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Iranian-American due to enter plea over Saudi plot

An Iranian-American accused of plotting to get Mexican gangsters to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington was due in federal court Monday in New York, when he was expected to enter a plea. Manssor Arbabsiar, a naturalized US citizen holding Iranian and US passports who lived for many years in…

Ahmadinejad: ‘An ugly thing’ for U.S. to spend more on military than unemployed

In a CNN interview aired Sunday morning, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized American military involvement in the Middle East. On Fareed Zakaria GPS, the controversial figurehead for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was puzzled by America’s continued focus to plug more defense money overseas while the country’s jobless rate remains high.…

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 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,…

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…

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