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In speech, Ahmadinejad reiterates willingness for direct talks with U.S.

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated Sunday his desire to engage in direct talks with the U.S., on one condition. “Take your guns out of the face of the Iranian nation and I myself will negotiate with you,” he said at an event attended by tens of thousands of Iranians in Tehran’s Azadi Square.


Iran says captures two U.S.-made miniature surveillance drones

Iran has captured two miniature U.S.-made surveillance drones over the past 17 months, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.


Iran, like U.S., denies plan for one-on-one nuclear talks

Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran followed the United States on Sunday in denying that the two countries had scheduled direct bilateral negotiations on Iran's controversial nuclear program. The New York Times, quoting unnamed U.S. administration officials, had said on Saturday that secret exchanges between U.S. and Iranian officials had yielded agreement "in principle" to hold one-on-one talks.


Iran Says It Is Building Copy of Captured US Drone

Captured U.S. Drone

Iran claimed Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in Iran last year including that it was used to spy on Osama bin Laden's house weeks before he was killed by U.S. forces. Iran also said it was building a copy of the surveillance aircraft.


Report: Iran to spare American's life

American Spy in Iran

An Iranian court has canceled the death sentence for an American accused of espionage in Iran, a semi-official news agency there reported Monday.


In Speech, Obama Urges Diplomacy and Warns Against ‘Loose Talk of War’

Barack Obama

Speaking before the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Mr. Obama reiterated that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran.


Iran praises U.S. rescue of Iranians

Hijacked Iran Sailers Rescued by U.S. Navy

Iran on Saturday welcomed the rescue of 13 Iranian sailors by a U.S. Navy ship, calling it a "humanitarian act." The sailors were on a fishing boat that had been hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea, near the Strait of Hormuz. According to the Navy, a helicopter from the destroyer USS Kidd spotted a suspect pirate boat alongside the Iranian vessel on Thursday. The destroyer is part of the USS John Stennis Strike Group, which moved into the Arabian Sea from the Persian Gulf last week.


Iran warns U.S. to keep aircraft carrier out of Gulf

U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Iran warned the United States Tuesday not to return a U.S. aircraft carrier "to the Persian Gulf region." U.S. officials rejected the "warning" and another recent threat from Tehran that it could close the Strait of Hormuz. The White House and U.S. State Department called the latest threats signs that sanctions against Iran, the result of a standoff over its nuclear activities, are working.

Senh: It seems like Iran's always making empty threats towards U.S. and the rest of world who are against its nuclear ambitions. None of it is ever acted upon though - at least within the last couple of years. I guess it's good that there's no action in their end.


Iran state TV airs "confession" of detained CIA spy

Iranian Spy Working for the CIA

Iranian state television on Sunday aired what it described as the confession of an Iranian man detained for spying for the CIA. State television broadcast a taped interview with Amir Mirza Hekmati, in which he said he had received training by the U.S. intelligence services. The channel said he had been sent to Iran to provide misinformation to Iranian intelligence.


Iran TV airs video of U.S. drone

U.S. Drone

A U.S. official confirms that the aircraft is an RQ-170 drone, which Iran says it brought down. Iran protests what it says was a violation of its airspace. Iranian television aired video Thursday of what it said is an American surveillance drone that the country's armed forces claimed to have brought down during the weekend.


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