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Iran Nuclear Talks Expand As Deadline For Deal Looms

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German for...

Iran's President Says Nuclear Agreement Within Reach

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

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

Officials: Draft Nuclear Deal Would Limit Iran To 6,000 Centrifuges

AP | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A draft nuclear accord now being negotiated between the United States and Iran would force Iran to cut hardware it coul...

U.S., Iran Race To Reach Nuclear Agreement

AP | By GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With less than a week to the deadline for an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry worked with top Iran...

Iranian Special Operatives Free Diplomat Abducted In Yemen

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a ...

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

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

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

Iran Nuclear Negotiator Told Off By Supreme Leader: Control Your Temper With Kerry

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has been told by the country's supreme leader to control his temper during nuclear talks with Western di...

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

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 02.09.2015 | 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.

Khamenei: U.S. 'Cannot Be Trusted' In Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Teh...

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.

Kerry To Leave Iran Nuclear Talks As Deadline Looms

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands f...

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,...

Iran Jails British-Iranian Woman Over Men's Volleyball Protest

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of...

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.