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UMass Takes New Steps To Comply With Sanctions On Iranian Students

AP | Posted 07.02.2015 | College

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts university says it will continue to admit Iranian nationals but is taking new measures to comply with U.S. sanc...

P5+1 and Iran Have Settled Framework for Sanctions Relief Timing, Says Iranian Sources

Trita Parsi | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Trita Parsi

Iranian officials have on numerous occasions insisted that sanctions relief must come immediately upon the signing of an agreement. This has been at direct odds with the position of the U.S. government and its allies, who insist that relief only can come after Iran has taken numerous steps limiting its nuclear activities.

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...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

The United States Must Take the Initiative to Forge Accords in the Middle East

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama has an opportunity to change the course of events in the Middle East, if he shows enough determination, boldness, and vision. This way, he could enter history as a bold leader.

What's At Stake In Iran's Nuclear Talks As Deadline For Final Deal Approaches

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

World powers are trying to lock down a deal with Iran to restrict the country’s nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief. Nego...

Nuclear Deal or Not, Dark Years Await the Middle East

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

In this era of truce, the US and Iran can dialogue about regional problems rather than seeing the absence of diplomacy exacerbate existing conflicts. Yet, in spite of this pending historic achievement, dark years await the Middle East.

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

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. continues to grapple with the threat of the Islamic State group, Republicans in Congress have argued that Iran should be a h...

Janie Velencia

Americans Want A Deal With Iran But Don't Think They'll Like It

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Iran had reached a framework for a historic nuclear agreement. Standing in the White Hou...

Nick Robins-Early

Is The Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement A Good Deal?

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Ariane Tabatabai, an assist...

Jessica Schulberg

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an anti-climactic response to a March 31 deadline for reaching a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal, negotiators from Iran,...

Jessica Schulberg

Iran Nuclear Talks Go To The Wire With 50-50 Chance of Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iranian and American negotiators give themselves a 50-50 chance of reaching a nuclear agreement before Tuesday's deadline, with several ...

Iran Backs Away From Key Detail In Nuclear Deal

The New York Times | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With a negotiating deadline just two days away, Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a propose...

Officials Say Iran Nuke Talks Solving Some Issues, Not Others

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must ...

U.S.: Time For Iran To Make Decisions In Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

* Sides inching closer but issues remain * End-March deadline for preliminary deal * Full deal would follow by end of Ju...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Details His Disappointment With Netanyahu In First Post-Election Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is operating under the assumption that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not support the creation of a P...

Obama Sends Nowruz Message To Iran

Reuters | Jeff Mason | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the ...

U.S., Iran Resume Nuclear Talks With GOP Letter Hanging Over Them

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S and five world powers ...

Iranian Delegation Raises Concerns Over 'Ill-Advised' Letter From Republican Lawmakers

Reuters | Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics

* Not clear if end-March deadline can be met-U.S. official * Says Iran has to make "very tough and necessary choices" * ...

Criticism, Some From The Right, Builds On GOP Letter To Iran

AP | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticism of 47 Republican senators' letter to Iranian leaders escalated Friday, and one of the lawmakers expressed misgivings abo...

Iran: The U.S. Should Not Miss Its Opportunity -- Again

Sasha Toperich | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Sasha Toperich

We should all hope the recent letter-writing stunt by some Republican members of Congress will leave no significant marks on the negotiations, although looking into our behavior towards Iran in the past, I am somewhat fearful.

Iran's Supreme Leader Slams Republican Letter On Nuke Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

DUBAI, March 12 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader hit out on Thursday at a letter by U.S. Republican senators threatening to undo any nuclear deal b...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...