Nuclear Weapons

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) speaks to the media after attending a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry on Capitol Hill, April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. Secretary Kerry visited with members of the House and Senate to discuss the ongoing Iran Nuclear negotiations.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kirk Slams Iran Deal, Says Obama Condemning Middle East To Nuclear War

After President Barack Obama announced a landmark deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk called the agreement “unremittent garbage” and accused the president of wanting Iran to obtain a nuke.

07/15/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14:  Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)  (L) co-chair of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, speaks about Iran while flanked by former CIA Director, retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden (C), and former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns (R) during a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the implications of a nuclear agreement with Iran.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democrats Skeptical Of Iran Nuclear Deal, GOP Mostly Hostile

Under the historic accord, Iran’s nuclear program would be curtailed in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement aims to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

07/14/2015

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk from the Green Room to speak on the nuclear deal with Iran on July 14, 2015 at the White House in Washington, DC.(Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Nuclear Deal: Fine ‘New Chapter’ Or ‘Historic Mistake’?

Iran, the United States and other world powers struck a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iranian nuclear programs in an agreement aimed at easing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran hanging over the volatile Middle East. In exchange, Iran will get billions of dollars in relief from crushing international sanctions.

07/14/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) | Photos by Scott Olson/John Gress/Getty Images

Rauner “Not Familiar” With Senate Republicans’ Letter To Iran

It’s been one of the biggest national stories of the week, but Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday said he’s “not familiar” with a letter 47 Republican U.S. senators sent to the leaders of Iran, amid the Obama administration’s efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal.

03/13/2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Durbin: GOP Letter To Iran “A New Low” That Undermines Nuclear Negotiations

The White House and top Democrats in Congress have accused a coalition of 47 Republican senators of attempting to undermine President Barack Obama’s efforts to negotiate an end to Iran’s nuclear program.

03/10/2015

Dick Durbin

Durbin Hopes Sanctions Will Solve Israel-Iran Conflict

As war drums continue pounding between Israel and Iran, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is saying he is hoping sanctions will do the trick.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012