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Topic - Iran
A top Treasury official said Tuesday that sanctions pressure on Iran will actually "continue to mount" over the coming months under a new nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers, despite Secretary of State John F. Kerry's assertion that the U.S. "will suspend certain sanctions."
Israel is poised to receive $173 million for its missile defense program from the United States, as lawmakers signed off on a new spending plan to help protect the nation from Hezbollah's growing arsenal.
China's military is planning to counter surveillance by the Pentagon's long-range Global Hawk drone, which currently is deployed on Guam and flying reconnaissance missions aimed at China.
The Democratic strategist whom President Obama has summoned to right a flailing White House also poses an optics challenge for an administration that has gone to great pains to distance itself from lobbying and influence makers.
The majority of Americans on both sides of the political aisle agree that Iran's nuclear program, whether for energy or weapons, is the biggest threat facing the United States in the Middle East, a new poll shows.
The hermit state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006-07, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation — help usually not otherwise accorded to such an isolated dictatorship.
America's relationship with Azerbaijan is critical to preserving the national interests of both countries. Built on the strong pillars of security and energy, it is a partnership that will help the country of Azerbaijan realize its potential as an international ally.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said yesterday that Iran has built up a terror infrastructure in Central and South America from which to attack Jewish and Israeli targets in the region and as a base for attacking inside the United States.
President Obama's new nuclear deal reached last month with Iran faced bipartisan criticism as Secretary of State John Kerry gave his first defense of the agreement on Capitol Hill.
In a landmark achievement, the United States recently surpassed Russia as the world's largest combined producer of oil and gas according to an October 2013 Wall Street Journal analysis of International Energy Agency statistics. This milestone was reached because private capital and innovative entrepreneurs took calculated risks striving for access to new energy resources and the tools to produce and distribute them more efficiently.
As the world focuses on the passing of Hugo Chavez and the impact of his socialist policies on oil-rich Venezuela, halfway around the globe a different kind of leader has been quietly transforming his country into a prosperous and reliable partner of the West.
At the end of this month, Azerbaijan will conclude its first-ever term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This elected role as the representative for Eastern European nations underscores an important transformation over the past two decades.
With less than two weeks in session before the end of 2013, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn't understand why the Senate is focusing on a string of non-emergency presidential nominations rather than must-pass legislation like a budget, defense policy bill and farm bill.
I was asked recently by an old friend why I would ever join the Azerbaijan Caucus here in Congress. He then pointed out to me that Baku and Burlington aren't exactly sister cities and that sometimes our leaders seem to be more worried about foreign countries like Azerbaijan than the good old USA. I politely agreed that there is much distance, both culturally and mileage-wise between our two nations.
As the Chairman of the Azerbaijan America Alliance, I am distinctly proud to have the opportunity to share with you my thoughts about Azerbaijan, its people, and its importance to America and the world.