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Why Tehran Fears the Iraqization of Iran on Nuclear Inspections

Akbar Ganji | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Akbar Ganji

Ayatollah Khamenei has said repeatedly that Libya gave up its nuclear program, helped the United States in its confrontation with terrorism, and yet it was attacked by NATO and the United States.

Bipartisan Group of Over 50 Senior Military and Diplomatic Leaders Endorse Iran Deal Framework

Joe Cirincione | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Today the Iran Project released a statement signed by a bipartisan group of over 50 retired military officials, U.S. foreign policy leaders, ambassadors, and leading national security experts, applauding the announcement of the framework agreement reached by the P5+1 and Iran.

Five Issues That Need to Be Resolved for the Iran Nuclear Deal to Succeed

Richard N. Haass | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Richard N. Haass

NEW YORK -- The agreement constitutes an important political and diplomatic milestone, and it contains more detail and is broader in scope than many anticipated. But, for all that, the text leaves unanswered at least as many questions as it resolves. In reality, major issues have yet to be settled. It is closer to the truth to say the real debate about the Iran nuclear accord is just beginning.

What We Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal Framework

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers on Thursday announced they have agreed to a framework for a deal to restrict Iran's controversial nuclear program in exchang...

Charlotte Alfred

Iran And World Powers Agree On Framework For Nuclear Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers agreed to a framework for a final deal on Iran's controversial nuclear program, officials announced Thursday. The unders...

Iran Pardons British Woman Jailed For Volleyball Protest

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - An Iranian-British woman, jailed in Tehran last year for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some me...

Iran's President Says Nuclear Agreement Within Reach

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

DUBAI, March 21 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday recent progress in the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world p...

U.S., Iran Make 'Some Progress' On Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland, March 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks ov...

Remembering the 'Iranian Spring' of 1979 -- Before the Ayatollahs Took Over

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

Today's young generation in Iran does not know the history of this coup; it is the stolen narrative of the Iranian revolution. Many people do not know that the current regime of repression and corruption is not a result of the Shah's overthrow but an outcome of a coup against the goals and guiding principles of the revolution.

Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

Martin van Creveld | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Martin van Creveld

Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Nor are the mullahs unaware of that fact. It is about Netanyahu playing the Jewish-American card for the upcoming elections in Israel.

How Iran Can Escape Its Nuclear Deadlock with the U.S.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

It should be mentioned that in response to my protest against massive vote rigging during the first election of the parliament after the Revolution, Khomeini told me in a private conversation that people have no vote whatsoever and that we only conduct such elections in order to close the mouths of Westerners.

Iran Denies Making Deal With U.S. To Ship Nuclear Material To Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

DUBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russ...

Iran Unveils Memorial Honoring Fallen Jewish Heroes

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

Earlier this week, authorities in Tehran unveiled a monument to slain Iranian Jewish soldiers who died during the country's long and bitter war with ...

Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Not only does Khamenei approve the Geneva Accord, he also supports the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear program in an equitable and just framework, one in which Iran's nuclear rights are respected and the economic sanctions are lifted, in return for Iran's guarantee of not pursuing nuclear weapons

God and Gas in Iran

Alexis Crow | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Alexis Crow

Much to the West's chagrin, Iran continues to find a market for its crude, and while sanctions on the oil and banking sectors may have a temporarily crippling effect, Iran's bounty of natural gas may mean its people laugh all the way to the bank. The country's gas reserves are second only to Russia.

Failed Nuclear Talks Are Not Iran's Fault

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Iran made major concessions. It was excessive demands by the U.S. and its allies that prevented the comprehensive agreement from materializing.

Rising Acid Attacks Raise Fears About 'Morality Patrols' In Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Nov 5 (Reuters) - It is a question all Iranians are asking: who is stalking the streets of Isfahan, thr...

Michael McAuliff

Toxic Stock Syndrome: Why Iran Ties, Hypocrisy And Conflicts of Interest Are OK In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans probably wouldn't guess members of Congress would invest in a company that has any link to Iran. Nor would they likely im...

Obama Strategy Stumbles Over Conflicting Interests of Allies

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

President Obama has announced a strategy for fighting ISIS that, in many respects, is at odds with the interests of the allies in the Middle East whose support he is seeking. Trying to keep his allies happy and in line with the new ISIS battle has trapped the U.S. in a policy full of contradictions.

Don't Blame Iran for Middle East Turmoil

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Pundits who attribute the current war between Israel and the Palestinians to a changing Middle East landscape caused by Iran and its 1979 Revolution ignore the most important factors contributing to the present horrible situation, namely, the changed political landscape in Israel, and Israel's immunity from international laws.

Why is Rouhani Angry?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Rouhani is angry because Khamenei and his supporters have blocked him from implementing his program and opening up the political system, giving more freedom to the people. On August 13, Rouhani said, "I am aware that some people are done opposing me in their think tanks and are now opposing me in practice."

Why This Is The Right Time To Cooperate With Iran

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

We do not need to become an "ally" of Iran, but we should recognize that we will need to provide military support to the Iraqi government in the time ahead and, indeed, our special forces are already on the ground there. Iran will do the same. We will therefore have U.S. security activities alongside those of Iran in the Iraqi national battlespace. We should at least discuss the situation, and at a minimum, de-conflict our activities, from special forces advisors to airstrikes.

A Cold War Lesson for Iran

Nicholas Burns | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Nicholas Burns

Diplomacy in war and peace negotiations requires strategy and patience, not an illusory quick fix. Diplomacy is messy, often involving difficult compromises with unseemly governments. But it is also how the vast majority of international crises are actually resolved -- through negotiation rather than through the barrel of a gun. Those are worthy lessons to remember after the Iraq and Afghan wars.

Iranian Child Bride Faces Execution For Killing Abusive Husband

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

A Iranian girl forced into an abusive marriage at the age of 14 now faces imminent execution for killing her husband while she was still a child, two ...

Britain To Re-open Embassy In Iran

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Britain plans to re-open its embassy in Iran, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday, saying it would s...