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U.S. dismisses Iran’s nuclear offer as ‘empty promises’

Iran’s offer offer to halt production of low enriched uranium is not credible because the Islamic republic has a record of making “empty promises,” the United States said Friday. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told The New York Times last week that his country had offered to stop its production of…

Ahmadinejad slammed over talk of resuming U.S. relations

TEHRAN — Influential conservative MPs and media slammed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday for repeatedly talking about resuming ties with the United States during his visit to the UN General Assembly. “Expressing an interest in resumption of ties with America and saying in an interview that lack of such…

WATCH LIVE: Iran’s President Ahmadinejad speaks at United Nations

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other world leaders were expected to speak to the United Nations Thursday. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 22, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Activists to protest Ahmadinejad in New York

NEW YORK — Activists vowed on Monday to greet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with angry protests when he visits New York for this week’s United Nations General Assembly. United Against Nuclear Iran, an advocacy group, has demanded that managers of the upscale Warwick Hotel refuse to host Ahmadinejad and his…

U.S. hikers’ release in Iran delayed

TEHRAN — The lawyer of two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran told AFP on Sunday their release on bail has been delayed since a judge whose signature is needed is on leave. “I went to the court asking them what is the latest and they told me that…

U.S. hikers await judge’s signature to be free: lawyer

The lawyer of two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran told AFP on Saturday that everything was ready for their release, except for the signature of a judge to post bail. “Everything is in place to post bail (for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer) and to have them released,…

Oliver Stone son in Iran to plan documentary

TEHRAN — The son of triple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, who annoyed Iranians with his 2004 movie “Alexander,” is in Iran to make arrangements for a documentary, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday. “Sean Stone is in Iran to make arrangements for filming a documentary,” the ILNA news agency quoted…

Ahmadinejad: Nuclear weapons a waste of money

MOSCOW — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called nuclear weapons a waste of money Sunday as he prepared to receive a top Russian security official for crisis mediation talks. Ahmadinejad said he was looking to build a closer relationship with Moscow and expecting to see the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant…

Obama meets crown prince of Bahrain at White House

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama met the crown prince of Bahrain Tuesday, as Washington backed the Sunni royal family’s national dialogue to ease the political crisis in the Shiite majority kingdom. Obama dropped by a meeting between Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa and US National Security Advisor Tom…

Iran wants Israeli PM to face trial over flotilla raid

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister to face trial for the deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean. The United States, Britain and France must also be held accountable for Monday’s Israeli raid on the flotilla…

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