Why Iran Suspects Western Calls for Transparency

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by Emma Scott On May 20, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at the Imam Hussein Military University in Tehran. Referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. watchdog mandated to deal with nuclear issues, he said that… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Talks: Crisis Group Points the Way

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by Peter Jenkins The talks to resolve concern about Iran’s nuclear program will resume in early September. The negotiators will have had time to read and reflect on a well-informed and wise report that the International Crisis Group (ICG) published… Continue Reading  

Will Iran Strike a Final Nuclear Deal?

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by Jasmin Ramsey The only certainty now about the talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program is that the negotiators have their work cut out for them. Other than occasional runaway comments to the press from France, and… Continue Reading  

US-Iran Bilateral Talks: On the Edge of a Nuclear Deal?

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by Robert E. Hunter With bilateral US-Iran talks taking place in Geneva today, notably topped for the US by Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who led earlier secret exchanges, negotiations between Iran and world powers might be entering their final… Continue Reading  

Zarif Hits Back

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by Farideh Farhi Speaking to CNN during the World Economic Forum in Davos this week Foreign Minister Javad Zarif got personal. He chided the US president, though he only named the “the White House”, for playing fast and loose with… Continue Reading