Iran

  • January 08, 2014 Fully half of the US Senate has now signed on as co-sponsors of the “Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act of 2013,” a bill that aims to violate the P5+1 interim deal by imposing new sanctions on Iran, effectively ending chances for a diplomatic...
  • December 20, 2013 Setting the stage for the protracted recess battle for votes, 26 co-sponsors introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 (pdf) today, aimed at derailing the ongoing diplomacy with Iran by imposing new sanctions in violation of the interim P5...
  • December 18, 2013 Though the comments were nominally presented as his own “commitment” to stop Iran’s civilian nuclear program, French President Francois Hollande’s specific assurances were actually made on behalf of the US Senate, and not France at all. During...
  • December 06, 2013 A recent Pew Poll showing record opposition to foreign military intervention among Americans won’t amount to any actual policy changes, according to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. In comments seen as a direct challenge to public sentiment that...
  • December 02, 2013 The Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Jarida reports that President Obama is seeking to arrange a trip to Tehran, Iran next year. The headline of the article reads, "Obama would like to visit Tehran, official invitation after details resolved." "Al-...
  • November 27, 2013 Most Israeli lobbying groups have criticized the P5+1 deal with Iran, but indicate that they will give the deal some time before they start pushing for new sanctions to sabotage it. Then there’s AIPAC. No waiting was needed for the biggest lobby,...
  • November 26, 2013   November 26, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) - "...any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context—both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and...
  • November 26, 2013 In what some would see as no coincidence, Israel launched its largest ever international air force exercise just a day after the Iran nuclear “deal” which has left Tel Aviv fuming. According to the Israeli Defense Forces blog, “On Sunday,...
  • November 25, 2013 A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord with Iran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy. Nawaf Obaid told a think tank...
  • November 24, 2013 Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the P5+1 talks with Iran had concluded, and an interim deal has been reached on Iran’s civilian nuclear program. Other P5+1 leaders, including President Obama, have since confirmed it. Full details of...
  • November 18, 2013 ONCE they were sworn enemies. Now Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is working with Saudi officials on contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran if its nuclear programme is not significantly curbed in a deal that could be signed in Geneva...
  • November 12, 2013 The White House had for quite some time been quietly lobbying Congress to put its new sanctions bills against Iran on hold for the sake of diplomacy, but is now being very public with its opposition to the bills, calling them a “march to war”...
  • November 11, 2013 Only about 24 hours ago, the expectation was that a deal with Iran was imminent. The US was on board, Iran was on board. Everyone but France, who threw a monkey wrench into the plan at the last minute. Today, Kerry found himself back in the “dual...
  • November 08, 2013 A very unusual statement from the Israel prime minister on the eve of a possible nuclear detail between the U.S. and Iran: "I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva," said Netanyhau. "I reminded him that he said that no deal is better...
  • November 02, 2013 NEW YORK -- Addressing the Anti-Defamation League's 100th annual meeting on Thursday night, former US secretary of defense and CIA director Leon Panetta told the ballroom of around 600 people that while the US has "implemented unprecedented...
  • October 10, 2013 Defense lawyers in the US are demanding the Obama Administration bring captured Libyan detainee Abu Anas al-Liby before a federal judge and appoint him a defense counsel, saying there is no legal basis not to do so. Liby was captured outside his...
  • September 25, 2013 His address didn't surprise. It was beginning-to-end demagogic boilerplate. It featured imperial mumbo jumbo. He turned truth on its head like he always does. A year ago he claimed intervening in Libya was to "cope with...
  • September 24, 2013 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday mentioned Iranian victims of chemical weapons in his speech at the U.N. General Assembly in what seemed a gesture to the new government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. In his...
  • September 15, 2013 President Obama declared Sunday that the United States is still prepared to act militarily to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons despite the decision to pursue a diplomatic deal and not strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons....
  • September 11, 2013 Russia will offer Iran a new supply of S-300 missiles and assistance in the construction of an additional nuclear reactor in Bushehr, Russian paper Kommersant reported Wednesday. The proposal comes three years after a previous agreement under which...
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