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'Iran was not allowed to skirt restrictions'

'Iran was not allowed to skirt restrictions'

White House spokesman dismisses report alleging the U.S. and other powers allowed Iran to ignore restrictions under nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 02/09/2016 03:43
'Iran's actions in the Gulf a cause for concern'

'Iran's actions in the Gulf a cause for concern'

White House says recent encounters between Iranian vessels and American warships in the Gulf are unacceptable.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/08/2016 20:21
White House: Iran payment not ransom nor leverage

White House: Iran payment not ransom nor leverage

White House acknowledges $400 million payment to Iran was related to the release of American prisoners, but denies it amounted to ransom.Ben Ariel, 23/08/2016 06:12
White House plays down alleged Trump plagiarism

White House plays down alleged Trump plagiarism

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says similarities in Melania Trump's speech to that of First Lady show that American values are shared.Ben Ariel, 21/07/2016 06:32
Dallas shooter not connected to terrorists

Dallas shooter not connected to terrorists

White House says that man who killed police officers in Dallas did not have connections to terrorist organizations.Ben Ariel, Canada, 08/07/2016 23:32
'No aircraft where Hezbollah leader was killed'

'No aircraft where Hezbollah leader was killed'

White House spokesman says no aircraft from international coalition were in the area where Mustafa Badr al-Din was reportedly killed.Ben Ariel, Canada, 13/05/2016 21:26
White House backs Biden's criticism of Israel

White House backs Biden's criticism of Israel

White House spokesman says there is significant frustration with Israel, after Biden blasts Israel at J Street conference.Ben Ariel, 20/04/2016 06:16
White House: Assad role in unity a 'non-starter'

White House: Assad role in unity a 'non-starter'

White House says Syrian President should not be part of any transitional unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2016 04:43
White House demands N. Korea release student

White House demands N. Korea release student

The United States accuses North Korea of jailing an American student for political reasons, calls for his release.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2016 06:29
White House believes Levinson is no longer in Iran

White House believes Levinson is no longer in Iran

White House spokesman says the administration has “reason to believe” missing former FBI agent is no longer in Iran.Ben Ariel, 20/01/2016 03:44
White House: Not yet ready to lift Iran sanctions

White House: Not yet ready to lift Iran sanctions

White House says Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal has not yet been verified.Ben Ariel, Canada, 15/01/2016 21:39
White House denies there was an apology to Iran

White House denies there was an apology to Iran

White House spokesman says the United States "certainly" did not apologize to Iran after 10 sailors accidentally entered Iranian waters.Ben Ariel, 14/01/2016 00:13
Washington doubtful North Korea tested an 'H-bomb'

Washington doubtful North Korea tested an 'H-bomb'

Officials in Washington confirm North Korea carried out a nuclear deal but are skeptical it tested a hydrogen bomb.Ben Ariel, 07/01/2016 01:15
White House hints Clinton would be 'Obama 2.0'

White House hints Clinton would be 'Obama 2.0'

Spokesperson Earnest admits that Obama and Clinton have almost the same foreign policy, even as Obama's approval plummets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2015 02:42
White House 'relieved' Trump postponed Israel trip

White House 'relieved' Trump postponed Israel trip

White House spokesman welcomes Trump's postponement of his Israel trip, says the trip could have inflamed the Middle East.Elad Benari, 11/12/2015 00:16
White House: Iranian tests 'a source of concern'

White House: Iranian tests 'a source of concern'

White House spokesman says Washington is looking into reports Iran violated UN resolutions with yet another ballistic missile test.Ben Ariel, 10/12/2015 01:12
Watch: White House 'disqualifies' Trump

Watch: White House 'disqualifies' Trump

Press secretary says call to ban Muslim entry is 'disqualifying,' Republicans who don't renounce support pledges 'also disqualified.'Ari Yashar, 08/12/2015 21:49
White House: Trump's comments 'contrary to values'

White House: Trump's comments 'contrary to values'

White House officials condemn Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.Ben Ariel, 08/12/2015 05:44
Obama spokesman: Two-state solution unlikely

Obama spokesman: Two-state solution unlikely

White House spokesman says the administration has concluded that the two-state solution can't be reached before Obama leaves office.Ben Ariel, 10/11/2015 03:14
White House 'concerned' over eastern Jerusalem

White House 'concerned' over eastern Jerusalem

White House spokesman objects to Netanyahu's reported plan to take away ID cards from Jerusalem Arabs.Nitsan Keidar, 27/10/2015 01:13
White House: Iran Missile Test Violated Resolution

White House: Iran Missile Test Violated Resolution

United States admits a recent Iranian missile test was a violation of a UN resolution, but says nuclear deal will not be affected.Ben Ariel, 14/10/2015 04:15
White House 'Concerned' Over Ongoing Violence

White House 'Concerned' Over Ongoing Violence

White House spokesman urges Israelis and Palestinians to restore calm amid ongoing terrorism.Ben Ariel, 08/10/2015 00:13
White House: Iran Cooperating with IAEA

White House: Iran Cooperating with IAEA

White House spokesman says Iran is cooperating with UN inspectors, doesn't address fact that Iran self-inspected Parchin.Elad Benari, 22/09/2015 04:42
White House: Sanctions Relief if Iran Complies

White House: Sanctions Relief if Iran Complies

White House spokesman says Iran will only see sanctions relief if it complies with the nuclear deal.Ben Ariel, 04/09/2015 03:14
White House 'Encouraged' by Support for Iran Deal

White House 'Encouraged' by Support for Iran Deal

White House welcomes support in the Senate for Iran agreement, says it will keep working with lawmakers to more backing.Ben Ariel, 03/09/2015 01:15
White House Confident it Has Support for Iran Deal

White House Confident it Has Support for Iran Deal

White House spokesman believes there is enough support in Congress to sustain a veto of a resolution to reject Iran agreement.Ben Ariel, Canada, 29/08/2015 00:39
Watch: Spox Caught Lying on Obama's War-Monger Jab

Watch: Spox Caught Lying on Obama's War-Monger Jab

Press Sec. claims on national TV Obama didn't compare Republicans to Iranians chanting 'death to America' - and gets corrected.Ari Yashar, 06/08/2015 18:22
US May Take 'Additional Steps' in Syria

US May Take 'Additional Steps' in Syria

White House threatens Syrian regime not to interfere with US-backed groups after Al Qaeda affiliate kidnaps soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2015 21:49
Iranian Accuses Americans of Violating Deal

Iranian Accuses Americans of Violating Deal

Senior Iranian official says Washington violating nuclear deal by stating that military option is still on the table.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/08/2015 02:05
White House: Military Options on Iran Available

White House: Military Options on Iran Available

White House spokesman says military options remain available regarding Iran, but the administration is pursuing diplomacy first.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/07/2015 21:31
Will US Lift Iran Arms Embargo? White House Dodges

Will US Lift Iran Arms Embargo? White House Dodges

Press Secretary Earnest bobs around whether Obama will lift arms embargo on leading terror sponsor, finally admits the issue is 'opaque.'Ari Yashar, 14/07/2015 08:54
White House: We've Never Been Closer to Iran Deal

White House: We've Never Been Closer to Iran Deal

White House spokesman says that while an agreement with Iran is close, negotiators should come home if key issues not resolved soon.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/07/2015 01:39
White House: Israel Has Right to Self-Defense

White House: Israel Has Right to Self-Defense

White House reaffirms Israel’s right to self-defense after UN report on Gaza, adds it awaits "further outcomes" of Israel's investigation.Elad Benari, 23/06/2015 06:13
White House Relishes 'Jerusalem Not Israel' Ruling

White House Relishes 'Jerusalem Not Israel' Ruling

Press Secretary Earnest welcomes passport ruling at Supreme Court, saying it gives president authority to recognize borders.Ari Yashar, 09/06/2015 21:19
White House: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

White House: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

White House reaffirms Washington’s support for Israel's right to defend itself after Israel retaliates for rocket attack on Ashkelon.Elad Benari, 08/06/2015 05:15
White House Concerned Over Syrian Chemical Weapons

White House Concerned Over Syrian Chemical Weapons

White House concerned over the fact that undeclared traces of chemical weapons were found in Syria.Ben Ariel, 14/05/2015 02:46
White House: Too Soon to Say ISIS Behind Shooting

White House: Too Soon to Say ISIS Behind Shooting

White House spokesman says Texas shooting is still under investigation and it's too early to determine if ISIS was responsible.Ben Ariel, 06/05/2015 02:12
White House: Russia Needs Money

White House: Russia Needs Money

White House spokesman says Moscow's move to supply S-300 to Iran shows the weakness of Russia's economy after being hit by sanctions.Elad Benari, 17/04/2015 04:45
White House 'Reevaluating' Israel Support at UN

White House 'Reevaluating' Israel Support at UN

White House slams Netanyahu for statements opposing Palestinian state, threatens pulling UN veto of PA recognition.Gil Ronen, Ari Yashar, 19/03/2015 21:15
Obama Still Has Not Called PM to Congratulate Him

Obama Still Has Not Called PM to Congratulate Him

Kerry makes post-victory call to Netanyahu instead; cold response attributed to declaration against two-state solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2015 20:02
'Netanyahu Speech Won't Complicate Iran Talks'

'Netanyahu Speech Won't Complicate Iran Talks'

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Netanyahu's Congress speech "shouldn't" complicate Iran-West talks.Elad Benari, 03/03/2015 00:13
US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

Top spokespeople warn against revealing details, after Israeli official says Netanyahu will outline Iran deal in Congress.Ari Yashar, 02/03/2015 22:53
White House: Netanyahu Won't Affect Iran Talks

White House: Netanyahu Won't Affect Iran Talks

White House spokesman downplays notion that Netanyahu speech will affect Iran talks, adds the Israeli PM is only offering military action.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/02/2015 23:40
White House Backs Rice's Comments on Bibi Speech

White House Backs Rice's Comments on Bibi Speech

White House spokesman says Susan Rice's comments are "entirely consistent with what the President has already said".Elad Benari, 26/02/2015 03:15
White House: US-Israel Tensions over Iran 'False'

White House: US-Israel Tensions over Iran 'False'

White House denies it is withholding information on Iran - and accuses Israeli media of 'cherry-picking' the facts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2015 22:05
White House Admits: Paris Attack was Anti-Semitic

White House Admits: Paris Attack was Anti-Semitic

White House spox finally stops justifying comment by Obama which suggested attack on kosher supermarket was just 'random'.Ari Soffer, 12/02/2015 11:08
Obama Spox Defends Downplaying of Paris Attack

Obama Spox Defends Downplaying of Paris Attack

White House spokesman tries to explain president's claims Paris kosher attack was 'random', terrorism threat overstated.Ari Soffer, 10/02/2015 23:01
Did Obama Lie about Netanyahu Congress Invitation?

Did Obama Lie about Netanyahu Congress Invitation?

It now turns out the White House was told of the invitation extended to the PM before Netanyahu accepted it, not after.Ari Yashar, 09/02/2015 11:43
White House Blasts 'Illegitimate' Construction

White House Blasts 'Illegitimate' Construction

White House spokesman warns new Israeli construction will "have detrimental impacts on the ground".Elad Benari, Canada, 30/01/2015 22:31
White House: We're Committed to Israel's Security

White House: We're Committed to Israel's Security

White House spokesman says Obama's refusal to meet Netanyahu is only because of the timing of his visit.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/01/2015 22:59
US Digs at Israel Over PM Address to Congress

US Digs at Israel Over PM Address to Congress

White House says PM's address to Congress 'departs from protocol' after it says Israel has not given advance notice of the invitation.Tova Dvorin, 21/01/2015 19:42
US Condemns Charlie Hebdo Attack

US Condemns Charlie Hebdo Attack

'The US stands ready to work closely with the French' to help probe the attack, US President Barack Obama says Wednesday.Tova Dvorin, 07/01/2015 16:36
White House Won't Comment on Obama Letter

White House Won't Comment on Obama Letter

White House spokesman says policy toward Iran remains unchanged, refuses to address report that Obama wrote to Khamenei.Elad Benari, 07/11/2014 06:16
US Slammed for Calling Land Purchase 'Occupation'

US Slammed for Calling Land Purchase 'Occupation'

Strong criticism leveled on White House 'harsh rhetoric' against Jerusalem housing plans, and false use of term 'occupation.'Hillel Fendel, 02/10/2014 18:44
U.S.: Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere

U.S.: Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere

State Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 02/10/2014 02:47
White House Insists: No Ground Forces in Iraq

White House Insists: No Ground Forces in Iraq

Despite comments by General Dempsey, White House spokesman insists the U.S. will not deploy ground forces against IS in Iraq.Ben Ariel, 17/09/2014 05:13
US Scrambles to Defend 'No Strategy' on IS Line

US Scrambles to Defend 'No Strategy' on IS Line

White House spokesman claims key word of 'yet' was missing in Obama's ambivalent remarks on Syria plans, as criticism grows.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 29/08/2014 23:55