Anti-Boeing Bill Offers Early Iran Test for Trump

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by Jim Lobe Will a President Trump intend to put U.S. business first and preserve and expand the U.S. manufacturing workforce as part of his plan to make America great again? Or will he hold to the reflexive anti-Iran positions… Continue Reading  

Why the Iran Deal Will Survive the Trump Presidency

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Trump’s triumph is sending shockwaves through the foreign policy community, particularly among supporters of the Iran nuclear deal. Reuters has already reported that Trump’s election puts the Iran Deal “on shaky ground.” Richard Nephew, a former State… Continue Reading  

Mark Kirk’s Surprising Disinterest In Boeing’s Iran Sales

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by Eli Clifton Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) opposes pretty much anything that might take the pressure off Iran. He called Obama the “drug dealer in chief” for delivering $400 million in cash to the Islamic Republic as part of a… Continue Reading  

Mark Kirk Wanted Release of Americans Held in Iran Before He Was Against It

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by Eli Clifton Back in March 2015, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) placed the highest priority on seeking the release of Americans held in Iran. He, along with 18 of his Senate GOP colleagues, wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry… Continue Reading  

Another Israeli Right-Winger Breaks With Netanyahu on Iran Deal

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by Ali Gharib When world powers led by the United States signed a nuclear deal with Iran, American neoconservatives and other pro-Israel hawks were positively apoplectic. Mark Kirk, the Republican senator from Illinois who enjoys a consistent windfall of pro-Israel… Continue Reading