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Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Senate Record On Iran Could Haunt Him In GOP Primary | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first few days as a presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dismissed criticism about comments he made in 2007 downplaying...

Brzezinski: Iran Deal Shows Major Powers Can Cooperate To Avert 'Reckless Adventurism'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

Zbigniew Brzezinski is one of America’s leading strategic thinkers. He was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter at the time of the Ir...

Celebrating Compromise in Teheran

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Faced with the reality and complexity of human society, even the strictest ideologies and religions have to compromise. The streets of Teheran have witnessed an evolution from the parades of one religious truth a few decades ago, to yesterday's celebration of compromise.

Why Europe Backs Obama on Iran

Carl Bildt | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

PARMA, Italy -- Step by step, the European approach has been vindicated. Critical to that outcome, of course, was the U.S. intelligence community's reports that all the evidence pointed to Iran having long ago -- in 2003 -- abandoned concrete plans to develop a nuclear weapon.

Is the U.S. Shifting Partners in the Middle East From Saudi Arabia to Iran?

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- The only realistic option to prevent a nuclear arms race in the region is international supervision -- as far-reaching and as comprehensive as possible. But this goal, even if achieved, would satisfy neither Israel nor Saudi Arabia, both of which fear that any agreement would support Iran in its effort to establish its regional dominance. So the end result could be a de facto change of regional strategic partners by the U.S. -- a development that in fact is already becoming apparent in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.

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.

Israel Prepares Lobbying Strategy Against Iran Deal

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday urged world powers to step up pressure on Iran as they finalize a nuclear deal in the coming mont...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: This Is 'A One-Sided Agreement' Against Iran

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, came to power in 1980 following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini. H...

Iranian Negotiations - Common Sense Perspective from the American Heartland

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Lawrence A. Levine

Jim Slattery, a self-described farm boy from Atchison County, Kansas, deep in the American Heartland, served six terms in the US Congress. He exudes a calm demeanor and common-sense straight talk on the Iran issue oddly out of place with more strident rhetoric.

Nick Robins-Early

Is The Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement A Good Deal? | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Ariane Tabatabai, an assist...

Jessica Schulberg

World Leaders Reach Tentative Deal With Iran -- Now They Have To Sell It | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama made the campaign promise of rapprochement with Iran, his opponents attacked him as naive. On Thursday, more...

Iran Nuclear Talks Progressing, But Still No Deal

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Capping exhausting and contentious talks, Iran and world powers sealed a breakthrough agreement Thursday outlining limi...

Jessica Schulberg

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Democrats | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an anti-climactic response to a March 31 deadline for reaching a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal, negotiators from Iran,...

US Official: Kerry Extends Stay At Iran Nuclear Talks For Another Day

Reuters | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - Major powers and Iran stretched marathon talks on Teh...

The Ancient Battle That Holds Up The Iran Nuke Talks

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia -- an automatic t...

The Ancient Battle That Is Bogging Down The Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia -- a...

McCain Joins Bolton, Invites Israel to Bomb Iran

Jon Rainwater | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

Yep, the hawks' vision for Iran sure sounds ludicrous. But their vision of Americans being greeted as liberators by cheering Iraqis with sweets and flowers was equally ludicrous. A decade later we're still dealing with the tragic fall-out of chasing after that particular pipe-dream.

Saudi Attack on Yemen Aims to Prevent Thaw Between Iran and the West

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

The real reason behind the attacks is one and only one word: Iran. Ever since the Shiites came to power in Iraq in 2004, and Jordan's King Abdullah spoke about a "Shiite Crescent" in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, a religious dictatorship of the worst kind, together with its Sunni allies in the region, which are also dictatorial regimes, have been obsessed with the Shiites and Iran.

Iran Nuclear Talks Expected To Wrap Up With Mixed Results, Officials Say

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a...

Iran Nuclear Talks Expand As Deadline For Deal Looms

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

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

Swiss Fondue With Iran While It Blows Up Yemen

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Just think about the supreme irony unfolding in war-torn Yemen -- Exhibit A of what I would charitably call "Kerry compartmentalization." While feve...

Jessica Schulberg

U.S. Lawmakers Unfazed By Allegations Of Israeli Spying | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report from The Wall Street Journal that Israel spied on U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations and then fed that information to members of Co...

North Korea, Iran, and a Congress That Says No

John Feffer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

The challenge for the Obama administration is not only to secure an agreement with Iran but to avoid the fate of the Agreed Framework. That 1994 accord failed to prepare for a breakthrough in bilateral relations or prevent North Korea from acquiring a nuclear weapon. It has cast a long shadow over the current negotiations as well as other non-proliferation efforts.

Iran Urges World To Find 'Common Position' For Nuclear Deal

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 05.23.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Unable to find support from its U.S. allies, Israel is turning to France to help head off what it sees as a bad and dangerous nuclear d...

Kerry: 'Substantial Progress' In Nuclear Talks

AP | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "substantial progress" has been made toward ensuring that Iran's nuclear progra...