Kerry: Iranian deal is still unlikely

US Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting in two days with a key Arab mediator in the Iran nuclear talks, part of a last-minute push to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease the threat of the Islamic republic reaching the capability to produce atomic weapons. Despite the […]

US senator wants a role for Congress in Iran nuclear talks

When it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran, Sen. Lindsey Graham wants Congress to have the last word. On the Senate floor Thursday, the South Carolina Republican argued for legislation that would require President Barack Obama to submit any diplomatic agreement on the Iran’s nuclear program to Congress for approval. “I can’t imagine the Senate […]

Obama not sure whether Iran nuclear deal is possible

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would work with Congress on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and expressed cautious optimism about whether the international face-off over Iran’s nuclear program will be resolved — two issues that could prove harder for the White House to maneuver with Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill. […]