Iran

Senators push for new sanctions on Iran

Senators push for new sanctions on Iran

Senators will introduce legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran as soon as this week, Senate aides said on Wednesday, despite the Obama administration’s insistence that such a measure would violate terms of an interim agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran’s foreign minister has also said a new sanctions law would kill the agreement. […]

Deal leaves Iran with no path to nuclear bomb

Deal leaves Iran with no path to nuclear bomb

Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani endorsed the agreement, which commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities […]

New nuke deal with Iran leaves Israel with few options

New nuke deal with Iran leaves Israel with few options

After feverishly trying to derail the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran in recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has little choice but to accept an agreement that he has derided as deeply flawed. Netanyahu believes the six-month deal leaves Iran’s military nuclear capabilities largely intact, while giving Iran relief from painful economic […]

Secret talks led to historical deal limiting Iran’s nukes

Secret talks led to historical deal limiting Iran’s nukes

The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran’s nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned. The discussions were kept […]

Right wingers cheer France’s role in killing agreement on Iran nukes

Right wingers cheer France’s role in killing agreement on Iran nukes

American right-wing leaders, more accustomed to standing in line to jeer at France, praised Paris Sunday for stonewalling an agreement between Western powers and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “Vive la France!” exclaimed Senator John McCain, a frequent and outspoken voice on national security issues. “France had the courage to prevent a bad nuclear agreement […]

Talks fail over Iran’s disputed nuke program

Talks fail over Iran’s disputed nuke program

France’s foreign minister says marathon six-power talks with Iran have failed to reach a deal meant to cap some of Tehran’s nuclear program. Laurent Fabius says the talks, which ended early Sunday, managed to narrow differences without eliminating them. He says there are “still questions to be dealt with” in future rounds. The talks are […]