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U.S. lauds EU sanctions, imposes its own

President Obama’s Statement on EU’s New Iran Sanctions, on Jan. 23

U.S. Launches Virtual Embassy Tehran

On Dec.

New Testimony: U.S. Policy on Iran

On Dec. 1, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S.

Defense Secretary Warns Iran

On Dec. 2, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made extensive remarks about Iran to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center. The following are excerpts.

Republican Candidates on Iran

Annika Folkeson

Speech by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon


The following are excerpts from National Security Advisor Tom Donilon’s speech about U.S. policy on Iran at the Brookings Institution on Nov. 22, 2011.

 

Obama, Clinton, Geithner Statements on New Sanctions

President Obama’s Statement on New Iran Sanctions

White House Fact Sheet on U.S. Sanctions

On Nov. 21, the Obama administration announced new sanctions designed to target Iran’s controversial nuclear and missile programs.

Treasury Outlines New Sanctions

On Nov. 21, the Obama administration announced new sanctions designed to target Iran’s controversial nuclear and missile programs.

New Resolution on Iran and U.S. Reaction

On Nov. 18, 2011, a resolution by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency expressed concern about Iran’s controversial nuclear program based on the latest report.

Part II – Testimony by U.S. Officials

The following are excerpts from Congressional testimony at a Nov. 15 hearing on the Obama Administration’s policy toward Iran.

Part I – Testimony by Iran Experts

The following are excerpts from Congressional testimony at a Nov. 15 hearing on the Obama Administration’s policy toward Iran.

House Moves to Strengthen Sanctions

The following statement was released on Nov. 2 by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Clinton and Kambiz Hosseini of Voice of America's Parazit Show

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interview with Kambiz Hosseini of the Voice of America’s Parazit show on Oct. 26, 2011:

Clinton Interview with BBC Persian Service

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interview with Bahman Kalbasi on Oct.

Three Congressional Testimonies on Iran

Congressional testimonies on Oct.

Marine Commander Links 1983 Bomb and 2011 Plot

The following is an excerpt from testimony by Col. Timothy J. Geraghty, USMC (retired) on Oct. 26 before the Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil.

Clinton on Iranian Plot

The following is an excerpt from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s interview with NBC’s Today Show on Oct.

U.S. Comments on U.N. Human Rights Report

The following is a Press Statement from the State Department on the U.N. Human Rights Report:

Treasury Testimony on U.S. Sanctions Strategy

The following is testimony by Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Oct.

State Department Testimony: Sanctions One Year Later

The following is testimony by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman before the Senate Banking on October 13, 2011:

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Commercial Airline

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Clinton Blasts Iran's Human Rights

Press Statement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

Death sentence on Christian leader Yousef Nadarkhani

An Iranian court has imposed the death sentence on Yousef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old protestant preacher, for apostasy after he repeatedly refused to recant his Christian faith.

Obama on Release of American Hikers

Statement from the President
on the Release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal  
 
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Obama on Syria—And Iran

         On August 18, 2011, President Barack Obama strongly condemned the Syrian government’s crackdown on protestors and called for heightened sanctio

90 Senators: Sanction Iran's Central Bank

Dear Mr. President:

U.S. Charges Iran has “Secret Deal” with al Qaeda

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