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  • 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...
  • Iranian Negotiator Stresses Withdrawal of Powers from Past Stances in N. Talks

    03/27/2015 2:02:23 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:28 Iranian Negotiator Stresses Withdrawal of Powers from Past Stances in N. Talks TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General for Political Affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry and nuclear negotiator Hamid Baeidinejad said on Wednesday that the western powers have withdrawn from their previous positions in nuclear talks with Tehran. "The other side has withdrawn from its positions compared with the past, otherwise we wouldn’t have stood at this point and stage in the talks at all," Baeidinejad told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday. Yet, the Iranian negotiator stressed that certain issues have still remained unresolved...
  • Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal

    03/27/2015 9:54:34 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program. Western policy analysts who spoke to the Free Beacon, including some with close ties to the French political establishment, were dismayed over what they saw as the White House’s willingness to sacrifice its relationship with Paris as talks with Iran reach their final stages.
  • God doesn’t play dice with the Universe but Obama plays dice with Israel

    03/25/2015 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Paul McGoverne
    Obama, like a desperate gambler, has placed all his bets on a nuclear deal with Iran promising “peace in our times.” Albert Einstein, genius, brilliant mathematician, and scientist, wrote “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” Glimpsing at the intricate layers of mathematical and scientific complexities underlying the composition of our material world and of the Universe, Einstein appreciated the amazing rational, logical Mind behind it; the known and unknown laws that govern this Universe, acknowledging a moral Hand inherent in its framing. But then Einstein wasn’t a politician, nor was he immortal; unlike Barack Obama who is, a politician...
  • Iran’s Coming Leadership Crisis

    03/24/2015 7:04:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 22, 2015 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has cancer. After him are men even less likely to comply with a nuclear deal. ********************** Negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 powers led by the U.S. are racing against a March 31 deadline to conclude a nuclear deal in Lausanne, Switzerland. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Saturday that negotiators had made “genuine progress” but that “important gaps remain.” Yet what happens if the Iranian leadership that the U.S. and others are dealing with now is not in place to implement any agreement? Two recent developments suggest that the Islamic Republic may be...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • France Takes Toughest Line at Iran Nuclear Talks

    03/20/2015 3:58:58 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 15 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 3/20/2015 | Jay Soloman
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland—France is again adopting the toughest line against Iran in negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program, potentially placing Paris at odds with the Obama administration as a diplomatic deadline to forge an agreement approaches at month-end. President Barack Obama called French President François Hollande on Friday to discuss the Iran diplomacy and try to unify their positions. The presidents “reaffirmed their commitment” to a deal “while noting that Iran must take steps to resolve several remaining issues,” the White House said. French diplomats have been publicly pressing the U.S. and other world powers not to give ground on...
  • Democrats join fight against Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran as details emerge

    03/20/2015 11:22:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | By Guy Taylor
    Bipartisan resistance to the Obama administration’s push for a nuclear deal with Iran surged on Capitol Hill on Thursday, even as details emerged about a potential agreement that would allow Tehran to retain up to 6,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges while getting immediate relief from international economic sanctions. Administration witnesses got an earful from representatives of both parties over the administration’s handling of nuclear negotiations involving the U.S., Iran and other world powers that could be reaching a climax in Geneva this week. Many lawmakers say the White House is flagrantly icing Congress out of the deal. A bipartisan letter signed...
  • In Video, Obama Appeals to Iranian Youth on Nuclear Deal

    03/20/2015 2:13:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/19/15 | David E Sanger
    Two weeks after Senate Republicans issued a letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear agreement Iran signs with the administration may be temporary, President Obama has issued a missive of his own: A video directed at Iran’s young people, urging them to pressure their leaders to accept the deal on the table. The ostensible reason for the video was a greeting for Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration that Mr. Obama has used before to deliver messages to the Iranian populace. But after mentioning a celebration held at the White House, he wasted no time making his case...
  • Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States while Obama clings to ‘preposterous argument’

    03/19/2015 11:02:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 19, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Bipartisan resistance to the Obama administration’s push for a nuclear deal with Iran surged on Capitol Hill on Thursday, even as details emerged about a potential agreement that would allow Tehran to retain up to 6,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges while getting immediate relief from international economic sanctions. Washington Times) Obama clinging to ‘preposterous argument’ with Iran: Rep. Brad Sherman of California, .. Obama campaigned on the promise in 2008 and 2012 on the “crystal-clear promise to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.” An enormous bloody lie he told again and again and again. He grovels to Iran, Iran...
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque Tells Pakistan: Nuke The West

    03/17/2015 6:46:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 16,, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz |
    Oh army of Pakistan, you are a nuclear army. Why do some generals, who have the ability to change history with one swift blow, refrain from doing so? They have nuclear weapons. Muslim clerics inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem are not simply teaching hatred against the Jews or Israel. Many of their attacks are directed against the entire Western World. The clip above, published and translated by MEMRI, features parts of two speeches given by Sheik Muhammad Abed, also known as Abu Abdallah, which means father of Allah's slave, an alias used by several Islamist...
  • John Kerry - cool bicycle

    03/16/2015 1:43:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    The State ^ | 3-16-15 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after holding meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015.
  • Putin was ‘ready’ to use nukes in Crimea standoff

    03/15/2015 7:45:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.03.2015 | [mkg/cmk (Reuters, AFP)]
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he considered activating nuclear forces to annex the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine after the fall of a pro-Moscow government in Kyiv early last year. “We were ready to do it,” Putin said of putting nuclear forces at the ready, in a nearly three-hour documentary that aired on state television Sunday. The president added that he had fielded many calls from foreign leaders and told them “that this is our historical territory and Russian people live there, they were in danger, and we cannot abandon them.” He said: “It was a frank and open position....
  • Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

    03/15/2015 6:49:30 PM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a previous admission that the well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms who took control of Ukrainian military facilities in Crimea were Russian soldiers...Russia initially denied that the unmarked forces who took control in Crimea were Russian, but Putin later admitted they were.
  • Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel - can buddy up to her ENEMIES

    03/15/2015 6:21:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 15, 2015
    Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel so he can buddy up to her ENEMIES VIDEO Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 15, 2015 in Foreign Policy By The Right Scoop Legendary actor Jon Voight has created a new ad with an urgent message to Israel, explaining that Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu to lose and is NO friend of Israel. He points out that Obama wants to control Israel because his agenda is to be friends with Israel’s enemies.
  • Obama Admin May Bypass Congress, Seek UN Approval of Iran Deal [semi-satire]

    03/13/2015 10:09:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Maech 2015 | John Semmens
    This week the Obama Administration has indicated it may bypass Congress and go directly to the United Nations to obtain international approval of its pending agreement with Iran. US UN Ambassador Samantha Power cited "the traitorous actions of the 47 United States Senators' who attempted to limit the President's authority with that open letter they signed. They made it clear that their loyalty to the President is in question. Their insistence on using the Constitution as a cloak for Congressional interference has forced the Administration to seek an alternate path toward solidifying the agreement." The "alternate path" would be to...
  • Now House writes Iran letter to Obama on Iran

    03/13/2015 2:20:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/13/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama backing up the letter 47 GOP senators controversially addressed to Iran on Monday with dire warnings about the impending nuke deal. Some 250 members had signed the House letter by Friday afternoon, a clear majority of the chamber. Its authors, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and the panel's top Democrat, Eliot Engel of New York, are still gathering more signatures but will send the letter to Obama soon. "Should an agreement with Iran be reached, permanent sanctions relief from congressionally mandated sanctions would require...
  • Obama’s Nuclear Deal Could Mean War

    03/12/2015 1:41:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Time ^ | March 12, 2015 | by Gabriel Scheinmann
    Inking this accord increases the chances that Israel and the United States take military action against Iran to stop its nuclear program The Obama Administration may be on the verge of completing a deal that leaves Iran with a substantial nuclear capability, but about a year away from a bomb’s worth of fissile material. By not insisting on the dismantlement of any major nuclear infrastructure, or even on the complete cessation of enrichment activities, the White House is betting that not only is Iran likely to heed the deal, but also that the United States would have enough time to...
  • EXCLUSIVE–TOM COTTON STANDS FIRM AGAINST LEFT, MEDIA: OBAMA ‘PAVING THE PATH’ FOR IRAN TO GET NUKE

    03/12/2015 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) unloaded on President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the mainstream media over the Iranian nuclear deal—and the letter of 47 Republican senators he led about it—in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning with Breitbart News. Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran, is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate (age 37) and defeated sitting Democrat Mark Pryor last election. This first big battle has created a firestorm that the bold southern conservative is handily winning against the entire...
  • Fallout: Saudis score nuclear reactor deal with South Korea as Obama appeases Iran

    03/12/2015 12:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Who could have seen this coming? Practically everyone outside the Obama administration, that’s who, but these days it would have been a Logan Act violation to mention it. Saudi Arabia has cut a deal with South Korea to develop two nuclear reactors in the next 20 years, putting Iran’s chief opponent in the region to play a little nuclear escalateo with Tehran: As U.S. and Iranian diplomats inched toward progress on Tehran’s nuclear program last week, Saudi Arabia quietly signed its own nuclear-cooperation agreement with South Korea.That agreement, along with recent comments from Saudi officials and royals, is raising...
  • I Witnessed a Speech That May Change History

    03/11/2015 8:06:50 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | March 11, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare penned, and last week I was fortunate to behold a performance for the ages, one that moved its standing-room-only audience. Sitting in the gallery above a joint session of Congress and feeling history’s weight at our civilization’s fateful crossroads, I watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enter the House chamber to thunderous bipartisan applause before delivering a gracious, credible and consequential speech. Defending our common heritage and interests, Netanyahu received 43 ovations from ideologically diverse lawmakers, reflecting our countries’ durable bond — for which he expressed fervent gratitude — and our mutual desire for...
  • Kerry blows up in Senate hearing and insists 'This is not a speech!' as he castigates GOP

    03/11/2015 2:19:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-11-15 | David Martosko
    Secretary of State John Kerry spent five minutes of a Senate hearing excoriating a group of 47 Republicans who sent a highly unusual letter to the government of Iran warning that Congress could modify the terms of any nuclear deal it negotiates with the White House. 'This letter raises questions of judgment and policy,' he insisted, before Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker cut him off and scolded him for delivering 'a well-written speech.' 'It's not a speech! This is not a speech!' Kerry erupted. 'This is a statement about the impact of this irresponsible letter. The letter does not have...