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United Against Nuclear Iran Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing on Iran Policy

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the future of Iran policy on Wednesday, December 7.

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Incoming Trump Administration puts Iran under Pressure

 In his opinion piece on December 6 for The Hill, Heshmat Alavi, political activist, writes about possible changes to the sanctions on Iran with the incoming Trump presidency.

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Iran Threatens to Build Nuclear-Powered Warships, But Probably Can't   

Reportedly, Iran has begun developing nuclear-powered warships, as ordered by President Rouhani, allegedly in response to the extension of sanctions by the U.S. Congress.

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Obama Expected to Sign Sanctions Renewal before Trump Initiates New Policy on Iran

By INU Staff 

INU - On Monday, CBS News reported that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had demanded that his American counterpart take steps to prevent the reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, which is set to expire at the end of the month. The renewal of that bill would keep it in force for an additional 10 years, although some of the relevant sanctions will remain suspended under presidential authority as a result of the Iran nuclear agreement, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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New Prospects for US-Iran Relations Under Trump

By INU Staff 

INU - While campaigning for office, Trump repeatedly maligned Iran nuclear deal as one of the worst in American history, and variously promised to tear it up immediately after occupying the White House.                                                       

Since the election, Trump has shifted his public commentary on the subject to emphasize renegotiation, but some media analysis has pointed out how this could effectively undermine the agreement and compel the Iranians to walk away from it. Netanyahu’s remarks included the claim that he foresaw five different ways in which the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action could be brought to a premature end, although he reportedly did not elaborate on these prospective plans.

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The Tone of Trump’s Iran Policy

By INU Staff

INU - On Monday, a new analysis of the prospects for US policy toward Iran under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump was published by LeBlog, Naturally, this sort of commentary has been frequently recurring, and has expressed various different conclusions, in light of Trump’s diverse foreign policy remarks while campaigning for the office.

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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