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US Iran Sanctions

Why Iran's Nuclear Deal Is A Victory Against Hardliners And Terrorists

John A. Tures | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Let's say that the U.S. Congress rejects the deals. If so, we could see a hardliner comeback in Iran, a victory for the sponsors of terrorism, an increased likelihood of Israel bombing Iran, with a retaliation that drags America into a conflict that makes Iraq look like a skirmish.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

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

U.S. Sanctions Those Suspected Of Aiding Iran

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday sanctioned more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran's nuclea...

As Iran Nuclear Negotiations Begin, Threat of Increased Sanctions Looms Large

Jacob Glass | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Jacob Glass

Our senators are facing significant political pressure to resist multilateralism and pursue increased sanctions based on an uncompromising mistrust of Iran. But history judges leaders not upon their conformity with party politics, but upon the ultimate results they achieve.

U.S. To Begin Easing Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after Te...

Give Peace a Chance

Ned Lamont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ned Lamont

The anti-war, give diplomacy a chance caucus can not wait until the warm days of spring to put on their marching boots. By then, Congress could have doubled down on sanctions on Iran, the nuclear peace talks wrecked by the hardliners in Tehran and Washington, D.C.

White House Pursuing Nuclear Agreement That Would Ease Sanctions On Iran

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says world powers negotiating with Iran are pursuing an agreement that would offer some sanctions re...

U.S. Willing To Ease Iran Sanctions In Exchange For Halting Nuclear Program

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Washington is willing to offer Iran limited sanctions relief if it agrees this week to take a "first step" to stop advancing its nuclear programme, a ...

U.S. To Iran: We're Not 'Suckers'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it would support tougher economic pressure on Iran if the Islamic republic do...

Sanctions Are No Medicine for the Iran-U.S. Standoff

Sara Afzal | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Sara Afzal

Most Iranians would obviously be strongly opposed to war and the tortoise-paced path to diplomacy with the U.S. is of less concern than living day-to-day in a stagnant economic climate, where food prices become more and more expensive and basic medical needs are not satisfied.

The Coming Collapse of Iran Sanctions

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

America is on a collision course with China over sanctions. If, at congressional insistence, the administration later this year demands that China sharply cut Iranian oil imports and that Chinese banks stop virtually any Iran-related transactions, Beijing will say no.

U.S. Tightens Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is tightening sanctions on Iran to pressure Tehran government to limit its nuclear program and placing similar restric...

Apple Should "Think Different" on Sanctions

Bitta Mostofi | Posted 06.21.2012 | World
Bitta Mostofi

Technology and telecommunications companies like Apple should be leading the charge to lift sanctions that violate freedom of speech and access to information, not over-zealously applying these policies.

Europe's Unique Opportunity to Act

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

By delaying -- not lifting -- its impending embargo on Iranian oil for six months, Europe will give decisive breathing space to an otherwise constricted negotiation process. The Iranians should, in turn, freeze the enrichment of 20 percent uranium for that same period.

Iranians Reflect On Sanctions Ahead Of Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

* UAE faces fine balancing act over sanctions * Embargoes should be lifted, says Iranian ambassador * Talks a "historic ...

A Contrarian Optimist Views the Upcoming Iran Nuclear Talks

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Is it possible that Obama could pleasantly surprise us in the upcoming talks with Iran over its nuclear program? Much of the media coverage would have you think otherwise.

Obama Reportedly Clears Harsh Iran Sanctions

AP | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, ...

Don't Bomb Iran, Contain It (Like the USSR)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The fear campaign that surrounds Iran is about Israel's intense worry that a nuclear Iran would inhibit Israel's freedom of action throughout the Middle East, taking away its ability to do whatever it wants whenever it wants to.

British Foreign Secretary: EU To Agree On Tough Sanctions On Iran

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

LONDON -- Britain's foreign secretary said Sunday that European nations will intensify pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, but insisted the Wes...

Another War That Nobody Wants

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 03.10.2012 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Reports that members of the European Union (EU) were planning to impose an embargo on Iranian oil as part of a U.S.-led strategy to force Teheran to end its alleged nuclear military programme should not have come as a major surprise.

Biden Urges Turkey To Impose New Sanctions On Iran

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has urged Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran and praised Ankara for its role in pressuri...

Congress Sends Obama New Sanctions Against Iran

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed tough new sanctions against Iran, sending a message to the Tehran government that notion...