Is Iran Escalating the Nuclear Issue?

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by Mohammad Ali Shabani Most headlines on Iran’s launch of uranium-related sites on April 9th — its National Day of Nuclear Technology — linked it to the diplomatic deadlock in Kazakhstan. Tehran was regarded as pursuing escalation, perhaps in frustration… Continue Reading  

Tehran Mulls Almaty II Amid Hopes for More Give and Take

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by Farideh Farhi via IPS News The meeting between Iran and the so-called P5+1 (five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) that took place in late February in Almaty, Kazakhstan was described as positive and even a… 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  

Few Hopes for Iran Breakthrough

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Despite an agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) to resume long-delayed talks about Tehran’s nuclear programme in Kazakhstan at the end of this month,… Continue Reading  

Gharib and Lobe: Glimmer of Hope in Latest Talks

More than thirty years of enmity and deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Iran aren’t going to go away overnight — or over two meetings, maybe four, five, ten. It will take time. So one thing to be heartened by… Continue Reading