Tag: Nuclear

Capitol Hill leaders, presidential candidates raise bipartisan concerns about pending Iran nuclear deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday led a chorus of bipartisan concern from congressional leaders and 2016 presidential candidates about an Iran nuclear deal, amid reports that negotiators are expected to reach a provisional agreement.   “This is going to be a very hard sell for the administration,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox […]

Senators warn Kerry of ‘hard sell’ at home over Iran nuclear deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning US Secretary of State John Kerry that approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran may be a “tough sell” on Capitol Hill.   Congress will have 60 days to review an agreement should one be reached within the next several hours here in Austria’s capital, as is expected. […]

Senators warn Kerry of hard sell at home over Iran nuclear deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning US Secretary of State John Kerry that approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran may be a “tough sell” on Capitol Hill.Congress will have 60 days to review an agreement should one be reached within the next several hours here in Austrias capital, as is expected. The State […]

Khamenei: Despite nuclear talks, ‘we will continue campaign against arrogant US’

Following a declaration by the chief of Iran’s nuclear program that talks with world powers have resulted in “good news,” the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic said on Sunday that his country would continue its campaign against the ‘arrogant’ US.   According to Iran’s state-run FARS news agency, at a Q&A with university students […]

Lapid Blames Netanyahu for Iran Nuclear Deal

Yesh Atid chairperson Yair Lapid launched a vitriolic attack against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday, amid predictions of an Iran nuclear deal being reached later the same day.   In an interview with Army Radio, Lapid said, “the deal is indeed terrible and awful. If there is a failure – there is someone responsible for the failure: you […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Extend ‘Over Weekend’

Millions of Iranians took part in the annual “Death to Israel Day” in Iran on Friday, ironically coinciding with the twice-extended deadline for a deal on the Islamic regime’s nuclear program that apparently will be extended yet again.   Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday confirmed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statements […]

Major powers turn the screws for Iran nuclear deal

If the US Congress does not receive the text by early Friday morning Vienna time — midnight in Washington — it makes the approval process longer and potentially more problematic.   But despite this pressure, and almost two weeks of talks in the Austrian capital, it is unclear whether an accord aimed at ending a […]

‘Never threaten an Iranian’: nuclear talks get feisty

A top-level meeting at the Iran nuclear talks this week was a stormy affair, Iranian media reported Wednesday, with the country’s foreign minister warning: “Never threaten an Iranian.”   The altercation happened Monday evening as foreign ministers from Iran and six major powers including US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Vienna seeking to […]

Air force drops dummy nuclear bomb in Nevada in first controversial test to update cold war arsenal

‘This test marks a major milestone for the B61-12 Life Extension Program, demonstrating end-to-end system performance under representative delivery conditions,’ said NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Dr. Don Cook.   ‘Achieving the first complete B61-12 flight test provides clear evidence of the nation’s continued commitment to maintain the B61 and provides assurance to our […]

US intends to brief Israel on progress in Iran nuclear talks

American diplomats currently in Vienna for nuclear talks with Iran have tried to connect with their Israeli counterparts three times over the last several days, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday evening.   Arriving in Austria’s capital nearly two weeks ago, members of the team then told the Post that Wendy […]