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Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Supreme Leader, Khamenei's Euphoria About Drones

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.23.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's claim to have replicated the U.S. drone comes at a time when drone policy and the usage of drones by the Obama administration have become a crucially debated topic in Washington.

The Iran Interim Nuclear Deal Is Three Months Old -- How Is It Going? What's Next?

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Jon Wolfsthal

A number of key issues have emerged as analysts look ahead to what a final comprehensive agreement among the parties might look like.

UN Issues Update On Iran Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Fredrik Dahl | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

* More funds for Iran unblocked as it curbs nuclear activity * But plant needed to implement nuclear deal faces put off * Interim pact meant to ...

Syria: High-Priced Economic Card for Iran?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Although the Syrian government and leaders of Hezbollah are offering differing signals from the Islamic Republic, Iranian leaders view the situation from another prism.

Ukraine Crisis Bolstering Iran-Russia-China Axis

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The tensions between Russia and the West have further ratcheted up this week since the Crimean Peninsula's local government called for a referendum to secede from Ukraine. The current standoff between the West and Moscow concerning Ukraine might be viewed as the gravest instance of tension in the post-Cold War era.

Iranian-American Rapprochement: Iran's Shift Is Tactical, Not Strategic

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Kerry's recent speech and US foreign policy moves towards Tehran indicate that Washington views the current status of American-Iranian rapprochement as similar to the American-Chinese rapprochement in the early 1970s with President Nixon's trip to Beijing.

Noam Chomsky: Talking About Iran Sanctions Is 'Surreal'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

Iran and six world leaders agreed to a plan Thursday for negotiating an agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program in exchange for eased economic sanc...

Iranians Celebrated the 35th Anniversary of Islamic Republic

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Ceremonies in the Islamic Republic of Iran began two weeks ago, marking the 35th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which deposed pro-West monarch Muhammad Reza Shah and brought in the Islamic Republic.

United Nations' Invitation and Irans Reversal

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Many nations attending the Geneva II conference, including the United States, appear to have been totally caught off guard by a recent hastily organized news conference and announcement issued by U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Final Move to a Comprehensive Nuclear Accord?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The actual challenge is in the IAEA-Iran second phase, where the agency must confirm that the Islamic Republic has begun to take the promised actions, with no other clandestine activities continuing for military purposes.

The Iran Nuclear Accord Is Good for Human Rights

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

National security and economic prosperity are prerequisites for the emergence of a democratic regime. Destroying the infrastructure of a nation through harsh economic sanctions and war will not bring about a transition to democracy.

Will Iran Use its Political Influence in Syria to Halt the Violence?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

This month, Iranian leaders encounter a unique and distinct political opportunity to improve Tehran's political image. The "London 11" will hold a meeting in Europe next week and the subject of Iran's role in the resolution efforts of the Syrian civil war as well as delivery of humanitarian aid to the nation will be discussed.

Third Round of Nuclear Talks: Economic Recovery as Hardliners Strike Back

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Intriguingly, the most immediate challenge to Iran's nuclear deal does not emanate from the six world powers (P5+1) but in making a deal with the hardliners who have made advances in their cause over the past few weeks. This trend is increasing across the country.

Alert: The Nuclear Agreement Is Risky for Iran Too

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Instead of twisting ourselves into more knots imagining the risks for the outside world, let's imagine how the agreement looks to the Iranians. In certain respects the Iranian regime has even more to worry about than Washington.

Israel and the Interim Iran Nuclear Agreement

Richard Klass | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Klass

Prime Minister Netanyahu is obligated to do what he thinks is in the best interests of Israel. President Obama is obligated to act in the best interests of the United States of America. Only history will tell us if those two sets of interests really diverge.

Saudi Arabia: Iran Deal Can Be Step To Overall Nuclear Solution

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states, despite their mistrust of Iran, gave a qualified...

U.S. Official: Iran Nuclear Deal 'Quite Possible' Next Week

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* U.S. sees initial deal with Iran as close * Nuclear talks resume in Geneva on Nov. 20 * Sanctions relief "way south" o...

New Round Of Talks Needed For Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — Nuclear talks with Iran have failed to reach agreement, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says differences between...

White House Pursuing Nuclear Agreement That Would Ease Sanctions On Iran

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says world powers negotiating with Iran are pursuing an agreement that would offer some sanctions re...

6 World Powers Begin Nuclear Talks With Iran In Geneva

AP | GEORGE JAHN and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — Six world powers are dangling the prospect of easing some sanctions against Iran if Tehran agrees to curb work that cou...