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Iran Nuclear Negotiations

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...

How to Turn Iran From a Cause Into a Country

Carl Bildt | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

STOCKHOLM - A breakthrough might compel a phase of intense diplomacy, giving Iran a pathway to diplomatic normalization and opening the door for grand bargains that could begin to restore order and stability to the rest of the region. A breakdown, by contrast, though unlikely to lead immediately to war, could easily foment developments that lead in that direction, and the region as a whole could be pulled even deeper into the current vortex of chaos and violence.

Jessica Schulberg

Mitt Romney Thinks Iran Is Like North Korea. Former Nuclear Negotiators Disagree. | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joining the chorus of Republicans predicting doom-filled outcomes from negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, Mitt Romney penned a ...

What You Need To Know About The Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Ali Vaez about the nuclear ...

GOP Senate Letter Undercutting Nuclear Negotiations Has No Known Precedent in American History

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

What Sen. Tom Cotton and his colleagues have done is to strengthen the hard liners' ability to stop a deal. Let's remember that if they are successful and the negotiations collapse, the international sanctions will almost certainly collapse as well.

Iran's FM: Nuclear Deal Could Be Close

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

(Adds U.N. envoy's opinion piece in the New York Times) WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. televis...

Iran May Be a Security Threat but It's Not an 'Existential Threat'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

So if Stalinist Russia, Maoist China, and Kimist N. Korea can be deterred from using nuclear weapons by the threat of mutually assured nuclear destruction, why couldn't Iran be deterred?

Artists Across The Internet Imagine The Speech They Wish The Israeli Prime Minister Would Give

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

"In 1948 and 1976 the United Nations proclaimed long lists of human rights, but the immense majority of humanity enjoys only the rights to see, hear, ...

Iran Calls Obama Demand 'Unacceptable'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland, March 3 (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that ...

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

Debating Bibi's Speech Is a Major Distraction

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Amitai Etzioni

It diverts attention from, firstly, the endlessly more important issue of whether the deal that the Obama administration seems close to striking with Iran is one that serves the interests of the United States well, and, secondly, the question of the potential deal's effects on U.S. allies in the region and elsewhere, as well as on peace in the region and even the world.

Netanyahu, Other Iraq Hawks, Try to Push U.S. Into War With Iran

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The neocon crowd -- including Netanyahu -- insist that Iran agree to terms that they know would never be accepted by the Tehran government. That's because they don't want a negotiated deal; they want the U.S. to launch a military strike against Iran that would effect "regime change." This is exactly the same line of argument that led the U.S. into the Iraq quagmire.

Fear Of Israeli Leaks Fuels Distrust Over U.S. Talks With Iran

The New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 02.18.2015 | World

WASHINGTON — With the Obama administration racing to negotiate the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of March, aides to Prime Minister...

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...

Donté Stallworth

Meet Tom Cotton, The Senate's Newest Unapologetic Hawk | Donté Stallworth | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month into his first term as a U.S. senator, Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton is already proving to be one of the most hardlin...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Ali Watkins

Obama Warns Lawmakers: Stay Away From Iran Talks | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned lawmakers in his State of the Union address on Tuesday against interfering with his administration's nuclear nego...

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.

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

Why Hassan Rouhani Should Facilitate the Release of Washington Post Reporter

Omid Memarian | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

Hassan Rouhani must hold those who commit human rights violations responsible, including those who arrested Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, taking the necessary steps to guarantee their release.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Building a Recipe for Success

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

With each round of talks, Iranian and Western negotiators dive deeper into the details and substance of key technical issues -- some of which had never truly been discussed.

Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu To Discuss Mideast Peace Agreement, Iranian Nuclear Deal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, President Barack Obama will personally appeal for Israeli Prime Mini...

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Shave Down the Mistrust

Reza Marashi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Unlike the fast-paced, edge-of-your seat diplomacy that secured an interim deal in Geneva, slow and steady will win the race to a final deal in Vienna. With a Gordian knot of technical problems and political differences to cut through, both sides are ready for the long haul.

Iran: Negotiators Reach Deal On Implementation Of Nuke Agreement

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Iran's nuclear envoy in Geneva said Friday that an initial agreement has been reached on how to implement a nuclear deal with six worl...

Atoms for Peace in the Persian Gulf: The Vital Byproduct of P5+1 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Ensuring peaceful resolution of Iran's nuclear issue, by supporting the interim agreement to eventually culminate in a comprehensive solution, and marshaling nuclear safety efforts in the Persian Gulf constitute realization of what Eisenhower promised the world some 60 years ago in the "Atoms for Peace."