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US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agreement allowing American involvement in China’s civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation’s record on nuclear proliferation.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 8:37 pm

Lawmaker: Majority in US House oppose Iran nuclear deal

House Republican Peter Roskam (C), pictured on June 19, 2014, said 218 members of the US House of Representatives will vote to block the Iran nuclear dealA Republican majority in the US House of Representatives will vote to block the Iran nuclear deal, a lawmaker announced Monday, but in numbers shy of the two-thirds required to torpedo the accord. If the resolution is adopted, it would prevent President Barack Obama from lifting crippling US sanctions against the Islamic republic in exchange for the rollback of Iran's nuclear program. Republicans control both the House and Senate, and such a motion appears on track to pass both chambers — but Obama would veto it.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 7:50 pm

US to speed up arms sales to Gulf after Iran deal: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council on August 3, 2015 in DohaWashington has agreed to speed up arms sales to Gulf states, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday after talks in Doha on their concerns over the Iran nuclear deal. At the same time, his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, told a joint press conference with Kerry that the nuclear deal was "the best option among other options". Asked what he could offer Gulf states, Kerry said the United States "agreed to expedite certain arms sales that are needed and that have taken too long in the past".

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 7:32 pm

Iranian censors act against critics of nuclear deal: ISNA

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in TehranIran's Press Supervisory Board has suspended a hardline newspaper and cautioned two other outlets for criticizing last month's nuclear deal with world powers — a rare move for a body more used to upholding social conservatism. The board suspended "9 Dey", a weekly newspaper that accused Tehran's negotiators of overstepping Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's red lines in the negotiations, and referred its case to a court, the ISNA news agency reported on Monday. The pact has been the subject of intense debate in the Islamic Republic, and President Hassan Rouhani took to the airwaves on Sunday evening to talk up the achievements of Iranian diplomats.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 7:28 pm

France ‘concerned’ about death row Iranian juvenile offender

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius give a joint press conference following their talks in Tehran on July 29, 2015France said Monday it was concerned about the fate of an Iranian juvenile offender who is on death row, just days after Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Tehran to revive ties between the two countries. According to Amnesty International, Salar Shadizadi, who is now 24, was convicted of murdering a friend in 2007 when he was 15 years old. "France is concerned by information about the imminent execution of the young Salar Shadizadi, who was a minor at the time of the facts alleged against him," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 6:56 pm

Iran’s Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, talks with a man after receiving his petition for help outside his house in northeastern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Ahmadinejad receive petitions there to pass on to authorities. He has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 6:55 pm

Aid finally trickling in to Yemen’s devastated Aden

A Yemeni woman carries a plastic container filled with water in Aden on July 19, 2015After four months of heavy fighting, help has finally started to trickle in to Yemen's devastated city of Aden, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough. The conflict between Shiite Huthi rebels and pro-government forces has left up to 4,000 dead since March, 80 percent of the population in need of aid and more than 10 million people struggling to obtain food and water, according to the United Nations. After being retaken from the rebels in mid-July, the southern port city of Aden is deeply scarred, with gutted buildings, broken sewage pipes and a lack of water and electricity.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 6:38 pm

US House Republicans claim votes to disapprove of Iran deal

This photo combo of file images shows comedian and actress Amy Schumer, left, and New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer. The Schumers, who are cousins, are teaming up, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, to call for tighter gun control, as the senator unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns. They cite the July 2015 shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie “Trainwreck,” starring Amy Schumer. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans said Monday that they have the party votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 6:35 pm

Yemen loyalists battle rebels for key airbase

A member of a coalition of fighters made up of local tribes, Popular Resistance Committees and supporters of the southern separatist movement, at the Al-Anad airbase on March 24, 2015Loyalist forces began a major offensive Monday aimed at retaking Yemen's largest airbase which is held by rebels, as troops from the Saudi-led coalition entered recaptured second city Aden. The pro-government troops deployed heavy armour supplied by their backers in the assault on Al-Anad base, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Aden, military sources said. Another source said Saudi-led warplanes were providing air cover for the loyalist forces, who launched the offensive from a mountainous region west of the base.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:50 pm

Israel ex-security chiefs urge Netanyahu to accept Iran deal

Several former Israeli security and military chiefs urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the West's nuclear deal with IranMany Israeli ex-generals and former security chiefs have signed a petition urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, which he strongly opposes.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 3:42 pm

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Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement – Washington Free Beacon


Washington Free Beacon

Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement
Washington Free Beacon
Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going
The Iran Deal's Dangerous PrecedentNew York Times
Congress Should Help Strengthen Iran Deal, Not Reject ItHuffington Post
Iran's hard-liners want a better nuclear deal, tooWashington Post
Reason (blog) -U.S. News & World Report -The Daily Star
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Searing 164-degree temps in Iran as ‘heat dome’ traps Middle East – Fox News


Fox News

Searing 164-degree temps in Iran as 'heat dome' traps Middle East
Fox News
For more than a week, Iran and Iraq have endured scorching temperatures, prompting Baghdad to declare a four-day “heat holiday” and leaving the Iranian city of Bandar Mahshahr dangerously close to breaking the all-time record with a heat index of 164 …
Unbearable heat and humidity in Iran city were 'completely normal,' says localWashington Post (blog)
Heat index in Iran hits 165 degrees due to 'heat dome' hovering over Middle EastNew York Daily News
The Temperature in This Iranian City Just Hit 164 DegreesTIME
NEWS.com.au -New Zealand Herald -Vancity Buzz
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 6:48 pm

Iran denies link between negotiator’s son and Kerry’s daughter – The Hill


The Hill

Iran denies link between negotiator's son and Kerry's daughter
The Hill
The Iranian government is denying an Internet rumor that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's son was the best man at the wedding of Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter. The denial by the Iranian-controlled Fars News Agency comes hot on the …
Nuclear Nepotism: The Hushed Up Truth of Kerry's Personal Iran ConnectionBreaking Israel News

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:34 pm

Chuck Schumer: I won’t let ‘pressure, party’ decide my vote on Iran deal – CNN


CNN

Chuck Schumer: I won't let 'pressure, party' decide my vote on Iran deal
CNN
Washington (CNN) New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that he is "very seriously" studying the Iran nuclear deal brokered last month before deciding whether to endorse or oppose it — and he says the D next to his name won't affect his decision.
Brutal new poll shows a sharp plunge in support for the Iran dealBusiness Insider
Iran nuclear deal's fate in Congress rests with undecided DemocratsWashington Post
Does the American public oppose the Iran dealPolitico
Huffington Post -The Hill -Breitbart News
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:16 pm

Gulf allies ‘back Iran nuclear deal’ after US security guarantees – BBC News


BBC News

Gulf allies 'back Iran nuclear deal' after US security guarantees
BBC News
US allies in the Gulf have backed the nuclear deal with Iran, after the US promised them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers. Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiya said the Iran deal represented the best option for regional
John Kerry Wins Gulf States' Cautious Support for Iran DealNew York Times
Gulf Arab States Voice Support for Iran Nuclear DealWall Street Journal
The danger of (mis)perceptions after the Iran dealWashington Post (blog)
PBS NewsHour (blog) -U.S. News & World Report
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:00 pm

Business as usual: Austria to sell Iran cranes for possible use in hangings – Jerusalem Post Israel News


Jerusalem Post Israel News

Business as usual: Austria to sell Iran cranes for possible use in hangings
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The Vienna-based NGO Stop the Bomb revealed the disturbing case of the Austrian company Palfinger AG, which seeks to reenter the Iranian market where its crane equipment was previously used to for capital punishment. Company head Herbert Ortner …

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 2:30 pm

Did Obama Help Turn Iran Into A Capitalist Economy? – Forbes


Forbes

Did Obama Help Turn Iran Into A Capitalist Economy?
Forbes
Last month, President Barack Obama managed to get an historic deal signed with Iran regarding its nuclear energy program. And investors think this will lead to the gradual opening of Iran's securities market, much like has happened over the last

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 2:04 pm

Iran Oil Minister Says Output to Rise a Week After Sanctions – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

Iran Oil Minister Says Output to Rise a Week After Sanctions
Bloomberg
Iran can boost oil production in one week after international sanctions are lifted, and OPEC's refusal to accommodate Iran in export markets would result in lower crude prices, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said. Production can increase by 500,000 …

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:56 am

Terror Victims Eye Thawing With Iran – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Terror Victims Eye Thawing With Iran
Wall Street Journal
The nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran doesn't address a key source of tension: the billions of dollars U.S. courts say Iran owes to terrorism victims. Over the past two decades, terrorism victims have filed about 100 lawsuits against Iran in U.S

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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 11:04 pm

Release the Secret Iran Deals – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Release the Secret Iran Deals
Wall Street Journal
For those of us who are elected officials, few votes will be more consequential than whether to approve or disapprove the nuclear agreement President Obama has reached with Iran. Yet the president expects Congress to cast this vote without the …
Obama's long, hot Iranian summerFinancial Times
Elizabeth Warren says she'll back Iran nuclear dealBoston Globe
Forgotten flaw in Iran nuclear deal: It lets killers go freeReuters Blogs (blog)
New York Times -CNN -The Guardian
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 9:40 pm