Russian Ambivalence About an Iranian Nuclear Agreement

by Mark N. Katz Russia has long called for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. Moscow has played an important part in the ongoing negotiations over this issue between the P5 + 1 (America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia,… Continue Reading  

Samore Says Congress Unlikely to Reject Nuclear Deal

by Eli Clifton United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) president Gary Samore made a surprising admission on Monday when he said that Congress was unlikely to override a presidential veto of any new sanctions-related legislation in the wake of a nuclear… Continue Reading  

Republicans Overreach: Part Deux

by Jim Lobe Of course, the story of the day on the Iran front is the publication of what its authors titled, “An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” It was signed by 47 Republican… Continue Reading  

Former Israeli Opposition Leader Puts Bibi-Boehner Ploy Bluntly

by Jim Lobe Yossi Sarid, the former head of Israel’s Meretz Party and leader of the opposition in the Knesset from 2001 to 2003, has just written a very blunt—far too blunt for “acceptable” political discourse in Washington, DC—op-ed published… Continue Reading  

New Iran Sanctions?

by Jim Lobe As usual, Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now (APN) explains and analyzes everything relevant that has happened to date on the Senate side with respect to sanctions on Iran. Following is an excerpt from her weekly Legislative Round-Up: