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Did Obama Promise no 'Snap Back' Iran Sanctions?

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.Ari Yashar, 19/08/2015 21:14
Senators Trying to Impose Sanctions on Iran

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.'Ari Yashar, 26/06/2015 10:56
Senators Slam Obama for Hushing Up Iran Threat

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.Ari Yashar, 17/06/2015 14:34
Iran Sanctions Bill Postponed - Again

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.Tova Dvorin, 03/04/2015 12:29
Senate Votes to Make it Easier to Sanction Iran

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.Elad Benari, 27/03/2015 04:43
Senators Unveil Toned Down Iran Sanctions Bill

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.Elad Benari, 19/01/2015 06:15
Congressmen: Bad Deal? We'll Increase Sanctions

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.Elad Benari, 13/11/2014 06:14
Senators to Kerry: Condition Aid to PA

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.Elad Benari, 02/05/2014 05:44
Senators: Sanction Iran Over Deal with Russia

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.Elad Benari, 08/04/2014 04:15
Obama Threatens Veto on New Iran Sanctions

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, 20/12/2013 02:16
Two Senators Preparing 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.Elad Benari, 10/12/2013 06:13
Senators Told to 'Ignore Israel' On Iran

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, 14/11/2013 04:15
Congressmen Demand More Sanctions 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.Elad Benari, 17/10/2013 05:13
US Senator Tweets 'Disappointed' in BBC Coverage

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.Rachel Hirshfeld , 24/07/2012 15:56
'America Should Fight Flotilla'

'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.Maayana Miskin, 01/07/2011 14:11