The Nuclear Deal Was A Win for Rouhani. But Iranians Have High Expectations.

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by Jasmin Ramsey A poll just out on Iranian public opinion in the wake of the historic nuclear deal reached in July indicates extensive domestic support for the accord and President Hassan Rouhani. That said, the support is tied to… Continue Reading  

Dissidents Join Iranian Majority in Supporting Nuclear Deal

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by Jasmin Ramsey Seventy-four prominent Iranians living abroad who self-identify as opponents or critics of the Iranian government have signed the following letter urging Congress to support the nuclear agreement with Iran. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and journalist Maziar Bahari, both former political… Continue Reading  

Changing Iran: Q&A with Ervand Abrahamian

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by Jasmin Ramsey Republican rejection of the Iranian nuclear deal dominated news headlines long before Congress received the 159-page document. Former presidential candidate John McCain—who derided President Obama’s willingness to engage Iran directly without preconditions during the 2008 election—was among… Continue Reading  

Be a Fly on the Wall in A Room Where History Was Made

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by Jasmin Ramsey To describe the process that led to the final deal on Iran’s nuclear program as long and difficult is both talking point and reality. The Europeans, known then as the EU-3 (France, Germany, UK), began the negotiations with Iran in 2003… Continue Reading  

A Long Road Reaches Iran Deal, But No Guarantees Going Forward

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by Jasmin Ramsey A historic deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme was announced today during the early morning hours in Vienna over a decade after talks between Tehran and world powers began.