Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Jul 2, 2015

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

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A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex ...

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

Feb 9, 2015

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

Iran’s foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old standoff nears its end-game. Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed the ...

Aug 28, 2014

Iran says it tested new nuclear enrichment machine

Iran has conducted “mechanical” tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear program. Iran’s development of new centrifuges to replace ...

Jul 27, 2014

More time for a deal with Iran

The biggest question about the four-month extension of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program is what impact Russian President Vladimir Putin's behavior, Israeli-Palestinian hostilities and the U.S. elections will have on them.

Iran, U.S. announce surprise nuclear talks

Jun 8, 2014

Iran, U.S. announce surprise nuclear talks

Iran and the United States will on Monday and Tuesday hold their first direct talks in decades, in an unprecedented move toward securing a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the West. The discussions will take place in Geneva, with the U.S. delegation led ...