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  1. Report on Iran's Nuclear Fatwa Distorts Its History

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    The Barack Obama administration's new interest in the 2004 religious verdict, or 'fatwa', by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banning the possession of nuclear weapons, long dismissed by national security officials, has prompted the New York Times to review the significance of the fatwa for the first time in several years.

  2. Renewed Talks with Iran Fuel Both Optimism and Caution

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    U.S. and Iranian officials were optimistic about renewed talks over the weekend between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, but analysts here urge the United States to keep its expectations in check and establish clear goals for future negotiations.

  3. U.S.-Israel Deal to Demand Qom Closure Threatens Nuclear Talks

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    The Barack Obama administration has adopted a demand in the negotiations with Iran beginning Saturday that its Fordow enrichment facility must be shut down and eventually dismantled based on an understanding with Israel that risks the collapse of the negotiations.

  4. Annan: Iran Can Be Part of Syria 'Solution'

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Kofi Annan, the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy on Syria, has welcomed Iranian support for his efforts to secure peace in the country, telling Tehran that it can be 'part of the solution'.

  5. Cold Spring Forecast in Iran-Turkey Relations

    Friday, April 06, 2012

    Ties between Turkey and Iran appear to be headed downward in the wake of Tehran's statement earlier this week that it would prefer not to hold the negotiations with the P5+1 group on its nuclear programme in Istanbul, as had been announced last week by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton.

  6. OP-ED: Hope for Iran's Youth

    Monday, April 02, 2012

    The vast majority of political power in Iran today lies in the hands of old bearded men in robes and turbans, plus the minor exception of a short cartoonish-looking man with a penchant for provocation and Members Only jackets.

  7. Israeli Experts Mum on Iran Attack to Support Bibi's Bluff

    Monday, April 02, 2012

    A striking feature of the Israeli political landscape in recent months has been the absence of a serious debate on the issue of the threat of war with Iran led by national security figures.

  8. Israel Shields Public from Risks of War with Iran

    Thursday, March 29, 2012

    The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been telling Israelis that Israel can attack Iran with minimal civilian Israeli casualties as a result of retaliation, and that reassuring message appears to have headed off any widespread Israeli fear of war with Iran and other adversaries.

  9. Ahead of Revived Talks, US Wavers: Diplomacy or Sanctions for Iran?

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    A former top state department official singled out diplomatic engagement as the best available option for ending decades of 'mistrust and misunderstanding' between Washington and Tehran.

  10. Ahead of Revived Talks, US Wavers: Diplomacy or Sanctions for Iran?

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    A former top state department official singled out diplomatic engagement as the best available option for ending decades of 'mistrust and misunderstanding' between Washington and Tehran.

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