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  • A powerful totalitarian theocracy can bring peace. Of sorts.

    05/02/2015 10:13:09 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Iran, an already powerful theocratic totalitarian state with extensive hegemonic ambitions, is about to become (if it is not already) a nuclear power. So equipped, it can extend its rule over the Middle East and beyond, bringing the "peace" of submission to Islam. Obama may favor this outcome and in any event appears to be at best indifferent.Iran is ruled by Ayatollah Khamenei, its supreme political and religious power. He has the ultimate authority to approve or reject any P5+1 agreement, should there be one -- which seems increasingly likely due to Obama's ludicrous efforts to concede every possible matter of substance. Obama wants a foreign policy legacy and needs a...
  • Biden: 'Path has already been paved' to Iranian bomb

    05/01/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    Iran would have enough enriched uranium within three months to be able to make up to eight nuclear weapons if negotiations with the international community blow up, Vice President Joe Biden said late Thursday, noting that "the path has already been paved" for that outcome. Biden's remarks at a dinner for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy played off concerns by critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Obama administration is negotiating an agreement that paves the path for Iran to get a nuclear weapon. "Let's get something straight so we don't kid each other," Biden said....
  • ISIS Supporters Claim Terror Group Has Spread to Rome

    04/30/2015 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 29, 2015 2:28 pm
    ISIS supporters are claiming on social media that the group is now in Rome. Catherine Herridge reported on “Happening Now” that social media accounts with known ties to ISIS are posting threatening images, alleging that the group has spread to Rome and is poised to attack. […] One tweet reads, “Now we act with photos in your street… soon we will act with our sharp knives…the future is not far away.” …
  • UN is warned of ‘active Iranian nuclear procurement network’

    04/30/2015 12:02:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2015 2:43 PM EDT | Cara Anna
    Britain has told a U.N. panel of experts that it is aware of an “active Iranian nuclear procurement network” linked to two Iranian companies. […] The warning names two companies, Iran’s Centrifuge Technology Company and Kalay Electric Company, but it gives no details. …
  • Corker Predicts No More Amendments to Iran Bill (Updated) (Video)

    04/30/2015 10:55:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1:19 p.m | By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 1:19 p.m. on April 30, 2015 Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Tom Cotton is insisting on simple majority votes on contentious amendments to legislation to provide congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran, apparently stymieing the possibility of moving forward, at least for now. The Arkansas Republican sought to line up a pair of amendments that supportive Democratic senators have said could cause them to remove support for the bill. One of those, sponsored by Cotton, would require Iran to allow inspectors full access to suspicious sites. The other, led by Florida Republican Marco Rubio, would require Tehran to recognize Israel’s right to exist. “I think some of...
  • Susan Rice: ‘No Military Solution’ In Yemen Either

    04/30/2015 7:46:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breutbart.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    As the Obama administration claims that there is “no military solution” to militant attacks in Iraq, Ukraine, and Syria, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice has added Yemen to the list. “As in Syria, there is no military solution to the crisis in Yemen,” Rice said during a speech at the Arab American Institute’s Kahlil Gibran Gala on Wednesday. Rice’s stark assessment of the current situation in Yemen is the latest indication that the administration is quietly backing away from touting the fight against terrorists in Yemen as a success story.
  • Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful ‘than ever before’

    04/28/2015 8:13:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 9:34 AM EDT
    Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is “no less important today than it was in my childhood.” […] Douglas said there may be fewer nuclear weapons these days, but they are “more powerful and more sophisticated than ever before.” …
  • World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry says

    04/27/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines. Several of the world's nuclear powers over the month ahead will discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer. Diplomats said the ongoing Iran discussions are separate from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, review conference, which is...
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    04/26/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2015 7:50 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. […] GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a presidential...
  • GOP 2016 contenders denounce Iranian nuclear framework deal

    04/26/2015 10:27:38 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Matea Gold
    LAS VEGAS — Disgust with the Iranian nuclear framework agreement dominated this weekend’s meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, as a crop of White House aspirants sought to outdo each other in opposition to the deal before a record crowd. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas declared that he intends “to do everything humanly possible to stop a bad Iran deal.” Former Texas governor Rick Perry warned that “tyrants don’t abide by agreements.” And Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 contender, pledged that “Israel’s enemies are our enemies; Israel’s cause is our cause.” -- RJC officials said that the organization...
  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On Melissa Harris-Perry's show today, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this life is going to lead to." Anything's possible, but surely Tsarnaev's sentence should not be based on this sort of idle speculation. What made Raushenbush's argument particularly galling was his statement that "the idea of ending any life for any reason is for...
  • Biden: ‘No President Has Ever Done More to Support Israel’s Security than Obama’

    04/24/2015 9:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 24, 2015 - 1:37 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the 67th Annual Israeli Independence Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, Vice President Joe Biden said that “no president has ever done more to support Israel’s security” than Barack Obama. “President Obama and I are proud to carry forward the unbroken line of American leaders—Democrat and Republican—who have honored America’s sacred promise to protect the homeland of the Jewish people,” Biden said. …
  • 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.” …
  • Iran To Get $30-50 Billion Just For Signing Nuke Deal?

    04/20/2015 3:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 19, 2015 2:40pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
    Just a week ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader, the despotic Ayatollah Khamenei, announced there would be no way he would allow nuclear inspections on military sites, that there would be no surprise inspections of nuclear facilities and the day Iran agrees to the final deal all the sanctions must get lifted or there is no deal. Ever since the Iranian leader revealed his opposition to the President’s interpretation of the framework deal the Obama administration has indicated they may be ready to fold to the Iranian demands—perhaps the most significant of which is the report that Iran will get $30-$50 billion...
  • Dem Rep. Schiff: Ayatollah's "Death to America" Chants "Could Be Read In A Couple Of Ways" (video)

    04/19/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    On MSNBC's Sunday afternoon programming hosted by network anchor Alex Witt, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said "death to America" chants in Iran could be read "in a couple of ways," not necessarily in the literal sense. Schiff argued Ayatollah Khamenei's chants "really plays to the conservative crowd" in Iran. "Or, it could be of course that he really means it," Schiff also argued.
  • 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,...
  • Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus [Hosea 2:7]

    04/15/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 128 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | ARIEL COHEN
    Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that President Barack Obama’s handling of the Iranian nuclear deal is a symbol of the coming of the end of times and the “imminent” return of Jesus Christ, during a recent radio interview. Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring severe “curses” upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days. But, Bachmann is not afraid of the end of days, rather she says that “these are the most exciting days in history” because nothing is more important than the...
  • Obama Hid North Korea Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

    04/15/2015 12:44:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 4/15/2015, 3:17 PM | Ari Yashar
    US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions—and the US hid the violations from the UN. The officials, who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday on condition of anonymity, said more than two shipments of missile parts since last September have been monitored by the US going from North Korea to Iran. One official detailed that the components included large diameter engines, which could be used to build a long-range missile system, potentially capable of bearing...
  • Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley (J Street)

    04/15/2015 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 15, 2015 11:22 AM | Dovid Efune
    Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack Obama this week urged him to remove the long-standing American veto protection of Israel at the United Nations. The group, affiliated with the left-wing lobby group J Street, pledged to support the president within the Jewish community in the event of a Security Council resolution calling for the creation of a Palestinian State. The exchange took place in the second of two meetings Obama held with American Jewish leaders to discuss the current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, as well as other...
  • Did Former Powell Aide Wilkerson Just Threaten Schumer for Supporting Israel?

    04/14/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You're a TV show host, and your guest has just suggested he'd like to "do something" to a sitting US senator such that he doesn't even want to describe it on air. Think you might challenge him about it? Not if you're Ed Schultz. On this evening's Ed Show, renegade "Republican" Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell and a big supporter of President Obama's Iran deal, was complaining about Democrats who have questioned the deal. According to Wilkerson, the problem is people who are too "enamored about the State of Israel." Singling out Chuck Schumer, Wilkerson said...
  • White House agrees to give Congress a say on an Iran deal

    04/14/2015 3:21:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2015 6:05 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann and Laurie Kellman
    Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject the emerging nuclear pact with Iran. The rare and reluctant agreement between the president and the Republican-led Congress came after the White House maintained for weeks that congressional interference could jeopardize sensitive negotiations with Tehran. But lawmakers refused to back down from their insistence that Congress have a formal role in what could be a historic nuclear weapons deal. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the compromise bill shortly after White House spokesman Josh Earnest conveyed the...
  • Israel: Russian missile sale ‘direct result’ of nuclear deal

    04/13/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 12:12 PM EDT
    Israel says Russia’s decision to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran is the “direct result” of the international community’s framework nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. […] Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said the framework agreement helped legitimize Iran and cleared the way for Monday’s announcement by Russia. …
  • Ron Paul criticizes Iran position taken by his son, Rand Paul

    04/13/2015 7:56:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 04/13/2015 | By Brian M. Rosenthal
    AUSTIN - Well, this could make for an awkward conversation at Thanksgiving dinner. Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Saturday dismissed as a "joke" the demand by U.S. senators of his party that they must approve a potential agreement over the Middle East country's nuclear capabilities. "I strongly disagree with the motivation of that statement made by so many members of Congress, especially in the Senate," Paul said at a conference on liberty at the University of Texas at Austin, presumably referring to an open letter senators sent to Iranian officials describing any deal not approved by them as...
  • State Dep’t: Concerns About Iran’s Ballistic Missiles ‘Don’t Go Away’ Even If Nuke Deal Happens

    04/11/2015 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 4:06 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department said Wednesday that U.S. concerns about Iran’s ballistic missile program will remain, even if a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is implemented. “As we’ve said, we have concerns about Iran’s conventional weapons, including ballistic missiles, separate from the nuclear program, obviously,” said spokeswoman Marie Harf. “That doesn’t go away—those concerns don’t go away with the nuclear agreement.” […] On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in another pointed attack on the nuclear agreement asked on his Twitter feed: “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?”...
  • 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...
  • State Dep’t Sees Lots of ‘Big Words and Big Thoughts’ in Iran Warnings From Kissinger, Schultz

    04/09/2015 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 1:08 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf sounded a dismissive tone Wednesday about warnings from two former secretaries of state about the nuclear agreement negotiated with Iran, saying she saw lots of “big words and big thoughts” in their evaluation but not “a lot of alternatives.” Harf was asked during her daily press briefing about a Wall Street Journal column by Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, which a reporter pointed out “raised a lot of questions about the deal.” “I think their piece was a little more nuanced than that,” Harf said, then also disputed another reporter’s suggestion that the assessment by...
  • Desperate White House ‘Trolls’ Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/09/2015 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 1:07 PM | Ari Soffer
    With its much trumpeted “framework deal” with Iran coming under increasing criticism, the White House is on the defensive. Almost immediately after it was signed late last week, the deal has come under attack for missing key details such as how and when sanctions on Iran would be lifted, while Washington and Tehran have reportedly been “irritating” each other over their competing interpretations of the deal itself. As if that wasn’t enough, in an interview Tuesday President Barack Obama made an astonishing admission, telling NPR the agreement he lauded as a “good deal” would enable Iran to easily acquire a...
  • OBAMA’S ‘HISTORIC’ IRAN DEAL FALLS APART, AS MULLAHS REV UP HIGH-SPEED CENTRIFUGES

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

    04/08/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/2015, 12:04 PM | Ari Yashar, Cynthia Blank
    Joining the outpouring of criticism against the Iranian nuclear framework deal announced last week on Tuesday were legendary former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz, who warned of the implications of the deal. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, the two veteran diplomats wrote that “debate regarding technical details of the deal has thus far inhibited the soul-searching necessary regarding its deeper implications.” […] Kissinger and Shultz noted that by “mixing shrewd diplomacy with open defiance of U.N. resolutions, Iran has gradually turned the negotiation on its head. Iran’s centrifuges have multiplied from about 100...
  • Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran would take 'several days'

    04/08/2015 12:06:51 PM PDT · by balch3 · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | eric bradner
    Washington (CNN)A U.S. military campaign against Iran's nuclear facilities would only take "several days" of bombing, Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.
  • CIA Director: Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Disingenuous'

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

    04/07/2015 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Ari Soffer
    Hezbollah leader hails last week's framework deal, says it will allow Iran to back its terrorist proxies 'more than any time in history.' Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has hailed last week's framework deal over Iran's nuclear program, saying it will serve to strengthen the Islamic Republic's position in the Middle East. "Iran will become richer and wealthier and will also become more influential," he told Syria's Al-Ekhbariya TV in a live interview Monday night, in comments translated by Lebanon's The Daily Star. Such as scenario "will also reinforce the position of its allies," he added. "A stronger and wealthier Iran,...
  • Iranian, US Versions of Nuclear Deal Contradict Each Other

    04/06/2015 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 10:23 AM | Ari Yashar
    While US President Barack Obama’s administration has been so busily celebrating the framework deal sealed last Thursday with Iran over its nuclear program, official Iranian statements in Farsi appear to disprove Obama’s claims about what has or hasn’t been agreed. The New York Post outlined on Saturday the different statements about the agreement. Those statements include one by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy head Federica Mogherini, as well as an official Iranian text, a text in French, and US Secretary of State John Kerry’s summary which presents the framework as being a done deal. […] But...
  • 'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims - Iran is misrepresenting

    04/04/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/03/15 | Francesca Chambers
    'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims that Iran is misrepresenting terms of nuclear deal Within hours of a formal announcement that the United States, Iran and a group of five other world powers had brokered a deal keep Iran obtaining an atomic bomb in exchange for the relief of certain sanctions, cracks began to appear in the tediously negotiated preliminary agreement. The United States insisted in public statements and a fact sheet on the deal that sanctions on the country would be 'suspended' or 'phased' out over time after a final deal is inked while leaving...
  • Obama says tying Iran deal to recognition of Israel "misjudgment"

    04/06/2015 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/6/15 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Requiring Iran to recognize Israel in a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear program is misguided policy, US President Barack Obama said on Monday. In an interview with National Public Radio, Obama spoke to the suggestion put forth by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week. The Israeli premier says that Iran's behavior should fundamentally change before restrictions on its nuclear program are lifted. A framework for a comprehensive nuclear agreement was reached last week in Switzerland between Iran and world powers. "The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing...
  • ‘Skeptical’ Canada Won’t Lift its Iran Sanctions

    04/06/2015 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 10:41 AM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program last Thursday, by which the Islamic regime continues enriching uranium at reduced levels in exchange for the removal of sanctions. Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson responded to the deal, warning that the Islamic regime may still be able to obtain a nuclear weapon even with the agreement. “We have to make every possible diplomatic effort to ensure that Iran will never be able to achieve the ability to develop a nuclear weapon,” said Nicholson, noting such a development could...
  • Obama: Vulnerable Israel Would be ‘Failure of My Presidency’ (facepalm!)

    04/06/2015 12:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 7:46 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a “fundamental failure of my presidency,” claiming solidarity with America's long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama admitted Israel has reason to be concerned about its foe, Iran, but he defended the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week. Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday, reports AFP. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on...
  • US Rejects Netanyahu Demand for Iran to Recognize Israel

    04/05/2015 9:28:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 4/5/2015, 1:31 PM | Ari Soffer
    The US State Department has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call to condition any final deal with Iran over its nuclear program on the Iranian regime recognizing the State of Israel. During a Saturday press conference State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf abruptly rejected the suggestion, stating “this is an agreement that is only about the nuclear issue.” “This is an agreement that doesn’t deal with any other issues, nor should it,” Harf added. …
  • Barack Obama: Iran deal a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

    04/05/2015 6:23:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2015 | Jennifer Shutt
    President Barack Obama discussed his administration’s most recent foreign policy feat this weekend, saying the isolation of countries such as Iran does not always serve American interests.In an interview with The New York Times, Obama said the deal with Iran that would allow it to develop nuclear energy while lifting sanctions is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”“This is our best bet by far to make sure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in the interview published Sunday. “What we will be doing even as we enter into this deal is sending a very clear message to the Iranians and to...
  • Corker Says He’s Just 2 to 3 Votes Shy of Overriding Obama Veto (of Iran bill)

    04/05/2015 4:14:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 4/5/2015, 9:37 PM | Gil Ronen
    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, said Sunday on Fox News that the legislation that would force Preisdent Barack Obama to bring a deal on Iran’s nuclear program before the Senate is close to achieving the support of a veto-proof majority. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sponsored by US Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), would mandate that the president submit to Congress the text of any pact with Iran, and bar the administration from suspending congressional sanctions on Iran for 60 days. …
  • Arab intelligence: Iran's military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail

    04/05/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/5/15 - 2:50pm | IsraelBreaking
    Arab intelligence agencies tell European countries that Irans military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail. - Ch. 10
  • Analysis: Nuclear agreement risks projecting US weakness (naw, rly?)

    04/05/2015 12:35:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2015 2:40 PM EDT | Dan Perry
    On a basic level, the framework deal between world powers and Tehran will be judged by whether it prevents an Iranian bomb, but that will take years to figure out. A more immediate issue is the projection of Western power. Supporters of the framework deal can argue that the U.S. and world powers extracted significant concessions from Iran, breaking a decade-long impasse and proving that diplomacy backed by tough sanctions can bring about positive change even in the Middle East. But if, as critics contend, the agreement ends up projecting U.S. weakness instead, that could embolden rogue states and extremists...
  • Netanyahu: 'I trust the president is doing what he thinks is best for' the U.S.

    04/05/2015 10:13:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04/05/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Benjamin Netanyahu held firm that the recently reached framework for a nuclear deal with Iran is not a good one."A better deal would roll back Iran's vast nuclear infrastructure," the Israeli prime minister said on CNN Sunday morning.The current deal is not a good one because it "doesn't roll back Iran's nuclear infrastructure. ... Thousands of centrifuges will keep spinning and enriching uranium," he said.What's more is that the deal will remove sanctions placed on Iran, which will in turn allow "billions and billions of dollars to flow into Iran's coffers [and to] pump up its terror machine," Netanyahu said,...
  • FM: Iran could resume nuclear activities if West withdraws

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

    04/03/2015 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 3, 2015 - 4:33 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program announced in Switzerland on Thursday has no direct reference to reining in Tehran’s ballistic missile activities, despite international concerns that the Iranians in past years carried out work relating to developing a nuclear payload for a missile. From the outset of the marathon nuclear talks, Iran refused to discuss its missile program, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ridiculing Western attempts to include it on the agenda as “stupid and idiotic.” Thursday’s joint statement by Iran and the P5+1 world powers, represented by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union (E.U.)...
  • LIVE: Obama on Iran nuclear talks

    04/02/2015 11:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    KETV.com ^ | 04/02/2015
    http://www.ketv.com/politics/live-obama-on-iran-nuclear-talks/21863310
  • BREAKING: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

    04/02/2015 10:48:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 173 replies
    MotherJones.com ^ | 04/02/2015 | Political MoJo Previous
    The U.S. and other international negotiators reportedly have agreed to the outlines of an understanding with Iran that would allow for a final phase of nuclear talks. The Associated Press, citing officials, reported on the agreement, while noting that negotiators are still in a dispute over how much to make public. A press conference is about to begin to announce the details, but according to Reuters it looks like Iran has agreed to suspend much of its nuclear program.
  • Pat Buchanan sounds off on Iran nuclear negotiations

    04/01/2015 11:35:26 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/1/2015 | Fox News
    Hope the link works Video at link.
  • [Israeli] PM: Deal Leaves Iran with Underground Facilities, Centrifuges

    03/31/2015 10:14:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/2015, 7:27 PM | Ari Yashar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayhu addressed the swearing-in ceremony of the 20th Knesset on Tuesday, using the occasion to warn against the Iran nuclear deal being formulated with world powers in Switzerland’s Lausanne ahead of a deadline this Tuesday. “The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” emphasized Netanyahu. “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. …We will do everything to protect our security and our future.” Outlining the highly secretive deal being crafted, Netanyahu stated, “it seems that it will leave in...
  • 'The US Will Let Iran Spread Terror and Go Nuclear'

    03/29/2015 11:07:01 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | Ari Yashar
    As reports continue to indicate a deal will be reached between the US and world powers on one side, and Iran on the other, regarding the Islamic regime's nuclear program, and just a day or so before the deadline set for a provisional deal passes on Tuesday, a senior Israeli security source appraised that Iran will get a free pass to go nuclear and keep spreading terrorism. Speaking to Walla! on Sunday, the source said, "even while according to the deal the dimensions of the nuclear project won't be disclosed, we appraise that under pressure America will approve the (UN)...