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Report: U.S. could get better Iran deal, if Congress votes no, French official said

Jacques Audibert

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande reportedly said the rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement by the U.S. Congress could ultimately result in a better deal. Jacques Audibert, the senior diplomatic adviser to French President […]

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Key U.S. Jews said to fear repercussions from White House if they voice opposition to Iran deal

"Stop Iran" protest on July 22 near Times Square in New York.  /AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Special to WorldTribune.com Many U.S. Jewish organizations and individuals have remained silent on the Iran nuclear deal out of fear of alienating the White House and losing influence, an Israeli envoy said. Yaron Sideman, the Israeli consul general in Philadelphia, […]

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The battle is joined: Obama warns Democrats not to go ‘squishy’ on Iran deal

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Patrice Hill, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters on July 30 that Democratic support in Congress for the Iran nuclear deal is “squishy” and they must work hard to counter […]

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Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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Israel, like U.S. Congress and public, in the dark on Iran side deals

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Israel’s security chief and a powerful U.S. senator said the Obama administration is keeping vital information on “side deals” of the Iran nuclear agreement confidential. National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen said on July 29 that Israel […]

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Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area of Syria, proposed by the U.S. and Turkey on July 27, is not an element of a supposed […]

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Iran’s cash windfall from nuclear deal seen topping all U.S. aid to Israel since 1948

Iranians burn Israeli and U.S. flags during Quds Day celebrations on July 10.  /ISNA

Special to WorldTribune.com As sanctions are lifted and its overseas assets are unfrozen, Iran’s cash haul from the recently-concluded nuclear deal could hit $150 billion, an Israeli official said. That amount would be more than all U.S. aid to Israel […]

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Playing ‘the Pollard card’ seen increasing Israel’s opposition to Iran nuke deal

Jonathan Pollard during an interview in May 1998.

Special to WorldTribune.com Recent reports have said the United States is ready to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in an attempt to allay Israel’s vociferous criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. The move, however, is not likely to succeed, […]

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Iran’s Zarif conducts 1-day whistle stop tour of rattled Gulf states

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif went on a one-day, three-country Mideast tour on July 26 to defend a nuclear deal that many Arab countries are vehemently opposed to. Zarif’s charm offensive in the Gulf included stops […]

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ISIL’s and Iran’s expanded power loom as legacy of Obama’s military exit from Iraq

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Since last summer’s onslaught by terrorists of the so-called ISIL, Iraq has been living through one of the most difficult phases of its modern history,” said Jan Kubis, the UN’s […]

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