Hoenlein: BDS is the '21st Century Anti-Semitism'

Malcolm Hoenlein: Saying 'I hate Israel' instead of 'I hate Jews' does not cover up the fact that both mean the same thing.Yoni Kempinski, Elad Benari, 2/18/2014, 4:12 AM

Iranian TV Mocks Obama Over Sanctions Threat

Iranian host not threatened by Obama's declaration that he will come down on sanctions violators “like a ton of bricks”.Elad Benari, 2/14/2014, 6:13 AM

Obama Promises Tough Action on Sanctions Violators

Obama says he will come down "like a ton of bricks" on firms that violate the sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 2/12/2014, 3:14 AM

AIPAC Backs Down from Support of Sanctions

Pro-Israel lobby says Congress should wait before passing new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/7/2014, 10:00 PM

France Rejects Criticism of Iran Business Trip

France’s Finance Minister says a 116-person delegation of business figures to Iran is “a bet” on the future.Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 6:14 AM

House Democrats Support Obama Against Sanctions

Reps. Lloyd Doggett and David Price mobilizing their colleagues against a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 2/4/2014, 6:16 AM

Clinton Joins Obama in Opposing New Iran Sanctions

Give diplomacy a chance to work, says former Secretary of State in letter to Democratic Senator Carl Levin.Elad Benari, 2/3/2014, 6:12 AM

French Minister: There Are 'Opportunities' in Iran

France will have "significant commercial opportunities" in Iran if sanctions are lifted, says French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.Elad Benari, 2/3/2014, 2:13 AM

Iran Accuses Obama of ‘Falsifying History’

Iran dismisses Obama's claim that international sanctions forced Tehran to the negotiating table.Elad Benari, 1/31/2014, 6:14 AM

Success for Obama: No New Iran Sanctions

US President’s veto threat appears to work: several senators drop plans for new sanctions on Iran.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 3:05 PM

Obama: I'll Veto New Iran Sanctions

Obama reiterates that he will veto a new Iran sanctions bill which "threatens to derail" the negotiations on its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 1/29/2014, 5:05 AM

Senator: Can't Let Israel Determine About War

Senator Feinstein causes outrage after declaring that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war."Elad Benari, 1/16/2014, 6:08 AM

Senate Democrats to Wait with Iran Sanctions Bill

Senate Majority Leader Reid wants to see how the Iran-West deal is played out before bringing new sanctions to a vote.Elad Benari, 1/15/2014, 4:10 AM

Obama: Now Isn't the Time for New Sanctions

Now would not be the right time for Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran, says Obama, days before nuclear deal to be implemented.Elad Benari, 1/14/2014, 1:15 AM

Iran to Receive $550 Million on February 1

As nuclear deal is implemented, Iran will receive the first $550 million installment of a total of $4.2 billion on Feb. 1.Elad Benari, 1/13/2014, 2:13 AM

Iran Sanctions Bill Continues to Gain Steam

59 senators back new sanctions on Iran, one short of the number of votes needed to pass it.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 9:47 PM

New Iran Sanctions Bill Gains Support

A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has gained support since December, but probably not enough to prevent Obama from vetoing it.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 4:45 AM

Iranian Lawmakers Threaten to Increase Enrichment

Responding to American sanctions threats, Iranians draft bill that would increase uranium enrichment to a 60% level.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 6:13 AM

Obama Threatens Veto on New Iran Sanctions

White House threatened to use its veto power against legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 12/20/2013, 2:16 AM

Iran Says Talks with World Powers Will Resume

Iranian deputy foreign minister says Tehran will resume negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program in the coming days.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 3:10 AM

Iran to Keep Talking to West Despite Blacklist

Iran's Foreign Minister says talks with world powers will continue, despite an American blacklist of companies that violated sanctions.Elad Benari, 12/16/2013, 4:42 AM

Washington Blacklists Companies That Helped Iran

Washington blacklists a dozen overseas companies and individuals for evading sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 6:12 AM

Senate to Wait on New Iran Sanctions

A victory for Obama? Senate Banking Committee announces it will hold off on passing a new Iran sanctions bill.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 5:46 AM

Kerry: We Promised No New Sanctions

United States Secretary of State appeals to lawmakers to "hold off" on new sanctions against Iran.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 12:12 AM

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Senator Mark Kirk close to agreeing on new Iran sanctions, say aides.Elad Benari, 12/10/2013, 6:13 AM

Zarif: Impose New Sanctions and Deal is Dead

Iran’s Foreign Minister warns that any new American sanctions on his country would kill the deal reached in Geneva.Elad Benari, 12/10/2013, 4:15 AM

House Concerned Over Uranium Enrichment

U.S. lawmakers concerned about Iran's ability to continue enriching uranium, say the Obama administration gave Iran too much in Geneva.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 4:41 AM

White House: No New Sanctions

White House: Passing new sanctions on Iran, even with a delayed launch date, would give Iran an excuse to undermine the interim deal.Elad Benari, 12/4/2013, 3:13 AM

Senators Still Pushing for New Iran Sanctions

U.S. senators are working to pass new sanctions on Iran by end of December, are not buying Obama's warnings.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 6:15 AM

U.S.: New Sanctions Will Thwart Diplomatic Talks

U.S. administration warns lawmakers that passing new sanctions on Iran would jeopardize negotiations on its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 11/27/2013, 1:14 AM

Iran Claims U.S. Has Released Some Assets

The Iranian government claims that the U.S. released $8 billion in blocked assets. State Department: Not true.Elad Benari, 11/26/2013, 4:46 AM

Canada 'Deeply Skeptical' About Iran Deal

Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird declares his country's sanctions against Iran will remain in "full force".Elad Benari, 11/25/2013, 3:42 AM

14 U.S. Senators Plan New Sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan group of 14 senators says they plan to slap new set of sanctions on Iran after the Thanksgiving break.Elad Benari, 11/22/2013, 4:16 AM

Biden: Iran Sanctions Relief Will be Modest

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden briefs Democratic senators on the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 11/21/2013, 4:43 AM

Rice Plays Down Iran Sanctions Relief

National Security Adviser plays down the impact that the lifting of economic sanctions will have on Iran.Elad Benari, 11/20/2013, 3:46 AM

Obama: No Deal Will Cause Iran to Make Progress

Obama meets lawmakers in an urgent bid to convince them to hold off on new Iran sanctions.Elad Benari, 11/20/2013, 1:13 AM

Obama to Appeal to Senators on Sanctions

Obama will meet key senators, ask them to hold off on passing new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 11/19/2013, 4:12 AM

Obama: Want War? Toughen the Sanctions

Obama warns Congress against further sanctions on Iran, claims that military action would have dangerous consequences for the U.S.Elad Benari, 11/15/2013, 4:12 AM

Kerry’s Fear: Naftali Bennett

Kerry advice to senators to ‘ignore Israel’ part of desperate attempt to counter Bennett’s pro-sanctions campaign.Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2013, 11:52 AM

Senators Told to 'Ignore Israel' On Iran

Republican senators who were briefed about talks with Iran were reportedly told by Kerry to “disbelieve” what the Israelis say.Elad Benari, 11/14/2013, 4:15 AM

Kerry Warns: Sanctions May Hurt Talks

Secretary of State tells Senate banking committee that new sanctions on Iran risk ruining talks over its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 11/14/2013, 3:13 AM

Kerry: New Sanctions Are a 'Mistake'

White House, State Department warn lawmakers that toughening the sanctions on Iran at this time would be wrong and lead to war.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 3:16 AM

Senate to Hold Off on Iran Sanctions

U.S. lawmakers will wait until after a briefing by Secretary of State John Kerry before deciding on new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 11/12/2013, 3:42 AM

Report: West to Offer Iran Cash Incentive

The British Times: West may offer Iran a cash windfall from its frozen oil revenues in exchange for progress in nuclear talks.Elad Benari, 11/5/2013, 4:15 AM

Panetta: We May Have to Use Force Against Iran

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense cautions the Obama administration this week about engaging in endless negotiations with Iran.Elad Benari, 11/3/2013, 5:49 AM

Biden to Senators: Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

U.S. Vice President joins other top officials in a bid to persuade the Senate not to impose new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 11/1/2013, 5:12 AM

Netanyahu: Keep Up the Pressure on Iran

The only way to get Iran to abandon its nuclear program is to maintain the pressure on it, says Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 11/1/2013, 3:42 AM

Obama Pushing to Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

Top Obama administration officials have been pushing lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.Elad Benari, 10/31/2013, 5:12 AM

Congressmen Demand More Sanctions on Iran

As Geneva talks end, Republican lawmakers express their skepticism and call for tougher sanctions on the Islamic Republic.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 5:13 AM

Yaalon: Easing Sanctions will Encourage Rouhani

Defense Minister tells UN chief that easing the sanctions on Iran at this point in time would hurt the efforts to stop its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 10/8/2013, 4:46 AM

PM: Iran Sanctions 'a Moment Away' from Success

The sanctions are “very strong,” says Netanyahu, are close to "achieving their goal" and should not be relaxed.Gil Ronen, 10/6/2013, 4:48 PM

White House: Sanctions Are Affected by Shutdown

U.S. efforts to pressure Iran, Syria and others are inhibited by the government shutdown, says White House press secretary.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/5/2013, 12:28 AM

Iranian Cleric: U.S., Iran Should Join Hands

A senior Iranian cleric urges Washington and Tehran to “join hands” to end the sanctions on the Islamic Republic.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/5/2013, 12:00 AM

U.S. Official: Enforce Iran Talks with Sanctions

Any diplomatic engagement with Iran should be accompanied by enforcement of sanctions, says Wendy Sherman.Elad Benari, 10/4/2013, 3:13 AM

Peres: Iran Must Back its Statements with Actions

The European Union must maintain the pressure on Iran, says President Shimon Peres in a speech before the Dutch parliament.Elad Benari, 10/2/2013, 3:46 AM

Ashton Wants 'Best Atmosphere' for Iran Talks

EU's foreign policy chief says she wants to go to the October 15-16 talks with Iran in Geneva with “the best possible atmosphere.”Elad Benari, 10/1/2013, 4:15 AM

Kerry on Iran: Words Won't Replace Actions

Iran needs to take steps to prove its nuclear program is peaceful before sanctions are removed, says Secretary of State.Elad Benari, 9/30/2013, 3:44 AM