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  • Saudis Snub Obama Over Iran Deal

    05/12/2015 8:34:26 AM PDT · by Opintel · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-05-2015 | Nick
    The U.S. is seeking a rapprochement with Iran over its nuclear program, potentially ending several decades of hostility. But while the U.S. is extending an open hand to Iran, other countries in the Middle East are casting a wary eye towards the negotiations. In fact, it is starting to appear that Gulf Arab states could be a major impediment to a final agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. Led by Saudi Arabia, many of the oil-producing members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are skeptical of, if not downright hostile towards Iran. With little trust between Iran and its Arab neighbors,...
  • Top Iran Commander: ‘We Welcome War With The United States’

    05/07/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    A top commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told a state-run media outlet on Wednesday that Iran is prepared to go to war with the United States and will even “welcome war” to show off Tehran’s power. “We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal and is simple to digest for us,” said IRGC Lieutenant Commander General Hossein Salami. “We welcome war with the US as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power,” he added. Salami’s remarks come...
  • Last Hope to Stop Iran: #HouseConservatives

    05/07/2015 11:44:04 PM PDT · by Hostage · 17 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | May 7th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    With passage of the Corker-Cardin Democrat protection bill, it has become abundantly clear that Senate Republicans are utterly useless. Due to the outrageously false perception of this bill, only 6 Republicans opposed shutting off debate (Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Grassley, Lee, Moran, and Sullivan) and only Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) voted against it in the final passage. Now it’s time for House conservatives to stand up and be counted. I’ve watched countless legislative fights over the years and have seldom seen such an outrageous level of dishonesty in selling a bill as something completely antithetical than its plain text political intent....
  • Matthews Spouts Conspiracy Theory About GOP Oppo to Iran Deal (MSNBC host goes on insane rant)

    05/08/2015 6:29:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 6, 2015 | 9:55 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    GEORGE MITCHELL: ...So, the sanctions, which are the reason that Iran is at the table, which are effective because they're universal, not just unilateral U.S. sanctions, we'll go from universal to unilateral and therefore from effective to ineffective. And what they will accomplish is the exact opposite of what they say they want: Iran then with a clear path to the bomb and the U.S. Congress having sidelined an agreement that was entered into by six major countries in the world. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: Take it a step further. I know you've done this in your head. I think the...
  • The Fallout of a Bad Deal with Iran

    05/02/2015 1:12:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Ever since 9/11, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you’ll hear pundits recall how united we’d became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can’t we be like that again?A big part of the reason, frankly, is a lack of leadership at the top level. The tone set by President Obama and his team as they deal with world affairs hardly inspires confidence, either at home or abroad. And left unchecked, their lack of true resolve can lead to some very serious repercussions.Take our situation with Iran. Some of The Heritage Foundation’s top experts...
  • Kerry Slams Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Hysteria'

    05/02/2015 2:56:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/15 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has given his first interview to Israeli media since spearheading the controversial framework deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking to Channel 10, Kerry sought to bypass Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's stern opposition to the deal by appealing directly to the Israeli people. Kerry sought repeatedly to reassure Israelis that despite the criticism from Netanyahu and many others, any deal with Iran would be watertight. "I say this again - we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran's pathways to a bomb and that doesn't give us the confidence...
  • Tom Cotton returns, with guns blazing: How the hawkish senator’s latest Iran stunt backfired(puke)

    05/01/2015 6:12:43 PM PDT · by yuffy · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 01:45 PM CDT | JIM NEWELL
    In the ongoing battle between squishy Senate RINOs who actually understand how to achieve gains and the Real Conservatives whose every maneuver backfires, the Real Conservatives have taken the momentary advantage. Sen. Tom Cotton, the freshman statesman from Arkansas, last seen on Twitter challenging the Iranian foreign minister to a debate over the Constitution, has defied Sen. Bob Corker’s well-managed plan to get the Iranian review bill through the Senate. He and Sen. Marco Rubio — whom you may have heard is running for president, and is firmly in the business of looking after Marco Rubio’s interests — used an...
  • Mitch and Harry: An Iran Love Story

    05/02/2015 5:37:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    When a party wins control of the Senate during an administration of the opposing party, typically they do everything in their power to highlight sharp contrasts on critical issues--especially when the president’s party is on the wrong side of public opinion. Republicans have flipped this common sense strategy on its head and have manipulated the Senate floor process to obfuscate the party divide and shield the Democrats from embarrassing votes. Just how far will McConnell go to protect Democrats? As a means of greasing the skids for the Corker-Cardin ‘Democrat loin cloth bill’ to pass the Senate, thereby shielding Obama...
  • Ted Cruz: Cancel Iran deal and move embassy to Jerusalem

    04/25/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2015 | Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz promises a bold shift in U.S. foreign policy if he's elected president that would cancel President Obama's arms deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. On the eve of remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, the White House contender laid out bullet points for his approach to the Middle East in an interview with the Washington Examiner that would sharply rebuke Obama's eight years. Cruz's call to get tough with enemies of the United States, especially Tehran, and prioritize relationships with key allies like Israel should go over well with the 800...
  • Live thread: Senate to begin debating Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (3pm on C-SPAN2)

    04/23/2015 11:07:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today at 3pm
    Several Republicans are expected to offer amendments to strengthen the bill. Vote on the bill itself expected next week.
  • State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran

    04/20/2015 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2015 2:20 pm | Adam Kredo
    Largest cash infusion to terror regime in recent memory, experts say The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of...
  • ‘Shameful!’ White House won’t demand Iran release captives as part of nuke deal

    04/20/2015 1:13:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-20 | Twitchy Staff
    The Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Iran since being arrested nine months ago, and Iran announced his charges will include espionage.
  • Iran To Get $30-50 Billion Just For Signing Nuke Deal?

    04/20/2015 3:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 19, 2015 2:40pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
    Just a week ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader, the despotic Ayatollah Khamenei, announced there would be no way he would allow nuclear inspections on military sites, that there would be no surprise inspections of nuclear facilities and the day Iran agrees to the final deal all the sanctions must get lifted or there is no deal. Ever since the Iranian leader revealed his opposition to the President’s interpretation of the framework deal the Obama administration has indicated they may be ready to fold to the Iranian demands—perhaps the most significant of which is the report that Iran will get $30-$50 billion...
  • Obama loses BIG as Corker-Menendez bill passes committee unanimously

    04/18/2015 2:28:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 4/17/15 | Jeff Dunetz
    The Senate Foreign Relations committee approved Tuesday afternoon the Corker-Menendez bill requiring that any deal the Obama Administration makes with Iran has to be approved by congress unanimously. Technically Congress won’t be voting on the deal, they will be voting on whether or not to remove the sanctions. However if the sanctions are not removed there will be no deal from Iran's point of view. But that's not the big story. After Sen. Corker announced a compromise everyone knew the bill would pass with bipartisan support, although no one could have foreseen unanimity. The big news is that Obama folded....
  • 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.
  • If Obama gets nuke deal, Iran deals Israel a nuke

    04/14/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 15 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/14 | peter lucas
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ought to take to television, raise his clenched fist and shout "Death to America." He could to do it at a Likud Party rally at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, which is like City Hall Plaza in Boston, in front of thousands of chanting supporters calling for the destruction of the United States, the Big Satan, and its new ally Iran, the Little Satan.
  • Why the Left Wants Iran to Get the Bomb

    04/10/2015 5:27:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why the Left Wants Iran to Get the BombPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 10, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Before Global Warming posters hung on the dingy walls of American classrooms, the atomic bomb was the original Great Bogeyman of the left. Nothing quite so demonstrated the madness of our war machine as our willingness to deploy weapons of mass destruction to stop Communism in its tracks.The self-righteous antics over nuclear weapons in literature, art, film, at protests and in papers are far too numerous to document. But you can still spot the occasional...
  • Obama’s long-held dream of nuclear disarmament

    04/08/2015 5:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 8, 2015 | Neo-neocon
    Obama the undergrad Remember this? It’s one of the few papers that Obama wrote while in college or law school that is still available, a 1983 article that appeared in the Columbia campus paper. The article is mostly straight reportage and quotes about the Nuclear Freeze Movement, featuring organizations called “Arms Race Alternatives” (ARA) and “Students Against Militarism” (SAM). But Obama reveals his own attitude in a few comments such as, “Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their...
  • Iranian defense minister: This nuclear deal doesn’t allow you to inspect our military sites

    04/08/2015 6:16:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2015 | AllahPundit
    The deal was struck on April 2nd. Via Michael Rubin, here’s the first glaring evidence that Iran doesn’t intend to comply with the west’s most important demand, comprehensive inspections of all nuclear facilities. It took six days for this thing to turn into a transparent sham. A couple of days longer than I thought it’d take, to be fair. Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan categorically rejected as a “lie” a Guardian report alleging that Tehran has granted access to its military facilities under the recent framework agreement with the world powers.“No such agreement has been made; principally...
  • OBAMA’S ‘HISTORIC’ IRAN DEAL FALLS APART, AS MULLAHS REV UP HIGH-SPEED CENTRIFUGES

    04/08/2015 10:44:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The very thin fiction of Obama’s “historic” agreement with Iran is unraveling with amazing speed. It’s notable that the Iranians never felt any urge to play along with Obama, not even for a few hours. They were loudly announcing his spin on the deal was false before the sun set on the day the agreement was announced. And now the Iranians are actively violating the terms of the agreement, which hasn’t even been formally written down or signed yet, according to the Times of Israel: Iran will begin using its latest generation IR-8 centrifuges as soon as its nuclear deal...
  • Scott Walker: Iranians not coming to table ‘out of the good nature of their hearts’

    04/09/2015 6:12:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    "......Mr. Walker said the Iranians are not coming to the negotiating table “out of the good nature of their hearts trying to push for world peace.” “They’re coming to the table because they were being brought to their knees because of the sanctions from the United States and from our allies particularly in Europe,” he said. “And right at the time when they’re working think about this kind of negotiation. We should have been saying here’s the deal: you take it or if not we’re going to go back to our allies and push for even stronger sanctions because we...
  • Iran Nuke Deal Is No Deal At All

    04/09/2015 6:24:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal. You might be confused about this point, given that so many news outlets refers to a "deal" that doesn't exist. In fairness, many do so simply for expediency's sake. The various parties to the talks did come away with an agreement, but it was an agreement to haggle more about what a deal might look like. We don't have a good word for such things, so people use "deal" as a placeholder. But in any other realm of...
  • 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...
  • White House strongly objects to having to show Iran isn’t presently attacking the U.S.

    04/09/2015 7:55:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2015 | Noah Rothman
    A bipartisan group of legislators in Congress are growing increasingly nervous with the administration and its so-called deal to prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb. A bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) that would allow Congress to reject the terms of the agreement, restore the legislatureÂ’s ability to impose and lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic, and compel the White House to certify that Iran is not involved in terrorist activities against the United States and its interests is gaining support. ThereÂ’s just one problem: The White House has pledged to veto it. Liberal Democrats, too, object to this...
  • Kerry: Congress Can Vote As Long As It Doesn’t Interfere with Obama’s Deal (Video)

    04/09/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 4/08/15 | by Pam Key
    Wednesday on PBS “NewsHour,” Secretary of State John Kerry articulated the administration’s new position on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in light of prominent Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supporting the bill this week. Making it clear the bill can not “interfere” with the president’s deal, Kerry said “if it’s changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the president’s prerogatives,” then Congress can vote.
  • Scott Walker bests Obama on Iran

    04/09/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin - Right Turn
    "The president handed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a gift by telling him to “bone up” on foreign policy before criticizing the Iran deal. This is an administration in which a State Department spokeswoman tries to deflect a takedown of the Iran framework by two former secretaries of state by saying that they did not offer alternatives and that she saw “a lot of sort of big words and big thoughts.”...........Even when trying to seem sophisticated, the administration sounds foolish............So that’s what the administration has been up to. Meanwhile, Walker is growing more confident on foreign policy issues. In a Fox...
  • Nuclear Deals: Same Song, Second Verse; A Political Opportunity?

    04/09/2015 10:44:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-15 | Warren Beatty
    OK, Republican presidential candidate (whom I hope will be conservative rather than a RINO), here is a gift that just may get you elected. Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama, on April 2, announced in a White House Rose Garden ceremony, that an agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear capability had been reached. Of the deal, Obama said: I'm convinced that if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer. Safer? Obama admitted that Iran will end up with the bomb in the end. And Iran gets to keep all...
  • Six in 10 U.S. voters say Iran unlikely to honor nuclear agreement: poll

    04/09/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-09 | David Sherfinski
    Six in 10 U.S. voters say Iran is unlikely to hold up its end of a framework that would lift some economic sanctions on the country in exchange for a reduction in some of its nuclear developments.Sixty-one percent say Iran is unlikely to comply and 30 percent say it’s not at all likely, said a Rasmussen poll released Thursday.Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Thursday he neither supports nor opposes the deal and demanded that all sanctions be lifted on Iran when any deal is signed, Reuters reported. His remarks on sanctions echoed the sentiments of Iranian President Hassan...
  • Rush: Obama "Will Do Anything" To Keep Iran Deal Alive

    04/09/2015 12:58:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh stated that President Obama “will do anything” to keep a deal with Iran alive because he cannot admit he made a mistake on Thursday.
  • The unfolding farce of Obama’s deal with Iran ; The president didn’t sign a bad framework deal

    04/08/2015 4:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/15 | David Horovitz
    ime and again, President Barack Obama and his indefatigable secretary of state promised that they and their P5+1 negotiating partners would not sign a bad deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons program. They didn’t sign a bad framework deal in Lausanne, Switzerland, last week. They just agreed on one in principle, and left it unsigned, allowing for multiple conflicting interpretations. It was immediately plain that the US-led negotiators had mislaid their moral compass, and indeed any clear sight of their own self-interest, when they agreed to conduct the negotiations as scheduled even as Iran’s ruthless, arrogant leader Ali Khamenei...
  • Obama's Iran Understanding: The Verifiable Facts

    04/08/2015 2:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Austin Bay
    resident Barack Obama initially touted his "historic understanding" with Iran as a transformational diplomatic step toward Middle East peace. Two days or so later, the White House called the "understanding" a "preliminary deal. " Words matter, or at least they should when the "understanding" allegedly affects a theocratic dictatorship's ability to obtain and use nuclear weapons. Both words imply a degree of agreement between parties. Regrettably, the Iranian government quickly disputed the Obama administration's claims that Tehran had made significant concessions. To say that this obvious Iranian disagreement with Obama bodes ill for the "historic understanding" is an understatement. Comparison...
  • Dem Sen Kaine: WH Doesn’t Want Congress ‘Weighing In’ on Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 6:23:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that the White House has “taken the position” that “Congress shouldn’t be weighing in” on an Iran deal on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
  • Obama Leaves U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati Behind In Iran

    04/08/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying. Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom? With the exception of deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, those who put on a uniform and serve their country seem like afterthoughts to this administration, if they're thought of at all. Just ask Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant allowed to languish 214 days in a Mexican jail for the crime of missing a highway exit. Or now, Amir Hekmati of Flagstaff, Ariz., a Marine vet who sits...
  • CIA Director: Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Disingenuous'

    04/07/2015 10:17:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 4/7/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" and claiming Tehran had made considerable concessions. In his first public remarks since the outline agreement was announced last week, the spy agency chief said the deal would impose a litany of restrictions on Iran's nuclear work, reports AFP. "I must tell you the individuals who say this deal provides a pathway for Iran to a bomb are being wholly disingenuous, in my view, if they know the facts, understand what's required for a (nuclear) program,"...
  • The Iran Framework: Devilish Details To Follow

    04/07/2015 2:27:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Too bad the "framework" of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn't come four days earlier on April Fools' Day. It would have been more appropriate. The United States is being asked to foolishly believe promises by a regime that is religiously motivated to eliminate Israel and ultimately the United States, is the premier sponsor of terrorism in the world, has a record of breaking promises, including past promises about nuclear weapons, and still holds American prisoners, including a Christian minister, a Washington Post reporter, a former Marine and Robert Levinson, a retired DEA agent taken hostage in 2007. Did...
  • White House: Iran sales pitch 'has only just begun'

    04/07/2015 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday expressed confidence it could win over enough Democrats in Congress to stymie an effort to allow lawmakers to approve any nuclear deal with Iran. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will likely become the next Senate Democratic leader, dealt a blow to the White House on Monday when he reiterated support for congressional review of an Iran deal. The White House believes Congress should not have the final say on an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Officials are making a full-court press to convince Democrats to give negotiators at least until the June 30...
  • Iran nuke deal: “Everything Netanyahu warned about has turned out to be true”

    04/07/2015 6:30:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/7/15 | William A. Jacobson
    There is no Iran nuke “deal,” but whatever there is to the framework, even Obama now admits it paves Iran’s path to the bomb, albeit on a delayed fuse, as AP reports, Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years: Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework...
  • Obama: Expecting Iran to Recognize Israel Under Nuclear Deal a ‘Misjudgment’

    04/06/2015 8:26:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/06/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Requiring Iran to recognize Israel as part of a comprehensive nuclear agreement would be a “fundamental misjudgment,” President Obama said on Monday, adding that the U.S. cannot depend on the nature of the regime in Tehran changing.“The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won’t sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms,” he said in an interview with NPR.“And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment,” he added. “I want to return to this point:...
  • Obama admits: Deal will give Iran ‘near zero’ breakout time in 13 years [Israel & Netanyahu]

    04/07/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Josh Lederman
    President concedes Iran framework nuclear agreement’s shortcomings amid growing chorus of objections. WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework deal to critics, was pushing back on the charge that the deal fails to eliminate the risk because it allows Iran to keep enriching uranium. He told NPR News that...
  • Obama on NPR: Sure, this Iran deal only delays the inevitable

    04/07/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    The Obama approach is to remove all threats of military action, remove all economic sanctions, trust Iran to keep its word . . . and then sign a deal that even he doesn't claim keeps them from getting the bomb. Obama on NPR: Sure, this Iran deal only delays the inevitable You thought the nuclear deal with Iran was “historic” and would keep the Iranians from getting the bomb, right? OK, you didn’t actually think that, but you thought the Obama Administration was at least willing to claim as much to put a happy face on such a horrendous pile...
  • Chuck Schumer Defies White House On Iran

    04/06/2015 5:22:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hill’s most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week.
  • Verifying Iran Nuclear Deal Not Possible, Experts Say

    04/06/2015 7:14:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/06/2015 | Bill Gertz
    Despite promises by President Obama that Iranian cheating on a new treaty will be detected, verifying Tehran’s compliance with a future nuclear accord will be very difficult if not impossible, arms experts say. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will not be effectively verifiable,” said Paula DeSutter, assistant secretary of state for verification, compliance, and implementation from 2002 to 2009. Obama said Saturday that the framework nuclear deal reached in Switzerland would provide “unprecedented verification.” International inspectors “will have unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear program because Iran will face more inspections than any other country in the world,” he said...
  • Barack Obama: Iran deal a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

    04/05/2015 6:23:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2015 | Jennifer Shutt
    President Barack Obama discussed his administration’s most recent foreign policy feat this weekend, saying the isolation of countries such as Iran does not always serve American interests.In an interview with The New York Times, Obama said the deal with Iran that would allow it to develop nuclear energy while lifting sanctions is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”“This is our best bet by far to make sure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in the interview published Sunday. “What we will be doing even as we enter into this deal is sending a very clear message to the Iranians and to...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Republicans take aim at Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran

    04/05/2015 7:43:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Fallout from the Obama administration’s preliminary nuclear deal with Iran stretched from Capitol Hill to Jerusalem on Easter Sunday, with lawmakers vowing to push ahead with legislation that would give them, not the president, the final say on whether the agreement crosses the finish line. At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up his all-out assault on the deal, saying the U.S.-led effort to lighten economic sanctions on Iran will allow Tehran to bolster its “terror machine” and wreak even more havoc across an already-unstable region. White House officials, including Mr. Obama himself, have worked relentlessly over...
  • Netanyahu: 'I'm Not Trying To Kill Any Deal' With Iran

    04/05/2015 12:10:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 04/05/2015 | Scott Neuman
    A photo released by Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he delivers a statement on April 3 "strongly opposing" the framework deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. to seek a better agreement with Iran over its nuclear weapons program, insisting that he's not trying to kill any deal, just "a bad deal."Netanyahu, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, argued that the current plan "leaves the preeminent terrorist state of our time with a vast nuclear infrastructure."He lamented that "not one centrifuge is destroyed" under the agreement.Netanyahu also warned that lifting sanctions on Tehran...
  • Iran’s Persian statement on ‘deal’ contradicts Obama’s claims

    04/04/2015 3:31:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4-4-2015 | Amir Taheri
    “Iran Agrees to Detailed Nuclear Outline,” The New York Times headline claimed on Friday. That found an echo in the Washington Post headline of the same day: “Iran agrees to nuclear restrictions in framework deal with world powers.” But the first thing to know about the highly hyped “historic achievement” that President Obama is trying to sell is that there has been no agreement on any of the fundamental issues that led to international concern about Iran’s secret nuclear activities and led to six mandatory resolutions by the United Nations Security Council and 13 years of diplomatic seesaw. All we...
  • FM: Iran could resume nuclear activities if West withdraws

    04/04/2015 3:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 5:43 PM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran would be able to return to its current level of nuclear activities if the West withdraws from a pact that is to be finalized in June. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran has the power to take “corresponding action” and “will be able to return” its nuclear program to the same level if the other side fails to honor the agreement. …
  • Who do we believe, Obama or Iran?

    04/04/2015 7:39:37 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 4, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Obama spiked the football in the Rose garden this week when he claimed that Iran and other world powers had agreed on an “historic” framework toward a final nuclear deal. He was doing his best channeling of Neville Chamberlain when he declared “I am convinced that if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer.” Of course, the key word in Barack’s victory speech is “if;” as in “…if Tehran proves that it is adhering to the agreement.” Yet nothing is in writing! Maybe The One has gone back...
  • An Apology to Neville Chamberlain

    04/04/2015 7:14:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The great pretense, the false suspense, the grand charade, the whole production number is about over. After months, after years of pretending that negotiations to keep Tehran's mullahs from getting their own nuclear weapon, the cover has been lifted and -- Ta-da! -- the grand finale begins with an all too familiar chorus: Peace in Our Time! Uncork the champaign, serve the caviar and get ready to applaud what should be a real hit. Call it "Munich: The Sequel." Back in 1938, the original production got a big reception from the waiting world, too, maybe bigger, because the audience could...
  • War with Iran is probably our best option

    04/03/2015 11:24:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13 | Joshua Muravchik
    The logical flaw in the indictment of a looming “very bad” nuclear deal with Iran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered before Congress this month was his claim that we could secure a “good deal” by calling Iran’s bluff and imposing tougher sanctions. The Iranian regime that Netanyahu described so vividly — violent, rapacious, devious and redolent with hatred for Israel and the United States — is bound to continue its quest for nuclear weapons by refusing any “good deal” or by cheating. This gives force to the Obama administration’s taunting rejoinder: What is Netanyahu’s alternative? War? But the...