5:14 PM, Dec 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Emergency Committee for Israel released this statement following the White House's threat to veto a bi-partisan Iran sanctions bill, which was introduced today in the Senate:
"A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced carefully considered legislation intended to prevent a nuclear Iran. The Obama administration immediately threatened to veto the legislation -- and falsely accuses its sponsors of engaging in a rush to war. In fact the White House has responded in far harsher terms to these members of Congress than it has to an Iranian regime which continues to enrich uranium, prevent monitoring of its nuclear program, and still refuses to implement the Geneva agreement negotiated last month. That is why members of Congress of both parties doubt Iranian claims of good faith -- and why they are supporting legislation that makes clear Congress has its own red lines for any deal, and that there will be real consequences if Iran refuses to dismantle its nuclear program."
The statement is signed by William Kristol, Gary Bauer, Noah Pollak, and Michael Goldfarb.
New legislation shows Congress and American public are united in their distrust of Obama's Iran deal.4:14 PM, Dec 19, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
A recent AP/GfK poll shows that a majority of Americans, 55 percent, disapprove of how Barack Obama is handling the Iran issue.
3:36 PM, Dec 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Iranians are saying the nuclear deal means the beginning of the end of sanctions. At least that's what a foreign ministry spokeswoman told the Iranian press.
The Iranian bomb is all that matters.Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13 • By LEE SMITH
Last week’s interim agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear weapons program offers the regime sanctions relief even as U.S. lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, are demanding more and stricter sanctions. The White House counters that more sanctions will only narrow diplomatic channels, drive the Iranians away from the negotiating table, and lead to war. Critics of the deal argue that by providing sanctions relief Obama is simply feeding an Iranian beast hungry for more concessions.
What does Israel do now?8:50 AM, Nov 24, 2013 • By JOHN BOLTON
Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.”
4:43 PM, Nov 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A statement from a bipartisan group of senators pushing further sanctions on Iran:
“A nuclear weapons capable Iran presents a grave threat to the national security of the United States and its allies and we are committed to preventing Iran from acquiring this capability. We will work together to reconcile Democratic and Republican proposals over the coming weeks and to pass bipartisan Iran sanctions legislation as soon as possible.”
6:01 PM, Nov 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new web ad warns against relaxing sanctions "until the threat from Iran is totally dismantled":
How the “hardline” American position on the Islamic Republic got farmed out to Israel.12:12 PM, Nov 19, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
It’s Congress’s fault if there’s a war with Iran, says the White House. Last week administration officials showed their frustration with lawmakers who seek to impose another round of sanctions on the Iranians. "It is important to understand that if pursuing a resolution diplomatically is disallowed or ruled out, what options, then, do we and our allies have to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon?" said White House spokesman Jay Carney. "The American people do not want a march to war."
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:40 PM, Nov 8, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on President Obama's puzzling new Iran strategy.
4:52 PM, Oct 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Adam Kredo reports:
A senior State Department official on Thursday urged members of Congress to hold off on sanctioning Iran while the Obama administration attempts to court the rogue regime, according to testimony offered before the Senate.
7:02 AM, Jul 25, 2013 • By MICHAEL MAKOVSKY AND JONATHAN RUHE
The momentum to restrict Iranian oil exports has stalled, and it is time for Congress to eschew a more gradualist approach and mandate zero oil exports with zero waivers. This, along with more concrete military pressure, could increase the otherwise slim chances for success in expected new talks with Iran. U.S. lawmakers and Obama Administration officials should not fear the impact on the oil market, which can manage a cutoff of Iranian oil revenue better than can Tehran.