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An Obama legacy sails into view

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

13th January, 2014

The US president Barack Obama lost no time to greet the agreement reached yesterday between Iran and ‘P5+1′ opening the Iran nuclear program to “new and more frequent inspections”. Obama knows — and he knows we know — that, finally, slowly but surely, the historic legacy of this extraordinary statesman is taking shape in front of our eyes.

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Obama to veto Senate anti-Iran bill

Posted by seumasach on January 11, 2014

“The Senate bill also calls for “diplomatic, military and economic support” to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch an attack against Iran’s nuclear energy program.”

Congress wants war against Iran, White House asks

PressTV

11th January, 2014

The White House says some American lawmakers want the United States to attack Iran as they are supporting a new bill to impose further sanctions against the country.

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Livni attacks Jewish Home for ‘derailing’ negotiations

Posted by seumasach on December 12, 2013

Israeli National News

12th December, 2013

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni attacked the Jewish Home party Thursday, accusing it of deliberately seeking to sabotage talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) by advocatingconstruction projects for Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria

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White House warns against new Iran sanctions

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2013

PressTV

4th December, 2013

The White House warns that a fresh effort by some US senators to impose new sanctions against Iran will send the signal that Washington negotiates in bad faith.

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US-Israeli spat echoes in Syria and Gaza

Posted by seumasach on November 4, 2013

Victor Kotsev

Asia Times

4th November, 2013

The Israeli operations in Syria and the Gaza strip that took place almost simultaneously last week demonstrated just how fraught with tensions the relationship between the United States and Israel has become and how unpredictable and dangerous the period ahead is.

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Can Congress, hawks and the Israel lobby wreck the US-Iran talks?

Posted by seumasach on November 3, 2013

Nation

30th October, 2013

The Obama administration is working hard to head off a wrecking ball from Congress and the Israel lobby aimed at sabotaging negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. The talks, which resume in November, also include direct talks between the United States and Iran. The key issue: members of the House and Senate are trying to force-feed the administration yet another round of anti-Iran sanctions, at the very worst possible moment.

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White House Expected to ease sanctions targeting Syria …Iran to follow?

Posted by seumasach on November 3, 2013

Ahlul Bayt News Agency

1st November, 2013

Pressure on Obama from Putin as part of the ‘price tag’ for Russia’s role  with bailing out the American president with the chemical weapons ‘redline’ which became a canard is one reason.  Another reason is that the White House believes that it needs to communicate to Damascus that prospects for better relations and even some cooperation are not completely destroyed as a result of the 32 month crisis still raging in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Obama administration presses Senate on Iran sanctions

Posted by seumasach on November 3, 2013

Obama administration presses Senate to hold off on new round of Iran sanctions

Star Tribune

31st October, 2012

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden and senior Obama administration officials convinced a number of senators on Thursday to hold off on another round of Iran sanctions as Western powers test Tehran’s willingness to scale back its nuclear aims.

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US gives up on Central Asian base

Posted by seumasach on October 21, 2013

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

21st October, 2013

The United States has turned its back on what could have been a thrilling episode in the Great Game in Central Asia. The Pentagon announced on Friday that the US is vacating Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan by July 2014, as demanded by Bishkek.

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How AIPAC lost its grip

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2013

M.J.Rosenberg

Intifada-Palestine

3rd October, 2013

have always believed that, at some point, the Israeli prime minister and his lobby would lose their grip on U.S. Middle East policy. At least I’ve believed that since 1982 when Tom Dine, AIPAC’s most successful executive director, explained how it would happen.

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Wal-Mart ‘Made in America’ drive follows suppliers’ lead

Posted by seumasach on September 25, 2013

Reuters

25th September, 2013

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc, whose focus on low-cost sourcing helped to fuel the offshoring of U.S. manufacturing, has been promoting a patriotic new image in recent months.

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