(CNN) - Under the right conditions, the United States is willing to hold direct talks with Iran, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday.
The United States "would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership," he said during a speech at the Munich Security Conference.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Expect President Barack Obama to use the final presidential debate Monday night to question how Governor Mitt Romney would handle foreign policy differently than his administration has and prod him over whether he would keep the country in "endless" war.
According to Obama aides, look for the president to press Romney to explain whether he'd quickly enter into a military conflict with Iran, invest U.S. resources in Syria and keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
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(CNN) - Iran is exploiting the U.S. political campaign to continue advancing its nuclear program, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham asserted Sunday.
"I think the Iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday." "As we talk with the Iranians, whether it's bilaterally or unilaterally, they continue to enrich (uranium)."
(CNN) – In what his campaign billed as a "major foreign policy speech" Monday, lasting about 20 minutes, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took on President Obama's handling of protests in Iran after disputed elections three years ago.
Demonstrators were met with deadly violence by the government.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Friday, the day after the Israeli leader publicly urged the international community to draw a "clear red line" with Iran over its suspected nuclear development program.
The White House released a statement on the president's phone call shortly after 1 p.m. ET. Obama's call with Netanyahu was more than 20 minutes, according to a senior administration official.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney traded shots in high-profile interviews with Romney saying Obama hasn't supported Israel strongly enough and Obama asking if Romney was trying to start a war in the region.
Romney said in a "60 Minutes" interview on CBS that aired on Sunday that Obama was making a "mistake" by not meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this week's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The U.S. Senate in an after-midnight Saturday vote in Washington passed overwhelmingly a non-binding resolution stating that the United States will not rely on a containment policy, if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, and urged President Barack Obama to continue economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to force Iran to stop any such weapons development.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden claimed Sunday that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, might engage in war with Syria and Iran if elected president in November.
"He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home," Biden said at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. "He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he's ready to go to war in Syria and Iran."
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney seeks to assure Israel and Iran, as well as Jewish voters in the United States, that he will be tougher against Iran's nuclear ambitions than President Barack Obama.
So far, though, the main differences on the issue between the presumptive Republican nominee and the president he hopes to defeat in the November election involve tone and nuance more than substance.FULL STORY
Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN) - In the latest leg of what’s become a high stakes overseas tour, Mitt Romney arrived in Israel late Saturday night to address the issue of Iran – or, as one of his aides described it, “the biggest foreign policy challenge the world faces.”
“I think, above all, the Iran challenge is something that will be a topic of discussion with Israeli officials over the next day,” Romney adviser Lanhee Chen said in a briefing to reporters on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s charter flight to Israel.