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Why Tehran Fears the Iraqization of Iran on Nuclear Inspections

Akbar Ganji | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

Iran Suspends Hajj Trips To Saudi Arabia Amid Spat

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state...

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

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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.

Iranian Hardliners Criticize Nuclear Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday pledged that his nation will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached...

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, European Union Suggest Announcement On Nuclear Understanding Is Near

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran's nuclear programs, negotiators...

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...

Report: Iran And World Powers To Extend Nuke Talks In New Phase

AP | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline an...

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 05.21.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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 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.

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.