Iran sanctions

Caught Between White House And Its Critics, Lawmaker Pledges To Renew Iran Sanctions

04/04/2016 - 10:52
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Washington – The top Democrat handling foreign relations in the Senate says he will endeavor to get Congress to reauthorize Iran sanctions before year’s end, a key goal of pro-Israel activists.

Sen. Ben Cardin speaking at a news conference with other leading Democratic senators at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. JTA

Iran, World Powers Reach Nuclear Agreement

Terms will limit Iran’s uranium enrichment for up to 15 years in exchange for lifting sanctions.

07/13/2015 - 20:00

TEL AVIV — Iran and world powers including the United States reached a final agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a final press conference of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna. Getty Images

George W. Bush: Sanctions Rollbacks With Iran Would Be A Mistake

04/26/2015 - 20:00

Las Vegas — Former President George W. Bush said a deal with Iran should not have sanctions rollbacks.

Democrats In Senate Delay Backing Sanctions Until March 24

01/27/2015 - 19:00

Washington – Ten Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama they would not push for an Iran sanctions vote until after a midway deadline in Iran talks.

Sanctions Bill Founders Again On Obama Veto Threat

01/25/2015 - 19:00

Washington (Washington Jewish Week) — For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto.

Obama Officials To Jewish Groups: New Sanctions Are 'Dangerous'

01/15/2014 - 19:00

WASHINGTON -- Two top Obama administration officials urged Jewish groups not to back new Iran sanctions, calling them “dangerous.”

Iran Sanctions Debate Heats Up

Tension in community between AIPAC, dovish groups.

01/13/2014 - 19:00
JTA

Washington — More than half the United States Senate has signed on to a bill that would intensify sanctions against Iran. But in a sign of the so-far successful effort by the White House to keep the bill from reaching a veto-busting 67 supporters, only 16 Democrats are on board.

ADL Will Resume Lobbying For Iran Sanctions

11/12/2013 - 19:00

(JNS.org) The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which previously said it would comply with the Obama Administration’s request of Jewish groups to halt their lobbying for new Iran sanctions while nuclear negotiations persist, changed its stance on the issue and called for additional sanctions.

Iran Willing To Cooperate In '94 Argentina Bombing Probe

07/16/2011 - 20:00

Iran said it will cooperate with Argentina's investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, while denying responisbility for the blast.

The Islamic Republic announced its willingness to cooperate in a statement issued by the foreign ministry on July 16, which condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the 85 people killed in the attack. Some 300 people were also injured.

Senators Introduce Enhanced Iran Sanctions Bill

05/26/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Senators introduced an enhanced Iran sanctions bill matching one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The crux of both bills is a ban on business with any entity that does $1 million in a single trade with Iran's energy sector, or $5 million over one year. The current threshold is $20 million in business per year.

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