Next for Iran: Lifting the Arms Embargoes

by Emma Scott Having survived the US Senate, the nuclear deal concluded between Iran and the P5+1 will now be formally adopted, and implementation will follow. Whether you are pro-deal or anti-deal, the truth is that the Joint Comprehensive Plan… Continue Reading  

The Nuclear Deal and Iran’s Missile Program

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent On July 20, 2015, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2231, endorsing the Iran nuclear agreement and overturning previous resolutions that imposed restrictions on Iran over its nuclear program. However, not all of the restrictions levied… 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  

Here’s How Iranian Hardliners Have Reacted to the Nuclear Deal

by Lobelog’s Tehran correspondent The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 on Tuesday has elicited a wave of reactions from key figures within Iran’s establishment. On Tuesday night, mere hours after the agreement was announced, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Alliance of Convenience with the Taliban?

by Lobelog’s Tehran correspondent Iranian officials have confirmed reports of a visit by an Afghan Taliban delegation to Tehran in May. But details of what transpired in these meetings have been scant.