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White House 'concerned' by Iranian missiles

Obama administration notes with concern deployment of anti-air defense network around banned nuclear facility.

White House 'concerned' by Iranian missile deployment

GOP bill to block easing of restrictions on Iran

Marco Rubio and Mark Kirk's legislation would bar easing the rules on using American dollars in trade transactions with Iran.

GOP bill seeks to block easing of financial restrictions on Iran

Lawmakers seek state sanctions against Iran

Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduce legislation that would endorse continued sanctions by state and local governments against Iran.

American lawmakers seek state sanctions against Iran

Did Obama Promise no 'Snap Back' Iran Sanctions?

Senators demand State Dept. publicize letters sent by Obama to world powers apparently promising 'snap back' won't hit their companies.

Did Obama Promise no 'Snap Back' Iran Sanctions?

Senators Trying to Impose Sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan effort in Congress before nuclear deal deadline seeks to extend sanctions and not allow US to 'unilaterally disarm.'

Senators Trying to Impose Sanctions on Iran

Senators Slam Obama for Hushing Up Iran Threat

Senators and staffers reveal administration downplaying threat ahead of nuclear deal, as World Threat Assessment avoids all mention of Iran.

Senators Slam Obama for Hushing Up Iranian Terror Threat

Iran Sanctions Bill Postponed - Again

Despite fierce criticism, Kirk-Menendez Iran sanctions bill postponed for 3 more months; separate bill mandating Congress input to go ahead.

Iran Deal 'More Generous than Chamberlain's Offer to Hitler'

Senate Votes to Make it Easier to Sanction Iran

Amendment to budget bill would establish a fund to cover the cost of imposing sanctions if Iran violates nuclear agreement.

Senate Votes for Amendment Making it Easier to Sanction Iran

Senators Unveil Toned Down Iran Sanctions Bill

Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez revise their Iran sanctions bill so that it gradually imposes sanctions if no deal reached by July 1.

Senators Unveil Toned Down Iran Sanctions Bill

Congressmen: Bad Deal? We'll Increase Sanctions

Senators Menendez and Kirk warn Obama they will work to increase sanctions on Iran if a bad deal is reached.

Congressmen: Bad Deal with Iran? We'll Increase Sanctions

Senators to Kerry: Condition Aid to PA

Senators Kirk and Rubio call on Kerry to state that aid to PA will be cut off if unity government fails to recognize Israel.

Senators to Kerry: Aid to PA Should be Conditioned

Senators: Sanction Iran Over Deal with Russia

Robert Menendez and Mark Kirk demand that Obama impose sanctions if Tehran pursues an energy agreement with Russia.

Senators Call on Obama to Sanction Iran Over Deal with Russia

Obama Threatens Veto on New Iran Sanctions

White House threatened to use its veto power against legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran.

Obama Threatens Veto as Senators Promote New Iran Sanctions

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Senator Mark Kirk close to agreeing on new Iran sanctions, say aides.

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

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.

Senators Told to 'Ignore Israel' On Iran

Congressmen Demand More Sanctions on Iran

As Geneva talks end, Republican lawmakers express their skepticism and call for tougher sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Congressmen Demand More Sanctions on Iran

US Senator Tweets 'Disappointed' in BBC Coverage

Republican Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) sided with Israel in criticizing the BBC for refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

US Senator Tweets 'Disappointed' in BBC's Olympics Coverage

'America Should Fight Flotilla'

Pro-Israel activists are calling to support a U.S. senator who has called on America to help Israel stop Gaza-bound boats.

Senator Calls on U.S. to Fight Flotilla