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Iran Nuclear Talks

The Iran Deal and Unicorns

Susan Shaer | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Susan Shaer

As negotiations to achieve a lasting nuclear agreement between Iran and six international powers (known as the P5+1) continue for another week, it is worth remembering what the options are. Spoiler alert: There is no better deal.

Jessica Schulberg

State Department Slams Last-Minute Push To Sabotage Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate’s two leading Iran hawks are pushing for legislation that would extend sanctions against Iran for 10 years, despite repeate...

Why Khamenei's Red Lines Aren't Only About the Nuke Talks

Akbar Ganji | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

The June 30 deadline for the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -- to reach a comprehensive agreement has once again been extended. Both the supporters and opponents of the agreement in Iran and the United States have intensified their efforts. But a speech on June 23 by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has attracted wide international attention.

Jessica Schulberg

Netanyahu Claims Iran Is 'Like ISIS. Just Much Bigger.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran is like the Islamic State, only bigger and more powerful, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “No one wou...

Iran And World Powers Set To Miss Deadline On Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA, June 30 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord...

What Happens Next If The Iran Nuclear Talks Fall Apart

Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn dis...

Iran, World Powers To Keep Nuclear Talks Going Beyond Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA, June 28 (Reuters) - The six world powers seeking to negotiate an historic agreement with Iran to curb its n...

P5+1 and Iran Have Settled Framework for Sanctions Relief Timing, Says Iranian Sources

Trita Parsi | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Trita Parsi

Iranian officials have on numerous occasions insisted that sanctions relief must come immediately upon the signing of an agreement. This has been at direct odds with the position of the U.S. government and its allies, who insist that relief only can come after Iran has taken numerous steps limiting its nuclear activities.

Behind Khamenei's Recent Red Lines for a Nuclear Deal

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Shahir ShahidSaless

A resolution to the nuclear crisis may lead to normalization of relations between Iran and the U.S. It is true that Iran seeks better relations with America to reduce threats to its survival, but the leadership harbors strong reservations about normal relations.

What Iranians Really Think About The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Trita Parsi, the founder and presi...

Former Obama Aides Want A Stronger Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

June 24 (Reuters) - A group of prominent American security advisers, including five with ties to President Barack Obama's first term, warned on Wednes...

Despite Misgivings Iranians Support the Vienna Nuclear Accords

William O. Beeman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Most Iranians are very hopeful that the Vienna talks will be successful. They never talk about nuclear energy or nuclear weapons. They only talk about the lifting of sanctions.

World Powers Appear To Offer Iran Nuclear Assistance In Reported Draft Document

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Western powers are offering Tehran high-tech reactors under a proposed nuclear agreement, a confidential document says, but a defiant ...

Iran's Supreme Leader Hardens Stance On Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has hardened its stance less than a week before the deadline for a nuclear deal, with its top leader rejecting a long-term ...

What's At Stake In Iran's Nuclear Talks As Deadline For Final Deal Approaches

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

World powers are trying to lock down a deal with Iran to restrict the country’s nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief. Nego...

Israel May Have Spied On Iran Nuclear Talks Hotel: Report

AP | By KEN DILANIAN | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cybersecurity firm with close ties to Russian intelligence said Wednesday it uncovered a cyber-espionage campaign targeting hote...

Iran Army Mastermind's Tactics and Strategies: Soleimani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.

The Phony Criticism Over Iran Sanctions 'Snapback'

Ala Hashemi-Haeri | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Ala Hashemi-Haeri

Rubin criticizes the not-yet-finalized agreement by questioning why Iran is allowed to participate in the dispute resolution panel at all. However, it would be unthinkable to judge any trial as fair if the accused is not allowed a voice to defend themselves.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

A Message To Iran From The Family Of U.S. Marine Imprisoned There

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the three years since U.S. Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati was jailed in Iran under an opaque judicial process, his family has turn...

The Right's New Assault on Iran

John Tirman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

Many liberal analysts speak of a renaissance of U.S.-Iran relations post-deal, which seems premature, but this is the right-wing nightmare. It is also the Saudis', who have long enjoyed privileged status in Washington.

Leaked Video Shows Heated Dispute Between Iranian Officials Over Nuke Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media this week that shows a hard-line lawmaker trading barbs wit...

Iran's Leader Vows To Resist 'Excessive Demands' As Nuclear Talks Resume

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian s...

Tell the Rich Persian Gulf States to 'Go Fish'

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of negotiating with Iran, Israel and the Gulf States would have preferred the US to have conducted air strikes on that country, even if those strikes would have only temporarily set back Iran's nuclear program. The real interest in these regional rivals is to weaken Iran in any way possible.

How Can Iran and the United States Normalize Their Relationship After 36 Years of Mutual Satanization?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Bahman Baktiari

After thirty-six years of mutual satanization, it is easy to advance pessimistic arguments and to be doubtful about a future in which Iran and the United States will no longer be enemies. However, the nuclear negotiations and the prospect of a final nuclear accord demonstrate the fiction of the idea of permanent enemies destined to be in conflict with each other.

Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. continues to grapple with the threat of the Islamic State group, Republicans in Congress have argued that Iran should be a h...