Abbas says talks with Israel still on table

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday talks with Israel are still on the table, despite moves against the Jewish state at the UN and numerous failed rounds of negotiations.

Despite US rift, experts see poll boost for Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s blistering attack on a US push for a nuclear accord with Iran soured ties with Washington but could boost his prospects in elections this month, experts say.

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects Barack Obama's criticism of Iran speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday brushed aside criticism from US President Barack Obama of his speech to Congress, in which he warned Washington was paving the way to a nuclear-armed Iran.

`Tough challenges` remain in Iran nuclear talks: US

The US and Iran wrapped up three days of intense nuclear negotiations Wednesday, but American officials said "tough challenges" remained as a March 31 deadline for a framework deal looms.

'Netanyahu's Iran speech insult to intelligence of United States'
'Netanyahu's Iran speech insult to intelligence of United States'

While Benjamin Netanyahu's speech aimed at blocking a nuclear deal with Iran might have received rapturous applause and standing ovations from the Republican members of the US Congress, President Barack Obama and the democrats were clearly left disappointed.

Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress
Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift.

Netanyahu offered no viable alternatives to Iran nuclear talks: Obama
Netanyahu offered no viable alternatives to Iran nuclear talks: Obama

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, saying the Israeli Prime Minister did not offer a better option than negotiations to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

Iran denounces Netanyahu `lie-spreading` in US speech

Iran denounced as "lie-spreading" a speech Tuesday in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the US Congress a nuclear deal being negotiated with Tehran would threaten the world.

Israel's Netanyahu warns US against Iran nuclear deal
Israel's Netanyahu warns US against Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned US President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a "countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare" by a country that "will always be an enemy of America".

Don't intend to disrespect Obama, says Netanyahu ahead of Iran speech
Don't intend to disrespect Obama, says Netanyahu ahead of Iran speech

Seeking to downplay the controversy arising in the wake of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's impending address to the US Congress, President Barack Obama said that his speech on Iran was just a distraction and not “permanently destructive” to US Israeli ties.

Barack Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade
Barack Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

 Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.

John Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy.

Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US

US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to denying Iran a nuclear weapon, Washington`s ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Monday.

Barack Obama committed to denying Iran nuke weapon: US
Barack Obama committed to denying Iran nuke weapon: US

President Barack Obama is committed to denying Iran a nuclear weapon, the US on Monday asserted as it pledged its firm support to Israel, saying there will "never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel's security, amid the latter's allegations about a potential deal with Tehran.

Iran deal could threaten Israel's existence, says Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel`s survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.

John Kerry plays down US-Israeli tensions

 US Secretary of State John F. Kerry addressed perceived tensions between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insisting that the two parties are committed to working together on international security.

Netanyahu's speech on Iran must not turn into 'political football', says Kerry
Netanyahu's speech on Iran must not turn into 'political football', says Kerry

Even as ties between Jerusalem and the White House seemed to worsen over Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu's impending speech to the US Congress, US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to placate the situation, saying that the Israeli Premier was welcome to speak in the US.

At AIPAC, papering over cracks in US-Israel ties

 They file into AIPAC by the thousands, intensely supportive of Israel, fearful of a nuclear Iran, and aware that -- at least at leadership level -- Washington`s ties with the Jewish state are under strain.

Half of Americans disapprove of inviting Netanyahu to address Congress

Nearly half of American voters think that US House Speaker John Boehner should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address US Congress without having consulted the White House, according to a new poll released Sunday.

Israel`s Netanyahu to arrive for `historic` US mission

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was awaited in Washington on Sunday for a "historic" quest to stop an international nuclear deal with Iran sought by the United States.