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The Uncomfortable Reminder Parchin Sends Amid Talks

Iran’s nukes are in the news. Again. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is set to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna next week, according to Reuters. If this week’s

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Iran Catches West Off Guard With New Nuclear Demands

Delegates from Iran and the six world powers met in Vienna once again this week for yet another round of expert-level talks. America warned that the negotiators might not be able to meet the July 20 deadline for inking a

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Fruitful Talks On A Fruitful Nuclear Program

This week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton held yet more “useful” and “fruitful” nuclear talks, this time in Istanbul. Iran has said that a deal is still possible, although agreement on key

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

What P5+1 Bullies Have to Work With

A third round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers ended Wednesday, halfway through the time allotted to the parties to ink a final-status deal. At the conclusion of the talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU

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Posted in BBC, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Ashton In Iran: Clouded with Iranian (!) Criticism

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s visit to Iran, the first by an European official in her position to do so since 2008, sparked a poster campaign against her and a  flurry of media responses both within Iran and outside

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Other News

An Iranian Cargo Too Big To Sweep Under The (Persian) Rug?

A cargo of long-range rockets and mortars intercepted by Israeli forces in the Red Sea was put under international scrutiny this week as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of being behind the shipment. An address given by Netanyahu

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Walls Crumbling in EU?

Piece by piece, in several languages and without attracting too much attention, the media is revealing a diminishing EU resolve on the Iranian nuclear crisis and sanctions. On the sidelines of the Geneva talks, top EU officials could be heard

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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