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States slam the brakes on Iran, enact tough economic sanctions | Fox News

  • While  and Iran edge closer to a nuclear deal, nearly two dozen U.S. states are imposing their own sanctions against Tehran – a move some say could derail fragile talks between the two countries.
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JAMES BAKER: The Nuclear Deal With Iran Needs Work—Lots of It

Wall Street Journal: If Iran demands the removal of all sanctions once a final deal is signed, there shouldn’t be a final agreement.

Within days of the April 2 announcement of the tentative agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear-weapons program, it was apparent that there are substantial misunderstandings about a deal the administration has hailed as “an historic understanding.” Clearly, much work must be done if there is to be a final agreement by the June 30 deadline. 51 more words

International Relations

Iran and US Agree to Disagree and Disagree to Agree

Apart from the initial smiles and hugs following the framework agreement orchestrated by Kerry and Zarif in Lausanne, the only issue that both sides could agree on is their mutual disagreement. 757 more words


U.S. Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Modified Iran Oversight Bill, White House slowly giving in to compromise.

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a modified version of a bill that would give Congress oversight of a final nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. 449 more words


Kerry still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

LUEBECK, Germany – Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is still confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an agreement. 313 more words


Silent Senators

United States senators generally tend to be loquacious types, full of sound and fury even when nothing is signified.

But on a terribly significant question—the catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran—the region’s senators have retreated into a cone of silence rather than rally to the defense of American and Israeli interests, indeed, the interests of civilization itself. 390 more words