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Obama Iran Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Effect

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The United States was set to issue conditional sanctions waivers for Iran on Sunday, though it cautioned they will not ta...

President Rouhani, It's Time to Make Good on Your Human Rights Promise

Omid Memarian | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Omid Memarian

As the Iranian government prepares to lay bare its most sensitive operations to dozens of the U.N. inspectors, it should also welcome the one individual charged with monitoring human rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed.

The Iran Deal Offers a Respite, Not a Solution

Peter Jenkins | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Peter Jenkins

The Iran agreement does not offer an indefinite respite. When its restrictions on Iran's capacity to enrich lapse, concern could revive. This long-term problem cannot be solved through coercion or the use of force. It can only be solved by influencing Iran's nuclear decision-making and creating incentives for nuclear prudence.

What If Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal Is All About Oil?

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Slower economic growth in China and other developing economies have contributed to weaker demand, while fracking and other innovations have combined with increased production by OPEC nations to increase supply. Both of these trends are likely to continue .

On That Day, All of Iran Wept for America

Marissa Beale | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Marissa Beale

On September 3, 2015, photographs portraying the reality of life for people in Iran snagged the attention of President Barack Obama, who left a personal remark on a photograph of a father and son.

President Obama on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "There Is Not a Single Part of This Deal That Depends on Trust."

Quora | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics

What U.S. policymakers have been clear about for decades — both Democrats and Republicans alike — is that there are few greater threats to our global security than a nuclear-armed Iran. That is why the U.S. and our international partners spent nearly two years working out the best possible diplomatic solution to eliminate that threat.

As We March Closer to War

David Yankovich | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
David Yankovich

Is the only way to achieve peace in the Middle East by raising an American flag over every Arab country? War should be the last resort, but the great chessboard of the world is maneuvering against the United States, and analytically, we are wholly unprepared to go to war if our enemies unite.

It's Time To Unite Behind the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Grace Nasri | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Grace Nasri

Congress needs to minimize the damage to our national interests by supporting the president on this deal. This agreement was reached under the leadership of the United States, and rejecting it now will hamper the ability of future U.S. presidents to assume similar global leadership positions.

John Kerry, Confident The Iran Deal Will Survive Past Obama, Plots His Next Big Task

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Having secured the votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry now sees the main threat to the lon...

Obama's Congress Victory and Israel

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.03.2016 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The big fight is over, and President Obama is the clear winner. Where there is a winner, there are also losers, and in the case of the Iran nuclear deal, the losers are the pro-Israel lobby group Aipac, but also the cause of stability in the Middle East.

Obama's Iran Deal Will Survive As 34th Senator Announces Support

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers that promises to fundamentally alter the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and ...

What Happens To The Iran Deal Once Congress Gets Back From Recess?

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving P...

Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Trita Parsi

An unprecedented group of Iranian human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists have come out in a massive wave in support of Iran nuclear agreement.

Obama Calls Opponents 'Crazies' In Fundraiser Speech

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke candidly about his critics at a fundraising event on Monday evening. "It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry R...

If Congress Rejects the Iran Deal, It Would Be a Historic Blunder

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 08.21.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The most tragic consequence of Congress killing the deal would be that it would eliminate the prospect for greater U.S.-Iran cooperation in the region on areas of mutual concern. It would lock in continued enmity between the United States and Iran, serving only to exacerbate tension and conflict across the Middle East. To go down this path when such a mutually advantageous alternative exists would truly be a blunder of historic proportions.

Why Congress Must Support the Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Akbar Ganji | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

In the end this debate raises some fundamental questions about American domestic politics along with its leadership in the Middle East and indeed, the credibility of its global role.

Cheap Claims of Anti-Semitism Can't Change Reality of Iran Deal Lobbying

Lara Friedman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Lara Friedman

It is the prerogative of President Obama or anyone else defending the Iran deal to call out Netanyahu and his amen choir of U.S. supporters for their extraordinary anti-deal activism.

How Will You Vote, Ben Cardin? Iran Deal Supporters Turn Their Lonely Eyes To You.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the senators on the fence about the deal President Barack Obama struck with world powers on Iran’s nuclear program, perhaps non...

Obama Won't Back Down From Linking GOP And Iranian Hard-Liners

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama isn't backing down from comments linking Republicans and Iranian hard-liners, telling CNN in a recent interview that the compar...

Is Iran's Nuclear Program Really Getting a 24-Day Pass?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

This 24 days issue has been a talking point of many opponents of the JCPOA. However, I believe that it is because either the opponents have this idea have not read and understand the 24 day issue, and or they are letting politics get in the way of accepting this necessary and fair provision.

Obama's Iran Deal Gets A Lift On The Hill Thanks To A Foreign Sales Pitch

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proponents of a nuclear deal with Iran got a boost Tuesday when a trio of on-the-fence Democratic senators announced they would support ...

Iran Won the Vienna Accords by Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Iran has won the diplomatic struggle over its nuclear program in Vienna. Its success was not due to United States negotiators' fecklessness as Republican critics and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been quick to assert.

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

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.20.2016 | 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.

Waiting for the Statesmen

Gary Hart | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is interesting to speculate how the partisan lines would divide had this same agreement been concluded during the George W. Bush years. Based on the history of the Cold War years, there would have been considerable support from the Democratic side and not the solid partisan resistance from Republicans now committed to blinkered opposition to anything achieved by the Obama Administration. This agreement to limit Iranian nuclear ambitions does not and could not solve all the complex problems represented by Iran in the Middle East any more than nuclear arms agreements with the Soviets solved all the problems they represented in the world. No plausible and persuasive argument has yet been offered as to why we and our allies would be better off without this agreement. Until it is offered, this agreement profoundly requires Congressional approval.

Jessica Schulberg

Obama: No End To War In Syria Without 'Buy-In' From Iran | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that cooperation from Iran will be necessary for any future resolution of the civil war...