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Geneva Round III: High Hopes, Deep Divide

            On the eve of new talks, key players from Iran and the world’s six major powers remained firmly committed to rival positi

Rand Report: The Days After a Nuclear Deal

            On April 3, the Rand Corporation convened a day-long conference on Iran in the days after a nuclear deal.

Khamenei’s Red Lines on Nuclear Talks

            On April 9, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei outlined six redlines on nuclear talks in an address to the Atomic Energy Org

Rouhani: Sanctions Starting to Unravel

            On April 15, President Hassan Rouhani told a crowd in Sistan and Baluchistan province that international sanctions on Iran are

Iran Nuclear Talks Plow Ahead

            The following article was originally published as Tags: Diplomacy, Nuclear

Pix: Zarif and Ashton The Ups and Downs

             Iran’s tenuous relationship with the West has been illustrated by the ups and downs in the relationship between Foreig

Rouhani on Nowruz: Nuke Agreement Possible

           On March 20, President Hassan Rouhani expressed optimism for reaching a final nuclear agreement in a televised statement marking Now

EU’s Ashton on Landmark Visit to Iran

            E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton arrived in Tehran on March 8 for a two-day visit—the first visit by an E.U.

Realistic Options for Final Nuclear Deal

            A final nuclear deal that satisfies both Iran and the world’s six major powers will require hard compromises on five key

US General on Iran: Challenge & Opportunity

      On March 5, U.S.

Israeli Voices on Iran Part 2: Doves

            Israel does not speak with one voice on Iran. Several politicians and current and former intelligence officials have bro

Kerry: Time to Seize Diplomatic Moment

            On March 2 and 3, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s commi

US Briefs Israel on Iran Nuke Talks

      On February 22, Under Secretary of State f

Vienna Talks: New Nuke Deal Framework

            On February 20, Iran and the world’s six major powers agreed on a framework for comprehensive talks on Tehran’s co

Political Cartoons II: Iran and the Arabs

            The following political cartoons illustrate Iranian views of Arab reactions to progress on solving the nuclear dispute.

Members of Congress Support Iran Diplomacy

            More than 100 members of the U.S.

State Dept Outlines Terms for Enduring Nuke Deal

            On February 4, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela

Treasury Dept: Sanctions Far from Being Lifted

            On February 4, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S.

Kerry and Zarif: Meeting in Munich


Hillary Clinton on Iran: Give Talks a Chance


State of the Union: Obama on Iran

            On Janua

The Elders in Tehran: To Advance Dialogue

            On January 27, the independent group of global leaders called The Elders began a three-day visit to Iran to “encour

Polls: Americans Support Nuclear Deal

            The majority of Americans support the interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, according to two new polls.

Kerry at Davos: Addresses Iran Issues

            Secretary of State John Kerry spoke extensively about Iran at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Rouhani at Davos: Invites Oil Execs, Speech in Tweets

            On January 23, President Hassan Rouhani invited oil companies to invest in Iran in an address to some 30 executives at the Worl

Rouhani at Davos: "Nothing Impossible" on US Relations

            On January 22, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would respond positively to U.S.

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