Guarded Tone in Geneva as Negotiators Seek Iran Accord

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Amidst rising expectations of a breakthrough, Iran and six world powers Wednesday resumed their quest for a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme that seemed just within reach earlier this month. In the first… Continue Reading  

Obama Gets More Time for Iran Nuclear Deal

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News The administration of President Barack Obama appears to have succeeded in preventing Congress from enacting new sanctions against Iran before the next round of nuclear-related talks between the U.S. and other great powers and… Continue Reading  

What to Make of a Near Miss

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by Peter Jenkins Sometimes the fog of diplomacy can be as thick as the fog of battle. So it has been in the case of last week’s talks in Geneva — until, that is, the publication of an account in… Continue Reading  

UPDATED: No Deal Yet Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

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by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated to reflect the conclusion of the Nov 7-10 talks over Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva — Despite rising hopes set by an unexpected turn of events, negotiations here between Iran and… Continue Reading  

U.S., Iran Try to Narrow Gaps on Nuclear Deal

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva — Against the backdrop of a cautiously optimistic environment, Iran and 6 world powers known as the P5+1 are reconvening here for talks (Nov. 7-8) over Tehran’s nuclear program. While remaining tight-lipped about… Continue Reading