November 24th, 2013
12:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Rogers: Iran deal rewards ‘very bad and dangerous behavior’

(CNN) - Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday the interim deal reached between world powers and Iran this weekend to slow its nuclear program sets a bad precedent.

“We have just rewarded very bad and dangerous behavior,” the Michigan Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” blasting the agreement’s provision that allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium, even though it’s to a lower level.
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Filed under: Iran • Mike Rogers • TV-State of the Union
November 24th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
1 year ago

House lawmakers show bipartisan skepticism of Iran deal

(CNN) - The top Democrat and the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee were both skeptical Sunday of the interim deal reached to slow Iran's nuclear program in exchange for a loosening of sanctions against the country.

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, said on CNN's "State of the Union" he was disappointed Iran will be allowed to continue to enrich uranium while the talks go on for the next six months.
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Filed under: Congress • Iran • John Kerry • TV-State of the Union
November 24th, 2013
09:20 AM ET
1 year ago

Kerry: Israel is safer under new deal

Updated 10:25 a.m. ET, 11/24/14

(CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Sunday that the interim agreement to halt Iran’s nuclear program makes Israel safer - though Israel says the agreement has exactly the opposite effect.

“We believe very strongly that because the Iranian nuclear program is actually set backwards and is actually locked into place in critical places, that that is better for Israel than if you were just continuing to go down the road and they rush towards a nuclear weapon,” Kerry said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” - just hours after world powers and Iran reached the historic agreement.
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Filed under: Iran • Israel • John Kerry • TV-State of the Union
Congressional Republicans slam Iran deal
November 24th, 2013
02:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Congressional Republicans slam Iran deal

Updated 10:47 a.m. ET, 11/24/14

Washington (CNN) – Republicans blasted the Obama administration Saturday night after President Barack Obama announced a historic agreement had been reached by Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program.

In tweets and official statements, House and Senate Republicans argued that the administration was appeasing a duplicitous enemy without securing enough concessions in return.
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Filed under: Congress • Iran • Republican
November 24th, 2013
01:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Iran nuclear deal: President Barack Obama's legacy moment on Iran

Washington (CNN) - These are troubled times for President Barack Obama.

He's a lame duck president. The latest CNN/ORC poll has his approval rating at 41% - the lowest of his presidency. And the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislation, has been hobbled by the botched and much maligned rollout of the signup website.
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Filed under: Iran • President Obama
CNN Poll: More than half back Iranian nuclear deal
November 21st, 2013
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN Poll: More than half back Iranian nuclear deal

Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans support an interim deal with Iran that would ease some economic sanctions on that country in exchange for concessions on Iran's nuclear program, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday indicates that 56% of the public would favor an international agreement that would impose major restrictions on Iran's nuclear program but not end it completely, with 39% opposed to such an agreement.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Iran
November 17th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
1 year ago

Netanyahu on Iran: ‘This is a bad deal’

(CNN) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning against the potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program between Tehran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, along with Germany,.

In an interview that aired Sunday morning on CNN's “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Netanyahu said that he prefers a diplomatic solution, but the framework of the current deal being floated will not work.
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • TV-State of the Union
McCain calls Kerry 'a human wrecking ball' on Iran negotiations
November 14th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
1 year ago

McCain calls Kerry 'a human wrecking ball' on Iran negotiations

Washington (CNN) – Senator John McCain said Thursday he is "very disappointed" with the Obama Administration – and especially Secretary of State John Kerry – on the issue of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Kerry is "a good friend of mine," McCain said. But when it comes to Iran, "this guy has been a human wrecking ball."
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Filed under: Iran • John Kerry • John McCain
Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled
November 13th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will be among those briefing Senate Democratic leaders Wednesday on talks about Iran's program, which have picked up significantly in recent months after years of bitter stalemate.

Chief negotiator Wendy Sherman and David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department, will join Biden and Kerry, according to sources familiar with the planned meeting.

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Filed under: Iran • Joe Biden • John Kerry
U.S. renews '79 state of emergency with Iran
November 12th, 2013
12:06 PM ET
1 year ago

U.S. renews '79 state of emergency with Iran

(CNN) - The White House on Tuesday renewed its state of emergency with Iran - declared in 1979 and renewed periodically since then.

"This is a routine renewal of the policy and is not new or connected in any way to the Geneva discussion," an Obama administration official said, referring to the recent nuclear talks between world powers and Iran in Switzerland. "The previous order did not expire - we must renew it to prevent it from expiring."

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Filed under: Iran • White House
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