Phased End of Iranian Arms Embargo Is US Victory

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by Henry Johnson The benefits that Iran will accrue by complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have set off alarm bells in Washington. Opponents have misrepresented the deal’s lifting of an international arms embargo as a major… Continue Reading  

Iran Project Report Assesses Debate Over New Sanctions

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by Jim Lobe The Iran Project has just published the first in a series of “Short Reports” on Iran, its negotiations with the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany), and U.S. policy, which it plans to… Continue Reading  

Guarded Tone in Geneva as Negotiators Seek Iran Accord

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Amidst rising expectations of a breakthrough, Iran and six world powers Wednesday resumed their quest for a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme that seemed just within reach earlier this month. In the first… Continue Reading  

Advocates of Iran Engagement Get Unexpected Boost

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News For the first time in many months, supporters of intensified diplomatic engagement with Iran appear to be gaining strength here. Following last month’s surprise election of Hassan Rouhani – widely considered the most moderate of… Continue Reading  

Diplomacy is Still Washington’s Best Option for Iran

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by Jasmin Ramsey Two conversations are presently occurring in Washington about Iran. Hawks and hardliners are searching for new ways to force the Obama administration to tighten or impose further sanctions, and/or discussing when the US should strike the country. Meanwhile,… Continue Reading