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Obama reportedly sends yet another ‘secret message’ to Iran leaders in full court press for a deal

U.S. President Barack Obama is said to have sent several secret messages to Iranian leaders.

Special to WorldTribune.com As Iran and P5+1 powers agreed to extend nuclear negotiations by one week, indications are that a final deal is being completed, officials said. Meanwhile, Iran’s state-controlled media reported that U.S. President Barack Obama sent a “secret […]

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Stern: From a moral giant to ‘groveling’ at the feet of Iran’s ayatollahs

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The following excerpts are from remarks by Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, at the organization’s annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” dinner on June 18. From the abandoned missile defense treaty made […]

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Even liberals are beginning to panic over Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and former Amb. to the UN John Bolton were not the authors of the Op-Ed questioning the Iran nuclear deal.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz This morning I read a Washington Post op-ed that provided an especially prescient analysis of the nuclear agreement the Obama administration is seeking with Iran. The author said in the final two paragraphs of […]

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Morocco denies Iranian accusation it follows ‘Israeli agenda’

Mustapha El Khalfi

Special to WorldTribune.com Morocco has condemned an Iranian report that accused the North African kingdom of engaging in an “Israeli agenda.” Mustapha El Khalfi, a Moroccan government spokesman, said “Rabat strongly rejects any abuse directed at the kingdom, regardless of […]

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‘Break a leg': After all else failed, Kerry seeks Iran deal at all costs

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has struck out many more times than hitting safely during his career, and even spent time on the disabled list after recently breaking his leg. And while negotiating an acceptable nuclear […]

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Iran’s Khamenei hardens line, rejects long-term nuclear research freeze, inspections

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. / Caren Firouz / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has hardened his stance in nuclear negotiations with world powers, saying he rejects a long-term freeze on nuclear research and wants to ban international inspectors […]

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New ally? Administration confirms Iranian militias are sharing Iraqi base with U.S. forces

Taqqadum base, Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Reports that American forces and Iranian militias, at least one of which is tied to a terror attack on U.S. troops, are sharing a base in Iraq have baffled and infuriated U.S. officials. “Even if these guys […]

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After its disastrous diplomacy with North Korea, why is U.S. pushing for an Iran deal?

Negotiators for the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis. From left, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev, Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan and South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon in Beijing on Sept. 13, 2005. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Last month on May 20, the Defense Commission of North Korea (DPRK) claimed that the nation had built nuclear weapons small enough to be delivered by missiles. A statement carried by Pyongyang’s official […]

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A brief tutorial for The Guardian’s anonymous correspondent in Iran

The Shah and Queen Farah Diba in 1960. / Popperfoto / Popperfoto/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do, you are misinformed. – Mark Twain (1835-1910) In response to the unnamed Tehran Bureau correspondent of The Guardian and his/her June 17, […]

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World shrugs as tide of displaced humans overwhelms relief agencies

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months […]

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