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  • Iran marks Army Day with cries of ‘Death to Israel, US’ (Video of annual military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:38:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 18, 2015, 6:54 pm
    Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.” A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” “If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said during the broadcast, as heavy trucks carrying armored personnel carriers rolled past, “those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.” Broadcast on national television, military brass and political leaders, foremost President Hassan Rouhani, attended the procession south...
  • Iran rules out inspections of military sites (again)

    04/19/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 1:46 pm
    A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard’s deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to “selling out.” “We will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it,” Salami said. “Iran will not become a paradise for spies. We will not roll out the red carpet for the enemy.” Iran and six world powers — the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia — have reached...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (comments on Iran military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    PMO ^ | 19/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting: "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement being made between the major powers and Iran. There is no stipulation that this aggression be halted, whether at the start of the agreement or as a condition...
  • Israel analysts shocked by Obama’s comments on sanctions, S-300 supply

    04/17/2015 12:54:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 17, 2015, 10:50 pm
    ‘This is the new America. We had better get used to it,’ says TV commentator after president leaves door open to Iran’s sanctions demand, defends Putin’s missile sale Israeli analysts expressed shock and amazement Friday night at President Barack Obama’s stated openness to Iran’s demand for the immediate lifting of all economic sanctions, and his defense of Russia’s agreement to supply a sophisticated air defense system to Iran. There was no immediate official Israeli response to the president’s comments, which were made after the start of Shabbat in Israel, when politicians generally do not work. “Jaws dropped” around the studio,...
  • Picatinny closing, police investigation shuts down Route 15 nearby

    04/17/2015 11:53:58 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 35 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Justin Zerembra
    A police investigation has shut down a section of Route 15 bordering Picatinny Arsenal Friday afternoon, police said. As of 1:20 p.m., Route 15 between Route 80 and Berkshire Valley Road was closed due an ongoing investigation, township police said in a Nixle alert. Employees have also been sent home early from Picatinny Arsenal base, the New Jersey Herald reported. The eastbound and westbound ramps for Route 80 to Route 15 north were also closed as of 1:42 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. The DOT also reported delays of 20 to 25 minutes in the area. Motorists...
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Address by PM Netanyahu at Yad Vashem

    04/16/2015 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    PMO ^ | 15/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Seventy years ago, the bells of freedom rang out across the free world. The horrific nightmare that had engulfed all humanity in blood had come to an end in Europe. But the day the Nazis were vanquished was not only a day of relief and jubilation. It was also a day of great sorrow for our nation, and a day of reflection for the world’s leaders. Leaders of modern countries realized that it was a propitious time to establish a new world order based on defending liberty, eradicating evil and opposing oppression. They articulated the most important lesson of World...
  • Reporter To Earnest: Why Does Ayatollah Get ‘Benefit Of The Doubt,’ But Not Netanyahu? [VIDEO]

    04/16/2015 9:44:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:37 PM 04/16/2015 | Al Weaver
    During Thursday’s White House briefing, the Associated Press’ Jim Kuhnhenn interrogated press secretary Josh Earnest over the Obama administration’s unequal treatment of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kuhnhenn asked the White House flack why the Ayatollah is getting “the benefit of the doubt” from the administration over comments about the Iran deal last week, but Netanyahu does not after his comments that there would be no Palestinian state. JIM KUHNHENN: On Iran, with talks, I believe, scheduled to restart next week, I want to go back to something the president said on Saturday at a press...
  • Arab TV Commentators’ Claim: Obama Supports Iran Because His Father Was Shiite (VIDEO)

    04/16/2015 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 16, 2015 7:00 am | David Daoud
    In a Middle Eastern twist on the unproven conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is a Muslim, Arab media commentators have claimed that the American president is supportive of Iran because his father was a Shiite, media watchdog MEMRI reported on Wednesday. During an interview on Hiwar TV, broadcasting from London, Syrian writer Muhyiddin Lazikani said, “Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite Kenyan father,” adding that the “childhood memories of the man who rules the White House are Shiite memories,” influencing his pro-Iranian foreign policy stance. He noted that, “this is why he is so anxious for Iran...
  • UN nuclear inspectors in Iran to try to probe suspect site

    04/15/2015 10:59:52 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    TEHRAN, Iran - U.N. nuclear inspectors are in Iran on a long stalled visit meant to investigate suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons, a charge the Islamic Republic denies. The official IRNA news agency is quoting Iranian nuclear spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi as saying that inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss “unresolved issues” surrounding a military site in Marivan, in western Iran. A 2011 IAEA report indicated that large-scale high-explosive experiments were conducted in Marivan, near the Iraqi border. Talks with the IAEA are parallel to Iran’s nuclear negotiations with world...
  • Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

    04/14/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/14/2015 19:09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggression and undermine the Middle. The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its five-year ban on the delivery of the anti-missile system, which would help strengthen Iran against a military attack. Russia that in light of the framework agreement between Iran and the six world powers to...
  • Live Thread: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing (2:15pm / CSPAN3)

    04/14/2015 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    CSPAN3 ^ | today at 2:15pm
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) leads a markup on a bill that would provide for Congress to review and approve any agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War (long interview)

    04/13/2015 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 13 2015, 7:32 AM ET | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Goldberg: What is Obama seeking here, in your mind? Cotton: Well, I think he clearly wants to have a kind of grand rapprochement with Iran. This goes back to his actions in his earliest days, when he was silent in the face of [Iran's] Green Revolution, and even some of his statements in the campaign. Goldberg: What's wrong with wanting a grand rapprochement with Iran? Cotton: I would love to see that happen. As Secretary Schultz and Secretary Kissinger wrote, they've been in government when Iran was an ally, not just of the United States but of Israel. The Iranian...
  • Excerpt from PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the National Police Academy Dedication Ceremony

    04/13/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    PMO ^ | 13/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the dedication ceremony for the national police academy in Beit Shemesh: "There is no convincing explanation to the effect that the nuclear deal being offered to Iran is a good deal for one simple reason: It is a bad deal, a very bad deal. It is a deal that leaves Iran in possession of the capability to arm itself with nuclear weapons, that fills its coffers with a lot of money and that not only enables it to continue its terrorism and aggression in the Middle East and around...
  • Countdown to Israel Attack: Russia Lifts Ban on Missile Sales to Iran

    04/13/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Russia announced Monday that it will sell Iran advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles. The sale, which ends an embargo dating back to 2010, shows that President Barack Obama is rapidly losing control of the international consensus on Iran. It also sets Israel a deadline to attack Iran–since Israel has treated the S-300 system as a “red line,” and has attacked Syria several times recently to prevent advanced Russian air defense and anti-ship missile systems from becoming operational. Some Israeli analysts have recently suggested that Israel will only attack Iran if the regime’s nuclear program poses a direct and imminent threat–if the...
  • John Kerry: So far, Iran has lived up to its end of nuclear deal (lies continue)

    04/12/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12 at 12:20 PM | Wesley Lowery
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday morning defended the preliminary nuclear deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration earlier this month, saying during an interview with ABC’s "This Week" that, so far, “Iran has lived up to and lived by every requirement in that agreement.” The administration announced the framework of a historic nuclear deal with Iran on April 2, but in the days since, American and Iranian negotiators have provided different interpretations of what, exactly, was agreed upon. Kerry pushed back on criticism leveled by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said last week that Kerry was “delusional”...
  • Statement by PM Netanyahu (new 2 minute video in English)

    04/12/2015 9:38:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal gives nuclear weapons to most dangerous terror state

    04/11/2015 2:00:20 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/11/2015 23:15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Iran would be able to possess nuclear weapons under the terms of the framework agreement reached with the six world powers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Saturday night, adding that he hoped the deal would not come to fruition. "I truly believe that we are also talking about the security of the world.," he said, during a Mimouna celebration in Or Akiva, a coastal town in northern Israel. "The most dangerous terrorist in the world shouldn't receive the world's most dangerous weapons." "Therefore, we are committed to try to avoid a bad agreement and replace it in good agreement,"...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador BLASTS Obama Administration for Mocking Netanyahu on Twitter (Video)

    04/11/2015 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | jim hoft
    Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman slammed the Obama administration for mocking Prime Minister Netanyaho on Twitter.
  • EMP Nuclear Attack Fears Have US Reopen Cheyenne Mountain

    04/11/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/11/2015, 9:03 PM | Mark Langfan
    Days after Iran deal, Pentagon acts fearing nuclear missile attack that would burn out America’s electronic-based defenses. The Pentagon has decided to reopen the Cheyenne Mountain Air Defense facility, which housed the heart of America’s air and missile defense of North America. The facility had been mothballed in a “cost-saving” move in 2006. Last week, Admiral William Gortney, head of US NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and US Northern Command, reversed that decision and announced the Pentagon was spending an opening ante of $700 million to oversee reactivation of the Cheyenne mountain-embedded facility. The reason - the Pentagon's fears...
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows (Kerry on NBC, ABC, CBS to sell capitulation to Iran)

    04/10/2015 3:05:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 10, 5:30 PM EDT
    ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Laura Bush. --- NBC's "Meet the Press" - Kerry; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. --- CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kerry; Paul; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. --- CNN's "State of the Union" - Paul; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-R.I. --- "Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Mitt Romney.
  • Kansas man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

    04/10/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10 April 2015
    A 20-year-old Kansas man plotted to kill American soldiers with a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base, an attack he planned to carry out on behalf of the ISIS terror group, prosecutors announced Friday. John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance. “As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S....
  • Kirk Gearing Up For Iran Sanctions Vote

    04/10/2015 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2015 2:44 pm
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) is preparing to reintroduce legislation that would implement “crippling sanctions” on Iran following the recent announcement of a framework nuclear deal quick rejected by leaders in Tehran. Kirk, one of Congress’ chief proponents of new sanctions, told the Washington Post that Iranian intransigence would force Congress to seek greater sanctions. “It’s increasingly obvious that Iran has not agreed to a framework for a final nuclear deal, especially with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his minions continuing to reject the terms in the U.S. factsheet on the framework. It looks like we’re on track either...
  • Graham: Obama, ayatollah talking about two different Iran deals

    04/10/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2015, 02:30 pm | Mark Hensch
    President Obama and Iran’s supreme leader appear to think they have negotiated different nuclear deals based on their public comments, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday. Graham, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said the different public accounts of a framework deal suggest Obama has rushed into a tentative agreement with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. “The Ayatollah and President Obama appear to be talking about two separate agreements and unfortunately, I can’t say I’m surprised,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “President Obama wants a deal way too badly, and his...
  • Israel: Iran’s latest demands prove nuke deal unworkable

    04/10/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 10, 2015, 9:53 pm
    The demand by Iran’s leaders for the immediate lifting of all sanctions on the day a deal on its nuclear program takes effect represents proof that the US-led powers are adopting an unworkable approach to thwarting Iran’s push to the bomb, Israeli sources said Friday. A day after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ail Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani insisted that there would be no deal unless sanctions were lifted on the day it went into effect — contradicting what the US says were understandings reached in a framework agreement last week in Lausanne — Channel 2 News said Israel regards the...
  • Marie Harf / Daily Press Briefing

    04/09/2015 2:36:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 36 replies
    State.gov ^ | April 8, 2015 | Marie Harf
    QUESTION: I don’t – so you don’t think – you reject the Kissinger-Shultz line that political restraint and the nuclear issue should be linked? MS HARF: What kind of political restraint do you think they’re referring to? QUESTION: Well, this is what they’re talking about. They’re – I believe that they’re talking about Iran’s destabilizing role in places like Syria and places like Lebanon and places like Yemen -- MS HARF: Right. So we have always said that once you start linking the nuclear issue, which is complicated enough on its own, with all these other issues, it’s really hard...
  • State Dept Downplays Kissinger/Schultz Op-Ed as Just 'A Lot of Big Words and Big Thoughts' (Video)

    04/09/2015 2:26:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    State Dept Downplays Kissinger/Schultz Op-Ed as Just 'A Lot of Big Words and Big Thoughts' (April 8, 2015)
  • Lights Out: State Dept. briefing plunges into darkness after Iran question (Marie Harf in dark)

    04/09/2015 2:22:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | RT
    Lights went out at the State Department, White House, Capitol and many other places in Washington, DC, in a puzzling series of power outages. Terrorism is not suspected, officials say.
  • Obama’s Gulf remarks draw strong reactions (citizens dismayed)

    04/09/2015 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 16:31 April 7, 2015
    Many dismayed by Obama’s lack of understanding of Gulf politics Dubai: Reactions among Gulf citizens to President Barack Obama’s comments on the region were disparate, covering the gamut between derogatory and laudatory, but shock and dismay were the strongest emotions. Obama in an interview said that Gulf countries had legitimate grievances about external threats menacing them, but insisted that the biggest threats they faced were “not from Iran” but from within. “They have some very real external threats, but they also have some internal threats — populations that, in some cases, are alienated, youth that are underemployed, an ideology that...
  • Israeli minister: ‘Non-deal’ fails to fully freeze or inspect Iran nuclear activity (full interview)

    04/09/2015 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Dave346
    Times of Israel ^ | April 9, 2015, 6:50 am | David Horovitz
    Rot set in when P5+1 stopped demanding Iran dismantle nuclear facilities, says Yuval Steinitz. But Lausanne framework doesn’t even halt Iran’s progress Israel’s minister of intelligence and strategic affairs, Yuval Steinitz, is at the forefront of his government’s very high-profile effort to expose perceived flaws and close loopholes in the world powers’ new framework nuclear deal with Iran. There’s just one problem, he says: There is no deal. In fact, there isn’t even a written framework. Asked for his overall assessment of a deal hailed by the US as “historic,” Steinitz responded with a sigh and the plaintive lament: “The...
  • White House mocks Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/08/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 08, 2015, 04:11 pm | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Wednesday took a shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by using a cartoon bomb to defend its nuclear deal with Iran. The bomb diagram attached to a White House tweet looked a lot like a chart used by Netanyahu during a 2012 speech to the United Nations General Assembly urging the U.S. and other world powers to set an ultimatum to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Using a marker, Netanyahu drew a red line near the top of the bomb. “At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran...
  • Current Iran framework will make war more likely (Israel's defense minister's op-ed)

    04/08/2015 12:25:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8 at 2:18 PM | Moshe Ya'alon
    Moshe Ya’alon is Israel’s defense minister. The framework concluded last week on Iran’s nuclear program was doomed to disagreement. Even the “fact sheets” issued by the United States, France and Iran — all parties to the talks — didn’t agree on the facts. Israel has made clear its grave concerns about the framework’s fundamental elements and omissions. The vast nuclear infrastructure to be left in Iran will give it an unacceptably short breakout time to building a bomb. Iran’s long-range ballistic missile program — a threat to Israel as well as the rest of the Middle East, Europe and the...
  • Israel could send Iran ‘back to the stone age’ with electromagnetic bomb

    04/08/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/15 | Aaron Kalman
    Israel could destroy Iran’s electric network with a specially designed electromagnetic bomb in the event of a military conflict between the countries, The Sunday Times reported on Sunday. An electromagnetic bomb of this sort would be detonated above the ground, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would “disrupt all the technological devices working on the ground,” an American expert was quoted as saying to the London paper. The use of the new technology by Israel was brought up in discussions regarding a possible attack on Tehran’s nuclear facilities, the report claimed. Such a move would send Iran “back to the stone...
  • Netanyahu: Iran’s post-deal breakout time will be zero

    04/08/2015 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 8, 2015, 2:10 pm | Jonathan Beck
    18:32 Watch PM reply to Obama comments in NPR interview Netanyahu’s Hebrew language response to Obama’s NPR interview from Tuesday. The transcript appears below the clip Israel shares the view that with the expiry of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, Iran’s break-out time for acquiring nuclear bombs will be zero. This will be an inevitable result of the automatic removal of limitations on the nuclear program, which will enable Iran to reach industrial-grade capability in producing nuclear bombs. The alternative to this bad agreement is not a war, the alternative is a good agreement. This can be...
  • Iran news report: Tehran will start using fastest centrifuges on day deal takes effect

    04/07/2015 6:03:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 8, 2015, 2:42 am
    FARS agency quotes Zarif, Salehi telling MPs they’ll operate IR-8 centrifuges, a breach of US-published framework terms that would make a mockery of deal Iran will begin using its latest generation IR-8 centrifuges as soon as its nuclear deal with the world powers goes into effect, Iran’s foreign minister and nuclear chief told members of parliament on Tuesday, according to Iran’s semi-official FARS news agency. If accurate, the report makes a mockery of the world powers’ much-hailed framework agreement with Iran, since such a move clearly breaches the US-published terms of the deal, and would dramatically accelerate Iran’s potential progress...
  • Mika Brzezinski: Netanyahu Sounds Like a ‘Broken Record’ (video at link)

    04/06/2015 5:57:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9:04 am, April 6th, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, no fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress last month, said Bibi’s trip to the Sunday shows yesterday would have been more powerful had he not already spent his political capital. “His criticism has lost credibility,” she said. “They were pounding this before they knew anything about [the proposed Iran nuclear deal].” Netanyahu appeared on three of the major political shows yesterday morning to argue against the deal, and faced questions over whether he was accusing President Barack Obama of negotiating in bad faith with respect to Israel’s security. “Does...
  • CBS: Iran ‘Chants Death to America, But More Habit Than Conviction’

    04/06/2015 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2015 | 9:12 AM EDT | Jeffrey Meyer
    On CBS This Morning: Saturday, reporter Elizabeth Palmer did her best to channel the sentiments of Iran following the preliminary nuclear agreement between them and the United States. The CBS reporter proclaimed that “at Friday prayers there was the usual chant of death to America, but more habit than conviction. Palmer began her report by touting Iranian support for the nuclear deal as being “all about ending its isolation. After marathon negotiations, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived home a hero especially among the young who hope the new deal will bring their country in from the cold.” The CBS...
  • Arab intelligence: Iran's military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail

    04/05/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/5/15 - 2:50pm | IsraelBreaking
    Arab intelligence agencies tell European countries that Irans military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail. - Ch. 10
  • Bill Clinton on Virtues of North Korean Nuclear Deal - History Repeats Itself (10/21/94)

    04/05/2015 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 3, 2015 | David Gruen
    Speech by Bill Clinton on 21 October 1994 on how the world is a safer place based on the "good deal" with North Korea, preventing it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
  • Netanyahu: ‘Im not trying to kill deal with Iran, just a bad deal’ (Video at link)

    04/05/2015 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/05/2015 17:00 | HERB KEINON
    Nuclear deal "leaves the pre-eminent terrorist state of our time with a vast nuclear infrastructure," PM tells NBC. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his arguments against the Iran nuclear deal to the US public on Sunday, giving interviews on three Sunday morning news shows and saying he was not against any deal with Iran, just a “bad deal.” Netanyahu said on NBC's “Meet the Press,” that he was trying to “kill a bad deal.” He said to those calling it a “historic deal,” that it “could be a historically bad deal.” This, he added, is “because it leaves the preeminent...
  • Sen. Feinstein: Wish Netanyahu ‘Would Contain Himself’ (Video at link)

    04/05/2015 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9:51 am, April 5th, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was doing more harm than good by his insistent efforts to turn the American public and lawmakers against President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, especially given his lack of alternative. “This can back backfire on him,” Feinstein said. “I wish that he would contain himself, because he has put out no real alternative. In his speech to the Congress — no real alternative. Since then — no real alternative.” Guest host Jim Acosta said Bibi’s alternative was tougher sanctions. “It depends...
  • State Department rejects call for Iran deal to affirm Israel's 'right to exist' (Marie Harf)

    04/03/2015 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 hours ago
    A State Department official dismissed a plea Friday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Iran nuclear agreement include clear recognition of his nation's "right to exist," declaring negotiations are "only about the nuclear issue." State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, in a terse response to a question about Netanyahu's concerns, told reporters, "This is an agreement that is only about the nuclear issue" -- a comment that indicates the Obama administration is not looking to enshrine Israel's security into a final agreement. Harf, for her part, suggested the talks are complicated enough already. "This is an agreement that doesn't...
  • Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the proposed framework for a deal with Iran

    04/03/2015 6:03:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Facebook ^ | 27 minuts ago
    "I just came from a meeting of the Israeli cabinet. We discussed the proposed framework for a deal with Iran. The cabinet is united in strongly opposing the proposed deal. This deal would pose a grave danger to the region and to the world and would threaten the very survival of the State of Israel. The deal would not shut down a single nuclear facility in Iran, would not destroy a single centrifuge in Iran and will not stop R&D on Iran's advanced centrifuges. On the contrary. The deal would legitimize Iran's illegal nuclear program. It would leave Iran with...
  • France Says it Wanted a Better Deal

    04/03/2015 5:40:35 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/3/2015, 3:08 PM | Ari Yashar
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who represented France in the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, revealed on Friday that his nation had rejected an original version of the deal reached the day before for not being "solid enough." In an interview with Europe 1 radio cited by Fox News, Fabius said he had tried to hold out for stronger terms, but when the Iranian delegation threatened to leave the talks he was forced to capitulate. France wants a strong deal "to prevent other countries in the Gulf such as Saudi Arabia from embarking on nuclear proliferation," Fabius said....
  • Iranian cleric gives blessing to nuclear deal in Tehran Friday prayer

    04/03/2015 5:36:52 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/03/2015 15:33
    DUBAI/BEIRUT - The leader of Friday prayers in Tehran hailed a framework nuclear deal reached by Iran and world powers, a sign that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other hardliners will back the accord. Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani, a 78-year old hardline cleric, gave the weekly sermon at Tehran University -- a duty that rotates around senior members of Iran's conservative clerical establishment. "The negotiating team is firm, wise and calm," Emami-Kashani said, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA). "The Supreme Leader supports these representatives," he added. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani initiated the talks with the United States,...
  • Nuclear negotiator Zarif is given a hero’s welcome in sanctions-weary Iran

    04/03/2015 5:33:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    EuroNews ^ | 03/04 11:10 CET
    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has received a rapturous reception from crowds in Tehran, after negotiating a preliminary nuclear deal that paves for the way for an end to years of crippling sanctions. In return Iran must curb, though not abandon, its nuclear activities. Zarif, just back from marathon talks in Switzerland, stressed that point at a news conference on arrival. “The nuclear programme will continue,” he said. Zarif stressed that under a final deal, due to be struck between Iran and six world powers by June 30, if any decision is made to reimpose sanctions, Tehran will be...
  • Israeli cabinet unanimously opposed to Iran framework nuclear deal (statement soon)

    04/03/2015 5:24:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/03/2015 14:34
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to deliver a statement later in the afternoon on Friday. Israel's security cabinet is united in its opposition to the framework deal reached between world powers and Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement issued following a special meeting said on Friday. Netanyahu, who earlier spoke by phone with US President Barack Obama, saying that he was "vehemently opposed" to the agreement, was shortly expected to deliver a statement. Obama called Netanyahu within hours of the deal being struck, saying it represented significant progress toward a lasting solution that cuts off...
  • Netanyahu to Obama: Iran framework threatens Israel's existence

    04/02/2015 4:40:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 98 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 3, 2015 | 2:21 AM | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barak Obama had a difficult phone conversation on Thursday night, hours after the announcement that a framework nuclear agreement was reached between the six world powers and Iran. According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu reiterated during the conversation that "a deal based on this framework will threaten Israel's existence." In the conversation, Netanyahu expressed staunch opposition on Israel's part to the framework deal, describing it as posing a "grave danger to Israel, the region and the world." The prime minister told Obama that only this week an Iranian general said that "Israel's destruction...
  • U.S. Sen. Kirk rips Obama's Iran framework ("total meltdown")

    04/02/2015 2:34:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Rick Pearson | Rick Pearson
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama's announcement of a framework nuclear agreement with Iran, contending it will lead to a "total meltdown" in U.S. relations with Middle Eastern allies. Kirk, a former Navy Reserve intelligence officer, is among the strongest supporters of using economic sanctions against Iran in an effort to force the country to divest any efforts to gain access to nuclear weapons. Under the conditions of the framework reached between the U.S., five other world powers and Iran, United Nations sanctions that have threatened Iran's economy would be lifted. "It looks like they...
  • Speaker Boehner Statement on Iran Nuclear Talks

    04/02/2015 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | 04/02/2015 | Cory Fritz
    WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the president’s remarks on the Iran nuclear talks: “The president says negotiators have cleared the basic threshold needed to continue talks, but the parameters for a final deal represent an alarming departure from the White House’s initial goals. My longtime concerns about the parameters of this potential agreement remain, but my immediate concern is the administration signaling it will provide near-term sanctions relief. Congress must be allowed to fully review the details of any agreement before any sanctions are lifted. “After visiting with our partners...
  • Steinitz: Parameters of Iranian nuclear agreement ‘detached from reality’ (Israel's reaction)

    04/02/2015 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/02/2015 21:56 | HERB KEINON
    Israeli officials once again begin talking about "military option." The smiles that accompanied the announcement Thursday of parameters for an Iranian nuclear agreement in Lausanne between the world powers and Iran are detached from reality, International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz said in Jerusalem's initial reaction to the developments. The reality, Steinitz said, is that Iran refused to make any concession on the nuclear issue and continues to threaten Israel and all other countries in the Middle East. Even before the press conference in Lausanne where the announcement was made, the Prime Minister's Office posted the following message on twitter: “Any...