Iran Nuclear Talks Restart with New Tone

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by Jasmin Ramsey Geneva — On the eve of their resumed negotiations, Iran and the 6-world power P5+1 have set a tone differing from that sounded in talks before Iran’s June presidential election.

Containing Iran is the “Least Bad Policy” for the U.S.

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by Heather Hurlburt via IPS News The day that the much-heralded new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 world powers opens might seem like the wrong day to pick up Unthinkable, Kenneth Pollack’s new exploration of what to do… Continue Reading  

They Left Out Netanyahu’s Name Among the Signatories

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by Jim Lobe I think the position laid out in this letter is referred to as a “non-starter” and marks the point at which Congress moves from playing “bad cop” to spoiler. For reasons why, you can read today’s Foreign… Continue Reading  

Iran Talks Will Resume Amid Guarded Optimism, High Stakes

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva – Almost exactly four months after the election of Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, talks over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program will resume here on Tuesday. Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading  

Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased U.S. Intel

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by Gareth Porter via IPS News In an effort to provoke any possible opposition in U.S. political circles to a nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to exploiting an old claim that Iran is building… Continue Reading