Iranian President-Elect Hassan Rohani’s vow to improve ties with the world carried him to a surprise first-round win. It also may have rewound the clock on a potential military strike against his country over its nuclear program.
United Nations inspectors met with Iranian officials to negotiate wider access to atomic facilities as diplomats seek to avert possible military strikes on sites suspected of housing work on a nuclear weapon.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a record of hurling insults at Israel when he addresses world leaders at the UN General Assembly. The Jewish state has reason to expect more of the same today.
Iran is arranging with Egyptian officials to have two of its warships use the Suez Canal, Iranian state-run Press TV said. The Suez Canal Authority said after today’s report that no Iranian naval vessels had been granted permission to sail through the waterway.
President Dmitry Medvedev gets an opportunity today to lay out his vision for remaking Russia, after a summer in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dominated TV screens amid preparations for the 2012 presidential election.
The U.S. and allied forces began their assault on Libya by hitting the North African nation’s air-defense systems with cruise missiles, followed by attacks from bombers and fighter jets, to reduce the risks for subsequent overflights by coalition aircraft.