Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal
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Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in America’s national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, other U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration. Trump’s speech from … Continue reading

Debate, demonstrations for Iran-nuclear deal at the Capitol
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Debate, demonstrations for Iran-nuclear deal at the Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential campaign collided head-on with congressional debate on the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, producing an only-in-Washington political spectacle inside the Capitol and out as lawmakers readied for what could be the most consequential foreign policy vote of their careers. As the day began, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the … Continue reading

Senate Dems get 34th vote to hand Obama victory on Iran deal
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Senate Dems get 34th vote to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Congress … Continue reading

Obama promises to keep pressure on Iran
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Obama promises to keep pressure on Iran

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising Democratic lawmakers that the U.S. will continue to keep economic pressure on Iran — and keep military options open — if his administration’s nuclear deal with Tehran goes through. Obama, in a letter addressed to New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, said that if Iran rushes … Continue reading

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Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that despite recent differences with the Obama administration over a looming nuclear deal with Iran the alliance between his country and the Unites States was “stronger than ever.” Kicking off a charged visit to Washington that has sparked criticism both in the U.S. and Israel, … Continue reading