U.S. Congress


  • کنگره آمریکا Yesterday 11:11

    Bipartisan amendment limits U.S. president over striking Iran

    TEHRAN - A bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, May 24, stated Congress’s position that no law exists which gives the U.S. president the power to launch a military strike against Iran.

  • U.S. Congress unwilling to quit Iran deal: expert 2018-02-06 11:03

    U.S. Congress unwilling to quit Iran deal: expert

    TEHRAN – The U.S. Congress is not inclined to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, but it is willing to modify it, a U.S. expert said, noting that the legislative body is evaluating the stances of their European allies.

  • Trump 2018-01-14 05:10

    By Maria Cardona

    Trump's hateful remarks bring new level of shame to the nation

    President Donald Trump, in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing the Dream Act and immigration policy, tellingly asked why would we want more immigrants from “shithole countries?” He was specifically referring to immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and Africa.

  • U.S. lawmakers pass bill on Iranian officials’ assets 2017-12-16 10:10

    U.S. lawmakers pass bill on Iranian officials’ assets

    TEHRAN – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday obliging the Treasury Department to publish a report chronicling the financial assets of top Iranian officials.

  • congress 2017-12-13 01:20

    By staff and agency

    Congress misses Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

    Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with U.S. President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the 2015 nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran.

  • Martin Love  2017-12-04 11:44

    By Martin Love 

    Exceptionalism versus magnanimity

    There is no reasonable justification for citizens anywhere to consider themselves or their country necessarily “exceptional”. When one is talking about particular governments pushing the meme of “exceptionalism” (rather than, say, humility) in some grandiose way, watch out. 

  • پرچم ایران آمریکا 2017-11-29 11:10

    By Saeed Sobhani

    U.S. failure in confrontation with Iran

    TEHRAN _ The silence of the U.S. Congress on a nuclear deal with Iran shows that Washington has been confused about how it faces the deal. This confusion has intensified over the past weeks. However, over the next ten days, it seems that the U.S. Congress has announced its final deal on a nuclear deal. Some analysts believe that Congress intends to put more red lines on it, while maintaining a nuclear deal. This is despite the fact that the nuclear deal with Iran can not be changed fundamentally! This is something that most international actors are focusing on.

  • Trump 2017-11-20 03:33

    Yes, Trump with the nuclear codes is terrifying. But the threat of a first strike is a vital deterrent

    Alarmed by President Trump’s bellicose statements and impulsive governing style, two congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would prohibit the president — any president — from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress explicitly endorsing such an attack.

  • U.S. Congress 2017-11-19 12:15

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Counter - JCPOA attempts at U.S. congress

     TEHRAN _ Anti-JCPOA Measures of the U.S. Congress are still ongoing. Although officials and senators from the two Democratic and Republican parties have been silent over recent days, they will soon unveil the joint plan of Corker and Cotton. In other words, the U.S. Senate seeks to elaborate and theorize Donald Trump's demands regarding the JCPOA.

  • U.S. Congress moves bill threatening Iran nuclear deal 2017-11-16 11:34

    U.S. Congress moves bill threatening Iran nuclear deal

    The U.S. Congress has taken another measure that make it more difficult for Iran to purchase commercial aircraft from firms that do business in the United States.

  • mogherini 2017-11-07 09:27

    Mogherini in Washington to defend Iran nuclear deal 

    TEHRAN – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday left for Washington to defend the Iran nuclear deal.

  • ظریف 2017-11-01 09:58

    U.S. government cannot hide behind congressional decisions

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the U.S. administration cannot “hide behind decisions by Congress”, noting the U.S. administration is held responsible for international agreements.

  •  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson at the United Nations in September after a meeting on the Iran nuclear accord. The Trump administration has disavowed the agreement. 2017-10-31 18:11

    90 U.S. nuclear scientists urge Congress to protect Iran deal

    TEHRAN – More than 90 top U.S. nuclear scientists have written a letter to Congress urging it to protect the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

  • آیت الله صادق آملی لاریجانی رئیس قوه قضائیه 2017-10-31 10:23

    Top judge deplores Congress sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN – Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Monday railed against recent U.S. Congress sanctions against Iran, saying Washington has pursued such a failed policy for decades.