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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Congress raises questions about secret Iran talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month’s nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark. The Associated […]

12/11/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50-50 or worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50/50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring […]

12/07/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) — Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America’s top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state’s security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians — including Israel’s demand that […]

12/05/2013

Hossein Mousavian, center, former spokesman of Iran’s nuclear diplomacy team for negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency attends a panel discussion about the situation after the nuclear treaty deal between U.S., Iran and other world powers in Geneva, Switzerland last weekend, in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Iran hard-liners criticize Geneva deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticized a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a “poisoned chalice,” but a majority of deputies who spoke Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing […]

11/27/2013

Former Iranian hostage C. Cortlandt Barnes, of Leland, N.C., on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Randall Hill)

Former hostages react to Iran’s nuclear deal

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal […]

11/26/2013

Oil pumps work in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not allow Iran to export more oil. In the short […]

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pushes back on critics of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to his critics, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the weekend nuclear agreement with Iran, declaring that the United States “cannot close the door on diplomacy.” The president’s remarks came as criticism […]

11/25/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister harshly condemned the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran’s acceptance on […]

11/24/2013

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, center, poses next to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, and the Iranian delegation after a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if deal fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the […]

11/24/2013

John Kerry

Iran nuclear deal reached

GENEVA (AP) – A deal has been reached between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, the French and Iranian foreign ministers said […]

11/23/2013

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