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Top Dems divided on more Iran sanctions | TheHill

Ten Democratic Senate committee chairmen wrote a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) late Wednesday urging him not to allow a vote on a bill that would impose tougher sanctions against Iran. “At this time, as negotiations are ongoing, we believe that new sanctions would play into the hands of those in Iran who are most eager to see ...

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Iran is negotiating with the wrong US officials | Al Jazeera America

To end sanctions regime, Tehran needs to convince Congress by Christopher A. Bidwell Iranian officials have just finished a meeting in Geneva with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the so-called P5+1). On short notice, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dove into the first formal and open negotiations between the two countries since ...

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Obama’s endless siege | Morning Star

… Despite the relaxation of travel restrictions Washington has continued to enforce economic sanctions on Cuba – with an increasing emphasis on “extraterritorial imposition,” that is, seeking to enforce its sanctions policy in all countries of the world. US extraterritorial blockade legislation is in violation of international law. In June 2012 Dutch bank ING received the largest penalty ever for ...

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Americans Favor Diplomacy Over Military Action on Iran by Almost 4 to 1 – Stewart M. Patrick | The Atlantic

Amidst the heightened cacophony of policymakers and pundits, there remains strong public support in the United States–and in many countries abroad–for sanctions, but widespread opposition to the use of military force. A new analysis of U.S. and global opinion on nuclear proliferation, produced by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), reveals some insights ...

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U.S. fails to block Iran’s oil exports: report | Tehran Times, others

BEIJING: The U.S. decision to exempt China from its unilateral sanctions over imports of Iranian oil reflected U.S. failure to achieve its goal of blocking Iran’s oil exports , a state-run Chinese daily said , playing down Beijing’s move to reduce oil imports from the Islamic Republic. The U.S. “decision has helped avoid direct diplomatic conflict and possible trade war ...

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UN Threatens Sanctions Against Critics of New Yemeni Govt | Antiwar.com

Security Council Endorses Resolution Mirroring US Version by Jason Ditz Following up on last week’s comments by Ban Ki-moon endorsing Yemen’s single-candidate “democracy” as a model for the entire Middle East to imitate, the UN Security Council has passed a resolution threatening “non-military sanctions” on anyone found insufficiently supportive of the new regime. The resolution makes several references to “terrorist ...

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