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  • Sen. Tom Cotton speaks on the Senate floor about the Iran nuclear deal (15 minutes)

    04/24/2015 7:39:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 23. 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    April 23, 2015: Sen. Tom Cotton speaks on the Senate floor about the Iran nuclear deal
  • Areva’s nuclear reactor vessel flaws may be “costly”

    04/24/2015 5:26:25 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 04/17/2015 | Power Engineering
    The French nuclear regulator says anomalies found in Areva’s nuclear reactor technology are “very serious” and may be costly to fix. Areva announced April 7 that it found weak spots in the bottom and lid of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) vessel, which could reduce the resistance of the metal. Areva said it discovered the flaw during mechanical and chemical tests of a representative model and reported the findings to the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). The ASN told Reuters that a similar Areva forging technique had been used in five EPRs currently in the planning stage or under construction....
  • The Clintons Took Cash to Help Putin Control the World Uranium Market

    04/23/2015 5:10:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Times story is by Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, and here's how it begins: "The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin's latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: 'Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.' The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. "The deal made Rosatom one of the world's largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his...
  • 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.
  • Editorial: Time for Senators to Step Up on Iran

    04/23/2015 10:00:43 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9:35 AM, Apr 23, 2015 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    As always, Winston Churchill said it best. Here he is on March 24, 1938, speaking less than two weeks after the Anschluss, the Nazi annexation of Austria: "For five years I have talked to the House on these matters—not with very great success. I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which leads to a dark gulf. It is a fine broad stairway at the beginning, but after a bit the carpet ends. A little farther on there are only flagstones, and a little farther on still these break beneath your feet. ... That is the position—that...
  • The Clinton connection to Russia’s claims on uranium

    04/23/2015 4:56:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Times of India ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jo Becker,NYT News Service
    The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir Putin's latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: "Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World." The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world's largest uranium producers and brought Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain. But the untold story behind that story is one that...
  • The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl's Apples

    04/22/2015 7:10:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    atlasobscura.com ^ | Dan Nosowitz
    For the past couple of years, a young woman known only as “Bionerd23” has been making strange, dangerous videos in and around one of the most infamous nuclear zones on Earth—the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Nothing is too radioactive or risky for her. She has shown herself getting injected with the radionuclide technetium, eating radioactive apples from a tree in Chernobyl, being chased by a possibly rabid fox, and picking up fragments of the nuclear plant’s reactor fuel with her bare hands. When a freakishly large catfish appears on camera, she calmly explains that it’s probably not a mutant—“They are just...
  • Senate headed for raucous debate on Iran (could reach floor today)

    04/22/2015 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015, 06:33 pm | Jordain Carney
    The Senate could move next week to legislation would create a congressional review process for a nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Tuesday. “I think it could get here as early as Thursday,” Cardin said, when asked when the legislation would reach the Senate floor. “I don’t think there will be any floor action until next week.” Senators are expected to turn to the Iran legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), after they pass a bill to curb human trafficking and vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general. Corker and Cardin reached a deal on...
  • Ground broken for Turkey's first nuclear power plant

    04/22/2015 4:59:08 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    World Nuclear News ^ | 15 April 2015 | World Nuclear News
    Government and company officials yesterday launched construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant. The Russian-designed Akkuyu plant in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, is the first of three nuclear power plants the country plans to build to help boost its economy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuel imports. Construction work is expected to begin on the first of Akkuyu's four 1200 MWe Gidropress-designed AES-2006 VVER pressurized water reactors this year or next. The plant is being financed by Russia according to a build-own-operate model, under an intergovernmental agreement signed by Turkey and Russia in 2010. The project is expected...
  • China cabinet approves building of home-grown nuclear reactor

    04/22/2015 4:56:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Reuters
    China gave approval to build a home-grown "third-generation" nuclear reactor, a technology that will help optimize the country's energy mix and also one that Beijing wants to export. The State Council, or cabinet, said on Wednesday it had approved building a pilot reactor of "Hualong 1" on China's coast, according to a statement posted on the central government's website www.gov.cn, without giving further details. "It's not only an inevitable choice to diversify clean energy sources, but also helps raise global competitiveness of China's equipment manufacturers...
  • Top Iranian General: Nuclear Inspectors Will Not be Permitted

    04/21/2015 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Tue, April 21, 2015
    The deputy head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps categorically rejected any international inspectors on any Iranian military bases as part of the nuclear deal. Brigadier-General Hossein Salami told Iran’s state-run Press TV “They will not even be permitted to inspect the most normal military site in their dreams.” “Visiting a military base by a foreign inspector would mean the occupation of our land because all our defense secrets are there” Salami said. “Even talking about the subject means national humiliation.” …
  • Why is Iran deal classified, locked in Senate office?

    04/21/2015 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | By Fred Fleitz
    A Senate staff member told me yesterday there is a classified version of the nuclear framework with Iran that members of the Senate are having difficulty assessing because it has been classified secret and is locked up in the Senate security office. I was told that few Senate staffers are being allowed to read this classified version of the framework. This revelation raises several serious questions about President Obama’s desperate effort to get a nuclear deal with Iran. First, this classified version of the framework agreement must be different from the fact sheet on the framework released by the State...
  • Kirk, Rubio Condemn Iranian Espionage Charges against Washington Post Reporter

    04/21/2015 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    kirk.senate.gov ^ | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 | Senator Kirk, Senator Rubio
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today issued the following statement condemning the espionage charges filed by the Iranian regime against The Washington Post reporter, Jason Rezaian: “It appears that Mr. Rezaian is being persecuted because of his profession as a reporter and his American citizenship. Freedom of press is a right that should be guaranteed to all individuals regardless of their nationality. We urge the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Rezaian. “This case is just the latest example of the true nature of the Iranian regime. The Obama Administration should demand...
  • Obama Lied to Us for Years About How Close Iran Is to a Nuclear Bomb

    04/21/2015 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see where Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has an op-ed in the New York Times? I kid you not. The Iranian foreign minister is considered an ally by the New York Times op-ed page. You see, ladies and gentlemen, there is so much controversy over the Iranian nuclear deal that Obama's putting together that the New York Times -- hoping to facilitate things for Obama -- offers op-ed space to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif. When you skim this thing, it looks like a regular editorial from the New York Times editors. Just like when old...
  • Iran refuses IAEA inspectors second entry to Parchin base (Video of Iran press conference)

    04/21/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8 hours ago
    Iran will not grant the International Atomic Energy Agency a second entry to the Parchin military base, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday. "Parchin is a military base," Behrouz Kamalvandi said at a news conference in Tehran. "They [the IAEA] have been raising the issue for years. It is important for their propaganda. They know we will not allow them to visit the Parchin base again, but they think raising the issue benefits the propaganda." Kamalvandi said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, while serving as Iran's chief negotiator years ago, had allowed the IAEA to enter...
  • The Corker Bill Is Worse Than Nothing (flips Constitution's 67 vote requirement on its head)

    04/21/2015 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Corker bill, I finally, folks, have completed my research into this. I didn't want to jump the gun on it. Andy McCarthy's exactly right; it's worse than nothing. The Corker bill is worse than nothing, and it is exactly what I assumed. I've been doing some examination of the Corker bill because Obama's out engaging in what is a treaty, but he doesn't want to call it a treaty. In fact, he wants to call it nonbinding, his deal with Iran, so that there will not be any Senate oversight. He doesn't want any Senate oversight, that's why...
  • Billboards in Iran Say ‘Death to America,’ but Officials Say ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

    04/21/2015 10:30:32 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    War in Context ^ | April 19, 2015 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    TEHRAN — Wearing business suits set off with sneakers, the American executives trailed a young guide along the narrow sidewalks of the capital of Iran, once branded by the United States as part of the “Axis of Evil.” Their destination was one of Tehran’s most luxurious restaurants, where Iranian officials and business consultants greeted the visitors with open arms and the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” blasted from the sound system. “Everybody loves us here,” said Ned Lamont, a digital services entrepreneur and former politician, holding a glass of carrot juice offered by one of his hosts.
  • Iran rejects US call for ‘anywhere, anytime access’ to military sites

    04/20/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:37AM
    Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites. In a Monday interview with ISNA news agency, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described Moniz’s demand as “not practical and acceptable.” Behrouz Kamalvandi noted that negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program “are still underway,” urging the other side to put forward its views during the talks. Kamalvandi stressed that Tehran will not undertake any commitments beyond “common laws and regulations.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • 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...
  • The Human Condition Is in Peril All Over the World And Obama Says Climate Change Is Greatest Threat

    04/20/2015 11:28:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it's absurd. Obama has said it again. Let's take a look at what's going on. We have ISIS murdering 30, at least, Ethiopia Christians, 15 by drowning, 15 by beheading. The FBI announced just this morning in Minneapolis that we're on the verge of a plague in this country of domestic Americans seeking to join ISIS because there's something romantic about it; there's something exciting about it. Their lives apparently are so empty that they are looking for excitement, they want to join ISIS. The FBI made a major announcement in Minneapolis this morning detailing this and...
  • Iran is on both sides of the table (Zero has caved to every Iranian demand)

    04/20/2015 9:33:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday April 20, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    It is a general rule of negotiations that you don't negotiate with yourself. This advice is intended to prevent one side from being the only party that offers bridging proposals or compromises, and continues to offer more even after every offer is rejected as inadequate by the second party. In such cases, the negative party simply waits to see how far the offering party will go, and whether it will eventually come around to fully accepting every demand. The offering party proves, by its succession of improved offers and its unwillingness to give up on the negotiations, to be the...
  • 3 New Dangers That Should Sink Iran Deal–But Won’t

    04/20/2015 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Apr 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    1. Iran is refusing to allow inspections at military sites. On Sunday, Iran rejected any international inspection of military sites that are thought to be developing nuclear technology, threatening war as a response to the idea itself. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has complained that Iran has not cooperated with its own requests for details about these sites. A deal that allowed Iran free reign at its military sites would be worse than a fraud: it would be a disaster. 2. Iran continues to threaten war against the U.S. and Israel. Several times in recent weeks, Iran has staged...
  • Israeli TV: Obama ‘president of Iran’ (Channel 2 graphic Saturday night)

    04/20/2015 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 3:31 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Channel 2 gaffe comes amid acute tensions between US and Israel over nuclear deal Channel 2 news accidentally labels Barack Obama as president of Iran, Apr. 18, 2015. (Screen capture) Barack Obama is the president of… Iran? Channel 2 news accidentally bestowed that honorific upon Obama Saturday night when reporting on a press conference by the US president. The mistake, in an on-screen ID tag, came at a time when Israeli concerns over the US-Iran relationship are particularly acute. Ties between America and Israel have grown strained in recent months as Obama attempts to work out a nuclear deal with...
  • Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead (Kataib Hizbollah has body)

    04/20/2015 3:36:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:08pm EDT
    An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi. The Kataib Hizbollah group published a video on Saturday showing its fighters undressing the body of the man believed to be Douri, who was laid out on a metal trolley, and snipping off a piece of his flame-red beard. "The final results prove that the body belongs to the criminal Ezzat al-Douri," the group's spokesman Jaafar...
  • Obama: Nuke Deal With Ayatollah is ‘Political Agreement’ Not ‘Formal Treaty'

    04/18/2015 9:52:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/18/15
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the deal he and the leaders of five other major powers are trying to cut with the Iranian regime headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is a “political agreement” and “not a formal treaty.”As such, he said, Congress should not ordinarily have authority to sign off on this kind of deal.Obama made the statement when discussing legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would give Congress 60 days to review an Iran nuclear deal made by the administration. During that 60 days,...
  • Iran marks Army Day with cries of ‘Death to Israel, US’ (Video of annual military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:38:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 18, 2015, 6:54 pm
    Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.” A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” “If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said during the broadcast, as heavy trucks carrying armored personnel carriers rolled past, “those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.” Broadcast on national television, military brass and political leaders, foremost President Hassan Rouhani, attended the procession south...
  • Iran rules out inspections of military sites (again)

    04/19/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 1:46 pm
    A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard’s deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to “selling out.” “We will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it,” Salami said. “Iran will not become a paradise for spies. We will not roll out the red carpet for the enemy.” Iran and six world powers — the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia — have reached...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (comments on Iran military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    PMO ^ | 19/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting: "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement being made between the major powers and Iran. There is no stipulation that this aggression be halted, whether at the start of the agreement or as a condition...
  • Five Points on the Iran Deal

    04/17/2015 3:21:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-17-15 | William Kristol
    I've received several inquiries asking me to spell out some implications of this week's editorial. Here goes: 1) No deal is better than a bad Iran deal. And a bad Iran deal is not just a foreign policy setback. It's a foreign policy disaster. 2) The administration is heading toward a bad deal (see Kissinger-Schultz, and now even James Baker). 3) The Corker bill only helps, if it does, after a deal has been signed—and then 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House are needed to overturn a deal. That's unlikely. And a lot of damage in...
  • Israel analysts shocked by Obama’s comments on sanctions, S-300 supply

    04/17/2015 12:54:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 17, 2015, 10:50 pm
    ‘This is the new America. We had better get used to it,’ says TV commentator after president leaves door open to Iran’s sanctions demand, defends Putin’s missile sale Israeli analysts expressed shock and amazement Friday night at President Barack Obama’s stated openness to Iran’s demand for the immediate lifting of all economic sanctions, and his defense of Russia’s agreement to supply a sophisticated air defense system to Iran. There was no immediate official Israeli response to the president’s comments, which were made after the start of Shabbat in Israel, when politicians generally do not work. “Jaws dropped” around the studio,...
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Address by PM Netanyahu at Yad Vashem

    04/16/2015 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    PMO ^ | 15/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Seventy years ago, the bells of freedom rang out across the free world. The horrific nightmare that had engulfed all humanity in blood had come to an end in Europe. But the day the Nazis were vanquished was not only a day of relief and jubilation. It was also a day of great sorrow for our nation, and a day of reflection for the world’s leaders. Leaders of modern countries realized that it was a propitious time to establish a new world order based on defending liberty, eradicating evil and opposing oppression. They articulated the most important lesson of World...
  • Reporter To Earnest: Why Does Ayatollah Get ‘Benefit Of The Doubt,’ But Not Netanyahu? [VIDEO]

    04/16/2015 9:44:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:37 PM 04/16/2015 | Al Weaver
    During Thursday’s White House briefing, the Associated Press’ Jim Kuhnhenn interrogated press secretary Josh Earnest over the Obama administration’s unequal treatment of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kuhnhenn asked the White House flack why the Ayatollah is getting “the benefit of the doubt” from the administration over comments about the Iran deal last week, but Netanyahu does not after his comments that there would be no Palestinian state. JIM KUHNHENN: On Iran, with talks, I believe, scheduled to restart next week, I want to go back to something the president said on Saturday at a press...
  • Iran releases ‘fact sheet’ of nuclear agreement at odds with US version

    04/16/2015 11:52:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 4/16/15 | staff. Reuters
    The Iranian parliament’s nuclear committee has released a fact sheet regarding the framework agreement reached in Lausanne over its nuclear program, and it differs significantly from a previous US version. The US released its fact sheet after Washington and other major powers reached a framework agreement with Iran on April 2 on curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, which is supposed to lead to a final deal by June 30. “The [Iranian] fact sheet urges operation of 10,000 centrifuge machines at Natanz and Fordow, a maximum five-year-long duration for the deal and for Iran’s nuclear limitations, [and] replacement of the...
  • Arab TV Commentators’ Claim: Obama Supports Iran Because His Father Was Shiite (VIDEO)

    04/16/2015 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 16, 2015 7:00 am | David Daoud
    In a Middle Eastern twist on the unproven conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is a Muslim, Arab media commentators have claimed that the American president is supportive of Iran because his father was a Shiite, media watchdog MEMRI reported on Wednesday. During an interview on Hiwar TV, broadcasting from London, Syrian writer Muhyiddin Lazikani said, “Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite Kenyan father,” adding that the “childhood memories of the man who rules the White House are Shiite memories,” influencing his pro-Iranian foreign policy stance. He noted that, “this is why he is so anxious for Iran...
  • 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 and Congress reach deal over Iran nuclear talks

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by keat · 92 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/14/15 | staff
    The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House. President Barack Obama withdrew his opposition to a bipartisan bill that was unanimously passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill means the administration must immediately send text of a final deal to Congress. An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran's nuclear programme was reached after marathon talks in April. The US, Iran, and four other nations have set a deadline of 30 June to finalise a deal which would ease western sanctions in exchange...
  • Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

    04/14/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/14/2015 19:09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggression and undermine the Middle. The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its five-year ban on the delivery of the anti-missile system, which would help strengthen Iran against a military attack. Russia that in light of the framework agreement between Iran and the six world powers to...
  • 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.
  • Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War (long interview)

    04/13/2015 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 13 2015, 7:32 AM ET | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Goldberg: What is Obama seeking here, in your mind? Cotton: Well, I think he clearly wants to have a kind of grand rapprochement with Iran. This goes back to his actions in his earliest days, when he was silent in the face of [Iran's] Green Revolution, and even some of his statements in the campaign. Goldberg: What's wrong with wanting a grand rapprochement with Iran? Cotton: I would love to see that happen. As Secretary Schultz and Secretary Kissinger wrote, they've been in government when Iran was an ally, not just of the United States but of Israel. The Iranian...
  • Excerpt from PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the National Police Academy Dedication Ceremony

    04/13/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    PMO ^ | 13/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the dedication ceremony for the national police academy in Beit Shemesh: "There is no convincing explanation to the effect that the nuclear deal being offered to Iran is a good deal for one simple reason: It is a bad deal, a very bad deal. It is a deal that leaves Iran in possession of the capability to arm itself with nuclear weapons, that fills its coffers with a lot of money and that not only enables it to continue its terrorism and aggression in the Middle East and around...
  • Countdown to Israel Attack: Russia Lifts Ban on Missile Sales to Iran

    04/13/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Russia announced Monday that it will sell Iran advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles. The sale, which ends an embargo dating back to 2010, shows that President Barack Obama is rapidly losing control of the international consensus on Iran. It also sets Israel a deadline to attack Iran–since Israel has treated the S-300 system as a “red line,” and has attacked Syria several times recently to prevent advanced Russian air defense and anti-ship missile systems from becoming operational. Some Israeli analysts have recently suggested that Israel will only attack Iran if the regime’s nuclear program poses a direct and imminent threat–if the...
  • John Kerry: So far, Iran has lived up to its end of nuclear deal (lies continue)

    04/12/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12 at 12:20 PM | Wesley Lowery
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday morning defended the preliminary nuclear deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration earlier this month, saying during an interview with ABC’s "This Week" that, so far, “Iran has lived up to and lived by every requirement in that agreement.” The administration announced the framework of a historic nuclear deal with Iran on April 2, but in the days since, American and Iranian negotiators have provided different interpretations of what, exactly, was agreed upon. Kerry pushed back on criticism leveled by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said last week that Kerry was “delusional”...
  • Statement by PM Netanyahu (new 2 minute video in English)

    04/12/2015 9:38:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal gives nuclear weapons to most dangerous terror state

    04/11/2015 2:00:20 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/11/2015 23:15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Iran would be able to possess nuclear weapons under the terms of the framework agreement reached with the six world powers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Saturday night, adding that he hoped the deal would not come to fruition. "I truly believe that we are also talking about the security of the world.," he said, during a Mimouna celebration in Or Akiva, a coastal town in northern Israel. "The most dangerous terrorist in the world shouldn't receive the world's most dangerous weapons." "Therefore, we are committed to try to avoid a bad agreement and replace it in good agreement,"...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador BLASTS Obama Administration for Mocking Netanyahu on Twitter (Video)

    04/11/2015 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | jim hoft
    Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman slammed the Obama administration for mocking Prime Minister Netanyaho on Twitter.
  • EMP Nuclear Attack Fears Have US Reopen Cheyenne Mountain

    04/11/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/11/2015, 9:03 PM | Mark Langfan
    Days after Iran deal, Pentagon acts fearing nuclear missile attack that would burn out America’s electronic-based defenses. The Pentagon has decided to reopen the Cheyenne Mountain Air Defense facility, which housed the heart of America’s air and missile defense of North America. The facility had been mothballed in a “cost-saving” move in 2006. Last week, Admiral William Gortney, head of US NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and US Northern Command, reversed that decision and announced the Pentagon was spending an opening ante of $700 million to oversee reactivation of the Cheyenne mountain-embedded facility. The reason - the Pentagon's fears...
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows (Kerry on NBC, ABC, CBS to sell capitulation to Iran)

    04/10/2015 3:05:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 10, 5:30 PM EDT
    ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Laura Bush. --- NBC's "Meet the Press" - Kerry; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. --- CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kerry; Paul; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. --- CNN's "State of the Union" - Paul; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-R.I. --- "Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Mitt Romney.
  • Kirk Gearing Up For Iran Sanctions Vote

    04/10/2015 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2015 2:44 pm
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) is preparing to reintroduce legislation that would implement “crippling sanctions” on Iran following the recent announcement of a framework nuclear deal quick rejected by leaders in Tehran. Kirk, one of Congress’ chief proponents of new sanctions, told the Washington Post that Iranian intransigence would force Congress to seek greater sanctions. “It’s increasingly obvious that Iran has not agreed to a framework for a final nuclear deal, especially with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his minions continuing to reject the terms in the U.S. factsheet on the framework. It looks like we’re on track either...
  • Graham: Obama, ayatollah talking about two different Iran deals

    04/10/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2015, 02:30 pm | Mark Hensch
    President Obama and Iran’s supreme leader appear to think they have negotiated different nuclear deals based on their public comments, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday. Graham, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said the different public accounts of a framework deal suggest Obama has rushed into a tentative agreement with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. “The Ayatollah and President Obama appear to be talking about two separate agreements and unfortunately, I can’t say I’m surprised,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “President Obama wants a deal way too badly, and his...
  • Israel: Iran’s latest demands prove nuke deal unworkable

    04/10/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 10, 2015, 9:53 pm
    The demand by Iran’s leaders for the immediate lifting of all sanctions on the day a deal on its nuclear program takes effect represents proof that the US-led powers are adopting an unworkable approach to thwarting Iran’s push to the bomb, Israeli sources said Friday. A day after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ail Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani insisted that there would be no deal unless sanctions were lifted on the day it went into effect — contradicting what the US says were understandings reached in a framework agreement last week in Lausanne — Channel 2 News said Israel regards the...