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Obama Administration Will Hand Off Iran Portfolio To An Uncertain Future

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As the international community marks the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, some Iran-watchers say they are worried what wi...

Iran Slams Supreme Court Ruling In Favor Of Terror Victims As 'Theft'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

The Iranian government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued earlier this week that sided with thousands of victims of terrorism wh...

What Happens To The U.S.-Iran Relationship Without Kerry And Zarif?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For two countries that are not officially on speaking terms, the U.S. and Iran have had an impressive few weeks of diplomatic breakthrou...

Kerry Negotiated Directly With Iran To Bring 5th American Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Matthew Trevithick was arrested last December, American and Iranian diplomats were nearing a consensus on a prisoner agreement that...

On the Choice of the New Secretary General for the United Nations: Dr. Javad Zarif - A Man for All Reasons

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 01.17.2017 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

"Never, 'for the sake of peace and quiet', deny your own experience or convictions" Dag Hammarskjöld Introduction and Background Nearly every ten...

The American Prisoners Just Left Iran. But Kerry Almost Got Them Out Months Ago.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland -- A Swiss plane carrying American citizens, including a Washington Post reporter, who were released from Iranian pri...

Why Bridging the Iran-Saudi Divide Is Vital for Peace in Syria and the Region

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 10.30.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Rather than trying to constrain Iran and isolate it in its own region, the leaders of Saudi Arabia should acknowledge that Iran is their neighbor and that they can and should live in peace with each other.

If Iran Doesn't Meet These 4 Demands, the U.S. Should Walk Away

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and their delegates have held hours upon hours of meetings over the past two days with one objective in mind: striking a nuclear agreement before June 9 that everyone around the table can live with.

We Don't Need Double Standards for Iranian-Americans

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

As Iranian-Americans, we and our community leaders should have the self-confidence to speak out against all forms of injustice perpetrated against the Iranian people, especially when lives are at stake. That is a unifying cause worthy all of us.

How Can Iran and the United States Normalize Their Relationship After 36 Years of Mutual Satanization?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Bahman Baktiari

After thirty-six years of mutual satanization, it is easy to advance pessimistic arguments and to be doubtful about a future in which Iran and the United States will no longer be enemies. However, the nuclear negotiations and the prospect of a final nuclear accord demonstrate the fiction of the idea of permanent enemies destined to be in conflict with each other.

High-Level U.S. And Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - High-level nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran resumed in Geneva on Monday as both sides work through...

Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

Sheldon Filger | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

Barack Obama has promised on more than one occasion that he would never permit Iran to become a nuclear armed state. Then again, this is the same President Obama who warned Syria's president not to use poison gas on his own people, or there would be consequences for crossing that red line.

Iran's Foreign Minister Says Dialogue With West Would Be Easier If It Respected Muslim Values

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Media

* U.S., Iran talks ahead of full Jan. 18 negotiations * Zarif: Talks with Kerry help gauge if progress possible * On Cha...

Kathleen Miles

Iran: America Helped Create ISIS And Is Taking The Wrong Approach ... Again | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq created the extremist group the Islamic State, also k...

Erich Ferrari on the 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Iran vs. Sanctions Architects

Omid Memarian | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Erich Ferrari, a lawyer who provides counsel to those who wish to get off the sanctions list, says the Iranians are very smart and sophisticated negotiators, but on the issue of understanding the sanctions regime and what is being offered to them, they are at a disadvantage.

Joshua Hersh

The Other Negotiations: Obama Takes On Iran | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly ca...

Newspaper Sends Iranian Foreign Minister To The Hospital

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | Media

* Iran's foreign minister blames headline for back pain * Zarif to lead nuclear talks with world powers next week * Inci...

Iran's FM Warns Obama: 'Flip-Flop' Threatens Trust

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

The Iranian foreign minister warned Barack Obama Tuesday that "flip-flop" threatened efforts to build trust, after the US president told the Israeli p...

Iran Wishes You L'Shanah Tovah..

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

Since the election of Hassan Rouhani back in June, Iran's leadership has tried to signal to the world that the country has entered a new era in foreig...

Time to Pivot US Foreign Policy to Iran

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

It is time to pivot America's Middle-East foreign policy from the futile quest of trying to influence the trajectory of Arab lands to Iran, where a rapprochement will have enormous consequences for the United States, the region and the world.

Iran's Olive Branch To The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

By Marcus George and Paul Taylor DUBAI/PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - If Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani wanted to signal his deter...