Update on Iran Sanctions Legislation

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by Jim Lobe The sponsors of the latest Kirk-Menendez Iran sanctions bill appear determined to move the legislation as quickly as possible, although it has yet to be formally introduced. Of course, both Obama and visiting British Prime Minister David… Continue Reading  

Strong US Majority Prefers Iran Deal says “Citizen Cabinet” Survey

by Jim Lobe Sixty-one percent of the American public prefers a deal permitting Iran to continue limited uranium enrichment and imposing intrusive inspections on its nuclear facilities in exchange for some sanctions relief, according to a unique new survey released here Tuesday. In contrast… Continue Reading  

“Bad Deal” Better Than “No Deal”?

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by Francois Nicoulaud  “No deal is better than bad deal:” that’s the mantra that has been heard ad nauseam in the recent past and presented as self-evident of U.S. toughness in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. But is it… Continue Reading  

Bibi’s Epic Fail

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by Mitchell Plitnick Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to the United States has ended in an unprecedented failure. On the Palestinian front, the Iranian front and the domestic US front, Netanyahu’s efforts last week ran badly aground. Let’s review… Continue Reading  

In Congress, The Fight For The Future of US Foreign Policy

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by Mitchell Plitnick There’s a showdown coming, and the outcome may determine how the US runs its foreign policy in the Middle East, at least for the next three years and perhaps much longer. The issues at hand are both… Continue Reading