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Iran: Nuclear Deal Within Reach

Iran says a deal is within reach by November 24. Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and senior European Union envoy Catherine Ashton in Oman on Sunday to try to narrow big gaps before full negotiations formally resume in Vienna on Nov. 18. The decade-long standoff over Western […]

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is looking toward his political future. Ahmadinejad has been relatively quiet since the ascendance of the moderate Rouhani, but the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) is only one of many outlets that have reported on his desire to make a comeback. According to Amir Mohebbian, a leading political analyst, Ahmadinejad’s attempt […]

Iran, US hold direct talks in Geneva for nuclear deal (via AFP) Senior Iranian and US officials began direct talks in Geneva on Monday, urgently trying to find common ground over Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme as a July deadline for a lasting deal looms. For the Islamic republic, the goal is to make a… Now […]

John Bolton, the former George W. Bush Ambassador to the UN, a long-time opponent of that organization, has formed a political action committee in his own name. Bolton is circulating an email raising the specter of a nuclear Iran placing it’s as-yet undeveloped weapons on ships anchored in international waters within striking range of the […]

On Fox News Sunday the former Connecticut Senator expressed either what he thinks will happen and/or what he hopes will happen. LIEBERMAN: Yes, I want to talk about the legislation introduced in the Senate now sponsored by almost 50 members, which would impose tougher new sanctions on Iran if these negotiations fail. President Obama has […]

Norman Podhoretz, a former editor of Commentary magazine for 35 years,  is a big name in conservative circles. He’s advocating we “strike Iran now.” Given how very unlikely it is that President Obama, despite his all-options-on-the-table protestations to the contrary, would ever take military action, the only hope rests with Israel. If, then, Israel fails […]

Reuters/Ipsos shows that Americans overwhelmingly favor the Iran deal. According to the Reuters/Ipsos survey, 44 percent of Americans support the interim deal reached between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, and 22 percent oppose it. While indicating little trust among Americans toward Iranian intentions, the survey also underscored a strong desire to avoid new […]

In typical anti-Obama fashion, Republicans were against the deal with Iran even before the details were announced. A couple of minutes after 9 p.m. on Saturday, word crossed the news wires that negotiators in Geneva had reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Then, at 9:08 p.m. — before any details of the pact were […]

Fred Kaplan at Slate says the Iran deal is everything President Obama wanted to achieve. Had George W. Bush made the deal, Republicans would be ecstatic. The deal just signed by Iran and the P5+1 nations (the United States, Britain, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) is precisely the hoped-for deal laid out [by the […]

Ben Smith at Buzzfeed believes with the new Iran deal, President Obama may now be more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than he was when he received it. Obama was elected as an anti-war figure, but his legacy has been split between winding down two wars and escalating America’s campaign of drone strikes and […]

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