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Trump Decertifies Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Weapons Agreement

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Despite the fact that everyone seems to agree that Iran is complying with the nuclear weapons deal, President Trump took steps that will undermine that agreement and do serious damage to American credibility around the world.

Decertifying The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be A Foolish, Potentially Dangerous, Error

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Reports are indicating that President Trump will decertify the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. This would be a foolish and potentially dangerous mistake.

U.S. Won’t Recognize Kurdish Independence Referendum

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The U.S is joining the rest of the world in refusing to recognize the independence referendum conducted by Iraqi Kurds.

Trump Administration Set To Further Reduce Sanctions Against Iran

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Notwithstanding his promises during the campaign, President Trump seems likely to go forward with sanctions reductions required under the nuclear deal with Iran.

Iranian President Rouhani Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

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Iranian voters have re-elected Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate whose election in 2013 was largely responsible for the shifts in policy that made the international agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear research program possible.

Trump To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal, For Now

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During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to undo the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Now his Administration is signaling that, at least for now, the deal will stay in place.

Sanctions Against Iran Partially Lifted As Compliance With Nuclear Deal Is Confirmed By IAEA

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Another hopeful step forward, thanks to diplomacy.

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian, Four Others, Freed By Iran In Prisoner Exchange

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Good news for Jason Rezaian and four other Americans, and another example of how diplomacy can help resolve disputes that seemed irresolvable.

Quick Release Of American Sailors Shows The Value Of Diplomacy

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Ten American sailors detained by Iranian forces late Tuesday were released early today, something that seems to clearly demonstrate the value of diplomacy.

Tensions Rise Between Saudi Arabia And Iran In Wake Of Saudi Executions

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The execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric has led to a rapid deterioration of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Sentenced By Secret Iranian Court

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Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who has been held by Iran on espionage charges that most everyone agrees are nonsense, has apparently been sentenced, although it’s unclear what his sentence actually is: TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has sentenced detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges […]

Russia Aims For Syria, Hits Iran

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Missed it by that much.

After Final Senate Vote Fails, The Iran Nuclear Agreement Is A Done Deal

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The final effort to block the Iran Nuclear Deal failed in the Senate yesterday, meaning that the deal will now move forward.

Senate Democrats Succeed In Filibuster Of Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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Senate Democrats successfully blocked a final vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal, meaning that Congressional debate on the matter is effectively over.

House Conservatives Push For Pointless Delay In Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

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Some House Republicans are trying to delay the vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal with an argument that has no merit whatsoever.

Democrats Now Have Enough Support To Block A Final Vote On The Iran Nuclear Deal

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At least on paper, Senate Democrats now have enough votes to block the Senate from voting on a resolution disapproving of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

The Iran Nuclear Deal Debate Is Basically Over

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President Obama now has enough votes in the Senate, and probably the House, to ensure that Congress cannot block the nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran Nuclear Deal Now Virtually Certain To Survive Congressional Attack

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Senate Democrats are now just one vote away from being able to block a veto override, meaning that the effort to block the Iran Nuclear Deal will most certainly fail.

Senate Democrats May Be Able To Filibuster The Vote To Block The Iran Nuclear Deal

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If the Administration gets its way, efforts to block the Iran nuclear deal may come to a quick end in the Senate.

As Far As Europe Is Concerned, The Debate Over The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Over

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Congress is set to debate the Iran nuclear deal next month, but as far as Europe is concerned the debate is already over.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal, But It Will Likely Go Into Effect Anyway

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Another poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Iranian nuclear deal, but the effort to defeat it in Congress is still likely to fail.

Chuck Schumer Comes Out Against The Iran Nuclear Deal

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The Iran nuclear deal will probably survive it’s test in Congress in the end, but Chuck Schumer just made the Administration’s job a little more difficult.

Obama’s Rhetoric On The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Needlessly Confrontational

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President Obama’s confrontational approach to opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal ignores legitimate questions.

American Public Turning Against Iran Nuclear Deal According To New Polls

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Recent polling has shown the American public to be highly skeptical, at beast, of the Iran Nuclear Deal. That may not be enough to kill it in Congress, though.

Mike Huckabee’s Offensive, Idiotic Holocaust Rhetoric On Iran

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In bringing Holocaust imagery into the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, Mike Huckabee has displayed the intellectual bankruptcy of his position.

Majority Of Americans Support Iran Nuclear Deal

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Good news for the President.

United Nations Security Council Approves Iranian Nuclear Deal

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The U.N. Security Council has approved the Iranian nuclear deal, and now the ball is in Congress’s court.

Can Congress Stop The Iran Nuclear Deal?

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In the end, the odds that Congress can actually stop the new deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program are pretty low.

Saudi, U.S. Relationship Becoming More Tense

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has seen better days.

Rand Paul Says It Was A Mistake To Depose Saddam Hussein And Qaddafi

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Rand Paul bucks Republican orthodoxy on Iraq, Libya, and negotiations with Iran.

John Boehner Admits That Congress Lacks The Votes To Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

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Congress can’t really do anything to stop a nuclear deal with Iran, and John Boehner knows it.

White House And Congress Reach Compromise On Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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After months of resistance, the White House will allow Congressional review of any deal with Iran, but it may not hamper negotiations much in the end.

Rubio’s Israel Litmus Test For An Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolish And Unrealistic

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Conditioning an Iranian nuclear deal on recognition of Israel is foolish, unrealistic, and very bad diplomacy.

Sen. Tom Cotton Thinks War Against Iran Would Be Easy And Painless

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One freshman Senator seems to think that war with Iran would be easy, just like Republicans used to think that war against Iraq would be easy.

Will Democrats Help Scuttle Obama’s Iran Deal?

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Democrats like New York Senator Chuck Schumer could end up being the ones that scuttle the Iranian nuclear deal.

Scott Walker Says He’d Nuke The Iran Deal Even If Our Allies Objected

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Scott Walker’s response to the Iranian nuclear deal is perhaps the most irresponsible so far.

‘P5 Plus 1’ Talks Reach Framework Of Agreement On Iran’s Nuclear Program

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Talks in Geneva have reached a framework agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that, if it’s complied with, appears at first glance to be about the best deal available under the circumstances.

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

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Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

Iran And The U.S. On The Same Side Against ISIS?

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Iran and the United States are on the same side in the fight against ISIS, whether they like it or not.

Iran’s Nuclear Program And The Incentives Created By U.S. Policy

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George Will has come under criticism for pointing out what seems to be an undeniable fact.

AIPAC Breaks With GOP On Sanctions Against Iran

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The largest pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States has broken with the GOP on the issue of using Congressional pressure to force President Obama to increase sanctions against Iran at the same time the U.S. is trying to negotiate a resolution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program: America’s main pro-Israel lobby came out […]

Iran Says It Will Begin Dismantling Some Nuclear Materials

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Iran has promised to roll back parts of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Afghanistan Most Unpopular War Ever?

US Afghanistan

The “good war” no more.

On Iran, Diplomacy Beats Containment, And Containment Is Smarter Than Military Action

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There are many choices in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program there are many choices, but some are better than others.

No, The Iranian Nuclear Program Deal Isn’t Like Munich

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The opponents of the temporary deal reached in Geneva have been making some ridiculous historical analogies.

Congress Trying To Undercut Obama’s Iran Deal?

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Some Members of Congress are talking about pushing a bill imposing new sanction on Iran despite the deal reached in Geneva yesterday.

U.S., World Powers, Reach Temporary Nuclear Deal With Iran

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Small steps from both sides in the Iranian nuclear negotiations, but too early to say that we’ve reached a solution.

Deal On Iranian Nuclear Program Falls Apart, And That’s Mostly Not A Good Thing

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Thanks largely to France, this weekend’s efforts to reach an interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program fell apart.

Progress On Iran Nuclear Deal?

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Signs of some progress in the talks over Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

One Month?

Is Iran really just one month from producing a nuclear weapon?

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