Tag: Iran

Together in Tehran, Erdogan and Rouhani call for end to bloodshed in Yemen

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed to boost trade and signed a slew of deals at a meeting on Tuesday, but steered clear of directly addressing differences over conflict-ridden Yemen.   Erdogan paid a one-day visit to Iran at a time when relations between Ankara and Tehran — already strained by […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Critics ‘Disingenuous’

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.   […]

Bennett Cites Pesach Haggadah on CNN Against Iran

Bennett slammed the framework deal reached last week as being “worse than the worst case scenario that we had anticipated.”   “This is a bad deal that doesn’t destroy one centrifuge, doesn’t shut down one underground facility and basically paves the way for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” he argued.   Citing the Hebrew verse […]

Israel’s Unworkable Demands on Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has gone into overdrive against a nuclear agreement with Iran. On Monday, his government made new demands that it claimed would ensure a better deal than the preliminary one that Iran, President Obama and other leaders of major powers announced last week. The new demands are unrealistic and, if […]

Ex-secretaries of state Kissinger, Shultz pan Obama’s Iran nuclear deal

Two former US secretaries of state – Henry Kissinger and George Shultz – penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday criticizing President Barack Obama for the framework agreement his administration reached with Iran last week.   The former top diplomats said that the framework agreement with Iran effectively concedes any option of […]

Hezbollah says Iran nuclear agreement ‘rules out specter of regional war’

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Monday that a framework nuclear agreement that Iran reached with world powers last week rules out the specter of regional war.   “There is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear deal will be big and important to the region,” Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with Syria’s al-Ikhbariya […]

Iran sanctions can be reimposed if Tehran violates nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama said in an interview released on Tuesday he is confident sanctions against Iran could be reimposed if Tehran violates an agreement to restrict its nuclear program.   Obama told National Public Radio (NPR) that US and European negotiators are trying to reach a deal with Iran in which sanctions could be […]

Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years

Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years.   Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the […]

US will stand by Gulf allies against Iran’s ‘destabilizing activities’

US President Barack Obama pledged to continue to work with US allies against Iran’s worrisome involvement in the region, AFP reported on Tuesday   According to the White House, the president spoke with the ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos, on Monday and stated that he would stand “with Oman and other regional partners to address […]

Israel official: Military action against Iran still possible

A senior Israeli government minister on Monday warned that taking military action against Iran’s nuclear program is still an option — despite last week’s framework deal between world powers and the Islamic Republic. The comments by Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s minister for strategic affairs, reflected the alarm in Israel over last week’s deal, which offers Iran […]