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3 Steps to Ensure U.S.-Iran Dialogue Continues Under Future Administrations

Trita Parsi | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
Trita Parsi

Since this new budding relationship with Iran has not been institutionalized, what will be left of it when the Obama administration leaves office? The challenge is to ensure that these channels of communication are not limited to the personal rapport that has developed between Kerry and Zarif, but will survive into succeeding administrations.

The U.S. And Iran Have A Long Way To Go Before They Can Really Be Friends

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Saturday’s news of a U.S.-Iran prisoner swap seems at first glance to suggest that the two countries may grow closer following ...

Iranian Military Hackers Reportedly Targeting Obama Administration

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.05.2015 | Technology

Iran's Revolutionary Guards stepped up hacking of email and social media accounts of Obama administration officials in recent weeks in cyber attacks b...

Tom Cotton Is Desperate For Dick Cheney's Validation On Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has tried so very hard to destroy the Iran deal. First, he ditched the softer rhetoric of the deal's other crit...

Europe Backs Iran Deal, Hopes To Send A Signal To U.S. Congress

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, July 20 (Reuters) - The European Union approved the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe's eco...

U.S. Negotiators To Stay In Vienna For Iran Talks Beyond June 30

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - U.S. negotiators will remain in Vienna for Iran nuclear talks which are likely to extend past a self-imposed June 30...

For John Kerry, Iran Deal Would Be A Legacy Hit After Many Misses

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

By Arshad Mohammed and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pulls off a nuclear deal w...

White House: Iran Nuclear Talks 'To Go Down To The Wire'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, March 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is receiving frequent briefings on international talks in Switzerland aimed a...

Ali Watkins

Chaos In Yemen Gives New Fuel To Critics Of Obama's Foreign Policy | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conflicts in the Middle East have long served as fodder for Republicans who argue that the Obama administration is clumsily stumbling th...

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...

Was Dad a Spy?

Cyrus M. Copeland | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Cyrus M. Copeland

Thirty-five years ago, the revolutionary government of Iran imprisoned my father and accused him of being a CIA agent. It was 1979. The revolution was in its infancy, and Islamic fundamentalism was about to foist itself on an unready world.

Republicans Warn Iran Against Nuclear Deal With Obama

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - Republican senators warned Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal made with U.S. President Barack Obama could last onl...

U.S., Iran Make 'Some Progress' On Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland, March 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks ov...

Senate Moving Toward Debate On Iran Nuclear Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics

(Adds comments by Menendez, background; in paragraphs 2, 6-7) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - U.S. ...

Obama: Netanyahu Offered No Viable Alternative To Iran Nuclear Talks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no "viable alternatives" to nuclear talks with Iran in his address to a ...

Netanyahu On Collision Course With White House

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

* Israeli PM to address U.S. Congress about Iran on March 3 * Ties between White House and Israel at 20-year low, experts say ...

The Senate's Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Rather than worrying about the ISIS challenge softening the US's position on the nuclear portfolio, the real worry should be that Senators Kirk and Menendez will blow up diplomacy with Iran, and in doing so, eliminate the chance of preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb, restart the march towards war with Iran, and on top of that, enable ISIS to benefit from the reignited US-Iran rivalry.

Obama Doesn't Rule Out U.S. Embassy In Iran

AP/The Huffington Post | By DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Barack Obama hasn't ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will...

If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Today, President Barack Obama took bold action to put an end to this farce. Over half a century of a counterproductive sanctions and isolation policy is coming to an end. But Cuba is only one of many examples of domestic politics rendering American foreign policy dysfunctional.

U.S. Uses State Secrets Law To Intervene In Iran-Related Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by lawyers for both sides in lawsuit, paragraph 5) By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U....

Plane Carrying About 100 Americans Diverted To Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 Americans from the U.S. airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan, has left for Dubai afte...

Iran, U.S. Agree Final Nuclear Deal May Be Unreachable

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The United States and long-time arch-foe Iran agree on at least one ...

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?

United States and Iran: Two-way Street on Trust

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Matthew Dowd

Iran has done many despicable things over the years and has provided resources and weapons to many terrorists around the world. And for all that it should be condemned and any trust of Iran should be slow and verifiable. But Iran as a country also has trust issues with us.

France: Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GENEVA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that nuclear talks between Iran and global powers had finished with...