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Halfway: US Assesses Nuke Talks with Iran

      On April 9, a senior U.S.

Nowruz Greetings: From US to Israel

           On March 20, government officials from the United States, Great Britain and Israel sent Nowruz greetings to the Iranian people.

US Opens Way for Academic Exchanges

            On March 20, the U.S. Treasury authorized accredited U.S.

Iran Defeated the US: In Wrestling

            Iran defeated its two major rivals, Russia and the United States, at the 2014 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles.

Congress Warns Iran in Letters to Obama

      On March 18, 83 U

Kerry on Disappearance of Robert Levinson

            On March 9, Secretary of State Kerry asked Iran to work cooperatively to ensure the safe return of retired FBI agent Robert Lev

US General on Iran: Challenge & Opportunity

      On March 5, U.S.

Gallup:Iran No Longer Number One Enemy

            Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States’ greatest enemy as did two years ago, according to a new Gallup pol

State Dept: 2013 Human Rights Report on Iran

            On February 27, the State Department released its annual country reports on human rights practices.

Treasury Exempts Sanctions on Technology

            On February 7, the U.S.

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: "Nothing Impossible" on US Relations

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

Iran Disinvited from Syria Peace Talks

            On January 20, the United Nations revoked its invitation to Iran to attend the peace talks on Syria.

Day 1 of Nuke Deal: US, IAEA, EU Remarks

            The nuclear deal between Iran and the world’s six major powers went into effect on January 20.

Feinstein on Iran in Senate Speech

             On January 14, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) made the following speech on the Senate Floor.

Nuclear Deal to Start January 20

            Iran and the world’s six major powers agreed to begin implementing the Geneva nuclear agreement on January 20.

Zarif: Talks Not Dead, Iran Committed to Nuclear Deal

            On December 15, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that talks on implementing the Geneva nuclear deal were “derai

Iran Slams US Sanctions Enforcement

            On December 13, Iran’s foreign ministry slammed Washington for blacklisting more than a dozen companies and individuals

US Sanctions Networks Linked to Nuclear Program

      On December 12, the U.S.

Zarif: Sanctions Would Kill Nuclear Deal

            The following article first appeared in Tags: Congress, Diplomacy, Negotiations, Nuclear, P5 1, Syria, United States, Zarif, Iran Policy

Poll: Americans Support Deal but are Skeptical

            Six in ten Americans support the interim deal on Iran's controversial nuclear program, according to a new AP-GfK poll.

Poll: Americans Divided on Nuclear Agreement

            Some 43 percent of Americans disapprove of the interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program while 32 percent approve, according to

Report: Iran’s Missiles Raise Tensions in Gulf

            Iran has raised tensions in the Middle East by increasing the number, range and capability of its rockets and missiles, accordi

Poll: Americans Back Geneva Deal 2-to-1

            Americans support the interim nuclear deal with Iran by a two-to-one margin, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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