Tag: Nuclear Deal

Satellite images show nuclear North Korea a “clear threat” to US, expert says

North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research.   The findings shed some light on how Pyongyang gets the raw material to fuel its nuclear ambitions that are raising international alarm.   The analysis is […]

Kerry doubles down on Iran deal, says Tehran has not pursued nuke since 2003

Secretary of State John Kerry doubled down on the controversial Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, telling lawmakers that there was not a better deal available to negotiators and that since 2003 Iran has not pursued a nuclear bomb to the best of America’s knowledge.   Speaking in a moderated discussion on the nuclear deal reached with […]

Israel expects US Congress to block Iran nuclear deal, top Likud figure says

Israel anticipates that the US Congress will heed its call and vote down the Iran nuclear deal against the wishes of the Obama administration, the head of the powerful Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee told Israel Radio on Tuesday.   “I’m convinced that the American Congress will reject by a large majority the nuclear […]

Iran moving to capitalize on diplomatic gains from nuclear accord

Iran appears to be trying to leverage the momentum gained from the conclusion of the nuclear deal, and improved relations with the West, in order to achieve some kind of deal that safeguards its interests in Syria and Lebanon.   According to recent reports, behind-the- scenes talks aimed at finding a compromise solution to stop […]

Iran military chief reportedly backs nuke deal despite concerns

Iran’s military chief on Saturday backed the landmark nuclear deal with world powers despite having concerns over it, the IRNA news agency reported, a major endorsement that could allow Iranian conservatives to back an accord hard-liners oppose.   Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, the chief of Iran’s armed forces and a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah […]

Iran nuclear deal’s fate in Congress rests with undecided Democrats

Before he served as a U.S. senator, before he ran Delaware’s largest county, Christopher A. Coons was a corporate lawyer, reviewing contracts and business proposals for W.L. Gore & Associates.   The eye he once brought to sales agreements for Gore-Tex fabric he is bringing — a decade later — to the United States’ most […]

Neville the naive: Iran only winner in deal

A longtime Christian leader is defending remarks by presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, agreeing that the U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal is a disaster.   “This looks like a catastrophic deal,” remarks Richard Land, “and the more we find out about it the worse it looks.”   Land, who is currently the president of Southern Theological Seminary, tells […]

New Nuclear Power Seen as Winner in Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The Obama administration gave the struggling U.S. nuclear industry a glimmer of hope this week by allowing new reactors to count more toward meeting federal emissions limits. States can take more credit for carbon-free electricity to be generated by nuclear power plants under construction as they work to comply with emission-reduction targets set in the […]

Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administrations case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday.Kerry was meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member bloc of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab nations that fear Shiite Irans increasing assertiveness in the region and the implications […]

Iran’s parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says

Iran’s parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday.   The comments from Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s atomic energy agency, are the latest volley in a lengthy battle between Iranian officials supportive of […]