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Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Jennifer Bendery

Peace Gets A Chance: Democratic Hawks Back Off Iran Sanctions Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawkish Senate Democrats are backing off an aggressive push for Iran sanctions legislation, saying they'll give President Barack Obama b...

Dem To Hold Off On New Iran Bill -- For Now

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, co-sponsor of legislation that would tighten sanctio...

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

Bibi, Nevermind Offending Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There is nothing wrong with an Israeli Prime Minister doing his utmost to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, even if it offends the sensibilities of the American president.

Obama Chief Of Staff: Benjamin Netanyahu Didn't Spit In The Face Of The White House

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday downplayed reports that the White House was furious with Israeli Prime Minister Ben...

The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi

Bennet Kelley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Time and time again, Netanyahu has shown little respect for American presidents, institutions or interests despite the fact that we provide Israel with over $3 billion in aid annually and use our diplomatic capital to block anti-Israeli measures at the United Nations.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Iran and Israel - International Pawns

Connie Lawn | Posted 01.21.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

The leaders of Israel and Iran have tense relations and they are likely to be exacerbated in the wake of a move by House Speaker John Boehner. He invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington and address a Joint Session of Congress on February the 11th.

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Continue Pushing For Iran Legislation, Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than twelve hours after President Barack Obama directly warned lawmakers against nudging their way into talks over Iran’s nuclea...

Obama Says He'll Veto Iran Sanctions Bill

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the likelihood is very high that nuclear negotiations with Iran would collapse if Congress moves forwa...

The Senate's Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Rather than worrying about the ISIS challenge softening the US's position on the nuclear portfolio, the real worry should be that Senators Kirk and Menendez will blow up diplomacy with Iran, and in doing so, eliminate the chance of preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb, restart the march towards war with Iran, and on top of that, enable ISIS to benefit from the reignited US-Iran rivalry.

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...

Corker Has Vital Role in Supporting Talks with Iran

Gayle S. Rose | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Gayle S. Rose

This goal -- to avoid war with Iran and find a way to peace in the Middle East -- is shared by the majority of U.S. citizens and millions of people around the world. The danger now is that political actors in Iran or in the United States might derail these talks.

Ali Watkins

Congress Must Have Voice In Iran Talks, New Foreign Relations Chairman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Khamenei: U.S. 'Cannot Be Trusted' In Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Teh...

Ali Watkins

Republicans Return To Washington With Iran Talks In Their Crosshairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key O...

Cuba's Open -- Now Let's Open Iran

Reza Bavar | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Reza Bavar

What the US did in beginning the road towards reconciliation with Cuba is an act of true leadership that overshadows any military conquest any nation could ever claim. To open the door to dialogue and peace is a step in the direction of a future all humanity can share and prosper in.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...

Rand Paul Sides With Obama, Kerry On Iran

Politico | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday defended his libertarian-leaning philosophy on foreign policy and national security during a sometimes-contentious conversat...

Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Not only does Khamenei approve the Geneva Accord, he also supports the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear program in an equitable and just framework, one in which Iran's nuclear rights are respected and the economic sanctions are lifted, in return for Iran's guarantee of not pursuing nuclear weapons

Michael McAuliff

Iran Uranium Partner Could Get Gift From Lame-Duck Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may use must-pass legislation in the next two weeks to slip through a controversial land deal that would help a company that jo...

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

ISIS and U.S.-Iran Relations

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It is often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. The truth of this aphorism has been illustrated by the ostensible warming of U.S. relations with Iran.