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Rosoboroneksport, a state-controlled giant whose sales of Russian hardware generate hundreds of millions in revenues for the Kremlin, has cooperated with the Pentagon in the past, for example, on supplying helicopters for Afghanistan's armed forces.

U.S. Sanctions Russian Arms Firms

The United States has levied new sanctions against a host of major Russian, Chinese and other companies, accusing them of violating embargoes on transferring weapons of mass destruction technologies to Iran, North Korea and Syria. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech on the nuclear agreement with Iran in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 2.

Iran Deal Survival Assured In Congress

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the nuclear agreement with Iran in a speech that came shortly after the U.S. administration secured enough votes to assure the deal will not be rejected by the Congress. More

Obama Has Votes To Uphold Iran Deal

U.S. Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign-policy victory. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko is one of the imprisoned women being highlighted by the U.S. State Department's new campaign.

U.S. Highlights Women Political Prisoners

The United States has launched a campaign to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the world. More

Two More U.S. Senators Back Iran Nuke Deal

Support for the international nuclear agreement with Iran is growing in the U.S. Congress as two more Democratic senators have said they will support the pact. More

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'Death To America' Graffiti Reappears After Vanishing Act

Graffiti reading "Death to America" was erased from public places in Tehran recently only to reappear amid debate inside Iran about the prospects of improved ties with Washington. More

Wanted For Terrorism, Commander Of Iran's Quds Force Is Actually Kind And Emotional, Brother Says

An interview with the brother of Qassem Soleimani, whose Quds Force is tasked with expanding Iran's influence, is the latest in a series of public statements aimed at burnishing Soleimani's persona. More
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Features & Commentary

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Prominent Iranian Activists, Intellectuals Call On Congress To Back Nuclear Deal

Dozens of prominent Iranian rights activists and academics, including Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, have joined a social-media campaign to express support for the July 14 agreement on Tehran's nuclear program and urge U.S. lawmakers to approve the deal.

Iran's President Questions Role Of Hard-Line Vetters, Meets With Pushback

Loaded words between Iran's president and hard-liners hint at a dispute over the vetting of candidates ahead of elections early next year.

The Faith Healer Who Has The Iranian Regime Scared To Death

Why has the Iranian establishment sentenced a spiritual leader, once courted by government officials, to death?

Iranian Military Facility Takes Center Stage In Nuclear Deal

The Parchin military facility is center stage in the Iran nuclear crisis as new satellite images show vehicles and other objects near where Iran is suspected of conducting past nuclear-related tests.

Senior Iranian Official Reveals Details About Secret Talks With U.S.

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, has offered new details about the secret negotiations and exchanges that paved the way for the nuclear agreement reached last month in Vienna.

Iranian Sanctions -- Some Go, Some Stay

The Vienna nuclear deal would provide Iran with only partial relief from decades-old sanctions, many of which would still remain in place.

What The Nuclear Deal Means For Iranians

Iranians are hoping to see positive effects from the nuclear deal -- and quickly. But experts warn that they should temper their expectations.

Obama Faces Fight In U.S. Congress Over Iran Deal

After the announcement of a historic deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, the battle over the accord's implementation now moves to the U.S. Congress.

Netanyahu, Other Politicians Slam Iran Nuke Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians from the ruling coalition and the opposition rushed to slam the Iranian nuclear deal as it was announced on July 14.
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