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Iran Nuclear Talks

Saudi Arabia Accepts Iran's Friend Request

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Just as I need to see the faces of Iranian friends to ascertain that they are known to me, Iran's new pick for the role of ambassador to Saudi Arabia is a friendly face. This is a positive sign.

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 ...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: A Supreme Autocrat Not a Shia Messiah

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

A recent tactical shift in Ayatollah Khamenei's policies indicate that he has increasingly become less powerful or "Supreme" as the mainstream media reveals or as his title indicates.

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...

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...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Study: Iran Sanctions Cost The U.S. Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the deadline looming in talks between the United States and Iran to reach a nuclear deal, an Iranian-American advocacy group has re...

Kerry Tries To Save Iran Nuclear Talks Days Before Deadline

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the...

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...

Working Together Is a Tough Decision for Iran and the US

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Countering ISIS is the common goal of two old adversaries, the US and Iran. Both are increasingly worried about ISIS' rapid progress in Iraq as it plows through towns and cities in northern and western Iraq. Still, it appears they cannot find a way to cooperate.

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.

The Supreme Leader, Khamenei's Euphoria About Drones

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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.

Russia Warns West It May Change Its Stance On Iran

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia may revise its stance in the Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, a senior diplomat warned Wednesday...

Iran Nuclear Talks Focus On 2 Thorny Issues

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

* Nuclear talks in Vienna focus on Arak plant, enrichment * Discussions "substantive and useful" - EU's Ashton * Iran fo...

Erich Ferrari on the 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Iran vs. Sanctions Architects

Omid Memarian | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Erich Ferrari, a lawyer who provides counsel to those who wish to get off the sanctions list, says the Iranians are very smart and sophisticated negotiators, but on the issue of understanding the sanctions regime and what is being offered to them, they are at a disadvantage.

Iran's Supreme Leader Orders 'Economy Of Resistance' Amid Nuke Talks

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Even as Iran negotiates on a nuclear pact in exchange for an end to sanctions, the country's top leader is taking precautionary steps ...

Iran, U.S. Meet As Nuclear Deal Talks Begin

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a fin...

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 ...

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.

Luke Johnson

House Democrats Mobilize Against Iran Sanctions Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats are mobilizing their colleagues against a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran, circulating a letter that backs Presi...