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Obama open to direct talks with Iran

Sep 19 2013, 11:48pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) With the White house saying that President Barack Obama is open to direct talks with Iran, speculation has grown that he and the new Iranian President Hassan Rohani may meet at the UN next week.

Washington, Sep 20 — With the White house saying that President Barack Obama is open to direct talks with Iran, speculation has grown that he and the new Iranian President Hassan Rohani may meet at...

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Obama open to direct talks with Iran

Sep 19 2013, 11:48pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) With the White house saying that President Barack Obama is open to direct talks with Iran, speculation has grown that he and the new Iranian President Hassan Rohani may meet at the UN next week.

Washington, Sep 20 — With the White house saying that President Barack Obama is open to direct talks with Iran, speculation has grown that he and the new Iranian President Hassan Rohani may meet at the UN next week.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that no meeting is scheduled between the two leaders, but he also underscored that Obama "has been open as a general proposition to bilateral discussions with the Iranians."

The president, Carney told reporters, has found Rouhani's rhetoric in his first weeks in office encouraging, but "actions are more important than words."

"We are all watching very closely and with interest and listening closely and with interest to the things that the new leadership has been saying," he said.

When Obama first ran for president in 2008, he said he would hold direct negotiations with Iran under certain conditions. Carney said Obama still holds that position.

Obama, according to Carney, would be willing to have bilateral negotiations provided the Iranians were serious about addressing the international community's insistence that Tehran give up its nuclear weapons programme.

"That is the position we hold today," Carney said.

No US president has met a top Iranian leader since the overthrow of the pro-American Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi more than 34 years ago.

But Obama and Rouhani have confirmed that they've exchanged letters since the new Iranian leader took office.

In an interview this week with the Spanish-language network Telemundo, Obama said he indicated his interest in seeing Iran address US concerns about Iran's nuclear programme "in a way that would allow Iran to rejoin the international community."

Meanwhile, Rouhani, who denies that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, told NBC News earlier this week that he received a "positive and constructive" letter from Obama after the recent Iranian election, and it could augur "subtle and tiny steps for a very important future."

Rouhani also asserted in the interview that he has complete authority to negotiate with the United States on its nuclear programme.

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Carney: Obama Will Make Effort to Cooperate with Republican Congress

Nov 4 2014 8:45pm CST | Source: Big Government

Tuesday night on CNN, Anderson Cooper asked former White House press secretary and current CNN correspondent Jay Carney what a Republican takeover would mean for the Obama administration. “For those in the White House tonight, they’re looking at the map, it’s obviously not looking good for them,” Cooper said. “We’ve already now heard Dana Bash reporting they are going to be meeting with bipartisan leaders ...
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Cornyn Calls for Hearing Following Release of Criminal Immigrants

Oct 26 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Big Government

AUSTIN, Texas -- In response to news that broke earlier this week that the 2,200 undocumented immigrants that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials released from detention facilities last year to save money included some who had been charged with or convicted of serious, violent criminal offenses, including kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking, and homicide, Texas Senator John Cornyn demanded a Senate hearing to investigate the matter ...
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8 weeks ago

Obama Administration Lied About Crimes Committed by Released Illegal Immigrants

Oct 23 2014 7:42am CDT | Source: Big Government

The Obama Administration lied last year when they informed Congress and the public that the 2,200 people that the Administration released from incarceration to save money had only minor criminal records.  USA TODAY, gaining the data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the Freedom of information Act, reports that some of the illegal immigrants had been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking, and homicide. ...
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