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Iran Sanctions

Dem Leaders Warn Iran Sanctions May Derail Nuke Talks

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) warned members of Congress Wednesday that new sanctions against Iran could derail nuclear nego...

Which Iran Will We Choose?

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Trita Parsi

The historic interim agreement between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran over its nuclear dispute is not just about enrichment, centrifuges and breakout capabilities. Ultimately, it will help determine who and what will define Iran's foreign and domestic policies for decades to come. Will it be the security-oriented, confrontational and internally repressive orientation preferred by the Iranian hardliners? Or will the more cooperative, moderate and win-win approach favored by President Hassan Rouhani and the majority of the population take root and prevail?

Don't Risk Peaceful Elimination of Iran's Nuclear Weapons Capabilities by Imposing New Sanctions

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

If there is any chance at all that new sanctions right now might disrupt that agreement, or jeopardize a future agreement -- why on earth would we risk it?

Israel and the Interim Iran Nuclear Agreement

Richard Klass | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Klass

Prime Minister Netanyahu is obligated to do what he thinks is in the best interests of Israel. President Obama is obligated to act in the best interests of the United States of America. Only history will tell us if those two sets of interests really diverge.

Kerry Facing Lawmakers At Odds Over Iran

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pl...

Iran Will Become a Nuclear Power, Unless...

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If the Obama administration feels that there is even a faint chance to reach a lasting agreement with Iran, President Obama can improve the odds by insisting on a few conditions and satisfy itself and its allies that it has done all it could to prevent the military option.

Delay Iran Sanctions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House doesn't want the Senate to pass any sanctions at all, and the hardliners in the Senate who aren't fans of the interim deal want to impose new sanctions immediately. Passing delayed sanctions may satisfy both sides enough to be workable, though.

For Majority Of Iranians Ease In Sanctions Won't Alleviate Cost Of Daily Life

AP | AYA BATRAWY and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The sanctions relief offered to Iran by the U.S. and five world powers has begun to get the gears of commerce slo...

Dem Senator Accuses White House Of 'Fear-Mongering' Tactics

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee accused the White House on Wednesday of using ...

Rep. Sherman Favors More Civilian Airline Crashes in Iran

Ryan Costello | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Ryan Costello

Many members of Congress have supported sanctions despite the negative impact that they have had on the Iranian people. But Rep. Sherman seems to relish the pain the sanctions inflict on Iranians.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Rewriting the Middle East Map

James Dorsey | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
James Dorsey

If all goes well, the preliminary agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council would ensure the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and ultimately reintegrate it into the international community.

The Iran Deal: Israel's "Existential Crisis," If Any, May Lie in the East China Sea

William Bradley | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Watching the Asia-Pacific slide into chaos, or become a vast Chinese lake, while remaining fatefully fixated on highly questionable Middle Eastern agendas could be disastrous. It would certainly be foolhardy.

What Really Matters to the Iranians?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Melody Moezzi

Ultimately, the greatest hope for a meaningful, long-term deal on the Iranian side has nothing to do with uranium or isotopes or centrifuges. Rather, it's about something much bigger: respect.

Senators Crafting Iran Sanctions Bill

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democratic and Republican senators are crafting legislation to reinstate the full force of sanctions and impose new ones i...

Israel, Iran and the Bomb

Avi Ben-Hur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Avi Ben-Hur

What should be the Israeli response to the emerging deal with Iran? In the opinion of this writer, Israel must sit back and let the U.S. take the lead.

Easing Of Iran Sanctions Could Begin In December

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping...

Congress Weighs Harsh Actions After Big Deal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are making contingency plans for what happens if — or when — the nuclear accord with Iran falls apart. Congress is ...

Historic U.S.-Iran Deal Halts the Slide to War

Jamal Abdi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jamal Abdi

With the deal that was signed in the early morning hours in Geneva on Sunday, the two sides managed to change course from the path to a disastrous war and put us on a road that ends with concrete assurance that Iran will never obtain nuclear weapons. Though it is just an interim agreement, after thirty years of non-relations, the deal is historic.

Reid Pledges To Move Ahead With Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he was committed to moving...

Obama Makes Personal Appeal To Senators On Iran

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally appealed to senators Tuesday to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. ...

Obama Asks Lawmakers To Give Iran Sanctions Time

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Critics say Obama preparing to ease sanctions prematurely * Obama sees unintended consequences in any military action ...

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.

Congress Hawkish On Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds Treasury official statement, paragraph 10, House hearing, paragraph 16, background) By Patricia Zengerle and Timothy Gardner ...

Obama Administration Doesn't Want Congress To Spoil Potential Breakthrough

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is pleading with Congress to allow more time for diplomacy with Iran, but faces sharp resistance from Rep...

Senators Wary Of Iran's Nuclear Intentions

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of Iran's nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased lever...