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Supreme Leader Khamenei Says Iranian Nuclear Weapons Are A U.S. 'Myth'

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2015 | World

* Supreme leader says Iran being threatened militarily * Khamenei has supported talks but remains distrustful * IRGC lea...

Jessica Schulberg

Congress' Iran Bill Battle Isn't Over Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The negotiated efforts by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to unanimously pass a bill to provide congressional oversigh...

Jessica Schulberg

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a contro...

We're for Hillary and Here's Why

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Joseph C. Wilson

She is by far the most qualified and trustworthy person to protect our national security interests and to create a better American future. Hillary stood with us, as she has stood with so many over the years, and we are proud to stand with her for our country now.

Jessica Schulberg

Bob Corker Says Iran Bill Can Withstand Obama Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he's confident his bill to restrict President Barack Obama'...

Iran: Diplomacy or War?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Iran agreement may go ahead without their approval, but Republicans are playing a dangerous game: once again, they are favoring war over diplomacy.

How to Keep the Financial Pressure on Iran and Its Proxies

Jonathan Schanzer | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Jonathan Schanzer

Between now and the June 30 deadline, the administration has an opportunity to mitigate the damage by enforcing existing executive orders and creating new ones. Some might argue that such a move would anger the Iranians and complicate the nuclear deal. But such a move is well within the administration's legal authorities

'Framework Iran' Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Even in the best case interpretation of the newly disagreed JCPOA, it is very likely that the deal will not meet the objective of preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon -- and that's without picking apart all of the technical details of the parameters contained in the recent, questionable framework.

Why 'Death To America' Isn't Going To Disappear Overnight (But in the Short Term It Doesn't Matter)

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

There's a real chance for change in relations here. We shouldn't let rhetoric put a nail in the coffin of trying to work a concrete deal come June -- and Congress shouldn't either.

Four Israeli Experts Discuss Bibi, Iran And The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the international effort to reach an agreement with Iran over ...

Celebrating Compromise in Teheran

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 04.10.2015 | 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.

Convene Iranian-Arab Summit Now

Marwan Bishara | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
Marwan Bishara

If the Iranian-Arab escalation continues unabated, more countries are bound to live Syria's nightmare of incalculable suffering, death and destruction.

When Debating Iran's Nuclear Program, Sort Fact from Fiction

Scott Ritter | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Scott Ritter

America's decade-long experience in the post-9/11 Middle East has conditioned the American public, and by extension the American body politic, to embrace hyperbole and sensationalism over fact and nuance. In doing so, decisions are being made which do not reflect reality, and as such not only fail to rectify the situation at hand, but more often than not, exacerbate it. America's experience with Iran stands as a clear case in point, where analysts have failed to accurately depict the true nature of Iran's military capability, among other issues, and policy makers have, as a result, failed to formulate policies which deal with the issues arising from decades of American-Iranian animosity fueled by post-9/11 emotions, which continue to run high to this day. Getting it wrong on Iran has become an American institution, one which may have far-reaching detrimental consequences.

Cakewalk Cotton and 'Kill the Deal' Kristol's Easy War

Jon Rainwater | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

It's time for diplomacy's critics to stop blaming the negotiations' supporters for bringing up the possibility of war. Now that the heavyweights of the neoconservative world have all weighed in on "a few days" of military strikes on Iran, does anybody doubt what Plan B looks like?

Iran's Supreme Leader Stops Short Of Endorsing Nuclear Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is staking out a tough bargaining stance for the final phase of nuclear negotiations, with both its supreme leader and its ...

Looking for My Past in a Country That Had Rewritten History

Cyrus M. Copeland | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
Cyrus M. Copeland

Finally, to the chagrin of Tom Cotton and Israel hawks, and the delight of Iranians, who reportedly launched firecrackers into the Tehran sky last week, a deal on Iran's controversial nuclear program has emerged. I for one am relieved.

Tehran: Get With The Program

The New York Times | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN — Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian hard-liners have been free to take to the streets and object to any form of compromise with t...

Radical Differences: Obama and Iran vs Bush and Iraq

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

There are many similarities between the concerns in Iraq in 2003 and Iran in 2015. Fear of both countries pursuing a nuclear weapons program were and have been omnipresent, respectively.

Ali Watkins

Someone's Got To Pay For The Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Washington and its negotiating partners celebrate a historic step toward dismantling Iran's nuclear program, a lesser-known and cash-...

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

Joschka Fischer | Posted 04.07.2015 | 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.

Why Iran Might Want To Enrich Uranium, Even If They Don't Want a Bomb

Chris Lawrence | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Lawrence

Our back-of-the-envelope reasoning typically proceeds as follows: Iran can buy reactor fuel on the international market for cheaper than what it costs to enrich it. Thus, the only reason for Iran to enrich is to produce fuel for a bomb.

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.

The Real 'Iran Prize': The Next Great Emerging Market

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

The expected removal of Western sanctions, particularly the targeted measures against Iran's oil and financial sector, could pave the way for a huge and much-needed inflow of foreign investors and recovery of Iran's oil sector and heavily-battered currency.

Jason Linkins

Yet Another Hopeless Plea For Some Fresh Perspective On Sunday Morning

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

As more and more Americans continue to follow my example and find something better to do on Sunday mornings than slog through the network television c...

Military Action Against Iran Still Possible, Says Israeli Official

AP | ALON BERNSTEIN | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli government minister on Monday warned that taking military action against Iran's nuclear program is still an option...