Iran Can Help Europe to Resolve Trump’s Nuclear Challenge

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by Peter Jenkins On March 5, after discussions with his French counterpart, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: EU should compel US to abide by JCPOA rather than trying to appease it by repeating its extraneous demands…US and EU should… Continue Reading  

Iran: A Lesson in the Art of Building Confidence

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by Peter Jenkins Much of the comment on yesterday’s “decisive step” towards a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), which will ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, has been based on the factsheet put out by the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Enrichment Offer: So Near And Yet Not Far Enough

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by Peter Jenkins So much has been written and said about the uranium enrichment aspect of the 14-month nuclear negotiation with Iran that it is hard to look at it with fresh eyes, and starting from first principles. Nonetheless what… Continue Reading  

Did Hassan Rouhani Dupe Europe in 2003?

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by Peter Jenkins In defence of his 2003-05 record, Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani writes, “While we were talking with the Europeans in Tehran, we were installing equipment in parts of the facility in Isfahan. In fact, by creating a calm… Continue Reading  

Tale of a Missed Opportunity

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by Peter Jenkins When two or more aficionados of the Iranian nuclear controversy are gathered together, the conversation will turn at some point to whether opportunities for resolving the issue peacefully have been missed. Some see a missed opportunity in… Continue Reading