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All You Need to Know About Nuke Talk Issues

March 16, 2015
The following series details key aspects of Iran's nuclear program and the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world's six major powers.Part 1: ABCs of IssuesPart 2: ABCs of SitesPart 3: ABCs from KhameneiPart 4: ABCs of Talks So FarIran Nuke Program 1: ABCs of Issues There’s no one single…

Iran Nuke Program 1: ABCs of Issues

March 16, 2015
There’s no one single formula for a nuclear deal with Iran. The United States compares negotiations to solving a Rubik’s Cube™, because so many pieces are involved—and moving one moves all the others. (The world’s most popular puzzle has 43 quintillion permutations to solve it so all the colors…

Iran Nuke Program 2: ABCs of Sites

March 16, 2015
The following is a rundown of Iran’s key nuclear sites. Each was a subject at diplomatic talks between the Islamic Republic and the world's six major powers.        Bushehr Nuclear Facility  The Bushehr facility contains Iran’s first nuclear power plant. Its light-water reactor was loaded with…

Iran Nuke Program 3: ABCs from Khamenei

March 16, 2015
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has voiced his opposition to nuclear weapons on several occasions during the last decade. The following are excerpted remarks in reverse chronological order. A bitter irony of our era http://t.co/gN1ersK5d5 #IranTalksOman #Iran pic.twitter.com/UCzKhknhmG—…

Iran Nuke Program 4: ABCs of Talks So Far

March 16, 2015
The following is a rundown of key events in diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear program since President Hassan Rouhani took office in August 2013. 2013   Sept. 26 – Foreign ministers from P5+1 countries (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States) and Iran met on the sidelines of the…

Kerry on Iran’s Role in Iraq

March 16, 2015
On March 14, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the United States was aware of Iran’s involvement in Iraq. “We know that Iran has been engaged,” Kerry said during his remarks to the press in Sharm al Sheikh, Egypt. He also emphasized that the United States has not been directly…

Iran Parliament on Nuke Deal

March 16, 2015
On March 16, some 260 members of Iran’s parliament released a statement outlining their conditions for a nuclear deal with the world’s six major powers —Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States. The top demand was the “removal of all sanctions at once.” During a press…

Nuke Talks: Latest from Iran, P5+1

March 16, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. On March 16, the first day of talks, Zarif said solutions are “within reach” on certain issues while gaps remain on others. U.S. Secretary…

Zarif on Nuke Talks End Game

March 16, 2015
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Khorosan daily that there is "still one good opportunity to reach a deal” on the nuclear issue with the world’s six major powers." But if talks fail, the "U.S. miscalculation would be to blame," he warned in an interview. The following are…

Report: Proposed Laws Could Restrict Women’s Reproductive and Divorce Rights

March 16, 2015
Two proposed laws could restrict women’s reproductive rights in Iran, according to a new report by Amnesty International. One law would outlaw sterilization and restrict access to information about contraception. The other would disadvantage women without children in the labor market and make it…