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A Retrospective on US Diplomacy Toward Iran

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Joseph Braude

Last year I had the opportunity to speak with former Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama White House officials about the history of efforts at diplomacy with the Iranian regime.

Iran's Environment VP in Exclusive Interview: 'We Lost Eight Years'

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Mehrnaz Samimi

President Hassan Rouhani has invested his hopes in Masoumeh Ebtekar to resolve these issues. Ebtekar, 53, was the first woman to become a Cabinet member and a vice president after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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's Supreme Leader Orders 'Economy Of Resistance' Amid Nuke Talks

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Even as Iran negotiates on a nuclear pact in exchange for an end to sanctions, the country's top leader is taking precautionary steps ...

Iran, U.S. Meet As Nuclear Deal Talks Begin

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a fin...

Luke Johnson

Over A Hundred Reps. Say Hold Off On Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 104 House members urged Congress in a letter sent Wednesday to President Barack Obama not to vote on an Iran sanct...

The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions defeat is the most important one.

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

Here's What Americans Think Of The Deal With Iran

AP | By LARA JAKES and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans support an agreement by the U.S. and five other world powers to limit Iran's disputed nuclear program, but...

A Big Day for Diplomacy With Iran

Matt Lockshin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Lockshin

Monday could go down in history as the day we took our first step toward a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran that prevents the country from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. But the peaceful resolution of international concerns about Iran's nuclear program is hardly assured.

Krauthammer Admits What Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions Won't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Backers of a controversial Senate bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear negotiations have consistently argued that their motivatio...

U.S. To Begin Easing Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after Te...

Iran Takes Big Step In Curbing Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iran has halted its most disputed nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with six world powers, a...

Obama Starts To Turn Tide Against Lobby's Sanctions Bill

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

If AIPAC is to successfully manipulate U.S. foreign policy on behalf of the Israeli government, it must do so surreptitiously. The night flower thrives in the shade and the media has permitted it to stay there.

Obama Officials Warn Jewish Groups Against 'Dangerous' New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Top Obama administration officials spoke in a conference call Wednesday with leaders of American Jewish groups to warn against new Iran sanctions, the...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Obama Urges Congress Not To Impose On New Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to not impose new sanctions on Iran. An international deal was announced over the weeke...

Iran Nuclear Talks To Resume In February

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

BRUSSELS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - World powers and Iran will very likely resume negotiations on the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions in February, sho...

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...

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...

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."

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

Negotiators Report Progress On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 12.31.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Western negotiators on Tuesday reported they were nearing an understanding on the details of implementing the landmark ...

Iran Says It Is Developing New Centrifuges

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The top foreign adviser to Iran's supreme leader on Friday called for separate talks directly with the United States amid the mu...

Rice Says U.S. Will Seek Triggers To Reimpose Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

By Ros Krasny HONOLULU, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The United States and its allies will have ways to reimpose sanctions on Iran if the Islam...