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Misreading Public Opinion on P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD | Posted 07.05.2015 | World
Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD

As the world powers negotiate with Iran, they should constantly remind themselves that the Iranian government has not come to the negotiating table to discuss the terms of its surrender. Likewise, Iranian negotiators must realize that Iran's nuclear program is seen at a threat by major powers.

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.

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.

It Is Untenable to Seek a Nuclear Agreement With Iran While Also Arming its Opponents

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

There is no logic in seeking a nuclear agreement with Iran while at the same time arming the very nations in the region that oppose the agreement.

Why Americans Support the Iran Deal for the Wrong Reason

Rick Shenkman | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Rick Shenkman

Given the way our brain is wired, we believe we can divine how other people think.

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...

Kerry: World Is 'Closer Than Ever' To Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key iss...

Is Trouble Brewing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

While the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the NPT have focused primarily on non-proliferation, a series of new disarmament initiatives has reinvigorated the debate and mobilized non-nuclear weapon states and civil society groups to bring the longtime vision of a world free of nuclear weapons into reality.

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered a prelude to today's announcement of Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, thus beginning our long national nightmare of breathless fluctuations in swing state polls, manufactured scandals, and faux outrage over faux stories. But it doesn't have to be that way; when the media serves up an unending stream of nothing-burgers (extra Benghazi on that?), we can demand more substantive fare. Like the fact that the 2016 race could be shaping up as a referendum on another war, this one with a country twice as big as Iraq, or that this week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee continued deal-making on legislation that could scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. There are plenty of real scandals to debate -- the declining middle class, our broken justice system, income inequality, the list goes on. So when the fake ones are served up, what we need is a political version of Amazon's Dash Button -- a Who Cares Button. Watch for it as part of HuffPost's 2016 coverage!

Poll: Americans Don't Want Congress To Crush Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans mostly approve of the outline of the Iran nuclear deal and don't want Congress to block it, according to a poll released Frida...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Senate Record On Iran Could Haunt Him In GOP Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first few days as a presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dismissed criticism about comments he made in 2007 downplaying...

Iran Accuses Nuclear Powers Of Failing To Eliminate Weapons

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran accused the five nuclear powers Wednesday of failing to take concrete action to eliminate their stockpiles and called for...

Janie Velencia

Americans Want A Deal With Iran But Don't Think They'll Like It

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Iran had reached a framework for a historic nuclear agreement. Standing in the White Hou...

Radical Differences: Obama and Iran vs Bush and Iraq

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

There are many similarities between the concerns in Iraq in 2003 and Iran in 2015. Fear of both countries pursuing a nuclear weapons program were and have been omnipresent, respectively.

Ali Watkins

Someone's Got To Pay For The Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Washington and its negotiating partners celebrate a historic step toward dismantling Iran's nuclear program, a lesser-known and cash-...

Obama's Next Step On Iran Deal: Selling It

POLITICO | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

It’s either this or war. That’s the argument the White House is preparing to make to convince members of Congress, Americans and foreign allies t...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: This Is 'A One-Sided Agreement' Against Iran

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, came to power in 1980 following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini. H...

The Ancient Battle That Is Bogging Down The Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia -- a...

Report: Iran And World Powers To Extend Nuke Talks In New Phase

AP | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline an...

Iran Nuclear Talks Expected To Wrap Up With Mixed Results, Officials Say

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a...

Officials Say Iran Nuke Talks Solving Some Issues, Not Others

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must ...

U.S.: Time For Iran To Make Decisions In Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

* Sides inching closer but issues remain * End-March deadline for preliminary deal * Full deal would follow by end of Ju...

Report: Iran May Run Centrifuges At Fortified Bunker In Nuclear Deal Proposal

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bun...

Nuke Talks Break Off

AP | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday to allow members of the Iranian deleg...