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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

Congressional Actions on Iran

The following is a roundup of Congressional legislation, letters, and other actions relating to the ongoing negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Nuke Talks: Latest from Iran, P5+1

On March 26, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resumed talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Khamenei on Nowruz: Nuke Deal Must Lift Sanctions

On March 20, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a statement on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, encouraging “close cooperation between the people and the administr

Nuke Talks: Latest from Iran, P5+1

On March 2, deputy foreign ministers from Iran and the world’s six major powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States – resumed negotiations over Ir

Netanyahu Speech: The Text

On March 3, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized a potential nuclear deal with Iran in an address to Congress in Washington, D.C.

AIPAC Conference: Officials on Iran

On March 2, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned attendees of the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference that Iran “vows to annihilate Israel.&

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UN: Questions Remain on Nuclear Research

On February 19, the U.N. nuclear watchdog reported that Iran has yet to provide explanations regarding possible military dimensions of its nuclear program.

Report: Nuke Deal Would Support Nonproliferation

A nuclear deal between Iran and the world’s six major powers would generally strengthen nonproliferation efforts, according to a new report by Jeffrey Kaplow and Rebecca Davis Gibbons at t

Nuke Talks: Latest from Iran, P5+1

Iran and the world’s six major powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States – held a series of nuclear talks in January and February.

Nuke Deal Could Boost US-Iran Relations

A nuclear deal could generate new opportunities for cooperation between the United States and Iran, according to a new policy brief by the Center for a New American Security.

Former US Congressman Visits Iran

Interview with Jim Slattery

Parliament Debates Nuclear Deal

On January 6, Iran’s parliament called a snap vote over Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s handling of nuclear talks with the world’s six major powers.

Vienna Nuke Talks: Iran Hardliners React

            Hardliners in Iran's parliament and media criticized ongoing nuclear talks with the world's six major powers, following the a

Vienna Nuke Talks: Iran, P5+1 on Extension

            On November 24, Iran and the world's six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States - agree

Vienna Nuke Talks: Congressional Reaction

            U.S. lawmakers issued wide-ranging reactions to news of the seven-month extension of nuclear talks with Iran.

Vienna Nuke Talks: Rouhani on Extension

            On November 24, President Hassan Rouhani assured Iranians that diplomacy “will lead to a deal, sooner or later” f

Report: Nuclear Deal Could Boost Rouhani

            A successful nuclear deal between Iran and the world's six major powers would allow Rouhani and other centrists to increase the

Latest on Nuke Talks: What Iran, P5+1 Say

           Less than two weeks remain until the November 24 deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the world's six major powers -- Britai

Oman Nuclear Talks Yield Few Results

            Officials from Iran and world’s six major powers did not report any significant progress after holding talks in Oman.

UN: Little Progress on Iran Nuclear Program

            Iran still has not provided information on key areas of investigation into the potential military dimensions of its nuclear pro

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief on Iran

             International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano called on Iran to take concrete measures to resol

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Iran's Logic in Iraq War vs. Nuclear Talks

            A comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 may be possible prior to the November 24 deadline, despite widespread pe

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Latest on Nuke Talks: What Iran, P5+1 Say

           Less than 30 days remain until the November 24 deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the world's six major powers -- Britain,

Iran Nuke Program 1: ABCs of Issues

      There’s no one single formula for a nuclear deal wi

Iran Nuke Program 2: ABCs of Sites

      The following is a rundown of Iran’s key n

Iran Nuke Program 3: ABCs from Khamenei

            Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has voiced his opposition to nuclear weapons on several occasions during the last decade.

Vienna Nuke Talks: A Little Headway

            The world’s six major powers and Iran have made some pro

Khamenei’s Red Lines on Nuclear Talks

            In October and September, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office released three infographics outlining his suppor

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