Tag: Nuclear

How the Senate could make or break the Iran nuclear deal

When negotiators from six world powers and Iran indicated Tuesday that they would miss yet another deadline to wrap up a deal to roll back Iran’s nuclear program, they handed Congress an extra month to contemplate whatever agreement they reach.   Under the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act passed in May, if […]

NUKE DEAL REMAINS ELUSIVE AFTER DEADLINE, BUT TALKS CONTINUE

“We knew it would have been difficult, challenging and sometimes hard,” said Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief. She said the negotiations would continue despite hitting some “tense” moments, and the U.S. State Department declared the current interim nuclear arrangement with Iran extended through July 10.   As the latest target date arrived […]

Iranian official: US will remain our enemy despite emerging nuclear deal

A senior Iranian military official said Sunday that despite the emerging nuclear deal between Iran and the US-led P5+1 group of world powers, America will remain Tehran’s enemy.   Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that even if a nuclear deal comes to fruition in Vienna, where Iranian and western negotiators […]

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal

A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed Monday to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a parallel deal — a demand that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast clout. Speaking on the eve of a belated target date for a complete agreement, […]

White House Officials Plot Ways to Pressure Lawmakers Into Supporting Iran Deal

White House officials on Monday held a private conference call with liberal organizations to discuss ways of pressuring Democrats and other lawmakers on Capitol Hill into supporting a nuclear deal with Iran that is expected to be finalized in the coming days, according to an audio recording of that call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. […]

Iran’s Zarif says differences remain in nuclear talks with major powers

Iran’s foreign minister said on Monday some differences still remained between Iran and six powers over the country’s disputed nuclear program ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for a final agreement to end a 12-year-old dispute.   “Still nothing is clear. . .Some differences remain and we are trying and working hard,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

U.S. stockpiles powerful bunker-buster bombs in case Iran nuclear talks fail

As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran’s most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.   The bunker-busting bombs are America’s most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is […]

Iran Receives 13 Tons of Gold in Sanctions Relief

While nuclear talks have been held up by – among other things – Iran’s demand to have all sanctions removed immediately, the Islamic regime showed how the current sanctions regime has been unable to punish its economy as it repatriated 13 tons of gold this week.   Iranian officials on Monday announced the transfer by the South […]

Congress Demands Obama Abandon Iran Nuclear Deal

Leading members of Congress are pressing US President Barack Obama to abandon his attempts to force through a nuclear deal with Iran, after the deadline for talks was extended on Tuesday to July 7 in a last gasp week-long reprieve.   In response to the desperate efforts to reach a deal despite the obvious differences in position […]

Rouhani: We’ll Resume Nuclear Work

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned major powers that his country would resume its halted nuclear work if they went back on a proposed final deal.   “If we reach a deal, both sides should be committed to it,” Rouhani said in Tehran, according to the Reuters news agency.   “If the other side […]