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  • Iran wants to greatly expand uranium enrichment

    07/09/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 9, 2014 5:05 PM EDT | George Jahn
    Iran said Wednesday it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment program despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms. The position outlined by Iranian nuclear agency head Ali Akbar Salehi appeared to be the most detailed yet of what Tehran wants at its closed-door negotiations with six world powers. It also highlighted the huge obstacles in the way of an agreement by a July 20 target date, since the world powers want Iran to reduce its enrichment program. Ö
  • Iran rejects 'excessive demands' in nuclear talks with six powers

    06/20/2014 12:17:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Iran told six big powers on Friday it would not accept their "excessive demands" after the latest talks on lifting sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear work yielded no breakthrough, with a deadline for a deal just a month away. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said it was Iran that would need to shift its position: "What is still unclear is if Iran is really ready and willing to take all the necessary steps to assure the world that its nuclear programme is and will remain exclusively peaceful." The...
  • Iran slams IAEA failure to abide by previous deal

    06/20/2014 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Dave346
    Press TV ^ | Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:57PM GMT
    Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has censured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for its failure to abide by its previous agreements with Tehran. In a Thursday interview with Inter Press Service, Ali Akbar Salehi said pursuant to the February 2014 ďFramework for CooperationĒ agreement between Tehran and the IAEA, the UN nuclear supervisory body should have ended the investigation into Iranís ďexploding bridge-wire (EBW) experiments.Ē IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has so far refused to finalize the issues regarding the fast-functioning detonators, despite the fact that the EBW was the first issue that the two sides...
  • Iran Throws Monkey Wrench Into Nuclear Deal (Iran lays out it's red lines)

    05/21/2014 9:07:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8:20 PM 05/18/2014 | Reza Khalili
    Iran has thrown up new roadblocks to reaching a deal with the P5+1 world powers over its illicit nuclear program. Three days of negotiations in the fourth round of Geneva discussions ended Friday in arguments and confrontations when the Iranian team presented their countryís new ďred lines,Ē diminishing any hope by the Obama administration to claim victory in its approach to Iranís nuclear ambitions, according to reports from Iran. Hossein Shariatmadari, a former torturer and now managing editor of the conservative newspaper Keyhan, the mouthpiece of the countryís supreme leader, in an Op-Ed published Saturday revealed details of the Geneva...
  • Iranian Copy of U.S. Unmanned Stealth Aircraft is a Fake [fiberglass.........]

    05/14/2014 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Iranian Copy of U.S. Unmanned Stealth Aircraft is a Fake By: Dave Majumdar Published: May 12, 2014 4:37 PM Updated: May 12, 2014 5:37 PM So-called Iranian version of the RQ-170. Iran claims it was able to reverse engineer the stealthy unmanned aerial vehicle. FARS News Service Photo Iranís purported reverse-engineered copies of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aircraft are nothing but cheap mockups, industry sources told USNI News. The Iranian state-owned Fars News Agency reported that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) showed off a modified version of the stealthy RQ-170 at an aerospace exhibition in Tehran on...
  • Iran Arms Stolen U.S. Drone 'To Attack The U.S. Warships'

    05/14/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT · by Strategy · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 12, 2014 | By: Adam Kredo
    The Iranian military says that it has fully reverse engineered a downed U.S. drone and armed it with missiles "to attack the U.S. warships in any possible battle." The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) made the announcement on Sunday as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei toured an IRGC military compound to view the new drones, according to reports in Iran's state-run media.
  • Obamaís Plan for Iran

    05/08/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Cliff May
    Iranís rulers brutalize their own citizens, sponsor terrorism on several continents, and openly vow ďDeath to America!Ē They are determined to acquire the ability to develop nuclear weapons and deliver them to targets anywhere in the world. Can President Obama stop them? Thatís not the question. Or rather, thatís not the question now being asked by the keenest observers of the diplomatic dance underway between Iran and the U.S. What they are asking instead: Is Obama serious about trying to stop Tehranís revolutionary theocrats from becoming nuclear-armed Ė or is that not really his goal at this point? ďThe fear,Ē...
  • What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?

    04/18/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Eric Owens
    On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows, reports The New York Times. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has eased some of the long-standing punitive economic sanctions against Iran. Still, very little American ó or European ó economic activity is allowed inside the religious theocracy. The Bank of Utah is certainly no Wells Fargo. The Ogden-based community bank has all of 13 branches including...
  • US releases $450 million in frozen Iran funds

    04/18/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Move comes after UN watchdog finds that Islamic Republic complied with terms of international nuclear deal
  • Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear Capability

    04/16/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear CapabilityPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm In The Point | No Comments Sometimes a choice of words can be extremely revealing. That was the case with Kerry‚Äôs contentious testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Under pressure, Kerry tends to slip and say revealing things. That was how the infamous, ‚Äúfor it and against it‚ÄĚ clip was born. Kerry dismissed breakout as ¬ďjust having one bomb¬ís worth, conceivably, of material, but without any necessary capacity to put it in anything,...
  • Construction of Arak plant makes 87% progress: AEOI

    03/11/2014 10:21:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:19AM GMT
    The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the construction of Arak heavy water production plant in the countryís Markazi (Central) Province has made a nearly 90-percent progress. In an interview with Iranís Arabic-language Al-Alam News Network, Behrouz Kamalvandi said Arak heavy water complex has been ďbuilt [using] indigenous knowledge and technology and [its construction] has made an 87-percent progress.Ē ďGiven the concerns that they have about reprocessing (at the Arak plant), the possibility exists for the reprocessing not to take place for a certain period of time; however, in the long run, when the concerns are...
  • U.S. pushing Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists

    03/02/2014 11:21:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/1/14 | Dan Raviv
    WASHINGTON -- As Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Washington - due to arrive on Sunday (March 2), to prepare for talks with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday - it's clear that there are several points of friction between Israel and the United States. The two countries are allies, but their leaders often differ on the details of key issues: Israel's peace talks with the Palestinians, America's nuclear talks with Iran, how to approach political turmoil in Egypt, what might be done to limit Syria's horrible civil war, and a broader issue of whether the...
  • 'US pressuring Israel to stop killing Iran nuclear scientists'

    03/02/2014 10:37:38 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/02/2014 | JP Post staff
    The United States is reportedly pressuring Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, a number of whom have been mysteriously killed in a campaign thought to be carried out by Mossad. According to CBS News, Obama administration officials have communicated to Israeli intelligence their wish for a cessation of the targeting of scientists in order to allow diplomatic negotiations aimed at rolling back Iranís nuclear program to take their course.
  • U.N. nuclear agency opted against sensitive Iran report

    02/28/2014 7:02:53 AM PST · by LSUfan
    Reuters ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau
    The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said. Such a report - to have been prepared last year - would almost certainly have angered Iran and complicated efforts to settle a decade-old dispute over its atomic aspirations, moves which accelerated after pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani took office in August.
  • Iran Threatens Military Invasion In Pakistan

    02/17/2014 7:01:37 AM PST · by Fennie · 87 replies
    The News Tribe ^ | February 17, 2014
    TEHRAN: Iran's interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli warned Pakistan that if it does not take action to recover Iranian border guards, Iranian military forces will enter Pakistan.
  • Is Our Commander, Covert Or Criminal?

    02/16/2014 1:04:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    On January 1 an agreement between the United States and our most hostile enemy went into effect. This agreement was secretly negotiated at secret meetings by a secret Presidential trip, and a secretive Secretary of State. This super secret agreement we were told would bring peace in our time. We were told that it would hold Iran accountable, and cause them to roll back, or at least halt current uranium enrichment necessary for nuclear weapons. We were told that the world would be safer because this agreement came about. And we were told it represented the national security interests of...
  • Iranian TV Mocks Obama Over Sanctions Threat

    02/13/2014 8:37:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/14/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama declared this week that he would come down ďlike a ton of bricksĒ on firms that violate the sanctions that have been placed on Iran, but the Iranians do not appear to be threatened by the comments. In fact, a host on an Iranian television program mocked Obamaís threat on Thursday, and suggested that the American president take ďone brick and knock it against his head.Ē [Ö] Iranís Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali, Khamenei recently threatened the United States, suggesting that the Americans ďexercise self-restraint,Ē after Secretary of State John Kerry said the military option was still...
  • White House Keeping Tabs on Who Views Secret Iran Deal

    02/12/2014 8:53:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/12/12 | Adam Kredo
    The White House is keeping close tabs on who has read the text of the recently signed Iran nuclear deal, a document that has been marked as ďunclassified,Ē yet is being kept in a highly secured location. Members of Congress and staffers with high-level security clearances are being forced by the White House to consent to top-secret security measures in order to view the deal text, which is off limits to the American public, according to a senior Senate aide familiar with the process. The White House has come under fire from Congress and others for refusing to publicly release...
  • AIPAC and Iranís war against America

    02/11/2014 5:34:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 02/10/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    AIPAC did not cut and run from the Iran sanctions fight because it consecrates two-party initiatives. It walked away because it lost. For its decision to pull anchor last Friday on its bid to pass new sanctions on Iran, AIPAC has been accused of slavish devotion to bipartisanship. Although the criticism is not without foundation, it is probably undeserved in this case. AIPAC did not cut and run from the Iran sanctions fight because it consecrates two-party initiatives. It walked away because it lost. If the Republicans controlled the Senate, itís possible that AIPAC would have maintained its support for...
  • Is Obama Seeking an Opening to Iran the way Richard Nixon did With China?

    02/11/2014 7:22:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Is Barack Obama trying to shift alliances in the Middle East away from traditional allies and toward Iran? Robert Kaplan, author and geopolitical analyst for the Stratford consulting firm, thinks so. In a realclearworld.com article, Kaplan argues that the Obama administration sees the recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "as a potential Deng Xiaoping, someone from within the ideological solidarity system who can, measure-by-stealthy-measure, lead his country away from ideology and toward internal reform." Such a development, he goes on, is "something that could, in turn, result in an understanding with the West." That of course is not what...
  • Hypocrisy and hope: How the media fools itself about Iran

    02/09/2014 12:11:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    times of israel ^ | 2/9/2014 | Matthias Kuntzel
    Last week I attended a discussion with Iranís Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif and witnessed his ability to mesmerise his listeners. The event took place at the German Council of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. Mr. Zarif succeeded in dazzling his audience Ė about 250 foreign policy experts ó with commonplace sentences such as: ďglobal security is indivisibleĒ, ďdialogue is necessaryĒ or ďwar is not a good option.Ē He came across as an Iranian Gorbachev, a good-hearted reformer defying the powers of darkness. Yet a few days earlier he had bowed his head before the grave of a particularly sinister figure...
  • Winston Churchill answers Obama

    02/08/2014 5:54:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | James Lewis
    Obama truly is not like us; his beliefs are utterly alien to our political tradition. That is why this administration violates all the rules. It is not an accident. It is simply who they are. The act of sending the bust of Churchill back to Britain signaled Obama's hatred for the Anglo-American political tradition, including the US Constitution. In Russia, Putin has introduced a 14% flat tax, and is boosting traditional morality. Only Obama still harbors that old post-colonial rage against white imperialists, which is why he can't tell the difference between murderous terror gangs and democratic revolutions.
  • Iran sending warships close to US borders

    02/08/2014 9:34:42 AM PST · by dynachrome · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2-8-14 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying Saturday that the vessels have already begun the journey to the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa.
  • World in peril: Obama's self-fulfilling nuclear policy inching ever closer

    02/07/2014 9:44:18 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/7/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    It is happening in slow motion, to be sure. But we are witnessing how a nuclear armed Iran is changing the face of the Middle East. For years, US leaders, including President Barack Obama warned that a nuclear armed Iran would spark a regional arms race. And this is happening. As the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens noted this week, Turkey signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Japan that includes "a provision allowing Turkey to enrich uranium and extract polonium, a potential material for nuclear weapons." Saudi Arabia has long had a nuclear cooperation deal with Pakistan, whose nuclear weapons...
  • Iranian commander: We have targets within America

    02/02/2014 7:56:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    A top commander of Iranís Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic. ďAmerica, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,Ē Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. ďWe have recognized Americaís military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.Ē Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces ó allies of Iran ó have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out...
  • If Hitler Could Tweet

    02/01/2014 1:20:14 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 16 replies
    israel Monitor ^ | January 17, 2014 | Norma Zager
    Twitter comments by Iran¬ís President boasting victories over the idiot countries of the world got me thinking. What if Hitler could have tweeted his thoughts after his conference with Chamberlain at Munich? Hmmm. Perhaps he would have said something like hashtag/Peace in our time. Sure, Right, LOL, or hashtag/Gotta love those Brits. Or maybe hashtag/Look out Jews ‚ėļ. However, I was quickly plagued by the thought that had Hitler tweeted his intent, would the world have cared or paid attention? Judging from the reaction to Iran¬ís tweets, apparently not. Hashtag/Oh those Mullahs, what kibitzers! I will refrain from Brits-bashing in...
  • Syria Crisis: Geneva Peace Talks End In Recriminations [Talks Collapse Into Chaos!]

    01/31/2014 8:10:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 31, 2014
    Syria Crisis: Geneva Peace Talks End In Recriminations The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature, while the opposition's Louay Safi said the regime had no desire to stop the bloodshed. However, UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said he had seen some "common ground", and scheduled more talks for 10 February.
  • Obama Has Made it Impossible for Israel to Strike Iran

    01/31/2014 10:48:33 PM PST · by Innovative · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | jan 28, 2014 | Karin McQuillan
    I called a hardheaded realist, a Harvard trained PhD who has been watching the Middle East professionally for decades, to ask him about Obama's Iran deal. This is what he told me. It's done. Iran will get a bomb. They want a bomb and they will not be denied unless somebody stops them. Obama does not want to stop them. He does not want a friendly regime in Iran. He wants Iran as a counterforce to America and Israel. Obama is not a Muslim, but he is a radical. He sees the U.S. and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive. He...
  • Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports

    01/31/2014 1:18:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 31, 2014 | By Marissa Newman
    Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote in a report to a Senate intelligence committee published Wednesday. However, he added, it could not break out to the bomb without being detected. In the ďUS Intelligence Worldwide Threat Assessment,Ē delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper reported that Tehran has made significant advances recently in its nuclear program to the point where it could produce and deliver nuclear bombs should it be so inclined. ďTehran has made technical progress in...
  • Iran can now build and deliver nukes (Clapper to Senate)

    01/29/2014 9:06:46 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 37 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2014 | Marissa Newman
    Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote in a report to a Senate intelligence committee published Wednesday. However, he added, it could not break out to the bomb without being detected. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In the ďUS Intelligence Worldwide Threat Assessment,Ē delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper reported that Tehran has made significant advances recently in its nuclear program to the point where...
  • Andrea Mitchell Claims Iran an 'American Ally' Before Bush Gave 'Axis of Evil' Speech

    01/28/2014 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In a shocking declaration on her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that one of America's fiercest enemies was actually a friend to the U.S. before George W. Bush came along: "Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post-9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally. By being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The topic came up when The Washington Post's...
  • Iranís nuclear stockpile may rise for now despite deal with powers

    01/25/2014 10:24:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:46am EST | Fredrik Dahl
    An apparent delay in Iranís building of a nuclear conversion plant suggests its stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) gas will grow for a while longer, despite Tehranís deal with world powers to curb its disputed atomic activity. Among other steps, Iran agreed under the six-month accordówhich took effect on Mondayóto limit its LEU reserve. The new plant is meant to achieve that by turning the material into oxide powder that is not suited for further processing into high-enrichedóor bomb-gradeóuranium. Ö
  • Obama's UnReality TV is Creepy

    01/25/2014 5:18:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    Two years after Obama declared that the administration has decimated Al Qaeda worldwide, Al Qaeda has delivered the most devastating blow to the United States since the 9/11 attacks that precipitated Americaís war on Islamic terrorism. "We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world," Obama told us in his 2012 State of the Union speech. "For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country....
  • Netanyahu: Iran has spent $160 billion on nuclear weapons drive

    01/24/2014 12:27:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 24, 2014, 5:47 pm
    Israeli PM states Rouhani engaged in Ďcampaign of fraudí; also says Israel wonít dismantle Jordan Valley settlements Israel estimates that Iran has spent at least $160 billion on its drive to nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday At a press conference in Davos, where he is attending the World Economic Forum, Netanyahu dismissed Iranian President Hassan Rouhaniís claim that Iran is not seeking the bomb, and said Iran was engaged in a ďcampaign of fraudĒ to mislead the world about its nuclear weapons aspirations. Referring to Rouhaniís speech in Davos on Thursday, Netanyahu was witheringly critical: ďHe said...
  • Iran Foreign Minister: WH Wrong About Deal, 'We Did Not Agree to Dismantle Anything' [Video]

    01/22/2014 3:52:30 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/22/2014 | Daniel Halper
    Foreign Minister Zarif of Iran said on CNN that the White House is getting the nuclear deal wrong -- and that they don't have to give up anything: Said the Iranian foreign minister, "The White House version both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitment. And I'm not interested in that. I'm simply saying, why don't we all stick to what we agreed? Why do we need to produce different texts?" CNN reporter: "Explain, then, to our viewers, what's different in terms of Iran's commitment to what you agreed to and what the White House says you agreed to?" The...
  • White House Misstated Iran's Postion: 'We Won't Dismantle Anything'

    01/22/2014 4:14:35 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 15 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 22, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In a televised interview on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Iranís foreign minister said that a fact sheet distributed by the White House mischaracterized what Iran agreed to do in the Interim Nuclear Agreement. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranís foreign minister, told CNNís chief national security correspondent that the Obama administration ďtried to create a false impressionĒ by claiming that Iran had agreed to ďdismantleĒ the machinery that enabled it to enrich uranium above five percent. The Iranian diplomat said that he was ďnot interestedĒ in playing verbal games, while the White House was engaged in ďunderplaying its concessions and overplaying Iranian commitments.Ē...
  • Iranian official on nuke deal: 'We did not agree to dismantle anything' (CNN)

    01/22/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Tom Cohen, CNN
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything." Zarif told CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto that terminology used by the White House to describe the agreement differed from the text agreed to by Iran and the other countries in the talks -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. "The White House version both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitments" under the agreement that took...
  • Iran reportedly sends two warships to Atlantic

    01/21/2014 8:19:32 AM PST · by SpinnerWebb · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Associated Press
    Two Iranian warships set sail Tuesday for the Atlantic Ocean on their navy's first-ever mission there, state TV reported. The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate the ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond. The report said that the destroyer Sabalan and the logistic helicopter carrier Khark will be dispatched on a three-month voyage. "The warships will have task of securing shipping routes as well as training new personnel," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying.
  • White House Seeks to Bypass Congress on Iran Deal, Aims to unilaterally unwind sanctions laws

    01/21/2014 10:20:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/21/14 | Adam Kredo
    The White House has been exploring ways to circumvent Congress and unilaterally lift sanctions on Iran once a final nuclear agreement is reached, according to sources with knowledge of White House conversations and congressional insiders familiar with its strategy. The issue of sanctions relief has become one of the key sticking points in the Iran debate, with lawmakers pushing for increased economic penalties and the White House fighting to roll back regulations. While many in Congress insist that only the legislative branch can legally repeal sanctions, senior White House officials have been examining strategies to skirt Congress, according to those...
  • Poll: Two Thirds of Israelis Think Obama Will Let Iran Go Nuclear

    01/20/2014 9:48:39 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    www.truthrevolt.org via Drudge ^ | 1.20.2014 | Truth Revolt
    According to new poll, a huge majority of Israelis do not trust President Obama with regard to Iran, and believe Obama will allow Iran to go nuclear. Only 22 percent of Israeli voters believed that Obama would ďensure that Iran does not achieve a nuclear weapon.Ē Almost two-thirds of Israelis thought that statement was untrue, and 15 percent gave no answer. President Obama has just a 33 percent favorable rating in Israel, as opposed to a 50 percent disapproval rating. Even those who favor Obama are split evenly on whether or not he will prevent Iran from going nuclear. Obamaís...
  • Beneath the Islamic Republic of Iranís Charm Offensive

    01/13/2014 8:01:17 AM PST · by Shery · 2 replies
    Front Page Mag. com ^ | January 10, 2014 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Even after the secret deals revealed by several outlets including The Washington Times between President Barack Obama and the Islamic Republic of Iran, President Obama continues to urge the international community and American people to place trust in the Iranian regime regarding its nuclear ambitions and economic sanctions. It is crucial to examine some of the recent underlying human rights records in Iran, which have surprisingly not elicited any criticism from the liberal politicians, and have gone untold in the liberal media. This raises an intriguing issue, as President Obama has not mentioned or even condemned the Islamists in Tehran...
  • Obamaís Losing Bet on Iran (NYT Op-Ed Max Boot)

    01/15/2014 2:43:38 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2014 | By MICHAEL DORAN and MAX BOOT
    WASHINGTON ó A great deal of diplomatic attention over the next few months will be focused on whether the temporary nuclear deal with Iran can be transformed into a full-blown accord. President Obama has staked the success of his foreign policy on this bold gamble. But discussion about the nuclear deal has diverted attention from an even riskier bet that Obama has placed: the idea that Iran can become a cooperative partner in regional security. Although they wonít say so publicly, Mr. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry surely dream of a ďNixon to ChinaĒ masterstroke. They are quietly...
  • Prez canít be trusted on Iran - Wages war of words on sanctions proponents

    01/15/2014 8:26:00 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | Jeff Robbins
    In the spring of 2006, a veteran Democratic senator visiting Boston was asked at a small gathering what the Democratic Party¬ís strategy was to address the advancing specter of Iranian nuclear capability. ¬ďI don¬ít know,¬Ē he confessed. ¬ďWith any luck Israel will do something about it and the rest of us will publicly blame Israel.¬Ē The senator was not being snide. He was being candid: For many Democrats, the Iranian nuclear issue is suffused with, if not dominated by, wishful thinking. For the Democratic left, economic sanctions on Iran have been regarded with ambivalence. In late 2007, as the Democratic...
  • Iran Says 'Tall, White' Space Aliens Control America

    01/15/2014 7:00:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 13, 2014 | Michael Peck
    Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conclusively prove that the United States has been ruled by a race of tall, white space aliens who also assisted the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. These revelations about our alien overlords might not cost you any sleep. But the part that should concern you a tad is that the UFO story was just published by the Fars News Agency, the English-language news service of Iran, a nation that may be very close to acquiring nuclear weapons. This being a crazy conspiracy theory, naturally the Russians are behind it. The alleged...
  • Rouhani: World powers Ďsurrenderedí to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • Obama: 'Give Peace a Chance'

    01/14/2014 4:42:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 14, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama talked briefly about the Iran nuclear deal and said "give peace a chance." Via the pool report: Pres. Obama said the implementation agreement finalized over the weekend gives the parties "the time and space" to reach a comprehensive accord.
  • New Iran agreement includes secret side deal, Tehran official says

    01/14/2014 4:45:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2014 | Paul Richter
    WASHINGTON Ė Key elements of a new nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers are contained in an informal, 30-page text not yet publicly acknowledged by Western officials, Iranís chief negotiator said Monday. Abbas Araqchi disclosed the existence of the document in a Persian-language interview with the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency. The new agreement, announced over the weekend, sets out a timetable for how Iran and the six nations, led by the United States, will implement a deal reached in November that is aimed at restraining Iranís nuclear ambitions. When officials from Iran and the world powers announced...
  • President Obama's policies are a disaster in Iran

    01/12/2014 6:47:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's inexplicable and increasingly dangerous tilt toward Iran is getting harder to hide. Whether his administration is consciously shifting policy or simply making ad hoc, unrelated (even incoherent) decisions is unclear. But the cumulative effect is indisputable ó a declining America in the Middle East inevitably means a stronger Iran, portending grave risks for Washington and its appalled friends and allies. The first (and still the most significant and most damaging) shift toward Iran was last November's Geneva agreement regarding Tehran's nuclear weapons program. This deal, technically still not yet operational (and with specific provisions still being hammered out),...
  • The November IAEA Report On Iran's Nuclear Program: No Significant Advances (Far from the bomb

    01/11/2014 10:39:31 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Arms Control Now ^ | November 14, 2013 [next IAEA report in Feb. 2014] | Kelsey Davenport
    ... According to the November 14, 2013 report, Iran's stockpile of 20 percent enriched material increased slightly to 196 kilograms. This keeps Iran well below the required amount which, when further enriched is enough for one nuclear weapon. Key Highlights From the Report: Iran's stockpile of 20% enriched Uranium is at 196 Kilograms, an increase of only about 10 kilograms since August 2013 [link at URL], because Iran is continuing to convert 20% Unranium Hexaflouride gas into powder. The stockpile remains below the estimatwed 240-250 kilograms which, when further enriched to weapons grade, would be enough for one nuclear weapon....
  • Iran's Arak Plutonium Reactor - easy for Israel to demolish and it just might

    01/07/2014 8:27:18 AM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | January 7, 2014 | By S. Fred Singer
    Israel is not a party to the just signed Geneva Agreement, which includes the United States, Russia, China, UK, France, and Germany; she may decide to bomb the Arak reactor and thereby eliminate one certain route for Iran to gain a nuclear weapon. Recall that India's 1974 nuclear test explosion used Pu-239 made in the CIRUS "research" reactor, which had been constructed in the 1950s with US-Canadian assistance. Israel has a lot of experience in destroying such reactors. In 1981 they bombed Osiris, a similar reactor under construction with French help in Iraq. In September 2007, in Operation "Mivtza Bustan"...