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Iran Sanctions

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

Jacob Glass | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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.

This Norooz, Wishing Iranians (Access to) a Healthy New Year

Yasmin Radjy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Yasmin Radjy

Due to current sanctions, ordinary Iranians often cannot access the life-saving medicine they need to address critical health issues. While humanitarian trade is technically exempt, the sale of medicines to Iran is still effectively blocked.

Iranian Missiles and the Negotiations

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.06.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

News of the Israel Defense Forces' interception of an Iranian cargo ship loaded with rockets and other unspecified arms destined for the Gaza Strip is a stark reminder that there is more to dealing with Iran than getting to an acceptable and verifiable agreement on nuclear weapons.

This Bank Is Closing The Accounts of Iranian Citizens

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Bank of Hawaii is closing the accounts of Iranian nationals living in the state, a move that is angering Iranian activists and civil rights supporters...

Pro-Israel Group Trying To Regain Footing After Bucking Obama

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text or headline) By Matt Spetalnick and Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Feb 28 (Reuter...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Republican: Reid Rules Over Senate Like Putin Does Over Russia

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) likened Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) grip over the Senate to the leadership of Russian Preside...

Senate Republicans About to Screw Veterans -- All for a Campaign Ad

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It takes a lot to say that Senate conservatives have just made their most craven move in many years, but that's exactly what is happening. In an effort to force a vote on increasing sanctions on Iran, the Senate Minority is trying to attach the measure to an otherwise non-controversial bill that would help veterans, immensely.

Luke Johnson

GOP Sanctions Push Angers A Traditional Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top veterans groups have come out against a Senate GOP effort to insert an Iran sanctions amendment into an unrelated veterans bill,...

Michael McAuliff

Key GOP Senator Predicts Iran Sanctions Won't Get A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is admitting that the GOP push to attach Iran sanctions to a veterans benef...

Luke Johnson

Republicans Drag Senate To A Halt Over Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are dragging the upper chamber to a halt in an effort to force a vote on a bill that a wide cross section of observer...

Noam Chomsky: Talking About Iran Sanctions Is 'Surreal'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

Iran and six world leaders agreed to a plan Thursday for negotiating an agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program in exchange for eased economic sanc...

Erich Ferrari on the 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Iran vs. Sanctions Architects

Omid Memarian | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Erich Ferrari, a lawyer who provides counsel to those who wish to get off the sanctions list, says the Iranians are very smart and sophisticated negotiators, but on the issue of understanding the sanctions regime and what is being offered to them, they are at a disadvantage.

Iran's Supreme Leader Orders 'Economy Of Resistance' Amid Nuke Talks

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Even as Iran negotiates on a nuclear pact in exchange for an end to sanctions, the country's top leader is taking precautionary steps ...

Luke Johnson

Over A Hundred Reps. Say Hold Off On Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 104 House members urged Congress in a letter sent Wednesday to President Barack Obama not to vote on an Iran sanct...

Obama: U.S. Will Come Down On Iran Sanctions Violators 'Like A Ton Of Bricks'

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like "a to...

Obama And Hollande: France And The U.S. Enjoy A Renewed Alliance

Washington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A decade ago, few would have imagined our two countries working so closely together in so many ways. But in recent years our alliance has transformed....

The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions defeat is the most important one.

U.S. Waives Sanctions On Iran Broadcaster

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official said...

Now Even AIPAC Says It's Not The Right Time To Advance Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American Israel Public Affairs Committee changed course on Thursday, coming out against an immediate Senate vote on new Iran sanctions, ...

AIPAC Breaks With GOP On Iran Sanctions

The Hill | Julian Pecquet | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

America's main pro-Israel lobby came out against an immediate vote on Iran sanctions Thursday, just hours after 42 Republican senators demanded a vote...

Luke Johnson

House Democrats Mobilize Against Iran Sanctions Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats are mobilizing their colleagues against a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran, circulating a letter that backs Presi...

Hillary Clinton Opposes New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama's opposition to imposing new sanctions on Iran as negotiations continue on t...

Ryan Grim

Diplomatic Dustup Cancels Iran Event In Philadelphia

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations has canceled what would have been a historic appearance in Philadelphia because the State D...

Americans Must Exercise Their Power to Check Congress on Iran Sanctions

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Thomas J. Buonomo

Many legislators are attempting to force the Obama administration's hand on additional sanctions out of a mistaken belief that increasing economic pressure now will strengthen the U.S. negotiating position. It is more likely that this move would provoke Iranian leaders to ratchet up their nuclear enrichment program, which the Iranian parliament has threatened to do in response to increased sanctions.

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...