Iran nuclear weapons

IAEA: Iran’s Nuclear Activity Continued for Years After Ayatollah Supposedly Banned It

Patrick Goodenough, CNS News

That assessment by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) indicates that Iran continued to carry out some weapons development activities even after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s purported fatwa banning such activity – and, in the words of House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce, Iran “lied” about it.

Saudi King Skips Obama Meeting Over Iran Deal

Helene Cooper, New York Times

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that its new monarch, King Salman, would not be attending meetings at the White House with President Obama or a summit gathering at Camp David this week, in an apparent signal of its continued displeasure with the administration over United States relations with Iran, its rising regional adversary.

Obama’s Latest National Security Fraud

Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy

Critics have persuasively warned that what’s emerged is a “bad deal.”  President Obama and his partisans insist that it’s “better than no deal.” But, the real question is “what deal”? We don’t actually have a single text of an agreement.

Obama Ramps Up Lobbying on Iran

Carol E. Lee and Jay Soloman

As negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal come down to the wire, the White House is ramping up a yearlong campaign to persuade lawmakers and the public to support an agreement. Widespread opposition from lawmakers in both parties has forced the White House to begin considering a potential compromise with Congress if that helps Mr. Obama achieve his top foreign policy goal, officials said.

Iranian foreign minister's response to Senate GOP letter

Max Fisher, VOX

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif zings Republican Senators in an official response to the letter to Iran's leaders, signed by 47 GOP senators, warning that Congress or a future president might overturn a nuclear deal if they dislike the terms.

Israel will not cede land to Palestinians

Associated Press

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will not cede any territory due to the current climate in the Middle East, appearing to rule out the establishment of a Palestinian state.Netanyahu said that any evacuated territory would fall into the hands of Islamic extremism and terror organizations supported by Iran. Therefore, there will be no concessions and no withdrawals. 

Iran is 'taking over Iraq'

Richard Spencer, The (UK) Telegraph

Saudi Arabia became the second key American ally in the Middle East to demand President Barack Obama change tack towards Iran on Thursday, as it called for US-led coalition "boots on the ground" because outside Kurdish areas the offensive against ISIS is heavily influenced by Iran and its proxy Shia militias such as Hizbollah.

Transcript of Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

CQ Roll Call

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel delivered a speech at a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, outlining his case for a tougher strategy in a nuclear deal with Iran.

Thank You, Israel, for Lending Us Bibi

John Waage, Christian Broadcasting Network

This Tuesday, just hours before the Jewish faith's Purim holiday begins, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the U.S. Congress, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner, to explain why his country cannot tolerate the threat from another group of evil anti-Semites in Iran to annihilate the Jews: the acquisition of nuclear weapons by the Ayatollah Khamenei and his government.