U.S. Congress


  • U.S. Congress 2019-09-24 12:39

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Baghdad’s definite response to U.S. Congress’s hostile plan about Iraq

    TEHRAN - The U.S. continues its hostile actions and attempts to limit relations between Iran and its regional allies. It seems that Washington does not intend to consider the reverse results of its actions.

  • U.S. Congress 2019-08-06 20:24

    By staff and agency

    U.S. Congress redoubles efforts to limit Trump’s Iran war powers

    Twenty-eight lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties are pushing legislation to ban the use of funds for military action against Iran without congressional authorization, according to an internal letter obtained by Foreign Policy.

  • U.S. lawmakers introduce resolution for U.S. re-entry into JCPOA 2019-07-17 21:12

    U.S. lawmakers introduce resolution for U.S. re-entry into JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced a resolution to urge the Trump administration to re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement.

  • Trump 2019/01/05

    By Alan J. Steinberg

    Ex-Bush and Whitman adviser: Trump won’t be impeached, but he will leave the presidency in 2019

    President Trump will leverage the Oval Office to avoid any likely charges levied against him and his family. Will a President Pence pardon him after he resigns from office?

  • Trump 2018-12-29 12:35

    By Max Greenwood

    Majority in poll want Trump impeached or censured

    Nearly 60 percent of U.S. voters surveyed say President Trump should be either impeached and removed from office or formally censured, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill.

  • U.S.- Saudi Arabia 2018/12/16

    By Samuel Oakford

    Washington sends the Saudis a long-overdue bill

    The Pentagon’s $331 million invoice to the Kingdom and the UAE was another blow after a difficult week

  • Modi 2018-12-13 11:27

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India Elections: Modi’s party suffers big setback, loses key states

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback on Tuesday after losing three key states to Indian National Congress (INC), the main opposition party, in state elections. Congress is all set to form governments in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Trump-MBS 2018/10/14

    By David Hearst

    Trump and the boy king: MBS's reign is over before it even began

    The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

  • Martin Love 2018-10-07 10:24

    By Martin Love

    Those who temporarily are losing badly often do win

    By the time this column is printed it’s more than likely Brett Kavanaugh will have won a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, voted in by the slight majority of GOP senators in the U.S Congress… to the dismay and consternation of most all thoughtful Americans, including (notably) many hundreds of professors at law schools across the country.

  • U.S. Congress 2018-07-29 11:31

    Billions of American taxpayer’s money wasted in Afghanistan, says a report

    TEHRAN - Billions of American taxpayer’s money has been lost on waste, fraud, abuse and spent on massive reconstruction projects in Afghanistan that have utterly failed and even led to rampant corruption in the war-ravaged country, says a scathing new report released by a U.S. government watchdog body.

  • کنگره آمریکا 2018-06-19 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.

  • روز دوم بررسی رأی اعتماد به وزرای پیشنهادی کابینه دوازدهم 2017-10-11 21:00

    Zarif, Majlis mull over possible responses to Trump

    TEHRAN – Iran will react strongly to any U.S. move against the nuclear deal with global powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Majlis on Wednesday, according to a parliamentarian who attended the session.

  • نشست خبری حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور 2017-10-11 20:51

    Any country leaving the JCPOA will lose reputation, Rouhani says

    Rouhani: U.S. angry because IRGC humiliated Daesh

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday any party that walks away from the multilateral 2015 nuclear agreement would be damaging its own reputation, adding the U.S. is angry with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) because it has “humiliated” Daesh.

  • Trump 2017-09-16 03:24

    By Jake Novak

    Republicans and Democrats are both finished

    Stick a fork in the Democrats and Republicans. Wednesday night's latest round of deal making between President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders is the latest evidence that the major political parties have lost all semblance of real power.

  • Trump 2017-08-08 01:00

    By Peter Apps

    Amid White House chaos, a rise of the generals

    When White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney was asked why President Donald Trump had appointed former Marine officer John Kelly as chief of staff, Mulvaney had a simple explanation. “You know that he enjoys working with generals,” he said.

  • EU 2017-07-29 09:38


    EU is uneasy, and divided, about U.S. sanctions on Russia

    European Union officials are worried about a move to toughen United States sanctions against Russia, saying they may cause upheaval in Europe’s energy market.

  • qassemi 2017-07-26 20:42

    Iran denounces new U.S. sanctions bill as illegal

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denounced the U.S. Congress for approving a draft law on fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic, saying Washington is ignoring its commitments under the July 2015 nuclear agreement.