Iran Talks: A Painful Choice Looms

President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

by Peter Jenkins The absence of any late September breakthrough on the central issue in the nuclear negotiation with Iran—Iran’s mastery of uranium enrichment, a technology that can be used for both civil and military purposes—has triggered speculation that the… Continue Reading  

Will a Reassuring IAEA Picture Influence US-Iran Negotiations?

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by Peter Jenkins The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), issued on May 23, suggests a determined and so far impressive effort by Iran to dispel suspicion of its nuclear intentions. Tehran is complying fully with its… Continue Reading  

Why Have An Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better?

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by Jim Lobe I guess that’s one of the things that occurred to me when I received this Press Release and the letter to the president (reproduced below my post) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) yesterday. All but one… 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  

Israeli Leaders Respond with Scowls to Rouhani’s Election

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by Marsha B. Cohen For most Israeli politicians, the news of the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran, is not good. That it is considered good news by anyone else makes it that much worse. In… Continue Reading