Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Advocates For Father And Son Imprisoned In Iran Appeal To UN For Help

WASHINGTON ― A lawyer representing two American citizens imprisoned in Iran appealed to the United Nations on Tuesday to intervene on behalf of his clients. In a 27-page petition submitted to the U.N. Working Group On Arbitrary Detention, Jared Genser argued that the Iranian government is arbitrarily depriving Siamak Namazi, 45, and his father Baquer, […]

Middle East- Six Reasons Why Iran Will Not Leave Yemen

When a conflict erupts in a state, some countries which are not bordered with the conflict-affected state use political opportunism to direct the war in their interest. Massoud Jazayiri, deputy head of Iran’s Armed Forces, recently told Iran’s Tasnim news agency, that Iran is ready to copycat the process it adopted in Syria and use […]

Obama Writes Letter To Sway Wavering Democrats On Iran Deal

WASHINGTON — In his most comprehensive effort to assure wavering Democrats, President Obama wrote in a letter to Congress that the United States would unilaterally maintain economic pressure and deploy military options if needed to deter Iranian aggression, both during and beyond the proposed nuclear accord. The Aug. 19 letter, obtained by The New York […]

Scholars and Experts in the Arab World React to the Iran Nuclear Deal

The recent nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna, or the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” is an historic agreement which is consequential not only for international security and nuclear proliferation but for Iran and the broader Middle East as a whole. In particular, one of the key arenas that the agreement […]

Obama Iran Deal Gains Democrats Support Ahead Of Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is picking up crucial support from swing-state Senate Democrats despite Republican opposition heightened by revelations of a secret side-agreement between Iran and the U.N. agency that inspects nuclear facilities. On Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., became the latest to declare her backing, saying in a […]

29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama

Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject […]

Dante’s Inferno and Obama’s Iran Deal

David Sanger, writing in yesterday’s New York Times cover story on the Iran deal, called it President Obama’s “leap of faith,” a gamble that it will alleviate tensions in the Middle-East rather than exacerbate them. Dante’s words in “The Inferno” seem even more expressive of the President’s choice between staying the course with existing sanctions […]

What Obama Can Learn From JFK On Selling The Iran Deal

President Barack Obama is likely to face an uphill battle in selling the historic Iran nuclear agreement to Congress. Congressional Republicans widely panned the deal on Tuesday, with many claiming it gives too many concessions to Iran and “emboldens” the country to create more instability and violence in the region. As Obama and his administration work on […]

Obama Fears Nuclear Failure While Iran Seeks Political Opprtunism

Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons Iranian Leaders Want the Deal Both Ways One of the lengthiest diplomatic negotiations, the Iranian Nuclear Deal, seems to be never-ending. Two deadlines have already been missed in the last month. In addition, the negotiators missed the target of Washington time set by the U.S. Congress. This would grant the Congress […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Nears, Testing Diplomatic Process And U.S. Resolve

VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks were in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy, and testing the resolve of U.S. negotiators to walk away from the negotiation as they’ve threatened. As […]

What Happens If The Iran Nuclear Talks Fall Apart

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise. Should the talks actually collapse, the alternatives are not appealing. The […]

McConnell’s Tough Choice On Iran

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a tough choice this week on how to move forward with a controversial bill that would allow Congress to review and vote on a nuclear deal with Iran. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It […]

What GOP Hopefuls Think Of Tom Cotton’s Claim That Bombing Iran Would Take ‘Several Days’

After leading an effort to derail the nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and Iran, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said earlier this month that the U.S. could significantly damage Iran’s nuclear capabilities in a short bombing campaign lasting only “several days.” — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use […]

Watch Jon Stewart Crush Dick Cheney In Epic Takedown Over Iran

Plenty of viewers will be sad to see Jon Stewart leave “The Daily Show” later this year. It’s a safe bet that former Vice President Dick Cheney won’t be one of them. Last week, Cheney made headlines when he attacked President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, saying “I can’t think of a more terrible […]

Vladimir Putin Defends Move To Approve Sale Of Missile System To Iran

MOSCOW (AP) — 1:20 p.m. (1020 GMT; 6:20 a.m. EDT) Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his move to approve the delivery of the long-range S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, saying the 2010 Russian ban was voluntary. Speaking in a televised call-in show Thursday, he said his decision this week to lift the […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Believes A Nuclear Deal With Iran Is ‘Our Best Promise In The Region’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed support on Friday for the tentative Iranian nuclear deal during the premiere episode of “The HuffPost Show.” There is still much debate ahead about the deal — the product of 18 months of controversial negotiations aimed to limit the country’s nuclear capabilities — but Warren told hosts Roy Sekoff and […]

Obama’s Next Step On Iran Deal: Selling It

It’s either this or war. That’s the argument the White House is preparing to make to convince members of Congress, Americans and foreign allies that the framework announced Thursday is the best way to check Iran’s nuclear program. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]

President Obama on the International Nuclear Framework with Iran

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Obama lays out the details of a historic framework with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. April 2, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising […]

Iran and Israel and US

The interventionist 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston famously said that “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” He was half right. Jon Stewart’s Rosewater — coinciding as it does with the urgent need for America and Iran to mend relations on all levels — reminded me of a […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Progressing, But Still No Deal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Eyes bleary from lack of sleep, senior diplomats from the six countries negotiating with Iran huddled Thursday in a morning strategy session meant to advance the pace of agonizingly slow nuclear talks. Iran’s foreign minister said the sides were close to a preliminary agreement, but not yet there. The talks resumed […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume After Negotiators Abandon March Deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the discussions dragged on, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks, and prospects for agreement remained uncertain. Claiming enough […]

Schumer’s Choice: To Succeed Reid, He Must Back Iran Deal

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he will not run for re-election. Reid has endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to succeed him as Democratic leader. But in order to succeed Reid as Senate Democratic leader, Schumer is going to have to pay a price: he’s going to have to back President Obama’s […]

U.S., Iran Nuclear Talks Enter Critical Phase Ahead Of Deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from an end-of-month deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock ticking, Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad […]

Israel Spied on Iran Talks – WSJ

Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising […]

U.S., Iran Resume Nuclear Talks With GOP Letter Hanging Over Them

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Iranian diplomats returned to talks Tuesday, seeking to resolve differences blocking a deal that would curtail Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions on the country. Among the issues they’re now contending with is a Republican letter warning that any deal could collapse the day President Barack Obama leaves […]

Family Of Jailed Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Asks Iran To Release Him

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a Washington Post reporter jailed without charge in Iran since July is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a “farce.” Correspondent Jason Rezaian’s mother and brother released a statement on Thursday to mark his 100 days in jail. It says the Iranian […]

We Should Have Traded All of Guantanamo and Sold Iran Weapons to Get Sgt. Bergdahl Home Sooner

From the same people who brought you, “They hate our freedoms,” “Saddam Hussein is an imminent threat,” and “Liberals hate America,” come the latest gems from Congressmen Mike Rogers and Ted Cruz. Rogers recently commented on the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by stating, “If you negotiate here, you’ve sent a message to every al […]

President Obama Makes a Statement on Iran

President Obama says that the United States — together with close allies and partners — has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program. November 23, 2013. Uploads by The White House Additional news- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]

Mitt Romney’s Policy on Iran: Ratcheting up the Rhetoric

Share this: http://OFA.BO/HC5SXQ Tweet this: http://OFA.BO/p6pVb6 Mitt Romney’s policy on Iran is just to ratchet up the rhetoric. President Obama’s strong and steady leadership has made in clear that he will not let Iran get a nuclear weapon. President Obama has imposed the toughest-ever sanctions on Iran while Romney has talked tough without offering a […]