Iran Legislation: Winners and Losers

by Lara Friedman Editor’s note: As we have done recently, we are posting excerpts of the latest Legislative Round-Up of the week by Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now. Readers of this blog will be particularly interested in the… Continue Reading

Iran Hawks Clearly Unhappy With Corker

by Jim Lobe Three days after the Obama White House surprised many of its staunchest foreign-policy supporters by lifting its veto threat over a watered-down Corker-Menendez bill, it’s become quite clear that hard-line neoconservatives and their congressional allies are unhappy.

Congress Learns to Compromise on Iran?

by Ali Gharib One of the most striking things about the congressional discourse about the Iran talks had been the overwrought denunciations of diplomacy by Republicans. You don’t have to look hard. Mark Kirk, the Illinois senator, takes every chance… 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