Here’s the AIPAC-Approved House Version of Iran Letter to Obama

by Jim Lobe With the snow in Washington and Russian moves in Crimea diverting all national news attention away from AIPAC’s ongoing policy conference, I understand House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer are circulating their own… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Moves to Plan C for Congress

by Jim Lobe First, it wanted the Senate to pass a binding bill (Kirk-Menendez, or S. 1881) that was certain to sabotage the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany). When… Continue Reading  

Neocons Who Brought You The Iraq War Endorse AIPAC’s Iran Bill

by Jim Lobe *Read an update to this post here. The neoconservative Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the successor organization of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), has just published another open letter (reproduced below) to Congressional leaders that implicitly endorses what I… Continue Reading  

Cruz, Inhofe Circulate Draft Resolution To End All Bilateral Talks With Iran

by Jim Lobe What Sen. John McCain referred to as the “wacko-bird” faction of the Republican Party is seeking co-sponsors for a new resolution that would forbid the Obama administration from engaging in any bilateral talks with Iran unless Tehran… Continue Reading  

Appeal to Sen. Schumer to Reconsider Support for Iran Sanctions Bill

The following is a letter sent by Gary Sick, the Columbia University professor who served as the Iran expert on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, to Sen. Charles Schumer of his home state, New York,… Continue Reading