President Obama on the Iran debate: “Everybody keep in mind that we’re all pro-Israel… We have to make sure that we don’t impugn people’s motives even as we have what is a very serious debate.”
“We’ve got some momentum built up on our side,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest at a briefing, referring to the 30 Senators who have publicly announced support for the deal.
Carper: “This is a good deal for America and our allies, including Israel, one of our closest allies. And, oh yes. It beats the likely alternative – war with Iran – hands down.”
While the Republicans (and some Democrats) squabble, the Conservative Party government of the U.K. is actually working constructively on the Iran deal.
The two Rhode Island senators said in a statement the U.S. Congress would be making a strategic mistake if it derailed the agreement.
Iran will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers.
The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” had an embarrassing gaffe Thursday, in its effort to track the latest congressional vote count on the Iran nuclear deal.
In a speech on the Iran deal President Obama chastised Dick Cheney and his ilk. He didn’t mention the former vice president by name, but few in the audience would have missed the reference.
President Obama’s hopes of preserving the Iran nuclear deal were dealt a blow on Thursday when Sen. Charles Schumer came out against it.
On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.
Obama has already done many favors for the president who will be inaugurated in January 2017. The Democrats know it and the Republicans won’t admit it.
Obama: “Let’s not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”
President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said on Wednesday.
Republican lawmakers will try to pass a disapproval resolution against the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran — but even if they do pass it, Republicans would not likely be able to muster enough votes to override a veto by President Obama.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the upcoming release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, was not tied to the nuclear agreement with Iran.
President Obama will be remembered for these foreign policy breakthroughs, but the craftsman whose name is on the woodwork is John Kerry.
Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.