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Iran Sanctions

An Open Letter to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

It is my opinion that it will takes years to reimpose any sanctions that are lifted and that the snapback option won't work. But it is undisputed that this deal will allow billions of dollars to flow toward Iran's terror activities against the United States and Israel.

An #IranDeal Tied to Humanitarian Measures

Maryam Zar | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Maryam Zar

On this international day of friendship, I am prompted to think of the #IranDeal that is so fresh on the minds of many in the work of international friend making. This is no pact between friends, but it does present an opportunity for some straight talk between frenemies.

Why I Support the July 14 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Joel Judd | Posted 07.30.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

This is the standard I use to measure the Agreement: Does it better protect the United States and Israel than any available alternative?

The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Catastrophic

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

If this agreement is approved, we effectively lose any hope of stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy. A nuclear arms race will ensue in the Middle East. More monies will flow to provide funds, arms and training to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Treasury: No, Iran Is Not Getting $150 Billion From The Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

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Why Holocaust Analogies Aren't Helping Republicans Win Jewish Votes

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Republicans have done everything they can to win the Jewish vote, never missing an opportunity to link Democrats and any foreign policy opponent to the Nazis and the Holocaust. They just don't get how offensive such remarks are to Jewish voters, continuing to drive them toward Democrats.

Negotiations Between Iran and the U.S. Have Now Begun

David Nordfors | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
David Nordfors

In the Middle East, when it comes to people who don't get along, the real negotiations start after the deal is struck, because then there is a relation to manage. Until then, negotiations are about if there will be a relation or not.

All Barack Obama Did Was Follow Mike Huckabee's Advice On Iran

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Picture this: In the early winter of 2008, a presidential candidate decides to upend conventional foreign policy wisdom by arguing that...

Netanyahu's All or Nothing Game With Iran

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Iran nuclear agreement is a very bad deal, and the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee starting yesterday just highlighted it in a big way. It is painfully clear now why so much of it is kept secret. Those who keep secrecy are those who have something to hide.

Iran's Nuclear Accord: An Opportunity, Too Much Noise, or a Strategic Mistake?

David Oualaalou | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

How significant might President Obama's deal be? Let's use American presidential history to frame the question.

Senate's Iran Hearing Reveals How Bad Senators Are At Hearings

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

  WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) drew a plum assignment in Thursday morning's Senate hearing on the recently completed Iran nuclear de...

Will Sanctions Relief Make A Difference In The Lives Of Ordinary Iranians?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

In Iran, advocates of the nuclear deal have staked their reputations on sanctions relief making life easier for the Iranian people. Iranian President...

Nuclear Iran: How and Why The JCPOA Will Work

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

Even before the negotiations started, President Obama's detractors were saying that his efforts to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program would fail. Now that we have an actual plan to review, we can weigh the merits of that plan. I have read the plan and it is my opinion that the plan is a good plan that will work.

Obama Bravely Ignores the Warmongers with Iran Deal -- Surely, His Finest Moment

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Most Americans struggle to recognize or understand their country's permanent security state, in which elected politicians seem to run the show, but the CIA and the Pentagon often take the lead -- a state that inherently gravitates toward military, rather than diplomatic, solutions to foreign-policy challenges. Viewed through the lens of history, the main job of U.S. presidents is to be mature and wise enough to stand up to the permanent war machine.

Why You Should Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cody Cain | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

While entering into this nuclear deal with Iran is far from perfect, it nevertheless offers a potential for optimism. First of all, it would delay Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 to 15 years, and this alone is a significant benefit.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Test of True Leadership

Reza Bavar | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Reza Bavar

President Obama has opened the door to dialogue with two nations -- Cuba and Iran -- that Americans have long considered to be enemies. He did this despite the resistance of powerful counter-forces and for that he should be applauded.

Jessica Schulberg

Lindsey Graham's Alternative To The Iran Deal Is A Deal He Used To Oppose | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the nuclear accord reached between Iran, the U.S. and five world powers is simply ...

Could Obama Have Gotten More From Iran With Additional, Crippling Sanctions?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Critics of the nuclear deal that major world powers struck with Iran this week have largely based their case on a counterfactual. ...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Iran Has Capitulated To The U.S. In This 'Vienna Submission'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

As soon as the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was inked, The WorldPost asked the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Abolha...

The Iran Deal and the Prague Agenda

Norman Eisen | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
Norman Eisen

President Obama is pursuing a deal out of principle. It is that ambition that has driven the President's formulation and consistent pursuit of each of the four elements of the Prague Agenda. Of course, as the President himself has repeatedly emphasized, the deal must be a good one.

What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

A deal to roll back and constrain Iran's nuclear program may come this week. Here is what you need to know about this historic agreement and its global implications.

The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

Chandran Nair | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- My Iranian friend who has family in the U.S. told me, "you can drive the length and breadth of the U.S., but you will not find a single place with anything like the culture you will find just here at Imam Square. Why do they think we will bow to them?" U.S. and European negotiators will do well to remember these words of a young businessman and not those of a religious fanatic. They should stroll through the bazaars of Isfahan and Shiraz if they have any second thoughts about inking the agreement with the Iranians.

A Guide to the Iran Nuclear Talks

theSkimm | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

Iran and the international community have been having a lot of working lunches lately, and it all has to do with reaching a nuclear deal.

Iran, World Powers Reportedly Reach Tentative Agreement On Sanctions Relief

AP | GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange f...

Jessica Schulberg

State Department Slams Last-Minute Push To Sabotage Iran Deal | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate’s two leading Iran hawks are pushing for legislation that would extend sanctions against Iran for 10 years, despite repeate...