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Nuclear Iran

In Nuclear Talks, Iran Seeks To Avoid Specifics

The New York Times | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

PARIS — If an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capability is reached by deadline in the next seven days, one thing may be missing: an actual writ...

Ryan Grim

Zakaria: 'Netanyahu Has Been Talking About Iran's Imminent Nuclear Program For 25 Years' | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In July 1996, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress, warning that Iran was "extremely close" t...

Russia Will Build More Nuclear Reactors In Iran

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia signed a contract Tuesday to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to...

US-Iran Misperceptions

John Tirman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

In the U.S., longstanding perceptions of Iran as a devious and hostile force have led large numbers of senators and representatives to sign onto resolutions meant to constrain if not undermine the nuclear negotiations. But it's not a set of perceptions that is rooted in any reasonable calculation of threats.

Of Air and Freedom -- Going for a Run in Tehran

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Maryam Zar

This morning as I was jogging I remembered what it was like to go for a jog in Iran. The stifling plastic garment called a "badgyr" (wind catcher) I had to wear over my body in order to look gender neutral, lest the gaze of a male graze my way.

An Ethical Foreign Policy?

Ian Williams | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ian Williams

Any objective perspective on Iran has to step back to include its opponents in the overview. Why is it that the loudest yelps against Iran's alleged nuclear capability come from Israel, a state that itself has a large nuclear arsenal?

Rough Going In Iran Nuclear Talks

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and five foreign ministers joined Iran nuclear talks Saturday, cautioning there were no guarantees ...


Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Marcus George and Stephanie Nebehay DUBAI/GENEVA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to world p...

Iran's Outgoing Nuclear Chief Makes Alarming Claim

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's outgoing nuclear chief says Tehran has a total of 18,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment – a process that can be a pat...

So What's Next With Iran?

Amir Handjani | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

Yesterday Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran's new president thus putting an end to the volatile Ahmadinejad era. There are many issues that separate Iran and the United States -- the most urgent one that needs to be addressed is the nature of Iran's nuclear program.

The Iran Snafu

John Tirman | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
John Tirman

Those of us who have long been Iran-watchers were elated by the June election of moderate Hassan Rouhani to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic Republic. But the sad thing is, President Obama is not prepared to take advantage of this golden opportunity.

Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran

Meghan Nuttall Sayres | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Meghan Nuttall Sayres

My last post was entitled "Media Washed Middle East," in which I wrote about my experiences traveling and writing about the Middle East. Those sojourn...

Obama: U.S. Will Do 'What Is Necessary' To Stop Iran Nuclear Weapons

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama is warning Iran that the U.S. will "do what is necessary" to prevent the Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. O...

The Middle East Needs More of Obama's Care

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The United States of America has a moral obligation to stand up for the freedom-aspiring people of Syria.

Iran Opens Up Nuclear Site To Foreign Leader For First Time

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Monday gave Mongolia's president a tour of its main uranium enrichment plant, the first time that it has opened the site to a ...

In a Future Nuclear Confrontation, Iran and Israel Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

Alan Elsner | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

In an Israeli-Iranian confrontation, who would their leaders call? How would they communicate? There may be backchannels but these are slow, cumbersome and unreliable. The danger of a catastrophe would be unacceptably high.

Live Updates On The Nuclear Tug-Of-War With Iran

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

An international tug-of-war over Iran’s controversial nuclear program has pitted several world powers against the Islamic Republic, with little sign...

U.N: Nuclear Talks 'Dissapointing'

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it made no progress in talks with Iran on Friday to seal ...

Nuclear Iran: The Baghdad-Moscow Round of the Political Game

Amir Madani | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Amir Madani

All the players (Iran, the P5+1, and Israel) have for years been using the Iranian nuclear question for their own political purposes. Although most informed experts believe there is no imminent danger from the Iranian nuclear project, there is a dangerous, ongoing, global political game.

Nuclear Strategy: Why a Military Strike on Iran Would Only Make Matters Worse

James Thuerwachter | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
James Thuerwachter

To better resist Iran's nuclear ambitions, powerful nations like the United States should employ methods that will not perpetuate conflict, hinder the global economy or violate state sovereignty. Attacking Iran's nuclear facilities will do all of the above.

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan's Dependence On Iran Complicates U.S. Sanctions | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Last Wednesday, government officials from two countries met here to finalize an international pact that would help define their ...

The Nukes of Hazard: Should Israel Strike at Iran While It Can?

Michael Lucas | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Michael Lucas

Six million Jews died in the Holocaust. Six million Jews live in Israel today, where the threat of another Holocaust grows greater by the day. But the...

Obama: 'I Don't Bluff'

AP | MARK S. SMITH and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned that he is not bluffing about attacking Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, but in an interview publi...

The Iran Diplomacy Puzzle

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A failure to reach a diplomatic solution carries huge costs: tensions between Iran and the West continue to rise in what some have called a shadow war.

Boehner Agrees With Obama On One Thing

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says the U.S. needs to do more to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The Ohio Republican said the...