Iran and world powers failed to reach a deal limiting the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, creating an opening for Israel, Saudi Arabia and other opponents to lobby against the first-step plan before negotiations resume in 10 days.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of a potential agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which he denounced as a “very bad deal,” risks igniting the most serious U.S.-Israel dispute in years.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of a potential agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which he denounced as a “very bad deal,” threatens to ignite the most serious U.S.-Israel dispute in years.
Syria must disclose the complete details of its chemical weapons and related facilities by next Saturday, a critical test of whether President Bashar al-Assad will comply with the U.S.-Russian accord on finding, securing and eliminating his toxic armaments.
Iran’s eagerness to resolve the stalemate over its disputed nuclear work is unlikely to yield any immediate outcome in negotiations with atomic monitors seeking more access to the program, arms-control analysts said.
The Obama administration is leading a new push for negotiations on a global treaty halting production of nuclear bomb material, a move further aggravating tensions with Pakistan, which has blocked the start of talks.
Devices used to monitor a potential ban on atomic-weapons testing are helping warn of possible tsunamis from aftershocks in Japan and may aid in tracking radiation leaks from the country’s damaged nuclear plants.