UN chief tells Iran to prove nuclear program peaceful

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon met Iran’s president and supreme leader in Tehran on Wednesday to urge them to take concrete steps to prove the country’s nuclear program is peaceful and to use their influence to help end Syria’s 17-month conflict. Ban’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said that in Ban’s separate meetings with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and […]

U.S. tells Lebanon: Fund tribunal or face ‘hash decisions’

US Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman said Friday that ‘harsh decisions’ will be made against Lebanon if it does not provide its share of funding for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) investigating the 2005 assassination of prime minister Rafik Hariri.

US envoy Hoff will be in Lebanon to prepare for Mitchell’s visit

Central News agency has reported that Frederick Hoff, deputy of Jeffrey Feltman , Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for the Middle East will visit Lebanon in the coming hours to meet several officials in preparation for the visit of Senator George Mitchell , who plans to visit a number of countries in the region, including […]

US official: Iran faces new sanctions over nuke issue

Iran faces a fresh set of sanctions over its refusal to abide by regulations governing nuclear programs, the US Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, Jeffrey Feltman, said on Sunday in Manama Bahrain “There’s a body of law and procedures and regulations that govern nuclear programs. Iran is simply ignoring those. There have […]