Iran nuclear threat

NYPD's Iran Warning, Again

10/10/2012
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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's comments at an anti-terrorism conference about the possibility of an Iran-backed incident targeting the city's Jews got some media play today.

But it's nothing terribly new.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

Doing It The AIPAC Way

03/10/2014
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There is nothing quite like an AIPAC Policy Conference.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens, New York.

Kerry: "Iran Is Not Open For Business"

Secretary dismisses Rouhani's claims about current restrictions, blasts critics in Israel as opposed to peace agreement.

02/05/2014
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The United States did not let Iran off the hook in its recent deal to limit nuclear enrichment in exchange for easing of some economic sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Wednesday.

Kerry dismissed as posturing recent comments by President Hassan Rouhani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and at home, that his country was no longer hampered by sanctions, and that concessions made to broker the deal could be easily overturned.

Kerry: Israel is safer now than before agreement. Via CNN.com

House Overwhelmingly Votes To Add New Iran Sanctions

08/01/2013
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add new sanctions on Tehran that would drastically reduce Iran’s trade.

The bill, which passed Wednesday evening by a vote of 400-20, would expand sanctions to shut down U.S. trade with any entity that trades substantively with Iran. Until now, such sanctions were imposed on entities that traded with Iran’s energy sector. The law maintains humanitarian exceptions for food and medicine.

Snowden Says U.S., Israel Created Stuxnet Virus Used Against Iran

07/09/2013
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Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran. 

Snowden made the statement as part of an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel in which he answered encrypted questions sent by security software developer Jacob Appelbaum and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. Excerpts of the interview were published Monday on the Spiegel website.

Israel's Ambassador Defends Hagel, Talks Iran On Colbert Show

03/06/2013

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren on Tuesday night defended Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as a friend of Israel -- and dismissed comments the former senator made about Zionist influence on Capitol Hill – during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

Obama: Pledge To Stop Iran Bomb

02/13/2013

President Obama in a State of the Union speech focused mostly on domestic issues pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and to "stand steadfast" with Israel.

Powell Defends Hagel On 'Jewish Lobby' Quip

01/14/2013

Former secretary of state Colin Powell defended the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon on Sunday, downplaying some of the controversial remarks attributed to the former Nebraska senator.

That includes Hagel’s quip that members of Congress were intimidated by “a Jewish lobby” on Capitol Hill.

Powell: Hagel should write 'Israel lobby' on blackboard 100 times.

Powell Defends Hagel On 'Jewish Lobby' Quip

01/14/2013

 

Former secretary of state Colin Powell defended the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon on Sunday, downplaying some of the controversial remarks attributed to the former Nebraska senator.

That includes Hagel’s quip that members of Congress were intimidated by “a Jewish lobby” on Capitol Hill.

Powell: Hagel should write 'Israel lobby' on blackboard 100 times.

Sen. Lieberman Slams Hagel On Iran

12/23/2012

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel doesn't appear to take the threat posed by Iran seriously enough to be defense secretary, Conn. Sen. Joseph Lieberman said on Sunday morning.

"Chuck Hagel has consistently been against economic sanctions to try to change the behavior of the Islamist regime, the radical regime in Tehran, which is the only way to do it, short of war," Lieberman told Candy Crowley on CNN's State of the Union. "

Lieberman: Chuck Hagel has some 'splaining to do on Iran. (CNN Photo)
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