Analysts Say Nuclear Talks Should Continue Despite Sabre-Rattling

via IPS News The one agreement that talks between Iran and the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany – produced after a “technical meeting” in Istanbul was a decision to schedule more talks.… Continue Reading  

Who’s the stranger in Moscow?

Song: “Stranger in Moscow” by the late and great, Michael Jackson Julian Borger, Laura Rozen and Scott Peterson report on the “wide gap” and the “nitty gritty” details of the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent… Continue Reading  

Democratic Heavyweights Advocate Broadening Negotiations with Iran

Last month in a barely noticed op-ed prominent voices Lee H. Hamilton, Gary Hart and Matthew Hodes strongly recommended focusing on “shared interests” and the “broader issues” that have marred U.S.-Iran relations since the Iranian revolution during renewed talks with Tehran.… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks: Progress Requires Confidence-Building

Laura Rozen’s article “US Mulls Seeking Broader Deal In Nuclear Talks With Iran” is extremely interesting but also worrying. It’s unclear what “a broader proposal” would look like but the implication that it would be “accompanied by a military threat”… Continue Reading  

Romney Adviser Bolton Cheers For Iran Diplomacy To Fail: ‘Fortunately’ There Was No Breakthrough

via Think Progress It’s almost as if Mitt Romney adviser John Bolton is rooting for a war with Iran. That’s sure what it seems like when the hawkish former U.N. ambassador cheers the lack of concrete progress in diplomatic talks with… Continue Reading