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A new book by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei refers to the Holocaust as “a propaganda ploy” and promotes the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state, Iran expert Amir Taheri wrote Saturday for The New York Post. Taheri wrote that he received a copy of the book, currently available...

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For the fourth time in just a few days, a leading Democrat with deep connections to foreign policy has come out formally against the Iran deal. Gary Ackerman, who served in Congress for three decades representing New York’s 5th Congressional District, has announced he is joining the board of Citizens for a...

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Diplomacy

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Rep. Albio Sires (D – N.J.) announced today that he is opposed to the nuclear deal with Iran. Sires, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee whose district includes Hoboken and parts of Newark, stated that he was concerned with the short time frame of the deal, as well as Iran’s...

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There are 18 documents relating to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations, which the administration is keeping from public view by treating them as classified, even though 17 of them are unclassified, The Daily Beast reported yesterday. The Obama...

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Diplomacy

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Congress must reject the nuclear deal with Iran because it will “significantly degrade our national security,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R – Ark.) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R – Fla.), both veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, wrote in an op-ed published Thursday in Time. Cotton and DeSantis noted that the fails to stop “Iran’s...

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Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in congressional testimony Wednesday that he advised the White House against lifting restrictions on Iran buying arms and ballistic missiles as part of the nuclear deal, but was overruled, Foreign Policy reported. Asked directly by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) if he voiced...

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Diplomacy

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Brad Sherman (D – Calif.), the second ranking democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned whether the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was capable of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and expressed his skepticism of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...

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A terror attack early this morning that killed a Palestinian toddler and injured member of his family, apparently perpetrated by Jews, drew condemnations from across Israel’s political spectrum. 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha was killed, and his parents and four-year-old brother injured, when their home in the village of Duma was...

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Diplomacy

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Iran has taken action under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) last week, sending a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accusing the United States of being in “material breach” of the understandings. The letter (.pdf), which was posted on the IAEA’s website yesterday, cites...

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The nuclear deal between Iran and the West gives Iran up to three months to delay inspectors from accessing suspected nuclear sites, far longer than the 24 days alleged by proponents of the deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today. This would give Iran more than three times as long to...

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