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  1. Relief as Talks Extended; Surrender on Bomb Research; Smuggling Ignored

    Relief was the main reaction to the announcement last week that the nuclear talks with Iran had been extended for another seven months. The main loser was the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran was supposed to explain suspicious research that seemed ...

  2. Talks Extended a Second Time

    On November 24 the nuclear talks with Iran were extended for an additional seven months, as Iran and six world powers failed for the second time to agree on the fate of that country’s nuclear effort. During a press conference after the extension was announ ...

  3. 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’ ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Amidst Pessimism, Diplomats Prepare for Another Round of Nuclear Talks

    September 22, 2014 Policy Briefs Nuclear Talks resumed on Tehran’s nuclear program last Friday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. These negotiations – the first high-level talks since an interim nuclear accord was extended in July- ...

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