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Iran Nuclear Program

Khamenei: Iran Won't Bow To Pressure In Nuke Talks

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers moved to an ambitious new stage on Wednesday, with the two sides sitting down to start...

The Iran Interim Nuclear Deal Is Three Months Old -- How Is It Going? What's Next?

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Jon Wolfsthal

A number of key issues have emerged as analysts look ahead to what a final comprehensive agreement among the parties might look like.

Rand Paul Sounds Presidential in The Washington Post

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Senator Rand Paul wants to set the record straight on an issue that the foreign policy community in Washington considers one of the biggest priorities on its docket: The Iranian nuclear program. He is not... repeat, not... for containment of Iran.

UN Issues Update On Iran Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Fredrik Dahl | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

* More funds for Iran unblocked as it curbs nuclear activity * But plant needed to implement nuclear deal faces put off * Interim pact meant to ...

Talks With Iran Continue Amid Outrage Over Ambassador Pick

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washingt...

Undercutting the Iran Nuclear Talks

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The American side's ratcheting up, and rigidifying the terms of what it defines as an acceptable accord with Iran, reflects a readiness to risk seeing the talks collapse.

WATCH: State Department Official Wendy Sherman On Russia, Iran Nuclear Talks And More

Keosha Varela | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

When asked about the progress of the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, Sherman described the meetings as "productive, substantial, and professional."

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.

Iran Nuclear Talks Focus On 2 Thorny Issues

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

* Nuclear talks in Vienna focus on Arak plant, enrichment * Discussions "substantive and useful" - EU's Ashton * Iran fo...

Iran Says It Foiled Attempt To Sabotage Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

DUBAI, March 17 (Reuters) - Pumps at Iran's planned Arak reactor, seen by the West as a potential source of plutonium for nuclear bombs, were tamper...

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...