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  • Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, Michael Jackson and the upcoming Iran deal

    06/30/2015 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/29/2015 | LISA DAFTARI
    Since the interim deal was announced in April, the government in Tehran has proven to the world what its people were trying to convey in 2009: they cannot be trusted. Six years ago today, round-the-clock coverage of Iran’s Green Revolution suffered a fate all too common in today’s media world – it came to a complete halt, in this case upon breaking news that Michael Jackson had died. Up until those moments, the people of Iran, taking it upon themselves to become brave citizen journalists in a censored and suffocated political environment, posted updates and vivid videos on social media...
  • Iranian Parliament Chants “Death to America” – Votes to Ban Nuclear Inspections (VIDEO)

    06/22/2015 2:37:47 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • Cruz Moves to Fine State Department for Illegally Withholding Key Iran Report

    06/18/2015 3:30:29 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is seeking to fine the State Department for illegally withholding the release of a key report on Iranian human rights abuses that was supposed to be released earlier this year, but was withheld, according to sources, in order to appease Iran as negotiations over its nuclear program approach a June 30 deadline. Angered by this delay, Cruz is gearing up to file legislation this week that would fine the State Department 5 percent of its budget for every 30 days it postpones releasing the report, according to a copy of the bill viewed by the...
  • The Iran scam worsens -- Part II, North Korea - China connection

    06/17/2015 2:07:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke "deal" with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not “disclosed” will not be inspected. Nor will Iran’s nuke ties with North Korea — which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran’s massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for "deal" approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a “deal.” However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei’s office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama’s...
  • The Iran scam grows even worse - Part I, Nuke site inspections

    06/15/2015 9:30:15 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke deal with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not "disclosed" will not be inspected. Nor will Iran's nuke ties with North Korea -- which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran's massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for deal approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a "deal." However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei's office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama's office.Part...
  • Obama's State Department Is Misleading Americans About Russia’s Treaty Violations

    06/10/2015 4:03:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michaela Dodge
    The State Department isn’t being honest with Americans about Russia’s violations of arms control treaties and other politically binding commitments.Take the State Department’s annual compliance report, which was published earlier this month. The report outlines U.S. and international compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements, both legally binding and political.The State Department’s report shows that Russia continues to violate its arms control obligations, but only offers a limited discussion of Moscow’s violations. The report also fails to account for other known violations of Russia’s arms control treaties and politically binding commitments.For instance, Russia continues to be in violation of...
  • Report: Israel built, exploded 'dirty bombs' in nuclear test

    06/08/2015 11:23:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 8, 2015
    Israel built and exploded so-called "dirty bombs," explosives laced with nuclear material, to examine how such explosions would affect the country if it were to be attacked by the crude radioactive weapons, the Haaretz daily newspaper reported Monday. Israeli defense officials and scientists refused to comment on the report when reached by The Associated Press. However, Israel has what is widely considered to be an extensive nuclear weapons program that it has never declared.
  • Obama Randomly Adds Five Years to Iran No-Nukes Prospects

    06/03/2015 4:46:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 6/03/15 | Keith Koffler
    Okay, so now it’s 20 years. President Obama informed Israel Tuesday via a TV interview: “Sanctions won’t do it, a military solution is temporary – the deal that we’re negotiating potentially takes a nuclear weapon off the table for 20 years.” If you’re keeping score at home, you may remember that the president had previously acknowledged to the world that it was legitimate to believe that Iran “in year 13, 14, 15,” of the deal would “have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero.” And once...
  • Surprise: Iran’s supply of enriched uranium has grown 20% despite Obama's claim it was “frozen”

    06/02/2015 1:16:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    “Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why,” notes the Times, despite the fact that UN inspectors have had “almost daily access” to Iranian nuclear facilities. These are the same inspectors we’ll be relying on to detect whether Iran’s cheating once the final deal is in effect. If they can’t tell why a stash of nuclear fuel right under their noses is growing, what don’t they know about projects that Iran has worked harder to conceal?As a preface to the news, here’s a suddenly memorable quote from this year’s State of the Union: “Our diplomacy is at work...
  • State Department Rules Out Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

    05/27/2015 3:02:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States made clear on Wednesday that it will not consider an extension to reach an agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program, despite indications from France and Iran that talks may stretch into July. "We're not contemplating any extension beyond June 30," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said at a news briefing, according to the Reuters news agency. He added that the United States believes the world powers working with Tehran can achieve their goal of reaching an agreement by the self-imposed deadline. Secretary of State John Kerry plans to travel to Geneva for a May 30 meeting with...
  • ISIS Claims to Be 'Infinitely' Closer to Buying Nukes From Pakistan and Smuggling It Into the US

    05/27/2015 8:01:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The Islamic State terrorist organization proclaims it's now "infinitely" closer to buying a nuclear weapon and sneaking it inside the United States than it has ever been, a "far-fetched" claim that's designed only to spark fear of deadly chaos on American soil. In the latest issue of ISIS' monthly English propaganda magazine, Dabiq, an article believed to have been written by captured British photojournalist John Cantlie states that it would be much easier than people realize for ISIS to acquire nuclear weapons and smuggle it through South and Central Americas and up to the southern border. The article, which is...
  • ISIS Warns That It Will Purchase Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year ..

    05/22/2015 1:27:13 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 50 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | 5/22/15 | By Leah Marieann Klett
    ISIS Warns That It Will Purchase Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year and Launch 'Truly Epic' Attack on West The Islamic State extremist group has claimed that because it is expanding so rapidly, it will soon be able to purchase its first nuclear weapon and will use it to launch an attack that will make past operations look like "squirrel shoot." In the latest issue of the propaganda magazine Dabiq, the group claims it will rise from "the most explosive Islamic 'group' in the modern world" to "the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen" in...
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • Kerry - North Korea can have a great nuke deal like Iran if it becomes as moderate

    05/17/2015 12:29:25 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea played those negotiating its denuclearization for fools, much as Iran has been doing more recently with Obama. It must not have been difficult to do. To continue the process with Iran, and to repeat it with North Korea, makes no sense.Speaking in the People's Republic of China on May 16th, Secretary Kerry offered North Korea a nuke deal -- Kerry explained that an Iran deal could help in showing North Korea how “your economy can do better, your country can do better, and you can enter into good standing with the rest of the global community by recognizing --...
  • Obama seeks to reassure Gulf leaders amid specter of Iran, possible nuclear race

    05/14/2015 10:34:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    he New York Times reported late Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and other small Arab states were expected to make the case to Obama that they should be allowed to enrich whatever amount of nuclear material Iran is permitted to under the terms of a permanent deal that is due to be agreed on by the end of June. "We can’t sit back and be nowhere as Iran is allowed to retain much of its capability and amass its research," one Arab leader due to meet with Obama told The Times Monday. The paper also reported that Prince Turki bin Faisal,...
  • Kerry: Deal Would 'Guarantee' Iran 'Won’t Possibly Be Able to Advance' Nuke Program

    05/10/2015 9:48:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    In an editorial for the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Bill Kristol notes the "ludicrous" "guarantee" Secretary of State John Kerry made last week regarding Iran's so-called breakout capacity towards nuclear weapons. Kerry told Israelis: I say to every Israeli that today we have the ability to stop [the Iranians] if they decided to move quickly to a bomb and I absolutely guarantee that in the future we will have the ability to know what they are doing so that we can still stop them if they decided to move to a bomb. This is not the first time Kerry has...
  • New sanctions in works – against U.S. (Defense related) businesses (by our Middle Eastern Allies)

    05/06/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In an extraordinary move that could mean billions lost to the American economy, Gulf monarchs meeting Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, took a closed-door decision to potentially withhold investments from U.S. military firms if the terms of any final agreement with Iran causes significant harm to the Sunni Arab states. The meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council brought together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All of those countries, aside from Oman, participated in the Saudi-led strikes targeting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. According to a source who took part...
  • A powerful totalitarian theocracy can bring peace. Of sorts.

    05/02/2015 10:13:09 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Iran, an already powerful theocratic totalitarian state with extensive hegemonic ambitions, is about to become (if it is not already) a nuclear power. So equipped, it can extend its rule over the Middle East and beyond, bringing the "peace" of submission to Islam. Obama may favor this outcome and in any event appears to be at best indifferent.Iran is ruled by Ayatollah Khamenei, its supreme political and religious power. He has the ultimate authority to approve or reject any P5+1 agreement, should there be one -- which seems increasingly likely due to Obama's ludicrous efforts to concede every possible matter of substance. Obama wants a foreign policy legacy and needs a...
  • Biden: 'Path has already been paved' to Iranian bomb

    05/01/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    Iran would have enough enriched uranium within three months to be able to make up to eight nuclear weapons if negotiations with the international community blow up, Vice President Joe Biden said late Thursday, noting that "the path has already been paved" for that outcome. Biden's remarks at a dinner for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy played off concerns by critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Obama administration is negotiating an agreement that paves the path for Iran to get a nuclear weapon. "Let's get something straight so we don't kid each other," Biden said....
  • Anyone Arguing Iran Isn't 'Really' Pursuing a Bomb or is 'Not a Threat' Is NOT To Be Taken Seriously

    04/28/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Iran -a country floating on sea of petroleum- only ever pursued nuclear technology for military purposes- and any intellectually-honest person can tell you that. There exists no reason this otherwise 2nd-or-3rd rate country needs nuclear anything (supplied by the world's devil-on-the-shoulder, Russia) when they could fuel conventional power plants for next to nothing...  On the other hand, you've got the Rand Pauls of the world: somewhat like the Soviets, he increasingly finds the truth doesn't fit reality as purported by his political world view (in his case, pacifism). That means he has to make arguments that twist him into a pretzel and make...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Iran Bill

    04/15/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved, 19 to 0, legislation granting Congress a voice in negotiations on the Iran nuclear accord, The New York Times reported. The legislation will now go to the full Senate, after President Barack Obama earlier withdrew his opposition rather than face a bipartisan rebuke. Republican opponents of the nuclear agreement on the committee sided with Obama’s strongest Democratic supporters in demanding a congressional role as international negotiators work to turn this month’s nuclear framework into a final deal by June 30. The bill would mandate that the administration send the text of...
  • 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...
  • Obama would sign current version of Senate compromise on Iran bill: White House

    04/14/2015 1:06:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/14/15 | reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would be willing to sign the current version of a compromise on an Iran nuclear bill being discussed in the U.S. Senate, the White House said on Tuesday.
  • ISRAEL: IRAN BOOSTS WEAPON SHIPMENTS TO HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH IN EXPECTATION OF LIFTED SANCTIONS

    04/14/2015 1:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2015 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On Monday, Israeli officials reported that Iran has upped its delivery of weapons to the Lebanese Shiite terror group Hezbollah in the past few weeks. Channel 2 stated that the shipments have been made to both Lebanon and the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. In addition, the report stated that Iran was sending weapons to Hamas chiefs in Gaza and arming Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Channel 2 asserted that the ease in sanctions on Iran from the present nuclear negotiations would allow it to spend “billions of dollars” shipping weapons to Israel’s enemies. The increase in Iranian...
  • States slam the brakes on Iran, enact tough economic sanctions

    04/13/2015 12:53:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/13/15 | reuters/fox
    While the United States 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. The states, though, say they aren’t budging. In fact, Kansas and Mississippi are even considering adding more sanctions. Several states across the country have put their own measures in place to punish Iran-linked companies operating in certain sectors of its economy, directing public pension funds with billions of dollars in assets to divesting from the firms and sometimes barring them from public contracts,...
  • Who do we believe, Obama or Iran? Part 2

    04/11/2015 8:10:56 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all matters that affect the Islamic Republic, blasted the framework of the nuclear accord with the United States, saying it would restrict Iran’s nuclear program. He called it unacceptable. The Ayatollah had neither officially endorsed nor rejected the agreement, throwing the so-called deal into doubt. On his official Tweet the leader claimed the State Department fact sheet contained information which was “contrary to what was agreed.” In the midst of a hissy fit, the State Department’s spokesman insisted the fact sheet was accurate. This begs the question, who...
  • Iran: Miltary Sites Off-Limits to Inspectors

    04/09/2015 6:27:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Commentary Mag. ^ | Michael Rubin
    President Barack Obama called the framework agreement Secretary of State John Kerry and other representatives of the P5+1 reached in Lausanne “historic.” Alas, as time passes and more is learned about the agreement and Iran’s understanding of it, the more it does seem to be “historic,” but for all the wrong reasons. -excerpt- Much of the work Iran conducted on military dimensions of a nuclear program occurred in Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facilities and on their bases. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan today said that the Lausanne Framework does not commit Iran to provide international inspectors access to such military...
  • Obama to Israel: I have your back | Humor(?)

    04/08/2015 1:01:44 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 8, 2015 | Dan Miller
    The Most Revereddd Mohamed Allah-scimitar This is a post by my (imaginary) guest author, the Most Reverend Mohamed Allah-scimitar, President Obama’s chief foreign policy adviser on Islamic relations with Christians and Jews. But first, some related observations:Iran continues to reject as lies Obama's statements about the April 2nd P5+1 nuke "deal," and states that it "could build bomb today" but won't because of Ayatollah Khamenei's (non-existent) fatwa. Understandably, Israel is becoming increasingly concerned about her future existence. Obama's claims that He has her back and that she therefore need not worry about anyone (else) who tries to "mess with Israel." His assurances have provided...
  • Cotton: Obama Is Giving Nukes to Fanatical Ayatollahs with ‘End Times’ Goal

    04/08/2015 9:28:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Pam Key
    This week on 102.9 KARN , Little Rock, AR’s “The Doc Washburn Show,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was asked about the theology of the Iranian Ayatollahs who believe world chaos will start the “end of days,” which will bring a Shia messiah, called the “Twelfth Imam” to establish a global Islamic caliphate more dangerous then the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Cotton replied, “As evil and wicked as the Soviet tyranny was, we could always count on Soviet leadership to be dedicated to national survival of mother Russia. I don’t think we can count on the Ayatollahs of Iran...
  • Can and should Israel destroy Iran's nuclear facilities?

    04/05/2015 12:18:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 25 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 5, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It has been suggested that Israel should seriously consider destroying Iranian nuclear facilities, but Israeli officials obviously haven't said, and won't say, if, how or when she might. Speaking to Arutz Sheva Friday, Professor Efraim Inbar, who heads the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, said the deal had realized Israel’s worst fears by leaving Iran’s nuclear program essentially intact. The Islamic Republic’s nuclear program has been granted “legitimacy” by the agreement, which still allowed it to continue enriching uranium and to maintain a reactor capable of producing enriched plutonium, he said. “And that’s what worries Israel, that they (Iran) will be able within a...
  • The Lausanne Accord

    04/04/2015 8:32:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Bill Tatro
    Barack Obama calls it an “Historic Understanding” Ayatollah Emami-Kashani quoting Ayatollah Khomeini “We will put America beneath our feet” In 1938, Germany was on the march. The influence of the Nazi regime was being felt in Austria, the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, Great Britain and even the United States. Hitler had to be stopped, but how, where and when. Most militarists, including Winston Churchill, saw “the little tramp” as a growing threat who had yet to reach his military potential. If Hitler was to be stopped it was now at the Czech border. The Prime Ministers of England and France,...
  • Nuclear Deal Allows Iran Significantly to Boost Centrifuges After 10 Years

    04/04/2015 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 4, 2015 | By LAURENCE NORMAN
    France on Saturday outlined one part of what the gradual ramp-up of Iran’s nuclear program could entail after the initial 10-year phase of a framework accord. Since Thursday’s deal between Tehran and a group of six world powers on the outlines of a final agreement, the U.S., the Iranians and the French have each produced their own documents outlining what they see as the highlights of the deal. That has led to squabbling between U.S. and Iranian officials over differences in their versions. According to a French fact sheet, Iran would be able to carry out a “gradual, clearly defined...
  • Rift Opens Between Jewish Voters and Democrats Over Israel

    04/04/2015 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 3, 2015 | By Cathy Burke
    A longstanding alliance between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party no longer appears very durable. The rift — aggravated by a nuclear deal with Iran and sour relations between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — will likely have political implications in the 2016 elections, The Wall Street Journal reports. "At this moment in time, many American Jews who have consistently voted Democratic are beginning to waver in that support, because they've felt the bedrock relationship between Israel and this administration has been severely shaken," Rabbi Howard Buechler, of the Dix Hills Jewish Center in New York,...
  • Missing From the Iran Deal Announcement: Ballistic Missiles

    04/03/2015 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 3, 2015 - 4:33 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program announced in Switzerland on Thursday has no direct reference to reining in Tehran’s ballistic missile activities, despite international concerns that the Iranians in past years carried out work relating to developing a nuclear payload for a missile. From the outset of the marathon nuclear talks, Iran refused to discuss its missile program, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ridiculing Western attempts to include it on the agenda as “stupid and idiotic.” Thursday’s joint statement by Iran and the P5+1 world powers, represented by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union (E.U.)...
  • Wesley Pruden column: "A deal with Iran built on lies"

    04/03/2015 12:18:48 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2 Apr 15 | Wesley Pruden
    "Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie. It’s likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it. The world should mark well everyone responsible for it."
  • Here’s the Difference Between How Obama and Reagan Handled Nuke Negotiations

    04/03/2015 6:45:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2015 | Robert Joseph & Eric Edelman
    President Obama’s new national-security strategy places the highest priority on what he considers the urgent need to move forward with the so-called Prague agenda — derived from his 2009 address calling on the international community to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. At that time, the call was seen by many as idealistic but generally harmless. Now, as we approach the sixth anniversary of the speech, it seems dangerously naďve. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, China’s military rise while pressing territorial claims in the Asia-Pacific region, exploding Islamic extremism across the Middle East and North Africa, and Iran’s growing...
  • Obama’s Iran deal falls far short of his own goals

    04/03/2015 5:51:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | Staff
    THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals originally set by the Obama administration. None of Iran’s nuclear facilities — including the Fordow center buried under a mountain — will be closed. Not one of the country’s 19,000 centrifuges will be dismantled. Tehran’s existing stockpile of enriched uranium will be “reduced” but not necessarily shipped out of the country. In effect, Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will remain intact, though some of it will be mothballed for 10 years. When the accord lapses, the Islamic republic will instantly become a threshold nuclear...
  • 'The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States'

    04/01/2015 6:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Konstantin Sivkov has previously spoken about expecting to see American society "decay" and has elaborate plans for how that could happen.What would happen if the Russians tried to launch nuclear bombs onto American soil, aiming to trigger a giant tsunami or the eruption of a supervolcano? That was precisely the plan one Russian military analyst laid out to combat the West, and it's fit for a Superman comic book or an Eisnehower-era James Bond caper. "The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States — a country just disappears," Konstantin Sivkov, director of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems in Moscow,...
  • Obama abducted by aliens [Humor?]

    04/01/2015 11:27:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 1, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Today, April fool's day first, Obama was abducted by aliens from Venus who were concerned about His warlike stance toward the peaceful Islamic Republic of Iran.Mars is the god of war, Venus is the goddess of peace. Aliens from Mars had been slightly disturbed that Obama's efforts to give Iran nuclear weapons might fail, but had seen that her status as a nuclear power was inevitable and hence did nothing. Aliens from Venus were equally pleased with the prospects of Iranian nuclear weapons but were very concerned that Obama, by failing adequately to praise Iranian attempts to extend its hegemony over the entire Middle East and...
  • Peace in our Time: The April Fool’s Accord–John Kerry’s “Finest Hour”?

    04/01/2015 5:09:20 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 1 April 15 | Unattributed
    It only seems so appropriate. John Kerry’s Iran nuclear negotiations have been extended to April Fool’s Day. This latest in a series of extensions came after the Iranians once again played Kerry like a Stradivarius by hardening their position and threatening to deny Barack Obama and John Kerry their “Peace in Our Time” photo op. So after years of one-sided “negotiations,” the crack Obama-Kerry negotiation braintrust grants yet another extension to the world’s foremost state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism over its already designated illegal nuclear program. (That point is important, namely that Iran is enriching uranium in violation of international...
  • French Officials: Obama Plans To Make Iran His Key Middle East Ally

    03/31/2015 12:17:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a shocking accusation, French diplomats told Foreign Policy that they believe the Obama administration plans to replace Saudi Arabia with Iran as the central U.S. ally in the Middle East. (VIDEO: Reporter Grills State Department: Is United States Now A ‘Functional Ally Of Iran?’) “Numerous French diplomats suspect that the United States… is on the verge of profoundly reshaping of [sic] its traditional alliance system in the Middle East,” reporters Joseph Bahout and Benjamin Haddad write, ”moving [to] a system where Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the central pillar of regional stability.” “The nuclear talks, French diplomats suspect, are...
  • Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is ‘nonnegotiable’

    03/31/2015 9:10:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Lazar Berman
    The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.” Naqdi’s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.
  • As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves

    03/31/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2015 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian-backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian-backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region....
  • Iran, North Korea, nukes and Obama

    03/30/2015 10:15:39 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea has ample nukes and wants money. Iran wants (and may already have) nukes, has money and will have more as sanctions are ended. The two rogue nations have long had a symbiotic relationship and it has not diminished. Yet "our" P5+1 negotiators, under the leadership of Obama's minions, ignore that inconvenient problem as well as Iran's missile development, "possible" nuclear weaponization and increasing regional hegemony.I wrote about the Iran - North Korea connection back in 2013 in articles titled China, Iran and North Korea — a radioactive stew,  Iran, North Korea and Nuke Negotiations and elsewhere. As I noted in the radioactive stew article,...
  • But What Does the Supreme Leader Say?

    03/29/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Alan Caruba
    If the Supreme Leader gets what he wants the prospect for war in the Middle East would increase immeasurably. The threat level to the U.S. and Israel would be off the charts. What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms deal that the United States is leading all comes down to just one man, Sayyed Ali-Khamenei, otherwise known as the Supreme Leader of Iran. In the 21st century, it is hard to comprehend that a nation could be ruled by a man whose powers supersede that nation’s president,...
  • Expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than Israel feared: Netanyahu

    03/29/2015 6:42:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2015 | DAN WILLIAMS
    (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared. Israel has mounted what it terms an "uphill battle" against an agreement that might ease sanctions on the Iranians while leaving them with a nuclear infrastructure with bomb-making potential. Tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful. "This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," Netanyahu told his cabinet in Jerusalem as the United States, five other world powers and...
  • Emerging details of possible Iranian nuclear deal draw bipartisan ire

    03/28/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/2015
    Emerging details of a possible nuclear deal with Iran have drawn sharp criticism from congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who say the U.S. and its international partners may be ceding too much as a key deadline nears. If reports are true, "then we are not inching closer to Iran’s negotiating position, but leaping toward it with both feet,” charged Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a vocal critic of the direction of the talks. “My fear is that we are no longer guided by the principle that ‘no deal is...
  • Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf'

    03/28/2015 3:22:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5:01 PM, Mar 28, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations. “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia,...
  • Iranian Dissidents Criticize Obama’s Nuclear Diplomacy

    03/27/2015 6:12:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015
    Claim White House ignoring human rights, working with murderous regime A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days. In each letter, the dissidents—most of whom are currently political prisoners in Iran—criticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy. Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the country’s leadership...