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Quinnipiac Poll: Virginia voters send mixed message on deal with Iran on nukes

Nearly two-thirds of Virginia voters support a negotiated settlement to end the nuclear stalemate with Iran, though there are indications that voters are also ambivalent about whether or not such a deal will work in the long run.

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Tim Kaine statement on Iran nuclear framework agreement

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today on the Iran nuclear negotiations.

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Robert Hurt statement on Iran nuclear preliminary agreement

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the news that the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom reached a preliminary agreement with Iran on its nuclear program:

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Kaine blisters Senate colleagues for playing politics on national security

In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-sponsor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, called for Congress to “pull back from the brink of irresponsible and partisan action” and seek a constructive path to engage on the Iran nuclear negotiations, criticizing a partisan letter sent to Iran’s leaders yesterday that was signed by 47 Senate Republicans.

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Robert Hurt: Working with Israel to prevent a nuclear Iran

Last Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to have Prime Minister Netanyahu come to the United States and speak to both Houses of Congress.

Bob Goodlatte: I stand with Israel

The United States and Israel share a strong bond. Since Israel declared its independence in 1948, the U.S. has developed a positive relationship with Israel based on shared democratic values and common security interests. Israel has proven to be a valuable American ally since.

CIA tried to give Iraq nuclear plans, just like Iran

If you’ve followed the trials of James Risen and Jeffrey Sterling, or read Risen’s book State of War, you are aware that the CIA gave Iran blueprints and a diagram and a parts list for the key component of a nuclear bomb.

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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Robert Hurt votes to strengthen U.S.-Israel Alliance

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.

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Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.


How Iran, Assad and Hezbollah are using Christian persecution by ISIS to hijack the minorities

More than 400,000 Christians are refugees in Kurdistan with no immediate hope for a return home. Scores of Christians have been killed, raped, and kidnapped by the Jihadists of ISIS.

Khalil Khani: Hassan Rouhani and violations of human rights

Hassan Rouhani, often referred to as a “moderate” by some pundits in the West, has always been a high-ranking official in the Iranian regime. For the last three decades, he has served in the intelligence, military and national security apparatus.

Allen Tasslimi: Why Tehran’s media broke the MEK taboo

Iran’s mass media are tightly controlled by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. This includes 16 nation-wide and 34 provincial TV channels, in addition to 10 satellite channels with a global reach.

The West should focus on Tehran’s Achilles’ heal: human rights

This April marked the 24th anniversary of the assassination of a dedicated human rights activist by the murderous regime in Iran.

Camp Liberty: Left at the mercy of a murderous regime

In Camp Liberty, Iraq, there are approximately 3,000 Iranian exiles living in a sparse temporary encampment. Members of the main Iranian opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), most left Iran as a last resort to Camp Ashraf and later to Camp Liberty. They are fighting against a brutal dictatorship that stole the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Holocaust Denial: A case study of the Mullahs’ hardliner-moderate game

Iran’s bombastic former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was notorious for calling the massacre of 6 million Jews in World War II a “myth.” Ahmadinejad, whose presidential term ended in August, also flouted UN Security resolutions about Iran’s nuclear program, dismissing them as “insignificant”.

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Walid Phares: Obama’s greatest mistake

The Obama administration, in its first and second terms, has committed strategic mistakes in the Middle East which will undermine U.S. national and security interests for many years, even under subsequent administrations after 2016.

Analysis: Facing the facts on the Iran agreement

John Adams once remarked, “Facts are stubborn things.” Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime.

Majeed Mohades: It’s time for America to take action

With the advent of cutting edge technology, electronic commerce has undergone drastic changes in the past several years. A slew of popular and user-friendly payment systems are making consumers less dependent on cash.

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Tim Kaine statement on additional Iran sanctions

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement on the proposal to impose additional sanctions against Iran.

Raymond Tanter: Iranian hunger strikers gaining unity and resilience

Iranian hunger strikers turn the worst of times into the best of times. By example, they turn Charles Dickens’ winter of despair into a spring of hope. Like Nelson Mandela’s pursuit of justice and reconciliation never wavered when facing persecution, so hunger strikers gain unity and resilience in face of tyranny.

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Tim Kaine: Press forward in pursuit of peace with Iran deal

A 35-year diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran has come to an, with the U.S. and Iran announcing a tentative six-party deal meant to limit advancements in Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions that have hurt Iran’s economy.


The Myth of US-Iran Mistrust

Over the last few weeks the issue of trust in US-Iran relations has come up as the core obstacle that causes start-stop-start again course between the two states.

The buzz of breakthrough in talks with Tehran

There was excitement as journalists buzzed about the press center seeking leads to a “breakthrough” outside nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers.

Iraq attacks Iranian dissidents­: Protectors assault the protected

For the Iranian regime, Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, Iraq, are of monumental strategic import. Despite the regime’s charm for sanctions offensive, talks on the nuclear file might continue to deadlock and military options may become more likely again. Iranian Mojahedin contacts on the ground in Iran and Iraq are potential strategic assets for Washington against Tehran.

Frank Knapp Jr.: Time to end the dangerous shell game

How many shell companies are used to financially benefit enemy states because U.S. state laws don’t require the identity of owners to be disclosed?

Karen Kwiatkowski: God Bless the USA!

We citizens of the USA are represented by the very best of us. The Senate, in particular the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is filled to the brim with humanitarians, deep thinking wise men, and just good folks.


Chris Graham: If I were president

If I were president, and I was heading into the final debate of the 2012 cycle, which ostensibly focuses on foreign policy … here’s what I’d do: sound Republican.

Hurt backs effort to tighten sanctions on Iran

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) today released the following statement after the Iran Threat Reduction Act passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 410-11. Congressman Hurt is a cosponsor of this measure. “It is clear that Iran poses a great national security threat to our nation, our allies, and our […]

President Barack Obama | Remarks on the meeting of the P5+1 regarding Iran

Thursday, Oct. 1 THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Before I comment on today’s meeting in Geneva, I want to say a few words about the recent tragic events in the Pacific. On behalf of the American people, I want to once again extend my deepest condolences to the people of American Samoa and Samoa for the […]

Obama on Iranian nuclear facility

Statements by President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Iranian nuclear facility: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. We are here to announce that yesterday in Vienna, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France presented detailed evidence to the IAEA demonstrating that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been […]

Gilmore sides with Bush, McCain on Iran

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gilmore is joining President Bush and Republican Party presidential nominee John McCain in criticisms of Democratic Party presidential frontrunner Barack Obama on Iran. Gilmore, the frontrunner in the race to challenge Democrat Mark Warner in Virginia in November, said today that “Sen. Obama’s plans for presidential […]