North Korean Video Shows Obama, US troops in Flames

North Korea has released a new propaganda video that shows President Obama and United States troops in flames and credits Washington with leading the impoverished country to become a proud nuclear power. Songs, operas and novels that stoke hatred against the United States and belittle South Korea are daily fare for North Koreans living under […]

Unlike Khamenei, Ahmadinejad welcomes direct talks with U.S.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday reiterated his desire to engage in direct talks with the United States, on the condition that the West stop pressuring his country. “Take your guns out of the face of the Iranian nation and I myself will negotiate with you,” he said at an event attended by tens of […]

Khamenei rejects U.S. offer of direct talks

Iran’s highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday slapped down an offer of direct talks made by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden this week, saying they would not solve the problem between them. “Some naive people like the idea of negotiating with America, however, negotiations will not solve the problem,”

Iran is open to US offer for direct talks but won’t commit

Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear program and that six world powers had suggested a new round of nuclear negotiations this month, but without committing itself to either proposal. Diplomatic efforts to resolve a dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, which Tehran says is peaceful […]