Wet-noodle diplomacy

...possibly warmed the country's relations with the West. But it's obvious Iran doesn't care about peace with the West. What Tehran appears to want is all economic sanctions lifted as a prerequisite to a crossed-finger pledge that it will not pursue nuclear...

Fight the mad dogs of Tehran

...oppressive, Armageddon-seeking regime in Tehran. And it would help if we would stand with them. So rabid are the mad dogs of Tehran that they're now frothing at the mouth...the jailing of hundreds of others. But Tehran will find it impossible to snuff out critics...

Iran's historic grandeur draws Americans back

TEHRAN, Iran -- Inside the Islamic Museum in Tehran, Mimi McLaughlan of Chicago was studiously taking notes...worker. For now, Ms. McLaughlan and her friends, back in Tehran after a 10-city tour, were too delighted by the friendliness...

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Women compete in - and watch - Islamic Games

TEHRAN, Iran - The second Women's Islamic Games opened in Tehran on Saturday, giving hundreds of Muslim women banned...and women cyclists at the Chitgar sports complex near Tehran. Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of a former president and...

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Iranian soccer team to play United States, Mexico

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's soccer team will leave...militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and took 52 Americans hostage...visited Iran. The Iranian team will leave Tehran for California on Jan. 5 to prepare for...

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Take-down diplomacy: Iranians cheer U.S. wrestlers

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian crowd burst into cheers...displayed with honor rather than hatred in Tehran. The U.S. flag, burned and trampled...the most closely watched Americans in Tehran since militant students released U.S...

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Iran offers plan to end Iraq crisis with U.N.-supervised elections

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran offered a plan Tuesday to...Minister Kamal Kharrazi announced the plan in Tehran, the official Islamic Republic News Agency...anonymity. "We respect Iran's stand but Tehran usually does not impose its opinions on...

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When Iran meets US in World Cup, it won't only be a sport

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has spent nearly two decades...millions of Iranians danced in the streets of Tehran in a rare scene of jubilation. Since then...militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days...

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Iran bars CNN after mistranslation

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Monday it is barring CNN from working in Iran "until further...Ahmadinejad during his press conference, activities of the American CNN in Tehran are banned until further notice," the statement said. CNN acknowledged...

Iran lifts ban on CNN

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran lifted its ban on CNN on Tuesday, a day after the government...The move highlighted the continuing tension between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear program. The Jomhuri-e-Eslami newspaper said Tuesday that...