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Obama To Brief Senators On Iran

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with key senators on Iran as the White House pushes Congress to hold off on new sancti...

Health Care Issue Could Be Silver Lining For Obama On IR

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate delay over an unrelated health care issue could be the silver lining for President Barack Obama in his repeated pleas to ...

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...

Obama, British Leader Discuss National Security Challenges

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed ongoing national security challenges in Iran, Syria...

Potential Obama Breakthrough Faces Hurdles

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear deal with Iran now depend in part on his ability to keep a lid on both hard-liners on...

Obama Administration Steps Up Pressure On Iran Sanctions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is stepping up pressure on the Senate to hold off on another round of Iran sanctions as Wes...

The Role of 'Deceptive DNA' in the US-Iran Talks

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.30.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

When an official involved in the negotiations calls Iran deceptive, and, moreover, carelessly makes this reference to the whole of Iran -- at least that's how it's being portrayed in the Iranian media -- that does not build confidence. It is the height of irresponsibility.

Iran's Diplomatic Thaw With the West

Joel Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Now that Iran has made a clear decision to engage seriously in diplomatic negotiations with the West over its nuclear program, its intentions should be tested. Members of Congress should be open to seizing this opportunity by making strategic decisions on sanctions policy.

Obama, Congress At Odds Over Iran Sanctions

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to offer Iran the chance to recoup billions of dollars in frozen o...

Joshua Hersh

The Other Negotiations: Obama Takes On Iran | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly ca...

Senators Send Tough Message To Obama

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading U.S. senators say Iran must end all uranium enrichment, potentially putting them at odds with the Obama admi...

Obama: Iran Talks Won't Lead To U.S. Taking A 'Bad Deal'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama discussed the U.S.' situation with Iran in a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, vowing that America would not ta...

Hassan Rouhani Greeted With Protests, Eggs As Iran Wrestles With U.S. Outreach

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

It wasn't exactly a hero's welcome. When Hassan Rouhani, the moderate president of Iran who raised American hopes for a new era of diplomacy and n...

Luke Johnson

Obama Breaks Barrier With Call To Iranian Leader | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Friday that he spoke by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in what was the first communication between the l...

With Iran, Diplomacy Will Be a Marathon, Not a Sprint

David Shams | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
David Shams

While neither side can afford to dither in getting the ball rolling, neither side should expect to sprint to the finish line. After all, we have nearly 35 years of entrenched misinformation, distrust, and virtual cold war.

Testing Iran's Change of Position

Allan Topol | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

Some in the U.S. concluded that at long last, Tehran desires a thaw in its relations with Washington and a normalization. I remain skeptical, hoping they are correct, but unwilling to make that leap for a number of reasons.

Obama, Iranian President Will Not Meet: Officials

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani will not meet while bot...

Obama Welcomes 'Moderate Course' In Iran

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government's pursuit of a "more moderate course," saying it should offer ...

Obama Announces Big Diplomatic Step

Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran and ...

Christina Wilkie

Getting Warmer: U.S., Iran Play Nice Ahead Of U.N. Meetings | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday confirmed that Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet face to face with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Za...

Hassan Rouhani's Moment

Amir Handjani | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

When President Rouhani takes the podium for his speech he could possibly see something that was unthinkable just a few months ago -- senior members of President Obama's foreign policy team listening to him politely.

Obama Opens Meetings With Big Opportunities Fraught With Pitfalls

Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three...

Joshua Hersh

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

U.S. Tries To Reassure Israel On Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Even as it crafts a response to overtures from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, th...

Obama To Test Iran's Interest In Dialogue

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

(Corrects 4th paragraph to say Telemundo instead of Univision) WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday...