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Editorials Nov 29, 2013

Upholding the Iran nuclear deal

The six-month accord that Iran struck with six Western countries on Nov. 23 gives it a chance to dispel international concerns about its nuclear program while improving the lives of its citizens.

Iran nuclear deal faces test with hard-liners

World | ANALYSIS Nov 27, 2013

Iran nuclear deal faces test with hard-liners

Even before Iran's envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Hassan Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: selling the give and take to his country's powerful insider interests led by the ...

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

World Nov 27, 2013

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

One hundred days into his first term as Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani offered an upbeat progress report to the country Tuesday, two days after a nuclear deal with world powers gave his young administration a much-needed boost. "We pride ourselves on being accountable to our ...

World Nov 27, 2013

Deal divides Americans held captive in hostage crisis

To some of the Americans subjected to mock executions and other torment during more than a year as hostages in Iran three decades ago, it seems like a mistake to trust the regime in Tehran to keep its promises in a nuclear deal brokered ...

World Nov 25, 2013

Iran deal could complicate U.S. foreign policy efforts in Mideast

As it continues to juggle balls through seemingly never-ending foreign policy crises, the Obama administration finally has brought one safely to ground, at least temporarily. The historic agreement reached Sunday with Iran marks a decisive moment in U.S.-Iranian relations and a potentially significant achievement for ...

U.S. Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if nuclear deal fails

World Nov 25, 2013

U.S. Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if nuclear deal fails

U.S. lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart. In an early morning announcement, Tehran agreed Sunday to ...