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Why Iran Doesn't Trust America -- And What Can Be Done to Change That

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

For U.S. policymakers who seek to advance more sensible U.S. policies in the region, understanding Iran's positions is critical. Relying on delusions about Iranian policies and aims, as well as about American ones, is not only ineffective, but wholly counterproductive.

It's Time for Republicans to Abandon Their Short-Sighted Approach to Iran

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Republican members of Congress should abandon efforts to sabotage the agreement and acknowledge that security is better achieved through diplomacy than through militarism.

Iran Official: Held U.S. Citizens Discussed At Nuclear Talks

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's deputy foreign minister says Iranian diplomats discussed the case of Americans still held captive by Tehran. The issue wa...

Iran Deal Is the Least Bad Option for Israel

Chuck Freilich | Posted 07.22.2015 | World
Chuck Freilich

HOD HASHARON, Israel -- The bottom line is that it is a good outcome for Israel, given the alternatives. Instead of a fight in Congress, Netanyahu should engage with the administration on the means of ensuring that the Iranians observe the agreement and on a further strategic upgrade of the bilateral relationship.

Iran's Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Won't Change Our Policy Towards U.S.

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.18.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a historic nuclear deal with world powers reached this week won't change Iran's po...

What's In The Iran Nuclear Deal?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

The agreement between Iran and six world powers that was finalized in Vienna on Tuesday will roll back Iran's nuclear work in exchange for the easing...

Iran, World Powers Agree To Historic Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred, Nick Robins-Early, Jade Walker | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran reached a historic deal with six world powers on Tuesday that promises to curb Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in exchange for economic ...

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Shifting Nuclear Demands As Talks Drag On

AP | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) -- The Iran nuclear talks turned Friday from talk of progress to a blame game, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accusing...

The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

Chandran Nair | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- My Iranian friend who has family in the U.S. told me, "you can drive the length and breadth of the U.S., but you will not find a single place with anything like the culture you will find just here at Imam Square. Why do they think we will bow to them?" U.S. and European negotiators will do well to remember these words of a young businessman and not those of a religious fanatic. They should stroll through the bazaars of Isfahan and Shiraz if they have any second thoughts about inking the agreement with the Iranians.

Negotiators Say Iran Nuclear Deal Close As Another Deadline Nears

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, July 9 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers were close to an historic nuclear agreement on Thursday...

Iran, World Powers To Continue Nuclear Talks Past Deadline

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By John Irish and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA, July 7 (Reuters) - Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement ...

Iran, World Powers Reportedly Reach Tentative Agreement On Sanctions Relief

AP | GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange f...

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 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...

Can Jungian Therapy Solve Our Problems with Iran?

Cyrus M. Copeland | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Cyrus M. Copeland

If we all have a shadow, Iran is America's. It represents everything we fear and have not yet reconciled within our own country.

Why 'Death To America' Isn't Going To Disappear Overnight (But in the Short Term It Doesn't Matter)

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

There's a real chance for change in relations here. We shouldn't let rhetoric put a nail in the coffin of trying to work a concrete deal come June -- and Congress shouldn't either.

Read The Full U.S. Text On Preliminary Nuclear Accord With Iran

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

April 2 (Reuters) - Following is the full text of a U.S. "fact sheet" released after Washington and other major powers reached a framework agreement...

U.S. Says Enough Progress Made In Iran Nuclear Talks To Extend To Wednesday

AP | 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...

Why Iran Won't Capitulate

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Part of the reason why opponents to a nuclear deal with Iran are so bewildered by President Barack Obama's diplomacy is because their belief that Iran can be forced to capitulate. They adhere to a George W. Bush administration-era argument: If the U.S. only were to ramp up pressure, it can dictate the terms of the deal instead of having to agree to a compromise. Nothing could be further from the truth. This argument is as reckless as it is disproven. In fact, the reason the Obama administration abandoned this path was because it realized that insisting on Iranian capitulation was more likely to lead to war than to victory.

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini's Release Is A ‘Top Priority' For President Obama

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

Supporters of the imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini have a renewed sense of hope after a private meeting with President Barack Obama reportedly told...

Khamenei: U.S. 'Cannot Be Trusted' In Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Teh...

Iran Denies Making Deal With U.S. To Ship Nuclear Material To Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

DUBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russ...

If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Today, President Barack Obama took bold action to put an end to this farce. Over half a century of a counterproductive sanctions and isolation policy is coming to an end. But Cuba is only one of many examples of domestic politics rendering American foreign policy dysfunctional.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

From The Blame Game To Half Confessions, Here's How Global Leaders Are Reacting To The CIA Torture Report | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee's intensely critical report on the CIA's torture program, a summary of which was released last Tuesda...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...