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Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Not only does Khamenei approve the Geneva Accord, he also supports the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear program in an equitable and just framework, one in which Iran's nuclear rights are respected and the economic sanctions are lifted, in return for Iran's guarantee of not pursuing nuclear weapons

CUI BONO? Understanding ISIS.....

James A. Nathan | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
James A. Nathan

Though it is clear that Turkey has tacked to a strong wind, Turkey is painfully aware that the American-led effort to arm Kurds against ISIS will accelerate a redefinition of a hundred-year old regional order defined in the detritus of World War One.

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Delphine O | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Delphine O

By displaying a modicum of cultural awareness, Obama's letter to Khamenei spoke to the Iranians in a language they can understand. After all, what is diplomacy, if not exactly that?

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Says It Has Responded To Obama's Letters

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran said Wednesday that it had received letters from President Barack Obama and had responded to them, for the first time acknowledging...

Senators Warn Of Tough Sanctions If Iran Deal Unacceptable

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican senators largely responsible for tough sanctions on Iran are warning of more penalties if any deal w...

The Afghan Precedent: Why Iran Will Cooperate with the US Against the Islamic State

Delphine O | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Delphine O

Washington's natural ally in the war against the Islamic State may well be the one country that it has been fighting for the past 35 years: Iran.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Obama Foreign Policy In 'Free Fall,' Republican Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free fall" in ...

Obama's Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

His blend of tactics has subjected him to withering criticism from Republicans in Congress, but his tactical caution, so far, has left the US hovering just out of range of a series of potentially dangerous confrontations.

Iran Nuclear Gridlock Is Political, Not Technical

Ryan Costello | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

The Iran nuclear talks present a rare opportunity for a major American diplomatic victory. If negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran bridge the remaining political gaps, they will resolve a major national security threat -- a potential Iranian nuclear weapon -- without a shot being fired.

A Few Thoughts on Possible US-Iran Collaboration in Iraq

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Reality is that Iran and the US need each other. And both of them need to recognize the other's ability to play a stabilizing role. Few things have been as destabilizing for the region than the US-Iran enmity.

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

Obama Heads To The Middle East, Seeks To Reassure The Saudis

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. off...

Obama: Reaching Key Agreement 'Will Be Difficult'

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. ...

Obama: U.S. Will Come Down On Iran Sanctions Violators 'Like A Ton Of Bricks'

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like "a to...

U.S. Waives Sanctions On Iran Broadcaster

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official said...

Luke Johnson

Obama Warns Saboteur Senators In State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama delivered a forceful veto threat in front of Congress, imploring members at his State of the Union speech Tuesday...

Obama Administration Expects Negotiations On Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume Next Month

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration expects negotiations on a final nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran to begin by mid-February....

Luke Johnson

Gates Backs Up Obama On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates defended President Barack Obama's policy on Iran Friday, arguing that additional sanctions now ...

Jennifer Bendery

Steny Hoyer Blasts 'Irresponsible' White House Officials Who Say Lawmakers Want War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday lashed out at White House officials who have suggested that backers of a new Iran s...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Repeats Threat To Veto New Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- A long-awaited preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran will take effect in one week, on Jan. 20, the White House announced Sunday. The an...

Obama Issues Veto Threat For New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he would veto any legislation enacting new sanctions on Iran as an agreement is met on how to implement the de...

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...