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US Disinformation: Top Israelis Back Iran Deal

Top adviser to John Kerry posts 'fabricated' Wash. Post headline, falsely implying that Israeli officials endorse the deal.

US 'Disinformation' Falsely Claims Top Israelis Back Iran Deal

Iran Deadline Postponed, Giving Congress an Edge

Deadline moved back 2nd time in as many weeks to July 10, doubling Congress time to examine deal; Iran: inspection refusal is 'inalienable.'

Iran Nuclear Deadline Postponed, Giving Congress an Edge

State Dept.: We Expect Iran to Reduce Uranium

State Department spokeswoman says Washington expects Iran to reduce its stockpile of low enriched uranium by June 30 deadline.

State Dept.: We Expect Iran to Reduce Uranium by June 30

US 'Perplexed' by NYT Story on Iran Nuclear Fuel

State Department spokeswoman says report of 20% increase in fuel is 'totally inaccurate' and 'just absurd.'

US 'Perplexed' by NYT Story on Increase in Iran's Nuclear Fuelplayer

State Dept.: No Decision on French UN Initiative

State Department spokeswoman says Washington hasn't yet decided how it would vote on UN resolution for Israel-PA peace.

State Dept.: No Decision Yet on French UN Initiative

U.S. Envoy Dyes Hair Blonde in Response to Mayor

Ambassador John Bass hits back at mayor of Ankara who referred to State Department spokeswoman as "dumb blonde".

American Envoy Dyes Hair Blonde in Response to Ankara Mayor

Ankara Mayor Attacks 'Dumb Blonde' Marie Harf

Mayor of Turkey's capital city Ankara attacks US State Dept. spokeswoman in bizarre Twitter outburst over Baltimore riots.

Turkish Mayor Attacks 'Dumb Blonde' Marie Harf in Sexist Tweet

US Won't Rule Out $50 Billion Iran 'Signing Bonus'

Spokesperson Harf tries to wriggle out of addressing immediate cash bonus to Iran; 'largest cash infusion to terror sponsor in history.'

Obama Admin. Won't Rule Out $50 Billion 'Signing Bonus' for Iran

US Attempts to Calm Poland, But No Apology

State Department says FBI Director's remarks did not 'intend' to suggest Poland was responsible for the Holocaust, but does not apologize.

US Tries to Calm Tensions with Poland, But No Apologies

State Dept.: Obama Was 'a Little Mixed Up'

Spokeswoman Marie Harf tries to undo damage done by Obama's admission that under deal, Iran's breakout time would eventually be 'near zero.'

State Dept.: Obama Was 'a Little Mixed Up' in NPR Interviewplayer

US Rejects PM's Call for Iran to Recognize Israel

State Dept. says deal with Iran 'only about the nuclear issue', refuses to address Israeli concerns over bolstered Iranian aggression.

US Rejects Netanyahu Demand for Iran to Recognize Israel

State Department: 50-50 Chance of Deal with Iran

As deadline for nuclear deal approaches, the United States remains unoptimistic.

State Department: 50-50 Chance of Deal with Iran

State Dept.: We Expect 'Actions' from Netanyahu

Deputy State Department spokeswoman not impressed by Netanyahu's apology to Arab Israelis.

State Department: We Expect 'Actions', Not Words, from Netanyahu

US State Dept. Slams Netanyahu's 'Magic Formula'

Harf condemns Congress address 'fantasy world,' dismisses 'scary hypotheticals' - like an Iranian nuclear arsenal in weeks.

US State Department Slams Netanyahu's 'Magic Formula'

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.

US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

State Dept. Official: Get ISIS Jobs

Marie Harf repeatedly defends her statement that unemployment and poverty are the main ISIS motivators.

State Dept. Official: Solve ISIS Problem by Getting them Jobs

Kerry Hopes Next Knesset Holds 'Peace Talks'

Kerry calls on next Israeli government to 'negotiate' after his previous talks torpedoed by PA; US denounces French 'Palestine' vote.

Kerry Hopes Next Knesset Holds 'Peace Talks'

State Dept: Bennett 'Distorted' Kerry's Comments

Marie Harf apparently misses reaction from Gilad Erdan, accuses Bennett of 'politics of distortion' for reacting to Kerry comments.

State Department Accuses Bennett of 'Distorting' Kerry Comments

U.S. Condemns Hamas for Threatening Airport

Deputy State Department spokeswoman says threatening civilian aviation is "unacceptable".

U.S. Condemns Hamas for Threatening Ben Gurion Airport

US Condemns Gaza Rocket Fire as Hamas Blame Israel

As State Dept. spokeswoman says blame for scuppering of talks lies with Hamas, Islamist terror group says Israel at fault.

US Condemns Gaza Rocket Fire as Hamas Blames Israel

While US 'Reviews,' EU Calls for Disarming Hamas

American vacillation over demands to disarm terrorist groups in Gaza contrasts with Europe's surprising support of Israeli position.

While the US 'Reviews,' EU Calls for Disarming Hamas

State Department: Stopping Missiles 'Not Unusual'

State Department spokeswoman disputes report that Obama administration tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel.

State Department: Stopping Missiles Shipment 'Not Unusual'

Israel, U.S. Reject UN's Gaza Panel

Israel’s Foreign Ministry blasts UNHRC panel on Gaza, says panel members have already made up their minds.

Israel, U.S. Reject UN's Gaza Panel

Kerry 'Makes Progress' in Ceasefire Bid

State Department says Kerry has "made some progress" in talks to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, but "we're not there yet".

State Department: Kerry Has 'Made Progress' in Ceasefire Bid

State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism

Spokeswoman Marie Harf calls criticism at Kerry's cease-fire proposal 'offensive and absurd,' says US giving Israel 'unprecedented support.'

State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

U.S., Canada Criticize UNHRC

United States and Canada criticize the United Nations Human Rights Council over its intention to investigate the IDF's operations in Gaza.

U.S., Canada Criticize UNHRC Over Bias Against Israel

US Unsure if Hamas is Responsible for Murders

US State Dept. admits investigation indicates Hamas is behind the abduction but doesn't point fingers, reiterates call for 'restraint.'

US Still 'Can't Determine if Hamas is Responsible' for Murders

U.S.: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

Deputy State Department spokeswoman says U.S. supports Israel’s "right to self-defense" in the wake of Israel's airstrikes in Syria.

State Department: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

U.S. Concerned Over Missing Yeshiva Boys

State Department says it is working with Israel and PA to locate missing yeshiva students.

State Department 'Very Concerned' Over Missing Yeshiva Boys

U.S.: No Hamas Members in Unity Government

State Department rejects Israel’s disappointment over its intent to cooperate with the Hamas-Fatah government.

U.S.: There Are No Hamas Members in Unity Government

Susan Rice to Visit Israel This Week

US National Security Advisor to be in Israel for 'high-level talks' as waffling over peace talks continues.

Susan Rice to Visit Israel This Week

State Dept. Takes 5 Days to Condemn Iran

State Department condemns Iran’s Supreme Leader, but only after an investigative report reveals it failed to do so for five days.

State Department Takes 5 Days to Condemn Iran's Holocaust Denial

U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members

Executing 529 Brotherhood supporters may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo, says State Department.

U.S. Warns Egypt Against Executing Brotherhood Supporters

State Department Takes Issue with Erekat

United States expresses concern over comments against Israel by chief PA negotiator, says they are "unhelpful".

State Department Takes Issue with Erekat