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Iran Nuclear Weapons

Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Threats Are Bluster

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Jonathan Marshall

The United States should begin exploring a more productive strategy for reassuring both Saudi Arabia and Iran without making concessions to either one.

Much More Is Needed From Iran Hawks To Oppose A Nuclear Deal

Ryan Costello | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

Senate hawks like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk do not like diplomacy with Iran. Graham has repeatedly threatened war with Iran, whereas Kirk prefers to starve the Iranian people. Yet, given that most Americans do not want another military adventure in the Middle East, the hawks are pivoting.

Tell the Rich Persian Gulf States to 'Go Fish'

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of negotiating with Iran, Israel and the Gulf States would have preferred the US to have conducted air strikes on that country, even if those strikes would have only temporarily set back Iran's nuclear program. The real interest in these regional rivals is to weaken Iran in any way possible.

Jessica Schulberg

House Approves Iran Bill, Obama Likely To Sign Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill designed to give Congress authority to weigh in on a nuclear deal with Iran passed easily in the House on Thursday, by a vote of ...

The Summer of War or Peace With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Jamal Abdi

This summer, the US Senate will choose between war and peace with Iran. If the right decision is made, Obama's pending nuclear deal with Iran will be sustained and both a war and an Iranian nuclear bomb will be avoided. If the wrong vote is cast, diplomacy will collapse.

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill intended to give Congress a say in the emerging nuclear deal between Iran, th...

Why Tehran Fears the Iraqization of Iran on Nuclear Inspections

Akbar Ganji | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Ayatollah Khamenei has said repeatedly that Libya gave up its nuclear program, helped the United States in its confrontation with terrorism, and yet it was attacked by NATO and the United States.

Ryan Grim

Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Negotiations: This Deal Makes War A Certainty

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Tuesday that if the nuclear deal with Iran being negotiated by the U.S. and five other countries is appr...

Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. continues to grapple with the threat of the Islamic State group, Republicans in Congress have argued that Iran should be a h...

Vote No on Armageddon

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

There's a disturbing connection between a belief in Armageddon and support for the state of Israel.

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran, U.S., Saudi Have 'Common Interest' In Fighting ISIS

The WorldPost | Peter Mellgard | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the Iranian government is ready and willing to work with international pa...

The Iran Deal Is a Terrible Blow... To War Profiteers (Theirs and Ours)

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Jonathan Granoff

The deal is a good deal for people who want a peaceful world. It is not a good deal for those who profit from fear and war.

Kerry: World Is 'Closer Than Ever' To Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key iss...

The Proposed Iran Nuclear Weapons Law: Fair to Congress and the President

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

Congress is right to insist upon a role in the process, but it would have been wrong to tie the President's hands as he attempts to negotiate with the Iranian government. On the other side, the President should recognize that his position will be strengthened.

Leveraging Sanctions with Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.23.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Absent a credible military threat, there is no reason to believe that Iran will come clean regarding its nuclear program if Washington surrenders its remaining leverage. Nor is it reasonable to hang one's hat on the belief that Iran will moderate its behavior if both its diplomatic and financial isolation is ended.

The Iran Deal Is Hurting the ISIS Fight

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

Last week, the Pentagon triumphantly announced that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had lost over a quarter of its Iraqi territory. But whatever happens in Iraq, the United States is not winning the ISIS fight.

Is Trouble Brewing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

While the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the NPT have focused primarily on non-proliferation, a series of new disarmament initiatives has reinvigorated the debate and mobilized non-nuclear weapon states and civil society groups to bring the longtime vision of a world free of nuclear weapons into reality.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Coming to New York

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Tara Kangarlou

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to come to New York to address the five-yearly review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that will be held from April 27th to May 22.

Congress' Charade With the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Ivan Eland | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Obama's acquiescence to Congress' charade of relevancy reminds me of the Roman Empire, where emperors continued to pay due respect to the Senate, long emasculated from its glory days during the Roman Republic, but where everyone knew who was really running things.

Supreme Leader Khamenei Says Iranian Nuclear Weapons Are A U.S. 'Myth'

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

* Supreme leader says Iran being threatened militarily * Khamenei has supported talks but remains distrustful * IRGC lea...

Cooperation on Curbing Nukes and Climate Change Strengthens U.S.-China Link

Wu Jianmin | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Wu Jianmin

BEIJING -- The fact that China and the U.S. have agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula has kept the issue from getting out of control. The year 1950 witnessed violent confrontation between China and U.S. in the Korean theater, but 2015 is a long way from 1950. China-U.S. cooperation has been a significant factor in keeping the lid on this conflict.

Can Sanctions on Iran 'Snap Back'?

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

In selling the new framework agreement reached between Iran and the six world powers known as the P5+1, President Obama has assured an apprehensive American public that if Iran breaches the terms of a final deal, he will "snap back" the sanctions.

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Explains Why Democrats Are Bucking Obama On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may be worried that Congress will kill any Iran nuclear deal by demanding a say before the deal is even done. But lawmak...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Unconvinced By Obama Administration 'Hard Sell' On Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress said they remained unconvinced after Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials on Monday brie...