Amendments Submitted to Corker Bill on Iran

by Jim Lobe For those of you who are paying attention to the ongoing Senate debate over the Corker bill asserting Congress’s authority to review any final deal negotiated between the P5+1 and Iran, the Council for a Livable World/Center… Continue Reading

What Are the “Poison Pills” in the Corker-Menendez Bill?

by Edward Levine 1. The initial presidential certification [page 3, lines 13-15]. The bill requires that the President transmit any nuclear agreement with Iran to the appropriate congressional committees, with a certification that the agreement: ensures that Iran’s nuclear activities… Continue Reading

What’s the Alternative to a Comprehensive Iran Nuclear Deal?

by Jasmin Ramsey As I mentioned here, the debate over US military action to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon was mostly on the back burner last year, but as Iran and six world powers known as the P5+1 head to… Continue Reading

Was Rafsanjani’s Disqualification about Iran’s Nuclear Program?

by Jasmin Ramsey Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former top Middle East aide, writes that the exclusion of Hashemi Rafsanjani from Iran’s June 14 election signals that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is uninterested in a nuclear deal: I say that not because… Continue Reading

More Sanctions, More Problems

Sanctions Are Holding Back Our Talks with Iran by Usha Sahay and Laicie Heeley There is a consensus in Washington that more sanctions will help convince Iran to halt its nuclear development. On June 3, President Obama issued an executive order… Continue Reading