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  • Just naive, or incredibly stupid?

    10/15/2004 7:22:26 AM PDT · by Andurilthe first · 4 replies · 347+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 14 OCT 2004 | Jerome Corsi
    Just naive, or breathtakingly stupid? Posted: October 15, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com In the first presidential debate, John Kerry made a little noticed statement affirming his intention to provide Iran with nuclear fuel. "I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes." For those with a short memory, this was essentially the same policy the Clinton administration adopted toward North Korea – provide them nuclear fuel under the ridiculous assumption that Kim...
  • Russia: Tough sanction on Iran over nukes would backfire

    12/05/2006 7:37:33 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 10 replies · 278+ views
    Ha'aretz.com ^ | Last update - 17:21 05/12/2006 | By News Agencies
    Tough sanctions on Iran to punish it for pursuing uranium enrichment would be counter-productive, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said before major powers met to discuss possible measures on Tuesday. "We believe it is irresponsible to impose these kind of sanctions," Lavrov told reporters on the margins of a meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Brussels.
  • KERRY APOLOGY LETTER TO IRAN'S LEADERS & TERRORISTS (Kerry's Axis)

    03/16/2004 9:42:26 AM PST · by Steven W. · 57 replies · 567+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/2004 | Diana West
    ... on Feb. 8, the Tehran Times published in full an e-mail sent by the Kerry campaign to a government news agency promising that a President Kerry would try to restore relations "at risk" due to "the actions and attitudes" of the Bush administration. "Disappointment with the current U.S. leadership is widespread," the e-mail said, "extending not just to the corridors of power and politics, but to the man and woman on the street as well." If that's not giving aid and comfort to an enemy, it's certainly meddling with U.S. diplomacy in a time of war.
  • U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran

    12/23/2006 9:03:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 3,207+ views
    U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran 8 minutes ago The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously imposed sanctions on Iran's trade in sensitive nuclear materials and ballistic missiles, in a move aimed at getting Tehran to halt uranium enrichment work.
  • EU urges Bush to adopt Kerry line on Iran

    10/01/2004 7:56:50 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 45 replies · 1,060+ views
    Financial Times ^ | October 1, 2004 | Guy Dinmore
    "European governments are lobbying the Bush administration to change course over Iran before next month's presidential election, urging Washington to adopt an incentive-driven policy that Senator John Kerry has already pledged, according to diplomats and US politicians." "According to unnamed diplomats and a Kerry adviser, senior officials from Germany and the Netherlands - which currently holds the European Union presidency - had high-level meetings on Iran with both the White House and the Kerry camp in recent days. "The European message was that we cannot let weeks pass before the next deadline without doing something," one diplomat said. "We need...
  • Kerry's main Iranian fund raiser sues SMCCDI

    04/29/2004 12:19:38 AM PDT · by Behrooz · 5 replies · 308+ views
    Kerry's main Iranian fund raiser sues SMCCDI SMCCDI (Announcement) April 29, 2004 " To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men. The human race has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised against injustice, ignorance and lust, the inquisition yet would serve the law, and guillotines decide our least disputes. The few who dare, must speak and speak again, to right the wrongs of many..." - ( Ella Wheeler Wilcox ) The primary Iranian supporter of Senator John Kerry and a subject of many controversies, Hassan Nemazee, has sued the "Student Movement Coordination Committee...
  • Kerry Evades Questions About Ties to Terrorist Iranian Government

    10/14/2004 10:16:04 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies · 711+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10/15/04 | Wes Vernon,
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kerry’s campaign Thursday was accused of avoiding sticky questions about Iranian influence on his presidential bid. "Do I think they're running out the clock until after the election? Absolutely I do," responded Bob Jenevein, attorney for a top figure in the Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI). Story Continues Below In answer to a question from NewsMax.com, Jenevein said the Kerry-Edwards campaign was stalling on signing any deposition acknowledging that Hassan Nemazee, a New York investment banker, had "provided the campaign with advice and/or insight on matters relevant to Iran and U.S.-Iran relations."...
  • ANOTHER KERRY KAPER > Kerry Taking Campaign Contributions From Pro-Iranian Group

    10/19/2004 9:39:58 PM PDT · by AWestCoaster · 5 replies · 245+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 15, 2004 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The chairman of a pro-Iranian democracy group is charging that the campaign of Sen. John Kerry has been accepting political contributions from a lobbying group promoting the agenda of the mullah rulers of Iran. Aryo Pirouznia, leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iraq (SMCCDI) says that backers of the regime in Tehran are channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Kerry campaign. During a press conference in Washington on Thursday, Pirouznia identified several individuals who have close ties to the Democratic presidential candidate. The most prominent of them is Hassan Nemazee,...
  • The Kerry / Iran Connection: An Overview

    10/18/2004 11:20:37 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 9 replies · 2,025+ views
    various | October 19, 2004 | Interesting Times
    This is an overview of the emerging campaign finance scandal involving the Kerry campaign and lobbyists for the terror-supporting regime in Iran. At the center of the controversy is one Hassan Nemazee, listed as a Vice-Chair by the Kerry campaign, and identified by CBS News as having raised more than $500,000 for the campaign. Nemazee has served on the Board of the American Iranian Council, the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), and the Asia Society, all of which favor negotiations with the mullahs' regime and eventual normalization of relations with Iran. A group of Iranian-Americans formed the Student Movement...
  • Hagel, Obama Differ on Iran Sanctions

    01/10/2013 4:55:46 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Yahoo/ABC ^ | Jan. 9, 2013
    -excerpt- Hagel did not cosponsor the Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007, which urged the president to designate the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group; 72 senators, including Obama, Biden, and Kerry, cosponsored the bill. In July 2001, the Senate overwhelmingly extended the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act, which requires the president to "penalize" foreign companies that invest more than $20 million in Iran's energy sector. The extension passed 96-2. Hagel voted against it along with Republican Sen. Richard Lugar -excerpt- In August 2008, Hagel opposed the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act
  • Kerry's Iran scandal

    10/15/2004 12:36:44 PM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 1,919+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-15-04 | Ken Timmerman
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20041014-084639-5209r.htm
  • Iran to Kerry: Drop Dead

    10/03/2004 5:39:59 PM PDT · by granite · 24 replies · 1,089+ views
    American Digest ^ | October 03, 2004 12:55 PM | Gerard Vanderleun
    October 03, 2004 Iran to Kerry: Drop Dead Iran's Mullahs Rejects Kerry Nuclear Proposal Iran on Sunday rejected a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry who has suggested supplying the Islamic state with nuclear fuel for power reactors if Tehran agrees to give up its own fuel-making capability. Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it would be "irrational" for Iran to put its nuclear program in jeopardy by relying on supplies from abroad. "We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi told a weekly news conference....
  • Kerry's Iran Scandal

    10/14/2004 11:03:27 PM PDT · by nimar · 28 replies · 948+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/14/2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Kerry-Edwards campaign is headed toward a campaign finance scandal involving contributions on behalf of a foreign power, similar to allegations that plagued Bill Clinton's re-election in 1996. Instead of Communist China, this time the foreign power seeking to influence a U.S. presidential candidate is the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's premier state sponsor of international terror.
  • Kerry's Iranian Sugar Daddies

    03/02/2004 12:54:13 AM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 337+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 3/02/04 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Among Sen. John Kerry's top fund-raisers are three Iranian-Americans who have been pushing for dramatic changes in U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. Most prominent among them is Hassan Nemazee, 54, an investment banker based in New York. Nominated to become U.S. ambassador to Argentina by President Bill Clinton in 1999, Nemazee eventually withdrew his nomination after a former partner raised allegations of business improprieties. Nemazee was a major Clinton donor, giving $80,000 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 1996 election cycle and attending at least one of the famous White House fund-raising coffees. In 2001,...
  • Who Is Obstructing the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act?

    04/21/2010 3:41:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 475+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2010 | John Appleton
    Iran is the number-one terror-sponsoring nation in the world; it has been killing Americans for years. The country is led to by mad mullahs who see nuclear weapons as a ticket to paradise. Why would one key congressman spend the last year and a half trying to derail plans to stop Iran's nuclear program? Perhaps because he is doing so at the behest of Barack Obama. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has messianic dreams that view nuclear Armageddon as a means to bring about the return of Shia Islam's Hidden Imam and usher in a new age. For years, the Iranian...
  • Iran's Clerics Lean Towards Kerry to Ease Pressure

    10/28/2004 9:32:28 AM PDT · by freedomeverywhere · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 27, 2004 | Paul Hughes
    Iran's Clerics Lean Towards Kerry to Ease Pressure Wed Oct 27, 2004 07:10 AM ET By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian officials like to portray U.S. presidential elections as a choice between bad and worse but there is little doubt they would prefer Democratic challenger John Kerry to win next week. Since President Bush took office the Islamic state has been dubbed an "axis of evil" member, seen U.S. forces mass on its borders in Iraq and Afghanistan and faced concerted U.S. accusations that it has a covert atomic arms program. Kerry is unlikely to ease the pressure on...
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • Money trail behind Kerry's Iran stance

    10/03/2004 7:40:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 1,463+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/3/04 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kerry's call for providing Iran with the nuclear fuel it seeks, even while the regime is believed to be only months away from developing nuclear weapons, is being linked to his campaign contributions from backers of the mullah government in Tehran. During last Thursday's nationally televised debate between the Democratic presidential candidate and President Bush, Kerry insisted as president he would provide Tehran with the nuclear fuel it wants for a pledge to use it for peaceful purposes only. "I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them,...
  • Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions

    12/21/2012 10:50:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions Daniel Halper December 21, 2012 12:59 PM John Kerry, who will be nominated later today to be the next secretary of state, is the richest member of the U.S. Senate. His estimated net worth is, at minimum, $198.65 million, according to disclosure forms. Kerry's disclosure forms also reveal that he has invested in companies accused of doing business with Iran. One of the companies Kerry is invested in is called Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (Petrobras), it's a Brazilian-based oil and gas corporation. Disclosure forms reveal that Kerry has between $150,000...
  • America Retreats -- Mullahs Advance

    01/02/2010 1:06:33 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 1 replies · 267+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/2/10 | James Lewis
    There's good news and bad news for 2010. The good news is that there is a real hero of freedom in Ira: a member of the Iraqi parliament named Mithal al-Alusi. In the Iraq war, one thing most Americans have wondered about is who really stands for the people and who, if anybody, still harbors those glowing embers of freedom that ultimately overthrew Soviet totalitarianism. (That's the one our kids don't learn about in school anymore because it might make America look good.) Is it really true that Iraqis wanted their freedom after three decades of Saddam Hussein's brutal fascism?...
  • Iran warns U.N. against more sanctions, meets German FM ("like playing with a lion's tail")

    06/05/2007 8:19:14 PM PDT · by bd476 · 19 replies · 520+ views
    Reuters Berlin and China Post ^ | June 6, 2007 | By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN, Reuters
    Iran warned the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday against slapping more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear work, saying it was like "playing with a lion's tail" as its top negotiator met Germany's foreign minister. The talks in Berlin between Ali Larijani and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, coming two weeks after a negative U.N. nuclear watchdog report on Iran that could trigger tougher sanctions soon, ended without comment from either side. It followed talks in Madrid last week between Larijani and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana that yielded no headway in resolving the core dispute -- Iran's refusal to suspend...
  • Ahmadinejad: Those who backed UN sanctions will soon regret it

    12/24/2006 10:39:04 AM PST · by edpc · 61 replies · 1,734+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | December 24, 2006 | Haaretz Service and Agencies
    A defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday dismissed the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program as "a piece of torn paper" that would not deter Iran from its nuclear activities. "It is a piece of torn paper... by which they aim to scare Iranians... It is in the Westerners' interests to live with a nuclear Iran," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying. In his first response since the 15-member Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose economic sanctions, the hard-line Iranian president said that the supporters of the resolution would soon regret...
  • Iranian Alert - October 19, 2004 [EST]- IRAN LIVE THREAD - "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    10/19/2004 12:53:59 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 4,301+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.18.2004 | DoctorZin
    The US media still largely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” As a result, most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. In fact they were one of the first countries to have spontaneous candlelight vigils after the 911 tragedy (see photo). There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in...
  • US Sanctions on Iran 'Not Effective' (US Govt employee in Iran media)

    04/02/2008 6:16:29 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Alalam News ^ | 23 March 08 | Unknown
    TEHRAN, March 23--A top US expert on the Middle East said that the sanctions against Iran do not affect the Islamic Republic's oil and gas export to other countries. Speaking to Alalam Sunday, Kenneth Katzman, a specialist in Middle East affairs for the Congressional Research Service, said the recent gas export deal between Iran and Switzerland was a blow to US efforts to impose sanctions on Iran. The US official noted though the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic include the energy sector, new investments in the fields of research, excavation and extraction of oil and gas, it does not...
  • US sets sanctions on Iran partners

    04/03/2004 5:04:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 111+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | April 03 2004 | BBC World Service
    The United States says it has imposed sanctions against 13 foreign companies that have sold equipment or technology to Iran that could be used for making nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. A State Department spokesman said the sanctions mean the companies will not receive any business or assistance from the US government, and that US companies are banned from dealing with them for two years. The companies are based in China, Macedonia, Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. The spokesman said that sanctions against a number of Russian companies and institutes had been lifted as they...
  • Clinton Calls for (UN) Sanctions Against Iran (faults Bush admin. for "downplaying" the threat)

    01/18/2006 8:17:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 1,418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/06 | Geoff Mulvihill - ap
    PRINCETON, N.J. - Sen. Hillary Clinton called for United Nations sanctions against Iran as it resumes its nuclear program and faulted the Bush administration for "downplaying" the threat. In an address Wednesday evening at Princeton University, Clinton, D-N.Y., said it was a mistake for the U.S. to have Britain, France and Germany head up nuclear talks with Iran over the past 2 1/2 years. Last week, Iran resumed nuclear research in a move Tehran claims is for energy, not weapons. "I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats...
  • Iran running out of options ~~ UN Sanctions coming?

    08/22/2006 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies · 995+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | Kaveh L Afrasiabi
    Iran faces a dilemma. It can neither fully accept nor reject the package of incentives offered by Germany and the United Nations Security Council's permanent five (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China), irrespective of the growing international pressure, the UN's deadline of August 31 and the threat of international sanctions.
  • Ron Paul says he'd lift sanctions on Iran

    12/19/2007 6:41:44 PM PST · by freedom44 · 149 replies · 823+ views
    WCAX ^ | 12/19/07 | WCAX
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Campaigning in New Hampshire today, Republican Ron Paul says he would lift sanctions on Iran and order the U.S. Navy to pull back from its shores.</p> <p>Paul says if the U.S. relieved pressure on Iran, people would breathe a sign of relief, interest rates probably would not go up and oil prices probably would drop.</p>
  • Sanctions On Iran Approved By U.N.

    12/27/2006 6:02:39 AM PST · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 263+ views
    WP ^ | Dec. 24, 2006 | Colum Lynch
    UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 23 -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to restrict Iran's trade in sensitive nuclear materials and to freeze the assets of 22 Iranian officials and institutions linked to the country's most controversial nuclear programs. The council's action culminated more than three years of diplomatic efforts by the United States to have Iran sanctioned for expanding its enrichment of uranium. But Russia, a close commercial partner of Iran, stripped the resolution of some of its toughest measures, including a travel ban on officials linked to the nuclear programs. The resolution demands that Iran immediately suspend its...
  • McCain mocks Obama on Iran during pro-Israel speech ( Calls for Sanctions not Talks with Iran )

    06/02/2008 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 143+ views
    Foxnews ^ | June 2nd, 2008 11:45 AM Eastern | Mosheh Oinounou
    Video at Link WASHINGTON, D.C. –Ridiculing the idea of negotiating with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a “spectacle” that would embolden extremists, McCain jabbed Obama on Iran and Iraq before more than 7,500 members of the highly influential pro-Israel lobbyist group.“We hear talk of a meeting with the Iranian leadership offered up as if it were some sudden inspiration, a bold new idea that somehow nobody has ever thought of before,” McCain told AIPAC members, adding that Obama is engaging in a “serious misreading of history.”“It’s hard to see what such a summit with President Ahmadinejad would actually gain, except an...
  • Russia, China Won't Back Iran Sanctions(And we continue to trade with the Chicoms & Russkies?)

    11/02/2006 5:54:32 AM PST · by kellynla · 25 replies · 605+ views
    myway.com ^ | Nov 2, 2006 | STEVE GUTTERMAN and EDITH M. LEDERER
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian and China indicated that they will not support a draft U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions on Iran for its refusal to halt its nuclear enrichment program. The comments by Russia's foreign minister and China's U.N. ambassador were the strongest reactions yet to the draft by the two key U.N. Security Council members, and signaled difficult negotiations ahead on the resolution drawn up by Britain, France and Germany. "We cannot support measures that in essence are aimed at isolating Iran from the outside world, including isolating people who are called upon to conduct negotiations on the nuclear...
  • China and Russia Wary of Call for Iran Sanctions

    03/30/2006 12:04:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 361+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2006 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    BERLIN, March 30 — A day after the United Nations Security Council approved a heavily compromised statement criticizing the Iranian nuclear program, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today raised the idea of imposing sanctions on Iran for the first time with the permament members of the council but received a decidedly cool reaction from China and Russia. During a news conference after a three and one-half hour meeting here today, Dai Bingguo, China's vice minister of foreign affairs, rejected the idea of sanctions and offered a thinly veiled criticism of the war in Iraq when he said, "The Chinese side...
  • Kerry says the report proved sanctions worked? NO! WAY LOOK!

    10/07/2004 8:02:20 PM PDT · by FesterUSMC · 14 replies · 421+ views
    OK, Let me just tell you something here I spent about 5 minutes looking through Charles Duelfer’s Report this execerpt is from part 1, i'm NOT a laywer NOT even close! Why is Kerry lying to the people? Sheesh just read this and you decide if the sanctions were working... 1996 Beginning of Oil-for-Food. Another example of a key infl ection point was the 1996 decision to accept the Oil-for-Food (OFF) program. Internally, Iraq was in trouble. The economy was in tatters. The middle class was decimated by the collapse of the dinar and the impact of sanctions. The hobbling...
  • Kerry, Hagel Have Track Record of Wanting to Engage With America’s Adversaries

    12/20/2012 11:14:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012
    If speculation about President Obama’s likely nominees to head the departments of State and Defense proves correct, the next four years could see a renewed focus on his early drive to engage with hostile and repressive regimes. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), tapped to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebr.), viewed a strong contender for the Pentagon, both have a record of favoring engagement over isolation and sanctions when dealing with such governments. The liberal Democrat and moderate Republican, both decorated Vietnam War veterans regarded as foreign policy experts, have called over a number...
  • Iran says Bush sanctions warning 'unacceptable'

    06/21/2006 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 203+ views
    afp ^ | 6/21/06 | afp
    TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran has dismissed a warning by US President George W. Bush of stronger sanctions if Tehran does not bow to international demands over its nuclear program. ADVERTISEMENT "Bush's language is not acceptable and does not fit in with our cooperation with Europe," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi was quoted as saying Wednesday by the official IRNA news agency. On Monday, Bush turned up the pressure on Tehran, warning of "progressively stronger political and economic sanctions" if it refuses to freeze sensitive nuclear activities in return for talks. Bush signaled that suspending uranium enrichment and reprocessing was...
  • John Kerry's Iranian-American Fund-Raisers

    08/20/2004 4:19:51 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 29 replies · 923+ views
    Insight On The News ^ | March 1, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Among Sen. John Kerry's top fund-raisers are three Iranian-Americans who have been pushing for dramatic changes in U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. Most prominent among them is Hassan Nemazee, 54, an investment banker based in New York. Nominated to become U.S. ambassador to Argentina by President Bill Clinton in 1999, Nemazee eventually withdrew his nomination after a former partner raised allegations of business improprieties. Nemazee was a major Clinton donor, giving $80,000 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 1996 election cycle and attending at least one of the famous White House fund-raising coffees.
  • EU to White House: Adopt Kerry Iran plan

    10/03/2004 8:12:55 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 20 replies · 408+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | WorldNetDaily
    The London Financial Times reports that, according to "unnamed diplomats and a Kerry adviser," top EU officials from Germany and the Netherlands are lobbying the Bush Administration to adopt John Kerry's position on Iran and its nuclear program. High-level meetings were held with both the White House and the Kerry campaign last week. The European proposal offers Iran a guaranteed supply of nuclear fuel for its civilian reactors with all waste products to be returned and closely monitored. Iran would pledge to end development of its own enrichment plants that could be used to make nuclear weapons. According to the...
  • Kerry Warns Iran: The Clock is Ticking

    06/01/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/13 | Elad Benari
    “The clock is ticking,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran on Friday, adding that Israel will do what is necessary to defend itself against the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Speaking to reporters at a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Kerry said that he is not optimistic that Iran's upcoming presidential election will result in any change in the country's nuclear ambitions. "I do not have high expectations that the election is going to change the fundamental calculus of Iran," Kerry said. "This is not a portfolio that is in the hands of a new...
  • Kerry backs 'biting' sanctions on Iran

    03/01/2010 5:39:19 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 444+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-1-10 | HERB KEINON
    US senator meets PM, says US, Israel "talking from the same page" on Iran. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who for the last two weeks has loudly been calling for sanctions on Iran’s energy sector, received strong backing Monday when visiting US Sen. John Kerry supported the move. Kerry, the powerful head of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, said he “absolutely” supported sanctions against Iran’s energy industry. “I believe that the most biting and important sanctions would be those on the energy side,” Kerry told a press conference, after meeting Netanyahu. The senator said there were other sanctions that should be...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry Rejects New Sanctions on Iran

    04/21/2013 9:24:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    For years the Obama line was that sanctions were the answer to get Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program. Now even sanctions aren’t the answer. Instead sanctions might upset the delicate flower of Iranian diplomacy. And Hanoi John, a veteran of unsuccessful appeasements of the Viet Cong and the Sandanistas, who embraced monsters like Assad, is an absolute expert at not offending the people trying to kill us. Secretary of State John F. Kerry implored Congress on Thursday not to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, warning that such a move could disrupt diplomacy over Tehran’s disputed nuclear...
  • Report: Chuck Hagel “likely” to be nominated as next Secretary of Defense

    12/13/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2012 | AllahPundit
    His name's been kicking around for more than a week but the "likely" part is new. BREAKING: Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel likely to be nominated as Secretary of Defense— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) December 13, 2012 NBC is hearing the same thing. Team O has been touting him for appointments since before The One was president, when Hagel was briefly rumored to be in the mix for VP. His name popped up again two years later as a potential successor to Dennis Blair as DNI. He's sort of the perfect Obama appointee: He's a centrist Republican, which burnishes O's phony...
  • U.S.: Unrest in Iran opens window for immediate sanctions

    01/03/2010 12:53:00 AM PST · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 771+ views
    Haaretz ^ | January 3, 2010 | Haaretz Service
    The Obama administration says the internal unrest in Iran and signs of unexpected delays in their nuclear program make the Iranian government especially vulnerable to swift and serious sanctions, the New York Times reported on Sunday. An administration official said current circumstances "give us a window to impose the first sanctions that may make the Iranians think the nuclear program isn't worth the price tag." Despite the political unrest, Iran's political and military leaders are remaining steadfast in their determination to develop nuclear weapons, advisers to U.S. President Barack Obama said. But the unrest coupled with the Iranian government's internal...