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U.S. And West Shy From Strict Nuclear Bomb Policy For Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

* IAEA probe into suspected Iranian bomb research stalled * West says Tehran must step up cooperation with U.N. agency *...

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Delphine O | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Delphine O

By displaying a modicum of cultural awareness, Obama's letter to Khamenei spoke to the Iranians in a language they can understand. After all, what is diplomacy, if not exactly that?

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Iran: Obama's Moment of Truth

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Michael Brenner

The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we'll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East -- indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others. Even an understanding that lays out a few principles while extending the deadline would be a dangerous outcome. The technical issues are complicated. But they are not in themselves the main obstacles to be overcome. Let's get down to brass tacks. The starbursts of commentary on centrifuge numbers and Iran's retention of low-enriched uranium (LEU), albeit under international inspection, should not be allowed to conceal the underlying reality: If Washington and Tehran want a nuclear deal, it is there for the taking. While the responsibility is shared, the crucial decision rests with the White House. This is not the way that President Obama and his advisers see it, though.

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline May Be Extended To March, Say Officials

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be...

Christina Wilkie

Israeli PM Netanyahu: 'Iran Is Your Enemy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 48 hours before the start of final talks on Iran’s nuclear program, set to begin Tuesday in Vienna, Israeli Prime Minister B...

Volleyball Federation Sanctions Iran in New Assertiveness on Women's Sporting Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men's world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The prospects of striking a deal with Iran over its nuclear program appeared to brighten Saturday, with reports that Iran's Supreme Lead...

Christina Wilkie

Romney: Democrats Lost Because They Weren't 'Proud' Enough Of Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have been forgiven for gloating a little about this week's election. A half-doz...

American Jews Overwhelmingly Back Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Alan Elsner

A new poll of American Jewish voters reveals a community that cares deeply about Israel but overwhelmingly backs assertive U.S. leadership to bring an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution -- even if that means publicly stating disagreements with both sides.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

Top Expert Predicts Iran's Supreme Leader Will Reject Nuclear Deal

Washington Post | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

Iran has finally come to the crossroads, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and many hard-line elements seem ready to forge ahead with their nu...

Tehran. Waiting for Normality

Roberto Toscano | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Roberto Toscano

Iran is not a nuclear file, it is a country. An important one. What one brings back from conversations in Tehran is the widespread hope that both political realism and an "ethic of responsibility" will prevail on all sides.

Friends of the Devil: U.S.-Iran Ties Beyond a Nuclear Deal

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Jerrold D. Green

People of good will hope that the ongoing P5+1 negotiations will culminate in a deal by November 24, but whether the final deal happens next month or not, it will be important to continue to avoid conflict in favor of dialogue and even collaboration when possible.

Iran and The UN Nuclear Watchdog Will Hold Talks

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

DUBAI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog will hold talks in Tehran on Tuesday, official media reported, their first since the cou...

Women's Right to Attend Sports Events at Centre of Iran's Culture Wars

James Dorsey | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The arrest In June of 25-year old Ghoncheh Ghavami together with more than a dozen other women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men's team was playing Italy was first disclosed earlier this month by The Guardian.

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Netanyahu's Tactical Use of U.S. 'Strategic' Dialogue

Shai Franklin | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Shai Franklin

Given international realities, there may be no way to absolutely stop Iran, but any deal Washington agrees to will be far better than what current or additional sanctions would be able to achieve -- and Russia and China would never agree on more sanctions if a reasonable deal is on the table.

One Year Under the Pragmatist Government Insider: Rouhani

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

How has President Rouhani addressed the critical issues on Tehran's agenda in his first year and has he succeeded in fulfilling his promises?

President Must Get Proper Congressional Approval for Any Final Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Ivan Eland | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

To be constitutional, any agreement with Iran must be in the form of a treaty, which would need to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate.

Iran Tells UN Nuclear Chief No Talks On Missiles

AP | Nasser Karimi | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its ...

Iran's President Lashes Out At Critics Of Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contest...

Why the Iran Negotiations Matter in Columbus

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

Hardliners in the United States may claim that the extension buys Iran time. That is simply not the case.

GOP Senators Demand Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powe...