Iranian officials are blaming Israel for an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, in addition to being a professor at Tehran's technical university.
Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported.
"If they impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz," IRNA quoted Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice-president, as saying, referring to Western countries.
After threats of an attack, a change as the rhetoric softens this week.
After much saber rattling about possible military action to halt Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, Israeli officials have changed tactics following the release of a report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
“Now we’re not seeing talk of unilateral action but a call for a broader approach,” said Gerald Steinberg, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants to use access to business in the Empire State as leverage to keep companies from doing business with Ahmadinejad's Iran.
Today, the Manhattan Democrat announced what he called landmark legislation that would prevent not just Albany but municipal governments here from any contracts with companies with ties to Tehran. He cited the recent suspected attempt by the Iranian government to hatch a terror plot that, officials said, may have involved an attack on the Israeli and Saudi embassies here.
U.S. officials say they frustrated an Iranian plot to use a weapon of mass destruction on American soil. The targets may have included Israel’s embassy here.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday outlined charges filed in New York City against two men -- an Iranian American and an Iranian. The Iranian American is in custody, while the Iranian is at large.
Holder alleged that the plot involved a plan to hire members of the Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington.