The US government believes that Iran is behind a series of increasingly sophisticated rocket attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities in Iraq, several US officials tell CNN. The attacks have taken place as the US has grown increasingly concerned that Iran may be planning new provocations against US troops and interests in the region.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse with the United States.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a possible Japan visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse with the United States.
Samantha Vingorad writes that Iran's release of Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang signals the possibility that the regime may be willing to negotiate, at the very least, to release additional hostages -- and perhaps on even larger issues, like nuclear arms.
An American graduate student, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, is in "good spirits" after being freed from Iranian custody, a senior administration official said Saturday.
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