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2014: P5+1 and Iran's Nuclear Negotiations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Despite some of the diplomatic headways that President Rouhani and his negotiating team made and despite some of the limited sanction reliefs that Iran has received, the gaps between the six world powers and Iran remain to be deep to bridge.

Nuclear Extension: US and Iran's Domestic Politics

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The seven months extension of the nuclear negotiations between the six world power and Iran will likely lead to a more complicated process as well as negative consequences when it comes to domestic politics and reaching a final nuclear deal.

The Nuclear Game: Win-Win Extension for US and Iran

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Unlike the interim nuclear deal, the extension appears to lack any clear key terms upon which prospective nuclear talks would be anchored in, or a final nuclear would be reached. By extending the nuclear negotiations, the Obama administration can save face, add to its questionable Middle East achievements.

Iran's Supreme Leader Not Opposed To Nuke Talks Extension

AP | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would a...

Iran: Syria and Iraq the Red Lines

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Currently, the US and Western allies' major campaign in the Middle East is fighting the Islamic State while ignoring to address Iran's military engagements in other countries, ignoring Tehran's determination for regional supremacy seriously.

If Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei Dies, What Next?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

There have been rumors about Khamenei's health conditions for several years. Nevertheless, in the last few weeks, more and more images of Iran's Supreme Leader are emerging, reflecting his fragile and weak physical condition.

Dismissal of Iranian Science Minister Rallies Both Support and Opposition for Moderate President Rohani

Angie Ahmadi | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Angie Ahmadi

The impeachment of Iranian Minister of Science Reza Faraji Dana by the conservative-dominated Iranian Parliament on August 20 has been a key event for both sides -- a slip in the political tectonics that could yield seismic waves throughout the country's political landscape.

Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Is...

For Iran's Supreme Leader, No Nuclear Deal Is Better Than a Good Nuclear Deal

Daniel Nisman | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

As they head home from a rare round of bi-lateral talks with Iran in Geneva, it would serve American negotiators well to understand that the muscle behind the Iranian regime simply can't afford to let Rouhani resolve this crisis.

Khamenei: Iran Won't Bow To Pressure In Nuke Talks

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers moved to an ambitious new stage on Wednesday, with the two sides sitting down to start...

Khamenei Is Pessimistic About Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

Negotiations about such a critical and vital issue must be done with the full support of the power structure in Iran. The Supreme Leader cannot view President Rouhani and his administration as his puppets, such that he can withdraw his support for them.

Iran's Leader and Mandela

Roya Boroumand | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

If Iran's leadership seriously intends to move away from the violence that has become its trademark inside and outside the country, it will have to acknowledge past abuses and stop the cycle of violence.

Khamenei's Conglomerate Thrived As Sanctions Squeezed Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(This is the second story in a three-part series, Assets of the Ayatollah: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/iran/#article/part2) By...

Where Is the Ayatollah?

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

In all likelihood this Ayatollah is not going anyplace, anytime soon. But eventually, the end of the rule of the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei will come and when it does, it will be very interesting to see how things shake and rattle and are then resolved in Iran.

Stumbling to Tehran: A Deeply Flawed Argument for a Very Good Idea

Danny Postel | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Danny Postel

The Leveretts are ideally positioned to champion the case for normalizing relations between the United States and Iran -- a case that desperately needs to be both made and heard in Washington. Lamentably, their ideological contortions get in the way and derail the effort.

Could Ahmadinejad End Up Under House Arrest?

Al-Monitor | Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

Until recently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad behaved like a boxer who always knew that in fights against his rivals, the referee (i.e., the I...

Khamenei: Iran Will Raze Tel Aviv And Haifa If Attacked

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

* Says Tel Aviv, Haifa would be "razed" if Israel bombs Iran * Israel tiring of talks aimed at curbing Iran's atomic work ...

Iran's Upcoming Election Expected To Solidify Khamenei's Power

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, March 6 (Reuters) - The presidential campaign season in Iran this year started with a warning. During a...

Supreme Leader To Iranians: Don't Question Election Results

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader says that Iranians should not serve the country's enemies by questioning the fairness of upcoming presidential e...

Iran Asks For Recognition Of Nuclear Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

DUBAI, June 5 (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has urged world powers to formally recognise its nuclear rights to bring about a "favo...

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

Hardliners Face Off In Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Zahra Hosseinian TEHRAN, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election expected to re...

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Of 'Strong Slap And An Iron Fist'

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Thursday warned Israel and the United States that Tehran's response will be tough should its archenemies...

Will the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Leave the Door Wide Open for Iran?

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

On October 23, Ahmadinejad laid out Tehran's strategy to CNN. Clearly, Iran intends to take on the U.S.'s former role in Iraq.