The U.S.-Iran Wrestling Match

by Alireza Nader via IPS News From Tehran’s perspective, the current negotiations between Iran and the United States may be best described as a wrestling match. Before President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA), his boss, Supreme… Continue Reading

Speculation over Iran-U.S. Détente Continues Apace

by Jim Lobe via IPS News On the eve of a possible – if seemingly accidental – encounter between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the corridors of the U.N. Secretariat building Tuesday, speculation over the… Continue Reading

Israel Needs a Peaceful Settlement with Iran

by Rod Mamudi In its nuclear program, [Iran’s] government enters with full power and has complete authority. I have given the nuclear negotiations portfolio to foreign ministry. The problem won’t be from our side. We have sufficient political latitude to… Continue Reading

This Week in Iran News — September 13-20

by Shawn Amoei Foreign Affairs Addressing an annual gathering of IRGC officials, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei spoke of the necessity for “heroic flexibility” in diplomacy. President Hassan Rouhani welcomed a Russian proposal aimed at eliminating Syria’s nuclear weapons. Rouhani spoke… Continue Reading