in which an Iran nuclear fuel swap would take place is very different today than it was only a few months ago.
05/17/2010 05:07 pm
Under the Iran nuclear fuel swap deal reached today, Iran would get fuel rods from a third country for its reactor - possibly France. Only a few countries have the capability to make the rods.
05/17/2010 03:02 pm
The Iran nuclear fuel swap deal, brokered by Turkey and Brazil, was cast by many as a confidence-building measure. But Iran would still continue enriching uranium, in defiance of the UN Security Council.
05/17/2010 10:05 am
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew late Sunday to Tehran sounding bullish about a possible Iran nuclear fuel swap deal that could help Iran avoid another round of UN sanctions.
05/16/2010 05:22 pm
A senior Turkish official said Friday that momentum for UN sanctions was building, even as Brazil and Turkey work to find a last-minute nuclear fuel swap deal that would allay Western concerns on Iran nuclear ambitions.
05/14/2010 02:04 pm
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits Tehran this weekend in what both Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a senior US State Department official have characterized as the 'last chance' before a new round of sanctions on Iran.
05/14/2010 09:50 am
As of May 13, the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland has shrunk substantially over the past two days, allowing dozens of airports in Europe to reopen and restoring flights to normal.
05/13/2010 05:01 pm
A wave of biopics about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stirs hot debate over modern Turkey's identity.
05/12/2010 03:53 pm
The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is now drifting over Africa as well as Europe, closing airports and causing cancellations of transatlantic flights to the United States.
05/11/2010 02:28 pm