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  • Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

    4 hours ago

    Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said.

    "We are continuing to negotiate for the next...

  • The Iran talks: Where are we now?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 days ago

    Is Iran’s long waiting game ending?

    Even with the extension of the Iran interim nuclear accord until July 7, and negotiations still ongoing, it is clear the Iranians have long known — looking at the actions of the Obama administration — that Iran would not risk much by sticking...

  • Iranian nuclear talks expected to go past scheduled deadline

    1 week ago

    Negotiations for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will go past the scheduled deadline, several officials said from Vienna, where the final round of talks was underway.

    The agreement was scheduled to be concluded on Tuesday.

    On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...

  • Shilling for Iran is unworthy of Senator Dianne Feinstein

    3 weeks ago

    The basis of any democracy is trust between the people and their representatives. When that trust is violated not only are the violators seen as lacking legitimacy but so too are the very institutions they represent.
     ...
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  • U.S. denies Israeli report on Obama inviting Netanyahu to meet

    3 weeks ago

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington next month.

    Citing unnamed U.S. State Department sources, Yedioth Ahronoth daily said the two leaders could...

  • With House set to approve Iran deal, options to shape outcome remote

    May 12, 2015 | 3:04 pm

    The Iran deal may not be done, but bids by its opponents to shape it are all but buried.

    Skeptics of the nuclear negotiations have all but given up on a congressional role before the June 30 deadline for an agreement between Iran and the major powers.

    “I’m not sure there’s...

  • As House prepares to take up Iran bill, will spirit of compromise prevail?

    May 11, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    So Congress considers a bill that would grant it review over any Iran nuclear deal. President Barack Obama says, if it ties my hands, I’ll veto it.

    So Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), get together and...

  • Netanyahu offers alternatives to Iran deal following latest Obama criticism

    April 13, 2015 | 10:31 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered alternatives on the nuclear framework agreement with Iran.

    Netanyahu released a statement on Sunday with the changes to the deal signed earlier this month, a day after President Barack Obama told reporters that Netanyahu had not...

  • White House steps up Iran pitch to Jewish leaders, donors

    April 13, 2015 | 9:13 am

    The Obama administration’s effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the Jewish community kicked up a notch with two meetings scheduled on the same day between the president and Jewish leaders.

    President Barack Obama will attend two White House meetings Monday with Jewish leaders...

  • U.S. says Iran sanctions face phase-out, Obama knocks Israel demand

    April 7, 2015 | 9:06 am

    The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognizing Israel.

    "The notion that we would...

  • Want to stop Iran’s nukes? Use less oil

    April 6, 2015 | 2:36 pm

    With the conclusion of a framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear agreement last week, many remain profoundly unsure whether the deal will successfully prevent Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon.

    Under the terms of the agreement, much of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will...

  • Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print

    March 26, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

    The shift seems surprising given Netanyahu's contentious speech...

  • Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

    March 17, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Iran and major world powers have been making headway in identifying technical options for a historic nuclear deal as an end-March deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed, U.S. and Iranian officials said on Tuesday.

    Iran and six world powers are seeking an...

  • Obama: GOP senators in effective ‘coalition’ with Iran hard-liners

    March 10, 2015 | 12:20 pm

    President Barack Obama said Republican senators who wrote Iran’s leaders to warn them that the United States might not always abide by a nuclear deal were effectively in a coalition with that country’s hard-liners.

    “I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress...

  • Nuclear pact could end with Obama’s term, 47 GOP senators tell Iran

    March 9, 2015 | 10:27 am

    Any nuclear agreement signed with President Barack Obama could end when he leaves office, a letter to Iran’s leaders signed by 47 Republican senators threatened.

    The letter, first obtained by Bloomberg View, explains that without congressional approval, any agreement concerning...

  • How Netanyahu’s speech played in Israel

    March 4, 2015 | 8:55 am

    In America, pundits and politicians are wondering what Netanyahu’s speech will mean for the next few months, years, even decades of U.S.-Israel and U.S.-Iranian relations.

    In Israel, everyone is focused on the next two weeks.

    Since the speech was announced in January,...

  • Pelosi: Netanyahu speech ‘insult to the intelligence of the United States’

    March 3, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress nearly brought her to tears because it insulted the intelligence of the United States.

    In a statement issued soon after Netanyahu’s March 3 speech, Pelosi (D-Calif.) emphasized...

  • Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’

    March 3, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.

    Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and...

  • Israel Factor: Obama’s Palestinian policy ‘bad’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 19, 2015 | 3:45 am

    Three weeks ago, when the Netanyahu speech scandal was still fresh, we asked our Israel Factor panel of experts if Netanyahu should go to Washington or stay home. The verdict was quite clear: he should not go. But we did not reveal the other questions that the panel was asked. And...

  • Obama’s Chutzpah

    February 9, 2015 | 12:05 pm

    In an exchange that is reminiscent of a school yard fight or a childish disagreement,the Obama Administration chastised the Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for not informing the White House before accepting an invitation from the Speaker of the House John Boehner to...

  • What does Netanyahu gain by running against Obama?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 5, 2015 | 4:15 am

    The arguments behind Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to accept the invitation to speak about Iran in Congress are not very convincing. The downside is obvious – while the benefit is questionable. It is not surprising, then, that most experts and pundits greeted the decision...

  • U.S. nuclear negotiator suggests Iran deal could be close at hand

    October 28, 2014 | 1:34 pm

     Is the Obama administration preparing the ground for an Iran nuclear deal — one in which both sides can claim victory?

    Wendy Sherman, the top U.S. negotiator, in an unusually detailed and optimistic speech on Oct. 23, for the first time suggested that the pieces of a deal were...

  • Kerry meets with Jewish leaders

    July 18, 2014 | 9:02 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Friday with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    The State Department on Friday posted the meeting on its schedule, noting that it is closed.

    Kerry on Thursday met with a delegation...

  • Don’t lose sight of the Iranian threat

    July 15, 2014 | 11:31 am

    The bloody sectarian warfare in Iraq and Syria and the swift takeover of wide swaths of territory by the Sunni fundamentalist ISIS — now calling itself a “caliphate” — has triggered calls to cooperate with Shiite Iran as a counterweight.

    Yet we must not allow our justified...

  • With deadline looming, Kerry heading to Vienna for Iran talks

    July 10, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna for talks ahead of a July 20 deadline for an Iran nuclear deal.

    In a Twitter post on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry will head to the Austrian capital for consultations with Catherine Ashton, the...

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