Officials: “Progress” at Iran Geneva Talks


by Jasmin Ramsey Geneva — While Iran and 6 world powers known as the P5+1 are remaining secretive about the details of ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Nov. 7-8  talks here have kicked off with official statements that… Continue Reading  

U.S., Iran Try to Narrow Gaps on Nuclear Deal


by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva — Against the backdrop of a cautiously optimistic environment, Iran and 6 world powers known as the P5+1 are reconvening here for talks (Nov. 7-8) over Tehran’s nuclear program. While remaining tight-lipped about… Continue Reading  

Understanding Iran Ahead of Geneva Talks Round II


by Farideh Farhi & Jasmin Ramsey Editor’s Note: Following is Jasmin Ramsey’s introduction and interview with Farideh Farhi, an independent scholar and expert on Iran from the University of Hawaii who has been in Tehran since the end of August. … Continue Reading  

U.S.-Iran Poised for Breakthrough on Nuclear Issue


by Jim Lobe via IPS News On the 34th anniversary of the seizure by Iranian militants of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, a growing number of experts here believe Washington and the Islamic Republic may be moving toward détente, if not… Continue Reading  

Whither Nuclear Talks with Iran?


by Peter Jenkins via IPS News On a purely rational view, it is hard not to be optimistic about the upcoming talks with Iran in Geneva (Nov. 7-8), and about what might follow. On the Iranian side, the negotiations are… Continue Reading