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Iran Nuclear Weapons

Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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...

Jessica Schulberg

Bob Corker Says Iran Bill Can Withstand Obama Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he's confident his bill to restrict President Barack Obama'...

Iran: Diplomacy or War?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Iran agreement may go ahead without their approval, but Republicans are playing a dangerous game: once again, they are favoring war over diplomacy.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Kevin McCarthy Prepares To Bring Iran Bill To House Floor

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

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday he is preparing to bring legislation to the House floor in the near future that would give...

'Framework Iran' Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Even in the best case interpretation of the newly disagreed JCPOA, it is very likely that the deal will not meet the objective of preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon -- and that's without picking apart all of the technical details of the parameters contained in the recent, questionable framework.

Iran Nuclear Psycho-Drama

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

The Iranian nuclear psycho-drama is nearly over - barring a fatal Congressional mutiny. A great feat of escaping from a perilous situation we concocted ourselves. Meanwhile, the Middle East is ablaze.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Who Have Forgotten Iraq Insist They're Right About Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) doesn’t have to think very hard to remember what happened after he visited Iraq in 2002, before Congres...

Memo to Jewish Americans: It's pro-Israel to Find Netanyahu Embarrassing

Carlo Strenger | Posted 04.10.2015 | World
Carlo Strenger

Israel has existed before Netanyahu and it will exist after him. He does not represent the best, most humane, moral and creative aspects of Israel.

Why 'Death To America' Isn't Going To Disappear Overnight (But in the Short Term It Doesn't Matter)

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

There's a real chance for change in relations here. We shouldn't let rhetoric put a nail in the coffin of trying to work a concrete deal come June -- and Congress shouldn't either.