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US senate panel passes bill on Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 20:35 Written by
Protesters sit in the audience during the Senate foreign relations committee meeting on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. Photo: Andrew HarnikIran nuclear negotiations take 'historic step'Obama: US 'will be blamed' if Congress sabotages Iran nuclear dealWashington: The US Senate foreign relations committee has unanimously approved legislation granting the US Congress a voice in negotiations on the Iran nuclear accord. It will now send the once-controversial legislation to the full senate after
US Senate panel votes for congressional review of Iran deal
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:43 Written by
Washington (AFP) - A US Senate panel approved a measure Tuesday that would give Congress input on the fate of any final international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. In a display of bipartisan cooperation on what has been a divisive issue, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 in favor of allowing lawmakers to review and potentially reject the final accord. The vote came after panel chairman Bob Corker and
Obama and Congress reach Iran deal
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:34 Written by
The bill was authored by Republican Senator Bob Corker The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House. President Barack Obama withdrew his opposition to a bipartisan bill that was unanimously passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill means the administration must immediately send text of a final deal to Congress. An outline agreement on the future
US Senate Panel Advances Congress Vote on Iran Deal
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:26 Written by
WASHINGTON— Leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached agreement on Tuesday on revisions to a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to vote on an international agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear program. Committee Chairman Bob Corker and the panel's top Democrat, Senator Ben Cardin, said they had worked out new wording they hope will attract enough support to overcome a possible veto by President Barack Obama. The revisions would shorten the time…
Kerry to ask Congress for more time and space on Iran deal
Monday, 13 April 2015 21:34 Written by
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 02:40 Posted by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui 4 WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to skeptical Republicans and Democrats that the US Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with
Kerry asks Congress for more time and space on Iran deal
Monday, 13 April 2015 20:47 Written by
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry told sceptical Republicans and Democrats on Monday (Apr 13) that the US Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran. In a closed briefing with the full House of Representatives, Kerry sought to blunt legislation that would give Congress the opportunity to approve or reject preliminary sanctions relief in an agreement. He was scheduled to brief the Senate…
Israel critical of US as Putin unblocks sale of S-300 to Iran
Monday, 13 April 2015 19:13 Written by
Russia yesterday unblocked sales to Iran of one of the world’s most advanced air-defence systems. It is a move that will irk the US and other world powers involved in talks to limit Tehran’s nuclear programme. President Vladimir Putin cancelled a decree under which he had banned delivery of the S-300 system to Iran in 2009, a restriction imposed under diplomatic pressure from the US and Israel. His decision comes at a sensitive point in
John Kerry to ask Congress for more time and space on Iran deal
Monday, 13 April 2015 12:51 Written by
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to skeptical Republicans and Democrats that the US Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran. In closed briefings with the full House of Representatives on Monday and the Senate on Tuesday, the chief US diplomat also hopes to blunt legislation that would giving Congress the opportunity to approve or
US Lawmakers Want Congress Members to Account for Personal, Office Finances
Monday, 13 April 2015 05:19 Written by
© Flickr/ Lewis Pentagon Budget May Include $1Bln in Lethal Aid to Ukraine - CongressmanWASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Congress should reveal its members’ personal
US, Cuban leaders hold first meeting in half-century
Saturday, 11 April 2015 16:42 Written by
Panama City (AFP) - US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, ditching decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties. In the first substantive talks between leaders of both nations since 1956, Obama thanked Castro for his "spirit of openness," while the communist leader stressed that the negotiations will require patience. The talks were the climax of
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