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Iran Nuclear Talks

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Offers New Iran Bill As Democrats Flee GOP Proposal | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an increasingly partisan battle over Iran sanctions on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offered her own legis...

Iran's FM: Nuclear Deal Could Be Close

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

(Adds U.N. envoy's opinion piece in the New York Times) WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. televis...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Rebel Against Mitch McConnell Over Iran Nuclear Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) infuriated Democrats on Tuesday by announcing he would bypass regular order and expedite ...

U.S., Iran Make 'Some Progress' On Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland, March 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days...

Obama: Netanyahu Offered No Viable Alternative To Iran Nuclear Talks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no "viable alternatives" to nuclear talks with Iran in his address to a ...

See All Of Congress' Many Standing Ovations For Benjamin Netanyahu

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.04.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

After a controversial lead-up to his appearance, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received quite the warm response during his address to Cong...

Iran Calls Obama Demand 'Unacceptable'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland, March 3 (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that ...

Debating Bibi's Speech Is a Major Distraction

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Amitai Etzioni

It diverts attention from, firstly, the endlessly more important issue of whether the deal that the Obama administration seems close to striking with Iran is one that serves the interests of the United States well, and, secondly, the question of the potential deal's effects on U.S. allies in the region and elsewhere, as well as on peace in the region and even the world.

Netanyahu, Other Iraq Hawks, Try to Push U.S. Into War With Iran

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The neocon crowd -- including Netanyahu -- insist that Iran agree to terms that they know would never be accepted by the Tehran government. That's because they don't want a negotiated deal; they want the U.S. to launch a military strike against Iran that would effect "regime change." This is exactly the same line of argument that led the U.S. into the Iraq quagmire.

Netanyahu's Takeover Bid

David Bromwich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
David Bromwich

Netanyahu and his backers in Congress are an existential threat to the independence of American foreign policy.

Obama, Netanyahu On Collision Course 6 Years In The Making

AP | JULIE PACE & MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to ha...

An Unnecessary War of Words Between Bibi and Barack

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Reading the headlines over the past three days, you would be forgiven for thinking that the half-century old strategic relationship between the United States and Israel was collapsing under its own weight.

CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

A month after former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts with circumstantial metadata, the zealous prosecution is now having potentially major consequences -- casting doubt on the credibility of claims by the U.S. government that Iran has developed a nuclear weapons program.

Bibi Slams World Powers Over Iran Nuke Talks

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stoppi...

High-Level U.S. And Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - High-level nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran resumed in Geneva on Monday as both sides work through...

36th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Victory

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Although not many experts, politicians and scholars held the belief that the Islamic revolution, its political system and the cleric rule would last long, the new system of governance which created upheaval in the socio-political system of Iran has survived for 36 years.

Iran Nuclear Negotiator Told Off By Supreme Leader: Control Your Temper With Kerry

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has been told by the country's supreme leader to control his temper during nuclear talks with Western di...

Iran Warns Pragmatist President Could Fall If Nuke Talks Fail

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau ANKARA/NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that fa...

How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Joe Cirincione | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Speaker Boehner is now using the policy debate on Iran as a crass political attack on the constitutional authority of the president of the United States. In the process, he does great damage to our national institutions, our efforts to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the U.S.-Israeli alliance.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Ali Watkins

Obama Warns Lawmakers: Stay Away From Iran Talks | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned lawmakers in his State of the Union address on Tuesday against interfering with his administration's nuclear nego...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Israel Strike Underscores Security Concerns In Syria Beyond ISIS, Upping Stakes For U.S. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli-linked airstrike in Syria on Sunday is drawing attention to an element of the messy Syrian civil war that the U.S. has tried ...

Iran's Geopoliticial, Strategic and Ideological Role in Iraq

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Iran can replace American efforts in the region with informed and constructive policies that define Tehran as a benevolent regional power. The Islamic Republic can also take the path of investing in some religious and political groups while excluding others.

Despite White House Warnings, Congress Will Push Ahead With Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers will press ahead with a plan for more san...

Ali Watkins

Congress Must Have Voice In Iran Talks, New Foreign Relations Chairman Says | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the newly minted Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, Bob Corker, settles in, dealing with congressional tensions over Iran is h...