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Obama Iran Sanctions

ISIS and U.S.-Iran Relations

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It is often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. The truth of this aphorism has been illustrated by the ostensible warming of U.S. relations with Iran.

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Iran Sanctions Bill 'On Ice' As Momentum Fades In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It took a presidential veto threat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's refusal to budge, but it appears a contentious Iran sanctions...

Luke Johnson

Gates Backs Up Obama On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates defended President Barack Obama's policy on Iran Friday, arguing that additional sanctions now ...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Obama Urges Congress Not To Impose On New Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to not impose new sanctions on Iran. An international deal was announced over the weeke...

Obama Issues Veto Threat For New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he would veto any legislation enacting new sanctions on Iran as an agreement is met on how to implement the de...

Jennifer Bendery

Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House To Threaten War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States finally puts a decade of war behind it, a group of senators, including 15 Democrats, is defying the White House and...

Luke Johnson

Obama: 'No Need' For Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday rebuked a congressional effort to develop new sanctions for Iran as part of negotiations over the count...

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. ...

Is the "P6" Now Ready for Prime Time in Geneva?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

November 10 will not go down as a stellar day for U.S. diplomacy. The premature faux hoopla over the scuttled first-stage nuclear agreement with Iran yielded little more than a legacy of miscues and a dozen eggs on Uncle Sam's face.

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 ...

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...

Joshua Hersh

Obama's Strategy Of Talking To Countries Instead Of Going To War Might Just Be Crazy Enough To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- When a less-gray-haired Sen. Barack Obama declared, early in his first presidential campaign, that he would be willing to meet with the ...

Obama, Congress At Odds

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is considering a new series of hard-hitting Iran sanctions on everything from mining and construction to the Islamic republic's...

Iran's Election Win Warrants U.S. Sanctions Rethink

Michael Shank | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

As the elections signified, it is the Iranian people who will ultimately shape the destiny of Iran. And it is the Iranian people who have borne the brunt of sanctions, and it is these human impacts that must always be at the forefront of U.S. sanctions policy considerations.

Obama Will Do Anything for Israel... But He Won't Do That

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

He will allow Congress to pile on sanctions and he will talk about keeping "all options" on the table but he is not going to war, either directly or by allowing Israel to drag him in.

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.