Iran nuclear program

State Dept. Condemns Killing Of Iran Scientist

01/13/2012

The Obama administration condemned an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist, and Iran threatened Israel with revenge.

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.

"We condemn any assassination or attack on an innocent person, and we express our sympathies to the family," Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, said Wednesday.

Iran Blames Israel For Another Nuclear Scientist's Death

01/11/2012

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.

Britain Warns Iran Against Hormuz Closure

01/06/2012

Britain signaled it is prepared to use force to keep the Strait of Hormuz open despite Iranian threats.

In comments Thursday, British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said his country would not tolerate an Iranian move to close the 34-mile waterway through which 20 percent of the world's oil passes.

Santorum, Obama And Appeasement

It  was somewhat jarring this week to see the President of the United States take to his podium to figuratively hold up the head of Osama bin Laden as a political trophy. But that's what Barack Obama felt compelled to do after Republican contenders Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney  accused the commander-in-chief of "appeasement" of America's enemies.

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