(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration says it is maintaining tough oil-related sanctions against Iran even though the U.S. and five other world powers signed an initial deal earlier this week to curb Tehran’s nuclear program and prevent it developing nuclear weapons.
The White House said in a statement on Friday that there is a …
Administration attempts to head off congressional sanctions
(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Tuesday made a holiday appeal to Iran to return a retired FBI agent and two other Americans being held in the country.
Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent, disappeared during a business trip to Iran’s Kish Island in March 2007. The United States believes the private investigator and father of …
Distrustful of Iran, both parties on the Hill are pushing new sanctions that would start in six months, or sooner if Tehran breaks the deal. The White House fears a self-fulfilling prophecy
After Israeli PM called agreement a “historic mistake”
A grueling all-nighter for the Secretary of State, charges of foolishness for the President
Of croissants and centrifuges, and the struggle to seal a deal
A diatribe against Israel and the U.S. stokes fears about whether Iran can be trusted
(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with key senators on Iran as the White House pushes Congress to hold off on new sanctions.
The White House says Obama will meet Tuesday with the chairmen and top Republicans on the Senate’s banking, foreign relations, armed services and intelligence panels. Obama will host …
Avoiding conflict will require finessing a thorny sticking point
Talks between Iran and the IAEA moved forward on Monday in Tehran, and may provide the ultimate test of Iran’s willingness to compromise
(WASHINGTON) — Wary of Iran‘s nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased leverage against Tehran despite administration opposition, and waiting to hear directly from Secretary of State John Kerry about the latest round of talks that failed to produce a deal.
Kerry tried to …
As a new round of talks kicks off, an illustrated five-step guide to understanding what it’s all about