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Iran Slams US Sanctions Enforcement

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

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.

US Polls on Iran Nuclear Deal

            Nearly two-thirds of Americans support an agreement with Iran that would lift sanctions in return for Tehran restricting its nu

Political Cartoons Reflect US-Iran Gap

             The new diplomatic initiative between Iran and the world’s six major powers has inspired cynical political cartoonists

Sanctions: How Much is Iran Hurting?

      Sanctions are costing Iran some $5 billion a month &mda

US-Iran Timeline Since 1979

           The following is a chronology of key events in U.S.-Iran relations since the 1979 revolution.

Part I: Opposition to a Deal - The Gulf

Robin Wright and Garrett Nada

Geneva Talks: Progress, But No Nuclear Deal

            Iran and the world’s six major powers made significant headway but ultimately failed to finalize an agreement at grueling ta

World Leaders on Upcoming Diplomatic Talks

      World leaders expressed skepticism that the second round of diplo

US Report: Sanctions Biting Harder

            The Congressional Research Service periodically releases a comprehensive report on Iran sanctions impact.

What Billboards Say on Iran’s Foreign Policy

            Iranian suspicion about the United States has been splashed across billboards and spray-painted on public walls ever since the 1

Report: Principles for Unwinding Sanctions

            Iran may be ready to limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, but removing punitive measures would require &

Iran's Man on Wire: Javad Zarif

Robin Wright
            When Mohammed

New Progress in Iran Nuke Talks?

            After talks on October 15 and 16, Iran and the world’s six powers reported that the nuclear talks were “substantive an

Zarif Diary on Historic US-Iran Talks

      In an all-time first for Iranian diplomacy, new

On the Record: Zarif, Kerry, Rice on US-Iran Talks

            On September 29, top officials from Iran and the United States explained their goals and reasoning in the first-ever talks betw

Rouhani Briefs Iranians on US Visit

            On September 29, President Hassan Rouhani briefed Iranians on his visit to the United Nations and his phone conversation with

Obama’s Historic Call with Rouhani

            On September 27, President Barack Obama revealed that he had a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

First US-Iran Step On Nuclear Talks

            In the hint of a possible breakthrough, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held the

Rouhani’s Interviews

      New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran

Breakfast with President Rouhani

Robin Wright

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