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Kerry Sees Progress As Iran Nuclear Talks Enter Unplanned Third Day

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Kerry, Zarif in five-hour meeting to seek to narrow differences * Iran wants oil, banking sanctions eased to launch deal ...

Israel Rejects Mooted Nuke Deal With Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau, Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak GENEVA, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Israel rejected out of hand on Friday a mooted deal be...

Iranian PM Hopeful Over Iran Nuke Talks

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- Iran's plan to cap some of the country's atomic activities in exchange for selective relief from crippling economic sanctions has been ...

6 World Powers Begin Nuclear Talks With Iran In Geneva

AP | GEORGE JAHN and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — Six world powers are dangling the prospect of easing some sanctions against Iran if Tehran agrees to curb work that cou...

U.S. Willing To Ease Iran Sanctions In Exchange For Halting Nuclear Program

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Washington is willing to offer Iran limited sanctions relief if it agrees this week to take a "first step" to stop advancing its nuclear programme, a ...

FACT CHECK: Israeli Claims About Iran's Nuclear Program

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's prime minister and other officials are at the forefront of claims about t...

Iran and the West: From Lose-Lose to Win-Win

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Milad Jokar

As the United States is militarily moving away from the Middle East, it needs a long-term strategy to stabilize the region and for institution building. And as Iran is geopolitically central to the region, they both need to end the deadlock and find a way out of this crisis.

Rouhani Warns Against Undermining Nuclear Negotiators

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader warned Sunday against undermining negotiators engaged in talks with the West, a message di...

Does Iran Have the Right to Enrich Uranium? The Answer Is Yes

William O. Beeman | Posted 12.31.2013 | World
William O. Beeman

If the United States is viewing uranium enrichment on a case by case basis, then Iran is the only nation that is being treated in this manner.

The Role of 'Deceptive DNA' in the US-Iran Talks

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.30.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

When an official involved in the negotiations calls Iran deceptive, and, moreover, carelessly makes this reference to the whole of Iran -- at least that's how it's being portrayed in the Iranian media -- that does not build confidence. It is the height of irresponsibility.

The EU Parliament Visits Iran -- An Important Step for Diplomacy

Trita Parsi | Posted 12.30.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

The range of problem areas between the West and Iran are extensive -- the nuclear issue, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and human rights in Iran just to name a few. And none of them can be resolved or effectively addressed unless the two sides talk to each other.

Iran Has New Proposal To End Nuclear Rift

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iran's new proposal to U.N. inspectors is practical and meant to "solve the issue", an Ira...

Another Round Of Meetings On Iran Gets Underway

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Iranian negotiators hold this week a series of meetings in Vienna meant to lay the groundwork for substantial progress in talks with world powers in G...

Iran Nuclear Talks Tested By UN Investigations

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Iran's apparent new readiness to address international concerns about its atomic ambitions ...

Iran's Newfound Engagement Should Extend to Human Rights

Dokhi Fassihian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dokhi Fassihian

The international community has the responsibility to elevate the human rights portfolio on par with other issues, and to induce Iran's cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council and its appointed mandate holder.

Netanyahu: Partial Deal With Iran Is Bad Deal With Iran

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

ROME -- ROME (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that the world should not accept what he called a "partial deal" to curb Iran's nuclear p...

Iran Discusses Nuclear Concessions Without Making Promises

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

VIENNA -- VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks ended last week with enthusiastic pronouncements of progress from negotiators. Tehran's willingness to en...

Iran Outwits the U.S.

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Iran is out maneuvering and out witting the United States and the West at almost every twist and turn. The reason is simple -- and sad.

Netanyahu: Step Up Pressure On Iran

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday urged the international community to step up the pressure on Iran, despite some opti...

The Anonymous Informer

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A number of readers have written asking if I would explain how the reader should deal with information the reader has received that the reader wants to share with the outside world but is prohibited from doing so for a variety of reasons.

It's Time to Put an End to Israel's 'Don't Ask-Don't Tell' Nuclear Policy

Medea Benjamin | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Medea Benjamin

As long as Israel refuses to acknowledge its possession of nuclear weapons or even that it has produced weapons-grade materials, it is difficult, if not impossible, to engage it in any meaningful arms control or other nuclear-related diplomacy.

"Dressed to Receive": Poking Fun at the US-Iran Relations Thaw

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Any political event or development in Iran or concerning Iran ignites joke-writers and joke-tellers' incredible talent; which results in the birth of a colossal number of related jokes ending up on people's phones almost as soon as they are born and written.

Joshua Hersh

The Other Negotiations: Obama Takes On Iran | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly ca...

Iran Presents Nuclear Proposals At Geneva Talks

AP | GEORGE JAHN and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — Six world powers are taking a closer look at what Iran is describing as a possible breakthrough deal that could ease su...

Iran Nuclear Talks Begin Amid Hopes Of Progress

AP | GEORGE JAHN and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.15.2013 | World

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — Iran offered what it called a potential "breakthrough" Tuesday in the long-deadlocked nuclear talks meant to ease fears...