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As their prospects dim in Washington, Iran deal foes take fight to states

Opponents of the nuclear deal with Iran, facing likely defeat in Washington, said on Tuesday they would try to keep economic sanctions in place at the state level, an effort that could play into the U.S. 2016 elections. Fifteen Republican governors, including four presidential candidates, said they would retain their …

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Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers

Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose 2013 election paved the way to a diplomatic thaw …

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Iran’s ‘Frozen’ Assets: Exaggeration on Both Sides of the Debate

Patrick Clawson /The Washington Institute.   The Obama administration has long overstated the extent to which economic sanctions froze Iranian assets and the impact these actions had on the regime. Now the administration is facing the flip side of that overstatement, as critics of the nuclear deal exaggerate how much …

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10 Questions for President Obama About Iran

It appears likely, as of this writing, that Barack Obama will be victorious in his fight to implement the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his secretary of state, John Kerry. Republicans in Congress don’t appear to have the votes necessary to void the agreement, and Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign to subvert …

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Rejecting Iran deal would isolate Washington: U.S. envoy to U.N.

Rejecting the Iran nuclear deal would lead to diplomatic isolation for the United States and significantly undermine Washington’s ability to achieve other foreign policy goals, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday. In an article published on the Politico website, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said diplomats from …

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Rethinking U.S. Strategy for Intercepting Iranian Arms Transfers

Nadav Pollak (Wahington Institute) U.S. allies in the Middle East are concerned that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will embolden Iran’s aggressive behavior, particularly in terms of funding and arming militias and terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Houthis. In recent weeks, the …

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A raw deal for Iran’s dissidents

Saeed Ghaseminejad   Iranian dissidents are increasingly worried that — with the nuclear deal signed and business prospects looming — the West will give Iran a pass on human rights. European dignitaries visiting Tehran in recent weeks refrained from criticizing the regime’s domestic record, which has actually gotten worse under …

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Iranian hard-liner says Supreme Leader opposes nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is opposed to a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, a prominent hard-liner claimed Saturday. Hossein Shariatmadari, editor of the daily newspaper Kayhan and a representative of Khamenei, made the comments in an editorial Saturday. It was the first …

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A new approach to the Middle East with a double-edged strategy

Kawa Ahangari (Special to Entekhabeazad) Mr. Obama’s speech (Washington Post) at the American University on August 5th, 2015 like the speech of President Kennedy about fifty years ago addressed the peace, had a particular importance. The lecture dedicated to the so-called P5+1 negotiations with Iran on nuclear issues. In the …

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Senator Joseph I. Lieberman to Lead United Against Nuclear Iran as Chairman

Today, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace announced that former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman will lead UANI as Chairman. Senator Lieberman will play a key leadership role throughout UANI’s efforts to educate and inform the American public regarding the serious shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. “UANI …

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