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Iran Nuclear Negotiations

U.S. Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran's Distrust

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Success of Diplomacy and Opening of a New Era

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and the results are a clear su...

Why the Nuclear Agreement With Iran Is a Defeat for Ayatollah Khamenei

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Khamenei's defeat bodes well for Iran. After the crippling sanctions and the shadow of a possible war with the U.S. are lifted, Iran's economy will begin to improve and Western investments will begin to flow into the country. With an improved economy and the absence of a threat to Iran's national security, democratic groups inside the country will be able to raise their voice and demand lifting of the security environment that has pervaded Iran since the Green Movement of 2009-2011.

Scholars and Experts in the Arab World React to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Payam Mohseni | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Payam Mohseni

As a potential catalyst for further diplomatic means of conflict resolution, the comprehensive agreement provides a unique opportunity to seriously engage Iran and possibly alleviate these tensions. Given the significant ramifications that these openings may herald for the future of Iran-Arab world ties, it is more important than ever to engage and analyze viewpoints from scholars and analysts based in the region on the future of Iran's role in the Middle East and Arab security.

Everyday Iranians Weigh In On Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

When Roya Boroumand called her relative, a resident of Iran, to ask what he thought of the nuclear deal, he told her, “I just hope they don’t chea...

Where We Stand on the Iran Deal

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

ADL has had policy on this issue for over a decade because of our mission: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. And, for decades, Iran repeatedly has promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.

Profiles in Courage of our Epoch: President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

The unprecedented harsh way that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were/are recently characterized and treated by some members of the Congress and a few politicians concerning the nuclear deal with Iran, could be considered as a symptom of a brewing national moral crisis.

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

Misdiagnosing the Iranian Problem

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

The problem has been stated: Iran might be producing a nuclear arsenal. The solution: have an agreement that will stop them from having nuclear military capability. I think both the problem and the solution are wrongly defined.

Iran Agreement a Major Advance for Global Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The following statement was released this morning by Ploughshares Fund, regarding the historic nuclear agreement struck by the P5+1 and Iran.

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Iran Has Capitulated To The U.S. In This 'Vienna Submission'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

As soon as the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was inked, The WorldPost asked the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Abolha...

A Vote Against the Iran Nuclear Deal Is a Vote for Another Mid-East War -- or a Nuclear Iran

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The same gang -- with the same worldview that brought us the war in Iraq -- are back. They were wrong last time -- and they are just as wrong this time.

Iran Nuclear Deal Announcement Expected Tuesday Morning

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — A landmark Iran nuclear agreement was taking shape early Tuesday after clearing final obstacles, and a senior diplomat said it include...

The Greek Crisis Digs Up the Art of Compromise

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 07.09.2016 | Good News
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Compromise is as old as humanity. It can be traced back to the moment when our far predecessors realized that it was better to hear the message than to eat the messenger.

What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

A deal to roll back and constrain Iran's nuclear program may come this week. Here is what you need to know about this historic agreement and its global implications.

The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

Chandran Nair | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- My Iranian friend who has family in the U.S. told me, "you can drive the length and breadth of the U.S., but you will not find a single place with anything like the culture you will find just here at Imam Square. Why do they think we will bow to them?" U.S. and European negotiators will do well to remember these words of a young businessman and not those of a religious fanatic. They should stroll through the bazaars of Isfahan and Shiraz if they have any second thoughts about inking the agreement with the Iranians.

If Iran Doesn't Meet These 4 Demands, the U.S. Should Walk Away

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and their delegates have held hours upon hours of meetings over the past two days with one objective in mind: striking a nuclear agreement before June 9 that everyone around the table can live with.

World Leaders Nearing The Finish Line On Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics

* Kerry, Zarif see progress, but tough issues remain * Talks set to run until July 7, but could go longer * China and Ru...

Why Khamenei's Red Lines Aren't Only About the Nuke Talks

Akbar Ganji | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Akbar Ganji

The June 30 deadline for the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -- to reach a comprehensive agreement has once again been extended. Both the supporters and opponents of the agreement in Iran and the United States have intensified their efforts. But a speech on June 23 by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has attracted wide international attention.

Iran, World Powers To Keep Nuclear Talks Going Beyond Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA, June 28 (Reuters) - The six world powers seeking to negotiate an historic agreement with Iran to curb its n...

Jessica Schulberg

Senators Push Iran Sanctions Extension Ahead Of Nuclear Deal Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a month before the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) filed an ame...

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill intended to give Congress a say in the emerging nuclear deal between Iran, th...

Ryan Grim

Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Negotiations: This Deal Makes War A Certainty

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Tuesday that if the nuclear deal with Iran being negotiated by the U.S. and five other countries is appr...

Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton's Latest Attempt To Kill The Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected procedural maneuver by hawkish freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Thursday threatened to torpedo the delicate effort to ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Kevin McCarthy Prepares To Bring Iran Bill To House Floor

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday he is preparing to bring legislation to the House floor in the near future that would give...