Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will likely receive a visa to attend next week's Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York. But Hillary Clinton says he won't have a 'receptive audience.'
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to attend the Non-Proliferation Treaty conference next week in New York. Sanctions have slowed – but not arrested – Iran's nuclear program.
Facing a US-led push for fresh Iran nuclear sanctions within weeks, Tehran has launched a diplomatic counteroffensive aimed at smaller UN players who will vote on the issue. Brazilian leaders are in Tehran today.
The House and Senate are progressing with bipartisan legislation to impose sanctions in response to the Iran nuclear program. But President Obama faces difficulties in the UN Security Council.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pushed Tuesday for an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal during a visit to Tehran. But Brazil's resistance to US pressure for UN sanctions on Iran might backfire.
Congress is moving quickly to force Obama into blocking gasoline sales to Iran over its nuclear ambitions. A US naval blockade is the only real way to enforce that. And from Iran's point of view, that means war.
South Korea arrested two North Korean agents who posed as defectors in a plot to assassinate North Korean defector Hwang Jang-yop. The former top official left the North 13 years ago.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates played down the importance of a secret memo in which he wrote that the US doesn't have an 'effective long-range policy for dealing with' the Iran nuclear program. The Gates Iran memo is being politicized.
While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?
In many ways, the nuclear summit was a victory for President Obama. But it also suggested that his goal of putting nuclear weapons under lock and key won't be realized quickly or easily.