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Major UN Iran nuke report expected

Diplomats to the UN atomic watchdog are bracing for a new report this week providing fresh detail on Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons drive, amid growing speculation of an Israeli military strike. Previous International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessments have centred on Iran’s efforts to produce fissile material — uranium and…

Abbas willing ‘at any moment’ to restart Israel talks

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Monday in Colombia said he was willing “at any moment” to restart peace negotiations with Israel aimed at a settlement that allows them to exist side by side as states. “We are in favor of peaceful negotiations leading to the creation of a Palestinian state,…

El Salvador can help Palestinian peace process: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas met with Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes on a Latin American tour to rally support in his quest for recognition of statehood at the United Nations. “We understand that President Abbas wants to share with us how they are seeing the process at the United Nations,” said Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez. Abbas, who…

Israel isolated as world demands raid probe

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Israel found itself isolated on the global stage Tuesday as world leaders demanded a swift and honest investigation into its deadly commando raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla. A day after the pre-dawn assault in international waters which left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead, nations across the…

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