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Iran Nuclear Program

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Washington Post Journalist Jailed In Iran Gains Attention As Nuclear Talks Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Defiant Speech After Nuclear Talk Extension

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criti...

What's Behind the New Chinese-Russian-Iranian Alliance?

David Oualaalou | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The agreement between Iran and Russia came at a critical time as the West debates two key provisions: (a) what options the West has in case negotiations with Iran fail, and (b) whether the West will move forward with imposing additional sanctions on Russia.

SOURCES: Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their ...

'IMPOSSIBLE'

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-...

Iran Nuclear Talks May Be Extended As U.S. Sees 'Big Gaps'

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences prev...

U.S. And West Shy From Strict Nuclear Bomb Policy For Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

* IAEA probe into suspected Iranian bomb research stalled * West says Tehran must step up cooperation with U.N. agency *...

Keep the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Tight Leash

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

The deadline to reach a deal curbing Iran's nuclear program is imminent. The world is waiting to see if Tehran will keep successfully kicking the can down the road to buy time as it hones atomic skills or if the U.S. can really rein in the ayatollahs' drive for nukes.

Iran, U.S. Reportedly Working On New Proposals To Break Nuke Talks Impasse

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

VIENNA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are working on new proposals aimed at ...

Iran: Obama's Moment of Truth

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Michael Brenner

The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we'll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East -- indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others. Even an understanding that lays out a few principles while extending the deadline would be a dangerous outcome. The technical issues are complicated. But they are not in themselves the main obstacles to be overcome. Let's get down to brass tacks. The starbursts of commentary on centrifuge numbers and Iran's retention of low-enriched uranium (LEU), albeit under international inspection, should not be allowed to conceal the underlying reality: If Washington and Tehran want a nuclear deal, it is there for the taking. While the responsibility is shared, the crucial decision rests with the White House. This is not the way that President Obama and his advisers see it, though.

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline May Be Extended To March, Say Officials

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be...

Deadline Nears In Iran Nuclear Talks

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iran to prove its intentions are peaceful as nuclear talks between Tehran and six world power...

Christina Wilkie

Israeli PM Netanyahu: 'Iran Is Your Enemy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 48 hours before the start of final talks on Iran’s nuclear program, set to begin Tuesday in Vienna, Israeli Prime Minister B...

An Offer Iran Can't Refuse: P5+1+Iran Fuel Fabrication Joint Venture on the Iranian Territory

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

Tight integration, inter-dependency and correlation among technologies of different countries provide much more oversight, control, and assurance than does a policy of restrictions and economic or technological embargo.

Volleyball Federation Sanctions Iran in New Assertiveness on Women's Sporting Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men's world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

High-Level Talks Are Underway On Iran's Nuclear Program

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — The Obama administration is facing its last best chance to curb Iran's nuclear program — not just to meet an end-of-the-month ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The prospects of striking a deal with Iran over its nuclear program appeared to brighten Saturday, with reports that Iran's Supreme Lead...

Is There a Possibility of Reaching a Nuclear Deal with Iran?

David Oualaalou | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
David Oualaalou

We cannot lose sight on how pivotal it is for American foreign policy establishment to resist the influence of foreign elements and special interest groups that tend to benefit from similar circumstances.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

ISIS and U.S.-Iran Relations

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It is often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. The truth of this aphorism has been illustrated by the ostensible warming of U.S. relations with Iran.

Tehran. Waiting for Normality

Roberto Toscano | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Roberto Toscano

Iran is not a nuclear file, it is a country. An important one. What one brings back from conversations in Tehran is the widespread hope that both political realism and an "ethic of responsibility" will prevail on all sides.

Israel Sounds Alarm on Threat of Islamic Republic

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

As the deadline for the final nuclear deal between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic becomes closer, and as the world powers appear to be softening their demands on Iran's nuclear capabilities, Netanyahu's fear in the signing of a final nuclear deal and his objective is to postpone this process between Iran and six world powers.