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Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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 03.21.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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...

Tyler Kingkade

UMass Amherst Reverses Controversial Policy On Iranian Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is backing down from a controversial policy that would block Iranian citizens from certain engineering and sci...

Tyler Kingkade

Iranian Students Feel 'Betrayed, Excluded, And Threatened' By UMass Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2015 | College

Two student groups are decrying an "outrageous" University of Massachusetts Amherst policy that restricts Iranian citizens from enrolling in some engi...

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Continue Pushing For Iran Legislation, Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than twelve hours after President Barack Obama directly warned lawmakers against nudging their way into talks over Iran’s nuclea...

'Rolling' Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The investigative journalist and scholar Gareth Porter offers a persuasive argument for the proposition that the Obama administration will not make the minimal concessions needed to secure a nuclear accord with Iran. Porter's analysis leaves us with two questions.

How Iran Can Escape Its Nuclear Deadlock with the U.S.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

It should be mentioned that in response to my protest against massive vote rigging during the first election of the parliament after the Revolution, Khomeini told me in a private conversation that people have no vote whatsoever and that we only conduct such elections in order to close the mouths of Westerners.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Washington Post Journalist Jailed In Iran Gains Attention As Nuclear Talks Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed ...

Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 02.02.2015 | 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

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners -- Canada, th...