Laying Zero Enrichment to Rest

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by Ali Gharib With the self-imposed deadline for Iran nuclear talks looming, obstacles to reaching a deal are emerging mostly from the Iranian side. The majles, or parliament, passed a bill seeking to restrain inspections on Iranian soil. More importantly,… Continue Reading  

The Great Iran PMD Freakout

Sicherheitskonferenz am 01.02.2014 in München. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt

by Ali Gharib It was always going to happen this way. As talks between Iran and key world powers approached a June 30 deadline, the toughest issues would emerge not only as sticking points in the negotiations themselves but as… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Moves to Plan C for Congress

by Jim Lobe First, it wanted the Senate to pass a binding bill (Kirk-Menendez, or S. 1881) that was certain to sabotage the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany). When… Continue Reading  

Haaretz Interview with Congressional Iran Hawk Howard Berman

For the moment, set aside the actual prospects for a negotiated deal that would end the West’s standoff with Iran over its nuclear program. Such a deal, no matter its contours, will almost certainly face opposition from Capitol Hill. Look… Continue Reading