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Iran Sanctions

Iranian Leader: Sanctions Must Be Lifted Right After Nuclear Deal

Reuters | By NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, April 9 (Reuters) - Iran will only sign a final nuclear accord with six world powers if all sanctions imposed over its dis...

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Tells Bob Corker It's 'Reckless' And 'Irresponsible' To Vote Now On Iran Bill | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Wednesday evening asked Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to postpone markup of hi...

President Explains The 'Obama Doctrine,' Defends Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened up about his so-called "Obama doctrine," the overarching principle that guides his foreign policy in places like the Mid...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: This Is 'A One-Sided Agreement' Against Iran

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, came to power in 1980 following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini. H...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Steadfast On Passing Iran Bill Despite Obama's Plea To Stand Down | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Appearing in the Rose Garden on Thursday to announce the framework of a historic deal on Iran's nuclear program, President Barack Obama ...

Jessica Schulberg

All Eyes On Ben Cardin's Iran Policy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the recently indicted Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) stepping down as ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Be...

Iran: Deal or No Deal?

John Feffer | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
John Feffer

The full-page ad in this week's Washington Post portraying President Obama as history's favorite whipping boy, Neville Chamberlain, was wrong in nearly every one of its many strident particulars.

Jessica Schulberg

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Democrats | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an anti-climactic response to a March 31 deadline for reaching a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal, negotiators from Iran,...

Iran Nuclear Talks Extends To Wednesday

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran missed a Tuesday deadline t...

Jessica Schulberg

Iran Nuclear Talks Go To The Wire With 50-50 Chance of Success | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iranian and American negotiators give themselves a 50-50 chance of reaching a nuclear agreement before Tuesday's deadline, with several ...

Will Negotiations With Iran Fail?

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The Obama administration believes that failure will leave the world less safe. Furthermore, failure at the current negotiations would not open the way for ten years of trust. The lack of trust is one of the biggest impediments to sustained diplomatic relations.

Zach Carter

Ted Cruz Plan Could Weaken The Enforcement Of Iran Sanctions | Zach Carter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days after announcing his presidential bid, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing legislation that would wildly escalate the Republica...

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas the entire Democratic conference loves to hate, officially kicked off the 2016 Republican presidential primary season with his March 23 announcement on the campus of Liberty University.

Shahien Nasiripour

CIA Chief Warns Of 'Tremendous' Consequences For Iran | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Sunday that there would be “tremendous costs” to Iran if the country develops nuclear ...

Senators Agree To Delay Committee Vote On Iran Bill

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed on Thursday to delay until April 14 the Senate F...

How to Turn Iran From a Cause Into a Country

Carl Bildt | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

STOCKHOLM - A breakthrough might compel a phase of intense diplomacy, giving Iran a pathway to diplomatic normalization and opening the door for grand bargains that could begin to restore order and stability to the rest of the region. A breakdown, by contrast, though unlikely to lead immediately to war, could easily foment developments that lead in that direction, and the region as a whole could be pulled even deeper into the current vortex of chaos and violence.

The Logan Act, Redux: Why the Distraction Matters

Monica Bauer | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

When the 47 Republican senators made fools out of themselves, I suggest that the better strategy was to let the world see just how foolish their behavior was, because they stood against something important for the national security of the United States, and the peace of the world.

Iran Negotiators Face Late Obstacles To A Deal

The New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran are closing in on a historic agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, but are confronting serious last-m...

Iran: The U.S. Should Not Miss Its Opportunity -- Again

Sasha Toperich | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Sasha Toperich

We should all hope the recent letter-writing stunt by some Republican members of Congress will leave no significant marks on the negotiations, although looking into our behavior towards Iran in the past, I am somewhat fearful.

Major Nations Hold Talks On Ending U.N. Sanctions On Iran: Officials

Reuters | LOUIS CHARBONNEAU | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreeme...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Delays Vote On Iran Bill After Democrats Rebel | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Feeling the heat from a Democratic rebellion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reversing course on a plan to move forwa...

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...

What Netanyahu Didn't Say

Gissou Nia | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Gissou Nia

During his speech, Netanyahu claimed that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner because it "hangs gays, persecutes Christians, jails journalists and executes even more prisoners than before."

The Day After Netanyahu's Speech

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

The Obama administration should answer the substance of the Israeli prime minister's concerns if the Jewish State is supposed to live under the ever-expanding shadow of Iran's nuclear umbrella. If the deal is so good, why is Barack Obama moving to block any role for Congress in approving this historic agreement?

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...