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By INU staff

INU -Although little to no concrete progress has been reported in the latest nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty reports that the continuation of those negotiations is still boosting Iran’s confidence in its prospects for penetrating new foreign economic markets.

While Israel, conservative members of the US legislature, and other critics of the Obama administration have taken issue with the US president’s permissiveness and conciliatory attitudes toward Iran, other forces both inside and outside of the United States government continue to make efforts to exhibit their own pressures upon Tehran.

By INU staff

INU - On Friday, a column in the USA Today responded to the conflict over Iran sanctions, which was temporarily resolved this week when Senate Democrats agreed to avoid a floor vote on proposed legislation but nonetheless contributed to the passage of that legislation through committee. A bill will now be held at the ready so that it can be quickly voted on and likely passed in the event that ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program fail to reach a framework agreement by the end of March.

By INU staff 

INU- On Thursday, the US Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee voted 16 to 4 in favor of the passage of much-discussed legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran, triggered by the prospective failure to reach a deal on the country’s nuclear program.

By INU staaff

INU- As CNN reported on Tuesday, Robert Menendez and some of his fellow Democratic senators agreed to halt their push for a bill that would outline sanctions to be triggered by the failure to reach a final agreement ion negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The change of tack comes amidst the Obama administration’s insistence that such legislation would destroy any change of a diplomatic solution, and it puts an end to Republican legislators’ hopes that they would be able to override the promised presidential veto of that bill.

By INU staff

INU - Iran and the P5+1 once again resumed nuclear negotiations in the Swiss capital of Geneva on Friday. The talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program were set to continue through Saturday as all parties continue to push toward developing a framework solution by March and a final agreement by the end of June. While commentary from both sides has insisted that such an agreement is possible despite the previous lapse of two deadlines, many now hold a dim outlook, especially in the midst of a growing push for a congressional role in the US approach to those talks.

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