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Hillary Clinton: No Deal Better Than 'Bad Deal' With Iran

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was "personally skeptical" that Iran would agree to a comprehe...

Obama: U.S. Will Come Down On Iran Sanctions Violators 'Like A Ton Of Bricks'

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like "a to...

Hillary Clinton Opposes New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama's opposition to imposing new sanctions on Iran as negotiations continue on t...

Here's What Americans Think Of The Deal With Iran

AP | By LARA JAKES and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans support an agreement by the U.S. and five other world powers to limit Iran's disputed nuclear program, but...

Obama Administration Expects Negotiations On Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume Next Month

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration expects negotiations on a final nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran to begin by mid-February....

Krauthammer Admits What Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions Won't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Backers of a controversial Senate bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear negotiations have consistently argued that their motivatio...

U.S. To Begin Easing Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after Te...

Dems Signal Willingness To Wait On Key Sanctions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the Obama administration, Senate Democrats who favor a new batch of sanctions on Iran signaled a willingness t...

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Steny Hoyer Blasts 'Irresponsible' White House Officials Who Say Lawmakers Want War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday lashed out at White House officials who have suggested that backers of a new Iran s...

Joe Biden Assures Israel Core Iran Sanctions A Priority, Official Says

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick SHANNON, Ireland, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on ...

Obama Issues Veto Threat For New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he would veto any legislation enacting new sanctions on Iran as an agreement is met on how to implement the de...

'Letters From Iran' -- Hope for Peace and Diplomacy

Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani

It has become easy, almost fashionable for a vocal minority to demonize Iranians. It's harder to recognize the hope and opportunity that exists. Or is it?

Negotiators Report Progress On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 12.31.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Western negotiators on Tuesday reported they were nearing an understanding on the details of implementing the landmark ...

George Washington Spinning In Grave Over Senate Iran Resolution

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Worst of all is the fact that this resolution would empower Israel to make the decision to go to war for us. Israel would decide it feels threatened and we would have to back an attack on Iran with "military force," not to mention all the other forms of support the resolution spells out.

White House Issues Veto Threat

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran. Senator...

26 Senators Defy Obama

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a quarter of the Senate is defying President Barack Obama by promoting legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran. ...

Dem Leaders Warn Iran Sanctions May Derail Nuke Talks

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) warned members of Congress Wednesday that new sanctions against Iran could derail nuclear nego...

Which Iran Will We Choose?

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Trita Parsi

The historic interim agreement between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran over its nuclear dispute is not just about enrichment, centrifuges and breakout capabilities. Ultimately, it will help determine who and what will define Iran's foreign and domestic policies for decades to come. Will it be the security-oriented, confrontational and internally repressive orientation preferred by the Iranian hardliners? Or will the more cooperative, moderate and win-win approach favored by President Hassan Rouhani and the majority of the population take root and prevail?

Family: Make Robert Levinson Top Priority

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration should make any diplomatic agreement with Iran contingent on Tehran's help finding missing CIA contractor...

The U.S. Cannot Provide Absolute Security for Its Middle East Allies

Shireen T. Hunter | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Shireen T. Hunter

The signing of the interim agreement between Iran and the 5+1 countries over Iran's nuclear program produced a very slight and, lately, dimming glimmer of hope that a process of reconciliation between Iran and the U.S. can begin sometime in the future.

White House Adviser Meets With Israeli Officials On Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice played host to a series ...

Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Interim Iran Nuclear Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

I expect that Senator Warren's clear stand on the deal will increase pressure on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take a clear stand on the deal.

Why Israel's Stance Could Help the Iran Deal Succeed

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Israel has made it clear that it is skeptical about the agreement and will not hesitate to attack Iran if necessary, and so on the face of it this might seem like a hindrance to peace being achieved. But when examined from a tactical perspective, Israel's stance may actually help the deal succeed.

Kerry Facing Lawmakers At Odds Over Iran

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pl...

Pact With Iran -- Now That the Dust Settled

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Iran is working independently to achieve its own goals of once again becoming the most significant player in the Middle East and one of the "go-to" countries in the world. To that end, it tried a significant move at the recent OPEC meeting.