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Italian Politicians Furious As Rome Covers Nude Statues For Iranian President's Visit

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Rome Tuesday on his first European trip after the implementation of the landmark nuclear deal. But just ho...

Pope Urges Iran To Help Combat Terrorism

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met with the Iranian president Tuesday, joining in a cordial discussion which touched on the recent nuclear ac...

Iran is Exporting its Cultural Revolution

Arash Sobhani | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Arash Sobhani

And Communications App 'Telegram' is Offering a Helping Hand A few years ago, our band KIOSK - which is banned from performing in Iran - was invite...

Despite Iran Deal, U.S.-Iran Relations Still Very Much Up in the Air

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Despite the recent achievements on Iran-U.S. relations, which have been unprecedented since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the wall of mistrust between Washington and Tehran remains thick. It is of critical importance for the pragmatists on each side to ensure they stick to fully implementing the nuclear deal.

14 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia Is a Failed Mideast Power

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

To address all of its self-created problems, the House of Saud has pursued one solution: blaming Iran. But the reality is that Saudi Arabia has overstretched itself in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, supporting terrorist groups and totally breaking down its ties with Iran. If it continues with its traditional policies, sooner or later it will collapse.

Iranian President Criticizes Recent Arrests Of Journalists

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized in remarks published Thursday the recent arrests of journalists amid an ongoing...

President Rouhani, It's Time to Make Good on Your Human Rights Promise

Omid Memarian | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Omid Memarian

As the Iranian government prepares to lay bare its most sensitive operations to dozens of the U.N. inspectors, it should also welcome the one individual charged with monitoring human rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed.

Do You Support the Iran Deal? A Flowchart

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

If you are not sure where you stand on the Iran deal, I made a handy flowchart to help you figure it out.

Iran Nuclear Agreement Mixes Language Of Treaty With Details Of Technical Paper

The Center for Public Integrity | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

  This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washing...

Managing Post-Nuclear Deal Expectations: Rouhani's Difficult Road Ahead

Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD

As difficult as it was for President Rouhani to secure a deal, it will be even more difficult for him to sustain popular support for it when all the excitement dies down. More significantly, Iran's economy is in dire need of foreign investment, particularly in its oil and gas sectors.

U.S. And Iran Both Compromise On Nuke Deal

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear accord with Iran required a difficult series of compromises for world powers and Tehran. For President ...

Iran's President Rouhani Says Nuclear Deal Opens A New Chapter

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

DUBAI, July 14 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a nuclear deal with major powers would open a new chapter of cooperation w...

Iran Parliament Bans Access To Military Sites, Scientists

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scie...

Iran Army Mastermind's Tactics and Strategies: Soleimani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Coming to New York

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Tara Kangarlou

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to come to New York to address the five-yearly review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that will be held from April 27th to May 22.

Iran's President Dismisses Congress Pressure Over Nuke Deal

Reuters | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Sam Wilkin ANKARA/DUBAI, April 15 (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear pr...

The Real 'Iran Prize': The Next Great Emerging Market

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

The expected removal of Western sanctions, particularly the targeted measures against Iran's oil and financial sector, could pave the way for a huge and much-needed inflow of foreign investors and recovery of Iran's oil sector and heavily-battered currency.

36th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Victory

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although not many experts, politicians and scholars held the belief that the Islamic revolution, its political system and the cleric rule would last long, the new system of governance which created upheaval in the socio-political system of Iran has survived for 36 years.

Iran Warns Pragmatist President Could Fall If Nuke Talks Fail

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau ANKARA/NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that fa...

Iran 2015: Strategic, Geopolitical and Economic Priorities

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

2015 will bring about crucial and positive developments as well as challenges for the Iranian government. One of the tenets of the Iranian political system is unpredictability, nevertheless, projections can still be made.

2014: P5+1 and Iran's Nuclear Negotiations

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Dr. 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.

Iranian President Blames Fall In Oil Prices On 'Treachery'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the sharp fall in global oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an appa...

Nuclear Extension: US and Iran's Domestic Politics

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Dr. 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

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Dr. 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.

Time Is Running Out for Iran

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Just as has been the case every time nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West break down without agreement on fundamental issues, Supreme Iranian leader Khameini resumes lambasting the U.S. and Israel, and conservatives in the Iranian government rejoice.