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Former Mossad Chief Efraim Halevy Slams Netanyahu For Nuke Deal Criticism

The former head of Israel’s intelligence agency harshly critiqued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of a framework agreement between Iran and six world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program. In a scathing op-ed published on Monday, former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy argued that U.S. President Obama was right to call the agreement with Iran “historic” and […]

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Netanyahu on Iran Deal: “This Is Not A Personal Issue” With Obama; “It’s My Obligation To Speak Out”

JIM ACOSTA, CNN: And how much is your very tense and, let's frank — let's be frank here, uncomfortable relationship with the president driving your opposition to this? ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Not at all. And I don't think this is a personal issue, not between me and the president, or the president and […]

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Obama Defends Nuclear Deal

President Obama “strongly defended last week’s preliminary agreement with Iran as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to curb the spread of nuclear weapons in a dangerous region while reassuring critics that he would keep all options available if Tehran ultimately cheated,” the New York Times reports. Huffington Post: Obama’s hard sell on Iran begins […]

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Corker speaks with reporters after Democratic and Republican party policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the U.S. Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, but signaled they are willing to wait for last week's interim agreement to be finalized before passing judgment. "Look, the president needs to sell this to the American […]

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As Iranians Welcome Nuclear Deal, Khamenei’s Reaction Is Key

Haleh Esfandiari and Robert S. Litwak: Ayatollah Khamenei’s unequivocal and public support for the agreement and the negotiating team will be critical over the coming days and weeks. Full News here – Washington Wire

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U.S. Republican Graham says Hillary could have reached better deal on Iran

Senator Lindsey Graham, a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, said the United States should put off a final nuclear agreement with Iran until after the U.S. election and said Democrat Hillary Clinton could get a better deal. The South Carolina Republican sharply criticized President Barack Obama's negotiating skills in talks to contain Iran's nuclear program. Hillary […]

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Corker speaks with reporters after Democratic and Republican party policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the U.S. Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, but signaled they are willing to wait for last week's interim agreement to be finalized before passing judgment. "Look, the President needs to sell this to the American […]

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Corker Presses for Greater Congressional Role in Nuclear Deal

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) on Sunday said Congress should play a larger role in reviewing any final nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is the best way to ensure Tehran doesn’t develop a nuclear weapon. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Lindsey Graham: Every Presidential Candidate, Except Rand Paul, Could Get A Better Iran Deal

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a shot at the foreign policy of his Republican colleague Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday, saying that the Kentucky senator was the only potential presidential candidate that could not get a better nuclear deal with Iran than the one that President Barack Obama negotiated. Graham, who is considering his own […]

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Dianne Feinstein: Iran Deal Does Not Threaten Israel’s Survival

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that the new nuclear accord with Iran will not threaten the survival of Israel, criticizing the stance taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. CNN “State of the Union” host Jim Acosta asked Feinstein Sunday morning whether she believes the deal threatens Israel’s survival. “No, I don’t,” […]

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