Why Manchin Opposed The Iran Deal After He Was For It

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by Eli Clifton Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced earlier today that he will oppose the agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. He joins a short list of Senate Democrats, including Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Robert… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Anti-Semitism: Irrational or Irrelevant?

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by Ali Gharib Last week, the journalist Jeffrey Goldberg published an interview with President Obama. It’s a fascinating read, and Goldberg’s write-up as well as the full transcript are entirely worth your time. The interview focuses on Obama’s Middle East policies and,… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Strategic View of Iran: Time for a Change?

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by Peter Jenkins What a pity that Mr. Netanyahu’s interviewer on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, Bob Schieffer, chose to throw Israel’s Prime Minister a succession of softballs (the cricketing equivalents are called “dollies”). It would have been refreshing if Mr.… Continue Reading  

Israel Resumes Threats Against Iran as Experts Urge Patience

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resumed his threats to attack Iranian nuclear facilities, 29 former senior U.S. experts and foreign diplomats urged President Barack Obama to show greater flexibility in anticipated negotiations following… Continue Reading  

Change with Rouhani? Mousavian Speaks with IPS

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by Jasmin Ramsey The Jun. 14 election of Hassan Rouhani, nicknamed the “diplomatic sheik” during his service as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003-2005, to Iran’s presidency was met with hopeful celebrations within the country. But reactions from key world… Continue Reading