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  • Iran: White House Lying About Details of Nuke Deal

    11/26/2013 3:04:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies ^ | 11/26/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. Iran and Western nations including the United States came to an agreement on the framework for an interim deal late Saturday night in Geneva. The deal has yet to be implemented The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced. However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually...
  • PRUDEN: Obama’s full grovel to Iran

    11/25/2013 7:22:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Wesley Pruden
    There’s good news and bad news in Barack Obama’s sucker deal with Iran. The Iranians get all the good news, and the West gets all the bad news. The only good news for the good guys is that the deal, like Obamacare, is President Obama’s baby. Sometimes, the baby daddy has to pay up. The president and his administration, having done the full grovel in Geneva, is now into full defensive mode. Stung by the cries of disbelief in Washington from a growing number of his partisan allies in Congress, the president insists that his handiwork “halted the progress of...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: The Intentional Betrayal of Israel

    11/25/2013 1:47:56 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 25, 2013
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Rep. Louie Gohmert: The Intentional Betrayal of IsraelPosted By On November 25, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Editor’s note: Below is the video and transcript of Congressman Louie Gohmert’s speech at the Freedom Center’s 2013 Restoration Weekend. The event was held November 14th-17th at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.  Congressman Louie Gohmert from DHFC on Vimeo.Louie Gohmert: Oh, it’s so good to be here.  Thank you, Michael.  Thanks for all those insights.And actually, I’ve got some good ideas.  And our friend, Arthur Laffer, one of the smartest...
  • Wife of imprisoned pastor says family devastated after Iran deal fails to secure his release

    11/25/2013 11:27:27 AM PST · by cblue55 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 25, 2013 | Mike Majchrowitz
    The wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini says she and her family are devastated after learning that the Obama administration did not try to secure the release of her husband as part of the newly signed deal on Iran's nuclear program.
  • Iran Deal Could Lead To Scuttling Of The Great U.S. Oil Boom

    11/25/2013 11:44:37 AM PST · by Laurent.w · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/25/2013 | Christopher Helman
    In the short term, the Iran deal will ease the political risk premium baked into oil prices. In the long-term a gush of Iranian oil could soften oil prices enough to kill the economics of America’s tight oil boom. Given sufficient investment in drilling and infrastructure, there are ample oil reserves in Iraq and Iran to add another 5 million bpd to global oil supplies within 10 years. The Eagle Ford and Permian Basin and Bakken need sustained high oil prices to make the economics of expensive drilling and steep decline rates pay off. If crude oil benchmarks were to...
  • Reports: U.S. Unfreezes $8 Billion in Iranian Assets

    11/25/2013 9:25:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 11/25/13 | Adam Kredo
    The United States released $8 billion in frozen assets to Iran on Sunday in a move meant to ensure Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear pact signed over the weekend, according to top Iranian officials. Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht confirmed on Monday morning that the U.S. government had unfrozen $8 billion in assets that had been previously blocked by the Obama administration.
  • Netanyahu: Iran Given Written Approval to Violate Resolutions

    11/25/2013 9:49:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2013, 1:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening reiterated that the deal reached between the West and Iran over its nuclear program was dangerous and a mistake. “As we learn more and more details about the agreement that was achieved last night in Geneva, it becomes increasingly clear how bad and dangerous this agreement is to the world, the region and Israel,” Netanyahu said in a speech at the EMET Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem. “Iran is receiving billions of dollars in eased sanctions without having to pay any real price. Iran is receiving written approval to violate UN Security Council...
  • Move over Obamacare. Now there’s Obamabomb

    11/25/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 Nov 13 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear weapons program. What the two pledges have in common is that they are both lies. No matter how many times such statements are repeated and seconded by President Obama’s partisans and the press, they amount to serial, intentional and potentially fatal fraud. Now, some Americans may still trust President Obama, or at least be inclined to give his deal a chance. But that means buying...
  • Iran Hails Deal with World Powers as Recognition of Nuclear 'Rights'

    11/25/2013 8:35:12 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 24, 2013
    In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news briefing at the Presidency compound in Tehran, Nov. 24, 2013. Iran's leaders have welcomed a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers, calling it a recognition of Iranian nuclear rights and the beginning of an end to international sanctions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised address Sunday that the interim deal reached in Geneva earlier in the day recognizes what Iran says is its "right" to enrich uranium. Iran says its enrichment work is for peaceful...
  • Gen. Hayden: Iran Deal 'Worst of All Possible Outcomes'

    11/25/2013 8:26:12 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies ^ | Monday November 25, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday criticized the Obama administration's deal with Iran saying it will only delay, not derail the country's nuclear program. Hayden told CNN's "State of the Union" that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry "hit the pause button, rather than delete button." "Practically the worst of all possible outcomes, because now what you have here is a nuclear capable state," Hayden said. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll "I think frankly that is Iran's bottom line, so what we're negotiating on is...
  • What Does Nuclear Deal Mean for Iran's Role in Syria?

    11/24/2013 10:24:47 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 10 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 25, 2013 | Scott Stearns
    LONDON — Could the nuclear deal with Iran help ease the way toward peace talks on ending Syria's civil war? Immediately after the accord with Iran was finalized, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague set to work to prepare a political transition to stop the fighting in Syria. Iran is the principal backer of Syrian military strikes against government opponents and has made clear its intention to carry that influence to planned peace talks in Geneva. Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says there is no excluding Tehran. "Without any doubt, the Islamic Republic...
  • US rolls over on Iran nuke program

    11/24/2013 10:54:04 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies ^ | Nov 24 , 2013 | Allen West
    Nothing good happens late at night, and America just had a modern-day Neville Chamberlain moment.
  • The Iran Deal Puts Pro-Israel Democrats in a Bind

    11/25/2013 4:08:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/25/13 | Josh Kraushaar
    These Dems have to balance their loyalty to the president—and his desire to halt the Islamic Republic's nuclear program—with their discomfort over a deal. It's been a tough year for Israel's most loyal supporters in the U.S. It began with a messy confirmation process for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a nominee whom pro-Israeli groups viewed with concern. Over the summer, President Obama leaned on those groups, most notably the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to lobby for his proposal authorizing military intervention in Syria, only to abandon the push at the last minute. And, most recently, pro-Israel organizations have been...
  • Dershowitz: Iran Deal 'Cataclysmic Error of Gigantic Proportions'

    11/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that the Obama administration was naive and had possibly made a "cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions" in its deal to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an opening up of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. "I think it could turn out to be a cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions," Dershowitz said of the deal, which he described as "naive." "It could also turn out to be successful, to be the beginning of a negotiated resolution," Dershowitz told Newsmax on Sunday. "But I think the likelihood of it being the former is considerably...
  • Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own

    11/25/2013 6:34:43 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 25, 2013 | Damien McElroy
    Saudi Arabia claims they were kept in the dark by Western allies over Iran nuclear deal and says it will strike out on its own. A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord with Iran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy. Nawaf Obaid told a think tank meeting in London that Saudi Arabia was determined to pursue its own foreign and policy goals. Having in the past been reactive to events, the leading Sunni Muslim nation was determined to be pro-active...
  • Richard Spencer: Allies may see Iran deal as sign of superpower in retreat

    11/25/2013 6:42:57 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2013 | Richard Spencer
    An Iran secure in relations with US could have a positive impact on a number of regional issues, but the Sunni world could fall out of Washington's orbit. Washington feels triumphant but has a superpower ever struck a deal like this, in defiance of its most closely affected allies? The United States is still, despite recent debacles, the global hegemon. Ignoring the pleas of allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia is just one of those things a superpower can do if a president wants to put a diplomatic achievement in the White House column marked "legacy". But for Sunni Arab...
  • Ted Cruz criticizes Iran nuclear agreement

    11/24/2013 8:35:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies ^ | 11/24/13 8:18 PM EST | KATIE GLUECK
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday blasted the nuclear deal with Iran, saying it doesn’t sufficiently rein in Tehran’s nuclear program. “According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed,” the Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement. “Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran’s notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions.” “The administration has gotten it backwards...
  • With Iran Accord, Obama Opens Mideast Door

    11/24/2013 6:59:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2013 | By Mark Landler
    For President Obama, whose popularity and second-term agenda have been ravaged by the chaotic rollout of the health care law, the preliminary nuclear deal reached with Iran on Sunday is more than a welcome change of subject. It is also a seminal moment — one that thrusts foreign policy to the forefront in a White House preoccupied by domestic woes, and one that presents Mr. Obama with the chance to chart a new American course in the Middle East for the first time in more than three decades. Much will depend, of course, on whether the United States and the...
  • J Street Sees Iran Agreement as Positive First Step

    11/24/2013 5:50:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    J ^ | NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013 | J Street
    J Street welcomes the agreement reached today in Geneva by the P5+1 and Iran as a significant first step in efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The agreement will effectively freeze and begin to roll back the Iranian program in exchange for limited economic relief for six months. During this period, the P5+1 will continue to negotiate a permanent agreement, pressing the Rouhani regime to accept an enforceable comprehensive deal to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, while maintaining the essential sanctions architecture. The accord has several very important provisions that will effectively freeze Iran's program and...
  • Israel vows 'whatever is necessary' to stop Iran

    11/24/2013 5:26:48 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 42 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | WND
    Israel will do “whatever is necessary” to stop Iran from going nuclear, declared Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon in a radio interview Sunday. Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio, Danon warned all options are on the table after Iran and six world powers reached what is being described as an historic deal. “We were not part of the negotiations,” he said. “We have not signed this agreement. And we will do whatever is necessary to protect Israel.” Danon said, “We cannot allow ourselves to make a mistake. If it is a bad agreement and...
  • Disagreements break out within hours of Iran accord

    11/24/2013 4:44:09 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | November 24, 2013 | Geoff Dyer
    Shortly after the historic nuclear agreement was reached with Iran in the early hours of Sunday morning, John Kerry, US secretary of state, took to Twitter to announce a “first step that makes the world safer”. In one of those gestures that would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani promptly retweeted his comment. Yet within hours, both men had also revealed substantial disagreements over the nuclear negotiations in Geneva which served to expose the very large gaps that still lie between this initial deal and a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme over the next...
  • ACLJ: Saeed, Others Betrayed by Obama Administration (in nuclear deal with Iran)

    11/24/2013 4:53:53 PM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    CBN ^ | November 24, 2013 | Donna Russell
    The American Center for Law and Justice says the Obama administration should never have struck a deal with Iran without part of the terms being the release of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini and other Americans being held in Iranian prisons. ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow says basically, President Barack Obama and Secretary of John Kerry turned their back on their fellow Americans. "It is outrageous and a betrayal of American Pastor Saeed Abedini who has spent more than a year in an Iranian prison simply because of his Christian faith," Sekulow said following word of a deal with the Islamic...
  • Saudi Arabia would not ‘sit idly by’ if West fails with Iran

    11/24/2013 4:25:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | November 23, 2013 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK said on Friday that the kingdom would not “sit idly by” if world powers fail to halt Iran’s nuclear program, calling the Obama administration’s “rush” to embrace Tehran as “incomprehensible.” “We are not going to sit idly by and receive a threat there and not think seriously how we can best defend our country and our region,” Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, who is the Saudi ambassador to the UK and King Abdullah’s nephew, told British newspaper The Times. “Let’s just leave it there, all options are available,” he said, referring to possible...
  • Iran Accord Likely to Push Oil Prices Down [1 Million Barrels a Day Could Return to Global Markets]

    11/24/2013 3:05:43 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 24 2013 | TATYANA SHUMSKY
    Oil prices are likely to drop, analysts said, as the nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers potentially paves the way for more crude oil to reach the global market.
  • How Iran nuclear deal was clinched amid party at double-booked hotel

    11/24/2013 3:41:27 PM PST · by fella · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Nov. 2013 | Julian Bolger
    As negotiations overran, foreign ministers relayed messages while country-folk band played Ring of Fire at charity concert
  • Gamechanger: Inside the Historic Iran Nuclear Deal (Makes Iran a regional superpower?)

    11/24/2013 2:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 24, 2013 | Christopher Dickey
    Once again the Obama administration pulls the United States away from the path to war, but that’s not the same as peace. Forget “apocalypse now” for now. The diplomatic agreement Iran reached in the wee hours of Sunday morning with the United States, Britain, Russia, China, Germany and France (yes, even reluctant France) stops Tehran’s rush toward the potential production of nuclear weapons. It makes it difficult—if not impossible—for Israel to start a war to try to eliminate that threat, and in return, it offers only very modest relief from the draconian sanctions crippling the Iranian economy. If Americans are...
  • Canada 'deeply skeptical' about Iran's intentions

    11/24/2013 2:19:40 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 24, 2013 |
    Canada is "deeply skeptical" about Iran's intentions, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said on Sunday. "Every diplomatic [effort] should be taken to ensure that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon," Baird said. He added that effective sanctions brought the Iranian regime to its more moderate front, and led to the interim deal signed in Geneva. Canada will therefore continue to impose its sanctions on the Islamic Republic in full force, Baird said. "A nuclear Iran is not just a threat to Canada or its allies but it would also seriously damage the integrity of decades of work for nuclear...
  • Is Obama violating the law: Iran Sanctions Act passed by Congress and signed by him in 2010?

    11/24/2013 12:59:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    H.R. 2194 (111th): Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress makes the following findings: (1) The illicit nuclear activities of the Government of Iran, combined with its development of unconventional weapons and ballistic missiles and its support for international terrorism, represent a threat to the security of the United States, its strong ally Israel, and other allies of the United States around the world. (2) The United States and other responsible countries have a vital interest in working together to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. (3) The International...
  • Kerry: Deal doesn’t give Iran right to enrich; Iran: World recognized our right to enrich

    11/24/2013 1:10:15 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Powers
    The ink isn’t even dry on the temporary Iran nuclear deal and it already has that distinct “passed it to find out what’s in it” scent.
  • Politicians cross the aisle to condemn Obama’s Iran deal

    11/24/2013 12:40:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/13 | S.A. Miller
    The Obama administration’s nuke deal with Iran got a big thumbs-down Sunday from top lawmakers in both parties. “I don’t think you make them bargain in good faith by going squishy,” fumed Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel, as he joined a bipartisan chorus blasting the agreement that will slightly ease economic sanctions against the rogue Islamic regime in exchange for a pause of its nuclear program. “It’s disappointing to me that Iran is still going to be allowed to enrich [uranium] while they’re talking. I would have thought that that should be a prerequisite to any kind of talks,” Engel, the...
  • Russia's Putin Praises Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/24/2013 11:23:30 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies ^ | November 24, 2013
    MOSCOW, November 24 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday praised a last-minute agreement between Iran and the six international negotiators on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. “The agreement is a balanced list of measures and it will certainly have a positive influence on the development of the international situation, especially in the Middle Eastern region,” Putin said in a statement as quoted by the Kremlin. Iran and the P5+1 group (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) clinched the deal Sunday morning following four days of talks, apparently resolving the decade-long dispute over the issue....
  • Kerry on Iran: 'It's not based on trust'

    11/24/2013 11:23:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/13 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the Iranian nuclear deal is based on verification, not trust with Iran. “Everybody has a right to be skeptical because there are indications that there are people in Iran who have wanted to pursue a weapons program, Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “That's why we don't take anything at face value. That's why you don't take it for granted.” Asked if he were skeptical whether Iran would actually comply with the signed deal, Kerry said trust wasn’t necessary, and no one was expecting Iran to “turn over...
  • Iran Disses Obama: Gov't TV Broadcasts 'Down With America' to Mark Nuclear Deal

    11/24/2013 11:42:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Sunday, November 24, 2013 | Kristinn
    The Iranian government stuck it to President Barack Obama today with government run television broadcasting "Down with America" during live coverage of the return from Geneva to Iran of Foreign Minister Javir Zarif after completing a deal on Iran's nuclear program with the U.S. and leading world powers, according to a BBC reporter.Ali Hamedani, Persian reporter for the BBC, posted on Twitter:IRIB is covering Zarif's arrival in Tehran with a montage of anti American pictures. Subtitle is down with America in Persian and English.When asked if "down with America" is a step up in anti-American rhetoric from the Iranian government's...
  • Breaking: Iran Deal Has Been Reached

    11/23/2013 6:16:00 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 344 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 11/23/13 | Chad Pergram
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirms there is a deal on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva.
  • French, Iranian FMs: Iran nuclear deal reached

    11/23/2013 7:05:06 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 23, 2013 | GEORGE JAHN and DEB RIECHMAN
    GENEVA (AP) — A deal has been reached between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, the French and Iranian foreign ministers said early Sunday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, "Yes, we have a deal," as he walked past reporters crowding the hotel lobby where marathon negotiations had taken place over the past five days. Asked if there was a deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said "Yes" and gave a thumbs-up sign. The goal had been to hammer out an agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear...
  • [Live Thread] Obama Speaking at 10:06pm (11-23)

    11/23/2013 7:10:49 PM PST · by MaxMax · 169 replies
    White House
    ObamaRamaDingDong is about to threaten our freedoms with seriousness this time. Watching and holding my breath, and for all of you playing the dinking game the Word of the speech today is "Serious"....
  • Iran nuclear deal reached in Geneva

    11/23/2013 7:50:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 10:32 PM EST, Sat November 23, 2013 | Jim Sciutto and Chelsea J. Carter
    A historic deal was struck early Sunday between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, a first step in ending a decades-long standoff over the country’s nuclear intentions. … The White House said that “the initial, six-month” Iran nuclear deal addresses the United States’ “most urgent concerns.” Among them are Iran’s ability to enrich uranium, what to do about its existing enriched uranium stockpiles, the number and potential of its centrifuges and Tehran’s “ability to produce weapons-grade plutonium using the Arak reactor.” Iran also agreed to provide “increased transparency and intrusive monitoring of its nuclear program.” …
  • Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons

    11/23/2013 8:16:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN News ^ | November 23, 2013 | By Jim Sciutto and Chelsea J. Carter
    A historic deal was struck early Sunday between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program that freezes the country's nuclear development program in exchange for lifting some sanction while a more formal agreement is worked out. The agreement -- described as an "initial, six-month" deal -- includes "substantial limitations that will help prevent Iran from creating a nuclear weapon," U.S. President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address.
  • Iran Follows in North Korea's Nuclear Shoes

    11/23/2013 8:20:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | v 19, 2013 | Claudia Rosett
    Mr. Kerry and his team have yet to address one of the biggest challenges: the example set by North Korea, which over the past two decades has shown the world—Iran, not least—how a rogue state can exploit over-eager western diplomacy to haggle and cheat its way to the nuclear bomb. Since 1994, North Korea has cut a series of nuclear freeze deals, collecting security guarantees, diplomatic concessions and material benefits along the way. North Korea has cheated and reneged on every deal. Today, the Kim regime has uranium enrichment facilities, has restarted (again) its plutonium-producing nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, has...
  • Major Powers Reach Deal With Iran To Freeze Nuclear Program

    11/23/2013 8:22:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2013 | By LAURENCE NORMAN and JAY SOLOMON
    The U.S. and five other world powers struck a historic agreement with Iran on Sunday, agreeing to ease part of an economic stranglehold in exchange for steps aimed at capping Tehran's nuclear program and ensuring the country's Islamist government doesn't rush to develop atomic weapons. The agreement calls for Iran to stop its production of near-weapons grade nuclear fuel—which is uranium enriched to 20% purity—and for the removal of Tehran's stockpile of the fissile material, which is estimated to be nearly enough to produce one nuclear bomb. Iran, in return, will gain relief from Western economic sanctions that U.S. officials...
  • Western powers reach deal with Iran over its nuclear program

    11/23/2013 8:25:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 23, 2013 | By Ann Curry
    GENEVA -- Secretary of State John Kerry and leaders from five other world powers early Sunday reached a nuclear deal with Iran, following intense negotiations that took place over several days in Geneva. The deal represents a historic breakthrough in the world's decade-long nuclear standoff with Iran, and in the 35-year-long diplomatic freeze between Iran and the United States.
  • French, Iranian FMs: Iran nuclear deal reached

    11/23/2013 8:36:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 23, 2013 | By GEORGE JAHN and DEB RIECHMANN
    Iran struck a historic nuclear deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, in the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations. Obama hailed the deal as putting ‘‘substantial limitations’’ on a nuclear program that the United States and its allies fear could be turned to nuclear weapons use. ‘‘While today’s announcement is just a first step, it achieves a great deal,’’ Obama said. ‘‘For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of...
  • Does two thirds of the senate have to ratify the Iran treaty?

    11/23/2013 8:47:22 PM PST · by Piranha · 40 replies
    November 23, 2013 | Piranha (vanity)
    Several articles have been posted about the Iran nuclear agreement reached in Geneva by the so-called P5+1. I have seen nothing about implementation. Does this agreement require the advice and consent of the Senate with approval of 2/3 of those present?
  • SHOCKING… Nuclear Deal Includes $4.2 Billion in Aid Relief to Iran –VIDEO (From your pockets)

    11/23/2013 8:51:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 23, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable! FOX News just reported that the US will give the Iranian regime over $4 billion in aid. The deal was announced tonight.Here’s the video segment from FOX News:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Yeshiva News reported: Early reports state that Iran received a break of $4 billion in sanctions relief. Iran will get access to $4.2 billion in foreign exchange as part of an agreement under which it will curb its nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, a Western diplomat said on Sunday. The Iranian regime is reporting on the deal today.
  • Fact Sheet(First Step Understandings Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

    11/23/2013 8:59:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    White House Press Release ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | White House
    The P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, facilitated by the European Union) has been engaged in serious and substantive negotiations with Iran with the goal of reaching a verifiable diplomatic resolution that would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. President Obama has been clear that achieving a peaceful resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is in America’s national security interest. Today, the P5+1 and Iran reached a set of initial understandings that halts the progress of Iran's nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. These are the first meaningful...
  • Bennett: ‘Bad’ Iran deal increases need for military action (will Israel strike?)

    11/23/2013 9:03:36 PM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 23, 2013, 9:07 pm
    Economics minister and Jewish Home leader says Israel cannot ‘sit idly by’ while world allows Iran to be 6 weeks from the bomb Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Saturday that a “bad deal” with Iran on curbing its nuclear program would “increase the need for Israeli [military] action.” “If there will be a deal which would allow Iran to have the ability to ‘break out’ and build a bomb within six weeks, we cannot sit idly by in this situation and we will examine all the options,” Bennett told Channel 2 Saturday evening.
  • Report claims secret US-Iran talks laid groundwork for nuclear deal (AP/Foxnews)

    11/23/2013 9:33:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    FoxNews/AP ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | AP
    The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned. The discussions were kept hidden even from America's closest friends, including its negotiating partners and Israel, until two months ago, and that may explain how the nuclear accord appeared to come together so quickly after years of stalemate and fierce hostility between Iran and the West. President Barack Obama...
  • Statement By The President On First Step Agreement On Iran's Nuclear Program

    11/23/2013 10:07:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States -- together with our close allies and partners -- took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Israel Criticizes Nuclear Pact. Netanyahu Says Deal Allows Iran to Continue to Enrich Uranium

    11/23/2013 10:29:22 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Josh Mitnick
    Israel harshly criticized the agreement between Iran and six world powers, saying it would not prevent Tehran from building a nuclear weapon. "This is a bad agreement. It gives Iran exactly what it wants: both substantial easing of sanctions and preservation of the most substantial parts of its nuclear program,'' said a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office Sunday.
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    11/23/2013 11:21:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 11/23/13 | Maayana Miskin
    The deal between the West and Iran regarding the latter's nuclear program is a "bad" agreement, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office said Sunday. "This is a bad agreement that gives Iran what it wanted: the partial lifting of sanctions while maintaining an essential part of its nuclear program," a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said. "The agreement allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium, leaves the centrifuges in place and allows it to produce fissile material for a nuclear weapon," it continued. "The accord did not lead to the dismantling of the Arak plant," the heavy water reactor being...