Daily Iran News


August 3, 2015: "Democrats happy with Obama outreach as they weigh Iran deal", Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.
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August 3, 2015: "Iran’s foreign minister calls for world’s nuclear weapons states to disarm", Dana Khraiche and Ladane Nass, The Guardian
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has called on Israel and the world’s eight other states with nuclear weapons to begin disarming, in response to his country’s acceptance of strict curbs on its nuclear programme in an agreement reached earlier this month.
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August 3, 2015: "US-Saudi alliance stays strong after Iran nuclear deal", Spencer Kimball, Deutsche Welle
Will the Iran nuclear deal strain ties between Saudi Arabia and the US? Hardly. The alliance between the world's largest absolute monarchy and its oldest constitutional republic remains strong, Spencer Kimball reports.
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August 3, 2015: "U.N. Nuclear Chief Will Meet With Lawmakers Over Iran Inspections", Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, Wall Street Journal
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, will meet Wednesday with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a bid to blunt growing criticism of the agency’s inspections regime for Iran’s nuclear sites.
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August 3, 2015: "Iran nuclear deal: John Kerry tries to ease Gulf concerns", BBC
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Qatar to try to reassure Gulf allies over the nuclear deal with Iran.
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July 31, 2015: "‘Secret Side Deals’ on Iran Accord Are New Republican Target", David Lerman, Washington Post/Bloomberg
Confidential agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will inspect Iran’s nuclear facilities, emerged as a key point of contention with Republicans at a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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July 31, 2015: "U.S. political fight over Iran nuclear deal goes Hollywood", Idress Ali, Reuters
The U.S. political battle over the Iran nuclear agreement has gone Hollywood, thanks to a new video strongly backing the deal featuring boldface names from Jack Black and Morgan Freeman to former spy Valerie Plame and Jordan's Queen Noor.
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July 31, 2015: "Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal", Steve Inskeep, NPR
Israel is among the critics of the Iran nuclear agreement. Steve Inskeep talks to Efraim Halevy, ex-head of Israel's national intelligence agency, who sees the deal as a step in the right direction.
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July 31, 2015: "Russia to upgrade air defense missiles intended for Iran", Associated Press
A Kremlin official says that Russia is working to upgrade air defense missiles intended for Iran.
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July 31, 2015: "Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections", Associated Press
Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday.
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July 30, 2015: "‘Secret Side Deals’ on Iran Accord Are New Target of Republicans", David Lerman, Bloomberg
Republican lawmakers have opened a new avenue of attack on the Iran nuclear accord by criticizing what they call “secret side deals” governing the inspection process that will be withheld from Congress.
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July 30, 2015: "Defense Secretary Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal preferable to military strike", Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.
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July 30, 2015: "Top General Gives ‘Pragmatic’ View of Iran Nuclear Deal", Helene Cooper and Gardiner Harris, New York Times
While the nuclear agreement with Iran will not stop it from funding organizations the United States considers to be terrorist groups, the pact reduces the chances of a near-term military conflict between the two countries, the top American military leader, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told Congress on Wednesday.
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July 29, 2015: "John Kerry warns Congress: back Iran nuclear deal or face dire consequences", Dan Roberts, The Guardian
The United States risks a collapse in its future negotiating credibility if it walks away from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to US secretary of state John Kerry, who argues Congress now has little choice but to back the plan.
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July 29, 2015: "Senior US Officials Continue Testimony on Iran Nuclear Deal", Voice of America
Another set of U.S. lawmakers get their chance to question and hear testimony from senior officials Wednesday as they continue to evaluate the international nuclear agreement with Iran.
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