Iran Nuclear Deal Likely to Increase US Regional Leverage

by Jim Lobe A successful agreement on Iran’s nuclear program could significantly enhance US leverage and influence throughout the greater Middle East, according to a new report signed by 31 former senior US officials and regional experts released here Wednesday.

Iran Nuclear Accord “Unlikely” Without Easing Sanctions

via IPS News Iran is unlikely to agree to curb its nuclear programme unless the U.S. and its Western allies are prepared to ease tough economic sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic over the past decade, according to a major… Continue Reading  

U.S. Escalation Against Iran Would Carry High Cost for Global Economy

via IPS News The world economy would bear substantial costs if the United States took steps to significantly escalate the conflict with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, according to the findings of a Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) special… Continue Reading