House Passes Resolution Condemning A Nuclear Armed Iran

In a 401 to 11 vote, the House passed a resolution Thursday stating the importance of ensuring that Iran does not develop nuclear arms.

The resolution specifically calls for the President to reaffirm the dangers of a nuclear armed Iran and outlines opposition to relying on containment if Iran does develop nuclear weapons.

While the resolution passed with overwhelming support, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a prominent anti-war member, warned that the hardline language throws a wrench into upcoming diplomatic talks.

The Senate’s version of the resolution passed earlier this year also received condemnation from those concerned that it lowered the threshold for war.

The House resolution also urged continued economic pressure as well as a suspension of uranium enrichment and cooperation with the International Atomic Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog.

Lawmakers also called for “a permanent agreement” to ensure that the country’s nuclear program is peaceful.

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The World in 2:00 – November 25, 2015

The World in 2:00

The U.N. warns that political crisis in Burundi is dragging the country toward civil war.

DHS Releases Video On Refugee Vetting Process

Refugees wait for food deliveries at Syria's Yarmouk camp. February 26,2014. UN Photo/UNRWA.

“We can continue to ensure our own security, while doing our share to welcome refugees fleeing violence,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said.

Wednesday, November 25

● USPIRG releases 30th annual toy safety report

● 86,000 Syrian immigrants live in the U.S.

● Atheist “nativity” celebrates Bill of Rights

● Doctors endorse wider use of generic drugs

● Post office starts “Letters FROM Santa”

● Girls’ toy list: Barbie soars as Frozen fades

Pentagon: Russian Jet Was Flying Over Anti-Assad Rebel Area

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that U.S. forces heard the Turks give ten warnings to the two Russian pilots to leave the airspace.

Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency After Bus Blast Kills Presidential Guards

Tunisian President has declared a month-long state of emergency after the bus explosion carrying presidential guards killed 12 and injuring at least 17. Sources say the attack may have been linked the Islamic State group (ISIS).

US-Led Coalition Against IS to ‘Continue as Planned’ After Turkish Border Dispute With Russia

A spokesman for the US-led military campaign against IS confirmed Turkish claims that the downed Russian warplane was given ten warnings over a period of five minutes.