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The Art Of The Deal: Why Putin Needs One More Than Trump

For Putin, in his 17th year of dominating the Russian political landscape, a deal with President Trump, or even an early symbolic concession such as easing minor sanctions, matters. Expected to contest a presidential election next year that could extend his time in the Kremlin to 2024, he needs sanctions relief to help lift the economy out of recession.

February 1, 2017
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves during a news conference in

As Improved US-Iran Relations Are Celebrated, Questions Loom About Road Ahead

Amid celebration of the milestone nuclear deal and the depature from Iran of three freed Americans, the Obama administration offered a reminder of the gulf that remains in the countries’ relations.

January 19, 2016

White House Shrugs Off Schumer’s Decision To Oppose Iran Deal

President Obama’s hopes of preserving the Iran nuclear deal were dealt a blow on Thursday when Sen. Charles Schumer came out against it.

August 7, 2015

Kerry Mounts Furious Defense Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Testifying before Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal.

July 23, 2015
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Iran Nuclear Deal Could Drive Down U.S. Gas Prices

The average summer price of a gallon of gas could be at its lowest in five years.

July 20, 2015
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Senate OKs Bill To Let Congress Review Iran Nuclear Deal on 98-1 Vote

a White House spokesperson called the bill “the kind of reasonable and acceptable compromise that the president would be willing to sign.”

May 7, 2015

Breakthrough: Iran’s Nuclear Concessions Vindicate Obama’s Diplomatic Strategy

The Iran talks also represent a chance to promote peaceful change in that unfortunate country, whose people desperately desire progress toward normal relationships with Western countries.

April 2, 2015
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Marathon Talks Produce Broad Outline Of A Nuclear Deal With Iran, Officials Say

After days of negotiating, a momentous preliminary deal was struck during the Iran nuclear which includes removes some sanctions while enforcing strict oversight of the overall program.

April 2, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, July 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Addresses Iran Nuclear Deal

See the president’s speech live.

April 2, 2015

Cartoon: Tom Cotton’s Diplomacy

Politics has gone way beyond water’s edge.

March 10, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Politics Leap Over Water’s Edge With Senate GOP Letter To Iran

Republicans are shredding precedent in their quest to undermine President Obama.

March 9, 2015

Iran Calls For Nuclear Deal Deadline Extension

Vienna (AFP) — Iran’s foreign minister called Tuesday for an extension of a looming deadline to strike a potentially historic nuclear deal with world powers, after surprise talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry’s unscheduled meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, capping two days of intense talks in Vienna, came as he […]

July 15, 2014

Iran, U.S. Hold Direct Talks In Geneva For Nuclear Deal

Geneva (AFP) – Senior Iranian and U.S. officials were poised to hold direct talks in Geneva Monday aimed at bridging gaps on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program ahead of a July deadline for a deal. For the Islamic republic, the goal is to make a leap towards ending the international sanctions that have battered its economy. […]

June 9, 2014

In Iran, Nuclear Deal Brings Little Economic Relief

By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN, Iran — When Iran’s leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised that the six-month agreement would quickly start “melting the iceberg” of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and improve the lives of ordinary Iranians. Opponents of the deal […]

April 8, 2014

Sweden Says Iran Nuclear Deal Possible In Six Months

Tehran (AFP) – Sweden’s foreign minister, the latest high-level Western diplomat to visit Tehran, said Tuesday that a comprehensive international nuclear agreement with Iran is possible within six months, media reported. “If there is a good will on both sides a deal is possible within a very ambitious time scale of six months,” Foreign Minister […]

February 4, 2014

Iran Begins Nuclear Rollback Under Interim Deal, Officials Say

By Ramin Mostaghim and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN — Iran began rolling back its nuclear program Monday as part of a landmark deal worked out last year with world powers, according to Iranian officials and the United Nations. The Islamic Republic has begun to “voluntarily suspend” 20 percent enrichment of uranium — […]

January 20, 2014

Deal Curbing Iran Nuclear Drive To Take Effect January 20

Tehran (AFP) – A landmark deal that curbs parts of Iran’s disputed nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief will take effect from January 20, Tehran and Western powers said Sunday. President Barack Obama welcomed the news, but warned there was still a rough road ahead to clinch a comprehensive deal. Western nations and Israel […]

January 13, 2014