2:24 PM, Dec 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Tower.org reports:
A new poll – conducted on behalf of the news websites Al-Masdar.net and TheTower.org, and released this afternoon after it was presented to reporters by pollster Frank Luntz – concludes that lopsided majorities of Americans from both political parties overwhelmingly favor deepening sanctions against the Iranian government, regardless of current negotiations.
The Luntz Global survey of 900 likely voters was conducted Dec. 7-9. It was the first poll conducted jointly by the Arabic-language Al-Masdar.net and TheTower.org, two fast-growing websites covering news of the Middle East. Newsweek/Daily Beast recently called TheTower.org “an indispensable new English-language source on the Middle East.”
The findings show overwhelming distrust of Iran across demographic and political leanings, with American voters directing their lawmakers accordingly. Whether they are younger Obama voters or older Romney voters, Americans want their lawmakers to insist on a non-nuclear Iran, and they want to increase sanctions to ensure those objectives are met.
The results are the latest to show that American skepticism toward engagement with the Islamic republic is hardening, after an initial period – following the announcement of the interim Geneva deal – in which near-pluralities of voters described themselves as undecided on a range of issues. In late November a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that one-third of Americans were unsure on questions such as whether they supported the Geneva deal and whether Iran’s nuclear program was being developed for peaceful purposes.
4:15 PM, Dec 10, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Voters aren't happy with President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a new Quinnipiac poll:
American voters give the president a negative 40 - 48 percent approval for his handling of the situation in Iran. Voters are divided on the latest agreement to limit Iran's nuclear weapons, with 44 percent supporting the agreement and 46 percent opposed.
4:34 PM, Dec 9, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
A new Pew Poll released today shows the American public does not support the White House’s interim deal over the Iranian nuclear program. Conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY two weeks after the November 24 agreement struck at Geneva between the P5+1 powers and Iran, the national survey finds that 43 percent disapprove of the agreement, 32 percent approve, while 25 percent do not have an opinion.
Amid the administration’s tangled web of paradoxes and inconsistencies one message rings clear.1:15 PM, Dec 9, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
The military option against the Iranian nuclear weapons program is still on the table: That’s the message President Obama wanted to leave listeners with Saturday at the annual Saban Forum, hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:00 PM, Dec 2, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Iran, its nuclear program, reports the President might visit there, and how the GOP can reach younger voters regarding the Obamacare debacle.
10:46 AM, Dec 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Jarida reports that President Obama is seeking to arrange a trip to Tehran, Iran next year.
7:00 AM, Dec 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The boss with Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama, yesterday on CBS's Face the Nation:
When liberals meet mullahsDec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13 • By REUEL MARC GERECHT
O believers, when you encounter the unbelievers marching to battle, turn not your backs to them. Whoso turns his back that day to them, unless withdrawing to fight again or removing to join another host, he is laden with the burden of God’s anger, and his refuge is Hell—an evil homecoming!
The Iranian bomb is all that matters.Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13 • By LEE SMITH
Last week’s interim agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear weapons program offers the regime sanctions relief even as U.S. lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, are demanding more and stricter sanctions. The White House counters that more sanctions will only narrow diplomatic channels, drive the Iranians away from the negotiating table, and lead to war. Critics of the deal argue that by providing sanctions relief Obama is simply feeding an Iranian beast hungry for more concessions.
Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13 • By MICHAEL MAKOVSKY and WILLIAM KRISTOL
The interim agreement that the United States and its partners cut with Iran last week stands as a centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. The Obama administration has walked away from a core objective of U.S. policy for two decades—preventing a nuclear Iran—thereby threatening fundamental regional and global interests.
And Will Continue 'Construction Work at Arak Nuclear Facility.'8:43 AM, Nov 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Iran will continue to enrich uranium under the new nuclear deal, according to the Iranian foreign minister.
"Iran’s Foreign Minister says the country’s enrichment activities at Natanz and Fordow facilities would continue, but at a range of 3.5 to 5 percent purity level, and that their capacities would not be expanded," reports the Iranian propaganda outlet Press TV.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:45 PM, Nov 26, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the repeated "pivots" by President Obama to the economy that appear not to be doing any good.