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Illinois' Kirk says Senate Republicans will urge strong sanctions on Iran

Sen. Mark Kirk urged "strong economic pressure" to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, speaking for Senate ...

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US military option 'old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

 Iran's foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a US military strike against Tehran's nuclear sites, describing ...

Attack on civilians in Yemen to bring disgrace to aggressors: Rouhani

Attack on civilians in Yemen to bring disgrace to aggressors: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani addresses a special ceremony to mark the National Army Day in Tehran on April 18, ...

Congress Can’t Stop Iran Sanctions Unraveling

Congress Can’t Stop Iran Sanctions Unraveling

For months now, Russia has been a constructive member of the international consortium negotiating with Iran, often proposing ...

Iran talks to resume next week in Vienna

Iran talks to resume next week in Vienna

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will lead a U.S. delegation to Vienna next week to resume talks ...

Obama would veto Iran bill containing amendments

Obama would veto Iran bill containing amendments

The White House on Thursday warned Republicans that Barack Obama would veto a compromise bill giving Congress the authority ...

 
 
 
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Three concerns for the White House on Iran

Three concerns for the White House on Iran

The White House may still get what it wants from Congress on an Iran nuclear deal, even after Senate Democrats and Republicans banded together this week on compromise legislation to force President Obama ...

 
Obama softens statements on phased-out sanctions

Obama softens statements on phased-out sanctions

Barack Obama Friday appeared to back away from insisting on a hard line on phasing out sanctions on Iran.During a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Friday, Obama said he didn't ...

 
American doctor shot in Pakistan

American doctor shot in Pakistan

An American doctor working in Pakistan is on life support after being shot in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday.Police said Dr. Deborah Lobo, 55, was shot in her face and head on a busy road,...

 
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White House: Obama 'would be willing' to sign Iran bill

The White House on Tuesday said Barack Obama "would be willing" to sign a bipartisan bill emerging on Capitol Hill that would give Congress a say on any nuclear accord with Iran, assuming the ...

 
Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

Obama gave notice to Congress Tuesday that he intends to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorismThe White House announcement came just days after Obama met with Cuban President Raul ...

 
Kerry fails to sway senators against Iran bill

Kerry fails to sway senators against Iran bill

Senators on Tuesday appeared determined to weigh in on a nuclear deal with Iran, despite pleas to "hold off" from Secretary of State John Kerry.Kerry met privately with Senate lawmakers in the ...

 
Obama relents, will allow Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal

Obama relents, will allow Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal

Senators reached a bipartisan deal Tuesday to force any final Iran nuclear deal to be submitted to Congress as lawmakers took the first real steps to curb Obama’s foreign policy negotiations with ...

 
U.S. Bishops Warn Congress Not to

U.S. Bishops Warn Congress Not to 'Undermine' Iran Nuke Deal

As congressional opponents of the “Lausanne framework” agreement with Iran prepped for Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings tomorrow, proponents of the deal, meant to hamstring Iran’...

 
US:New expert talks on Iran deal may start next week

US:New expert talks on Iran deal may start next week

Expert talks to resolve the toughest issues blocking a full Iran nuclear deal could begin next week as the countdown starts to a June 30 deadline, a US official said Monday.Secretary of State John Kerry ...

 
Obama meets with Jewish American leaders to defuse Iran fears

Obama meets with Jewish American leaders to defuse Iran fears

President Obama met with Jewish American leaders at the White House on Monday in a bid to defuse antagonism toward him and to convince them that he shares their concerns about the safety of Israel and ...

 
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Obama has 'serious concerns' about Russia lifting Iran missile ban

The White House on Monday voiced its opposition to Russia's decision to lift its ban on exporting S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran before a final deal with Iran to scale back its nuclear program ...

 
McCarthy promises House vote on Iran bill

McCarthy promises House vote on Iran bill

A bill requiring congressional approval for the emerging nuclear deal with Iran would get a certain House vote if the measure passes the Senate, a leading Republican said Monday.House Majority Leader ...

 
Moniz: Iran framework is a long-term solution to nuclear issue

Moniz: Iran framework is a long-term solution to nuclear issue

The Obama administration's "historic framework" with Iran is a long-term solution that can prevent Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon even after a final deal begins to expire in 10 years,...