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Iran Nuclear Weapons

Iranian Nuclear Program: No Trust, No Evidence

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

If Iran were proven to be lying about its program's intentions, I and many others may have a different take on military action against Iran's nuclear facilities.

Iran Should Call the Pro-War Lobby's Bluff

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is a fundamental absurdity hanging over negotiations with Iran, and I fear it could doom the whole enterprise. It is the position of AIPAC as adopted by the Congress of the United States.

Iran Brings 'Comprehensive' Proposals To Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

DUBAI, May 23 (Reuters) - Iran has proposed a "new and comprehensive" package of proposals to six world powers during talks on Wednesday in Baghdad ...

'Getting to Yes' With Iran Starts at Home

Reza Marashi | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Reza Marashi

There is only one way to break a 34-year-old deadlock: break the rules. America and Iran must talk to each other and trade compromises of equal value in order to break down the hostility and misperceptions that paralyze our relations.

Iranians Reflect On Sanctions Ahead Of Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

* UAE faces fine balancing act over sanctions * Embargoes should be lifted, says Iranian ambassador * Talks a "historic ...

It Plays Well in Tel Aviv, But How Does It Play in Peoria?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

As an inveterate reader of the New York Times, I woke up on the morning of May 18th to learn that planning for an attack on Iran has been done already...

Enlarging the Frame

Gary Hart | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

It still appears that the central thrust of the P5+1 will be limited to immediate concerns over Iran's nuclear program and not the underlying issues that define Iran's relationship with the international community.

Obama, World Leaders In Agreement On Iran Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

CAMP DAVID, Md., May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday leaders of the Group of Eight major economies are committed to cont...

The Meaning of Iran's Nuclear Weapon Program

Rhianna Tyson Kreger | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Rhianna Tyson Kreger

It is a dastardly shame and a mark of our collective embarrassment that, over 60 years since the destruction of Hiroshima, that nuclear weapons are still perceived as the best guarantor of respect, prestige and influence.

House Votes This Week to Tie Obama's Hands on Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Presidents need latitude to make decisions affecting matters of national security and, until now, all presidents have been afforded it, as provided for in the United States Constitution. But, in the case of Iran, the cheerleaders for war are trying to change the rules.

Getting Iran's Nuclear Program Wrong, Very Wrong

Ziya Meral | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Ziya Meral

What seems to matter to Iran's rulers most is not the end goal of weapons, but the very process of tension with the outside of world. If we simply focus on stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons, the regime might in fact stand to gain more in the end.

'Iran Must Stop Uranium Enrichment'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of stalling in negotiations over its nuclear program with the international community, and said an ...

Is Israel Determined to Bomb Iran, Nukes or No Nukes?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Neither Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu nor his Minister of Defense Ehud Barak wants anyone to believe that they consider the war option dead.

Is Iran Really a Threat?

Anthony Gregory | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Anthony Gregory

In the decade since Bush's "axis of evil" speech, neocons have called for war with Iran. They have portrayed Iran as a nuclear threat. The propaganda has been effective.

Iran Invasion Would Be a Disaster

Bob Kerrey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

There's growing talk in Washington these days about invading Iran. It's not front and center -- yet. But there are folks in Washington building an under-the-radar case for an invasion right now, so I'm not waiting to speak out.

Iran -- Nuclear Weapons, Not Energy

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but the majority of the rest of the world questions this assertion. And for good reason.

Five Principles for a Nuclear Deal With Iran

Joel Rubin | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

If policymakers can find the political will to adhere to these five principles, they just might help to provide the political support needed for a nuclear deal that will constrain Iran's ability to ever acquire a nuclear weapon -- and have a political win to crow about.

Online Petition Battles NYT's 'Peddling Iranophobia'

Posted 04.19.2012 | World

An online petition by Just Foreign Policy, an organization that calls itself "an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to ref...

Pyongyang and Tehran

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Michael Brenner

North Korea's military capabilities and intentions get scant attention in the American media, among politicians, and in Congress, in contrast to the all-consuming obsession with Iran. Why?

UAE Cancels Soccer Match Amid Mounting Tension With Iran

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
James Dorsey

It is not immediately clear why Mr. Ahmadinejad chose to provoke the UAE at a moment about its nuclear program in a bid to weaken international sanctions and reduce the risk of an Israeli and/or U.S. military strike.

Andrea Stone

Why Rural Senators Want A Big Nuclear Arsenal | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Korea's failed rocket launch and new arms talks with Iran have thrust the issue of nuclear proliferation back into the headlines. ...

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor: Iran Thinks It Has a Direct Line to God

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.09.2013 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Dan Meridor is the Israeli government's leading moderate -- with the touch of a true intellectual. And Meridor now has an serious emergency at his hands: Iran's nuclear weapons, which Israel has vowed to stop -- with a war, if necessary.

Iran: Nuclear Dispute Can Be Solved 'Quickly'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran is ready to resolve all of its nuclear disputes "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with world powers planned for nex...

Brief Thoughts on the Istanbul Talks

Trita Parsi | Posted 06.15.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

So far the Iran talks are going as well as they can. Both sides engaged sincerely, both agreed to a second meeting within five weeks, and both agreed on a framework for continued talks -- the non-proliferation treaty with all its rights and obligations.

Iran Nuclear Crisis -- Disruptive Diplomacy, Not Shock and Awe

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 06.14.2012 | World
Kumi Naidoo

Nuclear power and nuclear weapons are the Janus faces of nuclear technology: you cannot have one with out the other.