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  • Republicans hammer on at Iran deal on presidential campaign

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidates took swipes on Tuesday at the lifting of sanctions against Iran, but they disagree on how they would to handle Tehran if they win the White House at the Nov. 8 election.

    Iran can expect an abrupt shift in relations with the United States to a...

  • Hillary Clinton to ‘watch Iran like the proverbial hawk’

    3 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday issued a more measured response to the implementation of the first phase in the Iran nuclear deal and the lifting of U.S. sanction by executive order.

    “I have said for a long time that I’m very proud of the role that I...

  • Iranian media reports final nuke deal obligation fulfilled

    January 11, 2016 | 2:02 pm

    Iran reportedly has completed the obligations required before sanctions could be lifted under the nuclear deal reached with world powers.

    According to the state-sponsored Fars News Agency, Iran finished taking out the core of its heavy water nuclear reactor in Arak and filling it...

  • Trump: Iran has violated the nuclear deal

    January 4, 2016 | 10:09 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday called on the U.S. to impose sanctions on Iran for violating the nuclear deal.

    Trump started off his speech at a campaign rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday evening by blasting the Obama administration over the...

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  • Rouhani: U.N.‘s closure of probe into Iran’s nuclear past is political victory

    December 16, 2015 | 11:32 am

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday a U.N. watchdog's closure of investigations into Iran's past nuclear activities is a political victory for the country, lifting the main obstacle to implementing Tehran's deal with world powers.

    The 35-nation governing board of the...

  • What is Iran up to?

    December 14, 2015 | 4:19 pm

    It sounds like a Persian fairy tale in which a Janus-like leader smiles and glowers at once, depending on the angle of viewing. This is the world inhabited by Iran observers since the signing of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015.

    The deal, signed...

  • Hillary would use force if Iran breaches nuclear deal

    December 7, 2015 | 11:54 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday promised to keep the military option on the table and act forcefully should Iran breach the terms of the nuclear deal. 

    During an appearance at the Saban Forum in DC, Hillary said, “there will have to be consequences...

  • Iran has stopped dismantling nuclear centrifuges, senior official says

    November 10, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, state media reported on Tuesday, days after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.

    Last week, Iran announced it had begun shutting down inactive...

  • Iran to meet Rouhani timetable on ending sanctions, Iranian nuclear chief says

    November 5, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Iran will fulfill its commitments under the July nuclear agreement with major powers in time to have sanctions, that have crippled its economy, lifted by the end of the year, its atomic energy chief said on Thursday.

    President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed last week he expected...

  • Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran

    October 26, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    Effective enforcement of the Iranian nuclear deal remains a conundrum. Enshrined in the agreement is “snapback” – the restoration of international economic sanctions against Tehran should it violate the deal’s terms. Yet the expected rush of European, Russian and Chinese businesses...

  • Nuclear deal on Iran program to be implemented this year, says Iranian official

    October 19, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Iran's nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Monday he expected a deal with six world powers on shrinking Tehran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief to be implemented by year-end.

    "Hopefully before the end of this year certainly we would have the implementation...

  • U.N. says Iran meets deadline for investigation of nuclear past

    October 15, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Iran has met a deadline to give the U.N. nuclear watchdog information it needs to assess whether Tehran sought to develop nuclear weapons in the past, the agency said on Thursday, a step towards carrying out a deal between Tehran and world powers.

    The apparent progress reported...

  • Iran’s parliament OKs nuclear deal it may have violated

    October 13, 2015 | 10:34 am

    The parliament of Iran voted to approve the nuclear deal that its country’s negotiators reached with six world powers two days after it reportedly may have violated the agreement.

    Lawmakers backed legislation on Tuesday to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or...

  • Iran’s supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States

    October 7, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran's isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July.

    Khamenei, the highest authority...

  • Skepticism on Iran still fills the Gulf

    September 29, 2015 | 3:40 pm

    The nuclear deal with Iran will shortly come into effect and the world powers will lift their economic sanctions on Tehran. For many, this third and final phase of the nuclear agreement represents a moment of hope for the Middle East. Supporters of the pact believe that the...

  • Rouhani: U.S.-Iran ties better but ‘still a long road to travel’

    September 25, 2015 | 11:25 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday said ties with the United States had improved, though there was "still a long road to travel" before the two estranged nations could have normal relations.

    "The situation has certainly changed," Rouhani, in New York for the United...

  • Going to bat for every Jew

    September 18, 2015 | 2:16 pm

    Last week, I traveled to Washington DC to join with a couple thousand pro-Israel activists to voice our deep concerns about the nuclear agreement with Iran. A few dozen of us met with our local Congressman Ted Lieu and were excited to hear that our calls and letters made a...

  • Stephen Mull named U.S. coordinator on Iran nuclear deal

    September 18, 2015 | 11:55 am

    Stephen Mull, a former U.S. ambassador to Poland with experience working on nuclear and sanctions issues, will be the lead U.S. coordinator for implementing the July 14 nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    "Steve will lead the interagency...

  • Obama musters more Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

    September 8, 2015 | 12:07 pm

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured 42 votes in the U.S. Senate for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing a resolution disapproving of the pact.

    Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Gary Peters, Ron Wyden and Maria...

  • Key lawmaker opposes Iran nuclear deal in blow to Obama

    September 4, 2015 | 2:20 pm

    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Friday he would vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, lessening the chances that President Barack Obama can win enough votes to avoid having to use his veto power to protect the international agreement.

    "This is a close call, but after a...

  • Refugees a sign of unraveling world order

    September 4, 2015 | 11:02 am

    As the known and secret parts of the Iran nuke deal spin into place like the uncertain number of Iranian centrifuges, President Barack Obama has succeeded in winning one-third-plus votes in the U.S. Senate to defeat attempts to overturn what he deems his legacy foreign policy...

  • Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

    September 3, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

    Biden, on a two-day trip to the political swing state of Florida as he explores...

  • Netanyahu says U.S. public and Israel see eye-to-eye on Iran nuclear issue

    September 3, 2015 | 10:53 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Thursday most Americans agreed with Israel over dangers posed by Iran, even as he lost a battle to persuade the U.S. Congress to reject Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers including Washington.

    In remarks at a Jewish New...

  • Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers

    September 3, 2015 | 10:51 am

    Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.

    President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose 2013...

  • The Iran deal is done: What history should teach us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    September 2, 2015 | 4:27 pm

    Thirty-four senators — 32 Democrats plus two Independents who caucus with the Democrats — have come out in favor of the Iran deal, enough to sustain a presidential veto, so approval of the deal with Iran and five American partners is a foregone conclusion. The questions to ask now...

  • Half-Truths and Israel-Blaming Don’t a Make a Convincing Case for the Iran Deal

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    September 1, 2015 | 6:35 pm

    The reason [the Iran Deal] it is so controversial in the United States is because the political leader of Israel has said that the deal represents a mortal threat to the security of Israel. — Joe Cirincione

    In dissecting the reality that is the confusion surrounding the impending...

  • U.N. watchdog: Iran expanding Parchin facility

    August 28, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran has built an extension to its military facility at Parchin.

    A segment of the confidential report seen by the Reuters news agency says that while Iran has largely been complying with...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 27, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

  • Opposition to Iran deal grows among U.S. Republicans

    August 27, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    Opposition to a nuclear pact between Iran and major powers grew among U.S. Republicans over the past month, a Reuters poll showed, reflecting a partisan struggle in Congress as President Barack Obama sought to win approval for the deal.

    The poll, taken from Aug. 20-27, showed...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 27, 2015 | 11:04 am

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

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