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  1. Election of New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: P5+1 Cautiously Optimistic

    On June 14, 2013, Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s presidential election; he was sworn in on August 4. Rouhani has been described as a relative moderate among the candidates competing for the presidency. His victory was greeted with caution by the United States a ...

  2. Anticipation and Unease as the World Reacts to Interim Nuclear Accord between Iran and the P5+1

    Reactions to the recently-announced interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 have ranged across the spectrum, from cautious but hopeful optimism to skepticism and condemnation. The agreement calls for a six-month freeze of Iran’s uranium enrichment a ...

  3. Talks in NY Fail to Clear Enrichment Logjam

    Talks on a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran continued last week in New York, although any progress achieved was apparently not enough to justify elevating negotiations to the foreign minister level. Officials from both the P5+1 states and Iran voi ...

  4. Warnings from Israel and Congress after Talks Fail

    Warning flags went up in Israel and Congress last week, after nuclear talks with Iran ended again in failure on September 26. On September 29, in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran was trying ...

  5. Iran Rebuffs Inspectors Again on Eve of New Talks

    October 14, 2014 Policy Briefs On October 7-8, Iran refused once again to answer questions from the International Atomic Energy Agency about research with possible nuclear weapon applications, including alleged work on the initiation of high explosives an ...

  6. Deadlock Reigns in Nuclear Talks

    Yet another round of nuclear talks with Iran ended last week, with the parties in deadlock on essential points. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent six hours in talks in Vienna on October 15, where he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and ...

  7. Iran to Blame if Talks Fail, Says U.S.

    As the present nuclear talks with Iran slipped into their final month, U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman warned that the world would blame Iran if the talks failed. In a speech on October 23, Under Secretary Sherman said that Iran had been offere ...

  8. U.S. Hints at Goals for Nuclear Deal

    November 4, 2014 Policy Briefs Last week, the United States uttered the clearest statement so far of its aims for a nuclear deal with Iran.  In an interview on October 30, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry specified what he saw as “four present pathways ...

  9. October Surprise: Obama Sends Khamenei another Letter

    On November 6, the Wall Street Journal reported that in mid-October, U.S. President Barack Obama sent Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei a secret letter. The Journal said the letter stressed that any cooperation against Islamic extremists operati ...

  10. Suspicion Mounts as Deadline Nears; Russia to Sell Iran More Reactors

    Suspicion about what might come out of the nuclear talks with Iran continued to mount last week. Two U.S. Senators announced their bipartisan intent to impose additional sanctions on Iran if the talks yielded a deal they saw as weak. A day earlier, Israel’ ...

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