Will EU Blacklist All of Hezbollah?


by Eldar Mamedov When President Donald Trump threatened not to waive sanctions on the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) unless the agreement´s supposed flaws were “fixed,” he also issued a number of demands… Continue Reading  

France and Iran Are Back to Business


by Emma Scott After a decade of wrangling over the nuclear program, President Rouhani found himself in Italy and France last week in search of business in the automotive, transportation, hydrocarbon, and industrial sectors. That Rouhani choose to visit Paris… Continue Reading  

Europe Uses Iranian Trips to Bolster Nuclear Deal


by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent It seems like a weekly tradition for senior European officials to travel to Iran. On August 4, for the third consecutive week, a delegation of Europeans arrived in Tehran, this time as part of an economic… Continue Reading  

Resolving the Remaining Issues in Iran Talks


by Adnan Tabatabai Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council and Germany) left the negotiating table in Lausanne last week without agreeing to a path toward a Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPOA). They… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks: Reading the Tea Leaves


by François Nicoullaud Secretary of State John Kerry has a hectic traveling schedule, and this month’s itinerary has been particularly focused on doing everything to ensure a good deal with Iran over its nuclear program is achieved by the deadline of… Continue Reading