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Iran Tells UN Nuclear Chief No Talks On Missiles

AP | Nasser Karimi | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its ...

Iran's President Lashes Out At Critics Of Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contest...

Senate Bill Would Cut Off Iran Nuclear Inspections

Ryan Costello | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

For congressional hawks claiming to take a tough line against Iran's nuclear program, cutting off funding for enhanced International Atomic Energy Agency inspections over that program seems like an odd approach. Yet a new bill introduced by the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would threaten to do just that.

Why the Iran Negotiations Matter in Columbus

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

Hardliners in the United States may claim that the extension buys Iran time. That is simply not the case.

GOP Senators Demand Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powe...

UN: Iran Turns Nuclear Material Into More Harmless Forms

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nati...

Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment

David Hearst | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
David Hearst

There are many hands behind the Israeli army's onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating.

Iran Nuke Talks Extended

Posted 07.18.2014 | World

VIENNA, July 18 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a possible nuclear deal that wou...

Iran May Have Had a Nuclear Weapons Program. That Doesn't Mean We Can't Make a Deal.

John Allen Gay | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
John Allen Gay

We must resist the temptation to conflate technical and legalistic questions with the political and strategic questions that are the true stakes in this decade-long crisis. Succumbing to a very similar temptation about Iraq's WMD programs helped draw us into war there.

Congress Can Avoid Iran War By Supporting Negotiations

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As an Iraq war veteran who served two tours, at the beginning and end, I can tell you that I understand the alternatives. They scare the living hell out of me.

Former Iran Hostage Urges Congress to Support Nuclear Talks With Iran

Maiya Zwerling | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Maiya Zwerling

I had the opportunity ask former Iran hostage Josh Fattal a few questions about his imprisonment, his release, and how it has contributed to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks. As we near the July 20 deadline for a final deal, let us hope that Josh's vision for a more secure and peaceful Middle East is realized.

Report: No Iran Deal In Sight

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

VIENNA, July 15 (Reuters) - A deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program is improbable by a July 20 deadline and talks between Tehran and six world p...

The Iran Nuclear Talks Are Not Going Well, Deadline Looms

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nucle...

Israel and Saudi Arabia: Forging Ties on Quicksand

James Dorsey | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
James Dorsey

As states, Saudi Arabia and Israel share few, if any common values, despite some cultural values that are common to Wahhabism, the austere form of Islam adopted by the kingdom, and ultra-orthodox Jews. But they increasingly have common interests.

Can the U.S. and Iran Become Trustworthy Rivals?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Bahman Baktiari

It is time to end 35 years of wasteful cold war and mutual satanization with Iran. Both nations must instead focus their full diplomatic powers on stabilizing the deteriorating security conditions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

World Cup Boosts Iran's Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

James Dorsey | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Iranian team's performance so far with its 0:0 draw against Nigeria in its first World Cup match in which it was not defeated in its first tournament game as well as the encounter with Argentina, has spared Mr. Rouhani and his government being blamed for another failure.

Satirical Campaign Seeks To Hit Republicans For Refusing To Negotiate With Iran

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

A satirical campaign shedding light on Republican resistance to negotiate with Iran went live on Monday, coinciding with the return of nuclear talks b...

How Will Iran's Nuclear Waltz With the US End?

Raymond Barrett | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Raymond Barrett

If Tehran is looking for guidance on how to smother calls for political reform through a globalized economic renaissance, it needs look no farther than Beijing.

Khamenei: Iran Won't Bow To Pressure In Nuke Talks

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers moved to an ambitious new stage on Wednesday, with the two sides sitting down to start...

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.

Rand Paul Sounds Presidential in The Washington Post

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Senator Rand Paul wants to set the record straight on an issue that the foreign policy community in Washington considers one of the biggest priorities on its docket: The Iranian nuclear program. He is not... repeat, not... for containment of Iran.

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 ...

Talks With Iran Continue Amid Outrage Over Ambassador Pick

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washingt...

Undercutting the Iran Nuclear Talks

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The American side's ratcheting up, and rigidifying the terms of what it defines as an acceptable accord with Iran, reflects a readiness to risk seeing the talks collapse.