New Survey Indicates Majority Support for Iran Deal

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by Jim Lobe  After assessing detailed arguments for and against the pending Iran deal, as well as alternatives proposed by its critics, a majority of a representative sample of registered voters concluded that Congress should approve the July 14 agreement… Continue Reading  

The IAEA Faces a Major Credibility Test

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by Robert Kelley On December 11, the spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that his agency was, as Gareth Porter asserted on this website earlier this month, not interested in accepting a recent invitation by Iran to… Continue Reading  

Iran Military Option: An Increasingly Daunting Challenge

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by Wayne White Although the Obama administration appears to be currently focused on resisting calls to increase sanctions on Iran while negotiations over its nuclear program are in session, the far more dangerous “military option” is alive and well in… Continue Reading  

Iran Seeks Reciprocity in Nuclear Negotiations

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by Mohammad Ali Shabani Iran and the P5+1 — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — are set to resume nuclear talks in Kazakhstan on 26 February, but little appears to have changed since their… Continue Reading  

Khatami-era Nuclear Negotiator Explains why Iran doesn’t want the bomb

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According to Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, the spokesperson for Iran’s nuclear negotiating team (2003-2005) and now a visiting scholar at Princeton University, an Iranian nuclear weapon “would provide only a short-term regional advantage that would turn into a longer-term vulnerability”. Arrested… Continue Reading