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Obama to brief Senate leadership on Iran talks

Nov 18 2013, 8:32pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is set to brief Senate leadership Tuesday on the ongoing talks with Iran as his administration is seeking to suspend sanctions against the Islamic republic to allow scope for diplomacy, the White House said Monday.

Washington, Nov 19 — US President Barack Obama is set to brief Senate leadership Tuesday on the ongoing talks with Iran as his administration is seeking to suspend sanctions against the Islamic...

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Obama to brief Senate leadership on Iran talks

Nov 18 2013, 8:32pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is set to brief Senate leadership Tuesday on the ongoing talks with Iran as his administration is seeking to suspend sanctions against the Islamic republic to allow scope for diplomacy, the White House said Monday.

Washington, Nov 19 — US President Barack Obama is set to brief Senate leadership Tuesday on the ongoing talks with Iran as his administration is seeking to suspend sanctions against the Islamic republic to allow scope for diplomacy, the White House said Monday.

The president, who is advocating a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, will meet at the White House with Senate leadership as well as heads and ranking members of the committees on banking, foreign relations, armed services, and intelligence.

He will "provide an update on the status of the P5+1 negotiations with Iran before the next round of talks begin later this week in Geneva," reported Xinhua citing spokesperson Jay Carney at a regular news briefing.

The P5+1 refers to Britain, China, France, Russia, the US plus Germany.

"When it comes to our position on additional sanctions, I'm sure that this will be a topic because it's the president's view that it's the right thing for Congress to do to pause so that we can test whether or not the Iranians are serious about resolving this issue diplomatically," said Carney.

Some senators are mulling tougher sanctions against Iran as the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in late July to impose punitive new sanctions on the country with a view to ending all Iranian oil exports by 2015.

Obama and his top aides have argued against fresh sanctions, saying the option will lead to war with "unintended consequences".

Iran and the P5+1 will resume negotiations Nov 20 in Geneva, Switzerland, after intensive talks there Nov 7-9 failed to produce a deal. American and Russian officials are upbeat about a breakthrough.

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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 from Congress later this week ...
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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 Se ...
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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 ...
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