Tag: Nuclear

‘Israel needs to find the right time to stop Iran’s nuclear program’

“Israel is on its own on Iran and has to find the right time to stop its nuclear program kinetically,” Efraim Inbar, director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Sunday.   “The issue is political will,” said Inbar, arguing that we got to […]

Senate panel votes Tuesday on Iran bill that gives Congress say on nuclear deal

The Obama administration has been very critical of legislation that would give Congress a final say in approving or rejecting a deal.   In an interview with The New York Times, Obama said the newly agreed on framework of a nuclear deal with Iran represents a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to prevent Tehran from […]

Kerry says he stands by presentation of Iran nuclear deal

Granting interviews to three of Washington’s Sunday shows, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Iran has “proven” its willingness to enter into an agreement and live by it, with its adherence to an interim nuclear deal first signed in November 2013.   He defended the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Lausanne framework, which […]

Iran needs a nuclear deal more than anyone

“Iran needs a deal more than anyone. Instead of making dangerous concessions to Iran, now is the time for the international community to reassert and fortify its original demands for a better deal,” Netanyahu said.   “We must not let Iran, the foremost sponsor of global terrorism, have an easy path to nuclear weapons which […]

Kerry tells Capitol Hill critics of Iran nuclear deal to ‘hold their fire’ until final deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that he will go to Capitol Hill this week to brief congressional members about the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal and urged opponents to “hold their fire” until they see a final deal later his year.   The administration has since reaching the April 1 deal urged […]

New Nuke Deal Is ‘Not Acceptable’

Iran has described an agreement to curb its nuclear program as “not acceptable” days after the United States hailed the new framework deal.   Following the announcement of a framework accord that the United States described as a major step in rolling back Iran’s nuclear work, leaders in Tehran began to accuse the Obama administration […]

Iranian leaders blast US over nuclear agreement, demand lifting of sanctions

Iran’s top leader blasted the United States on Thursday for its claims about the framework nuclear deal struck last week, as he and the country’s president both demanded that any final deal immediately lift all sanctions.   The comments by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, taken together, could raise fresh doubts […]

Differences Emerge in U.S., Iran Interpretations of Nuclear Deal

After eight days and nights of intense negotiations, on April 2 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign and security policy chief, presented a joint statement on behalf of Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, regarding Iran’s nuclear program.   […]

Iran will only sign final nuclear deal if sanctions end on same day…

Khamenei called the deal “non-binding” and said the prospect of lifting sanctions in stages was “unacceptable”, saying they must be removed on the same day a deal is signed. He also said that an extension of the June 30 deadline “would not be the end of the world” and that the talks between Iran and […]

State Dep’t Clarifies Obama’s ‘Muddled’ Words on Iran Nuclear Breakout Time

A crucial declared achievement in last week’s framework agreement is extending Iran’s “breakout” time – the period of time it would take the Iranians to acquire the material needed for one nuclear weapon, once it initiates the work – to at least one year, from current estimates of two or three months.   According to […]