The Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi & L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Republicans derail “Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran.”
The head of the American Legion, one of the largest veterans advocacy groups in the United States, said on Wednesday that an amendment to place more sanctions on Iran has “no place” being added to a veterans bill currently being considered in the Senate.
Once Iran and P5+1 signed the interim nuclear agreement, IAEA’s reports have become more hopeful, stating that Iran is in compliance with NPT and the Safeguard Agreements.
According to the Financial Times, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei calls for economic belt tightening in sign he’s not counting on any end to sanctions soon.
One of the American hikers, Josh Fattal, who was arrested in 2009 for a hike in the Kurdistan mountain that had taken him to the Iranian side is now calling for better relations between Iran and the United States: “It is time to end the mutual hostility for good. A permanent accord that limits Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for a lifting of sanctions would make my relatives in Israel safer. It would make my family in the United States safer>