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Book Talk: Iran ‘insider’ offers roadmap for US-Iran peace

Iran Related News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:01
ANKARA - Hossein Mousavian thinks a big reason Iran has not struck a deal with six major powers over its nuclear program boils down to a lack of understanding between Tehran and Washington, and a lack of US appreciation for gestures Iran has made.
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Weighing risks and benefits of making a deal with Iran

Iran Related News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 00:29
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio RELATED LINKS Is it time to open the door to better relations with Iran? Iran Nuclear deal extension could embolden agreement critics in Washington and Tehran Will Iran turmoil encourage stability in Saudi Arabia? JUDY WOODRUFF: Now back to our second look at rethinking Iran. Just today, the Senate Banking Committee voted to advance a bill which would toughen ...
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Iran says nuclear talks with Europeans 'promising' but no progress

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:51
Iran said talks with France, Germany and Britain on Thursday on its nuclear program were "promising" but more work was needed to settle the 12-year standoff, the official IRNA news agency reported. Political directors from Iran and the three European countries held talks in Istanbul in an effort to overcome the remaining gaps on a long-term nuclear deal by a self-imposed June 30 deadline. "The ...
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Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committee on Thursday. But lawmakers are holding off on a full Senate vote to see whether diplomatic negotiations yield a deal.
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Book Talk: Iran "insider" offers roadmap for U.S.-Iran peace

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:30
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Hossein Mousavian thinks a big reason Iran has not struck a deal with six major powers over its nuclear programme boils down to a lack of understanding between Tehran and Washington, and a lack of U.S. appreciation for gestures Iran has made. He's in a position to know because he has held sensitive positions as a member of Iran's National Security ...
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Iran says Marin journalist to stand trial soon

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:47
A Washington Post journalist from Marin -- detained in Iran for months -- will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday.
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Netanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:36
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blamed Iran for a deadly flare-up along the Lebanese border, the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:56
It is becoming increasingly clear that a more pro-active foreign policy is being driven by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says BBC Persian's Kasra Naji.
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Exclusive: New Iran U.N. envoy appointee expected to get U.S. visa - sources

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:25
By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi UNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's newly appointed U.N. ambassador is set to receive a U.S. visa so he can take up that key post, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, likely removing a major strain on Tehran's tense relations with Washington. Washington had infuriated Iran's leadership last year by rejecting its previous appointee as head of its sole ...
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Is it time to open the door to better relations with Iran?

Iran Related News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:28
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio RELATED LINKS Will Iran turmoil encourage stability in Saudi Arabia? Iran Nuclear deal extension could embolden agreement critics in Washington and Tehran Inside the nuclear deal negotiations with Iran JUDY WOODRUFF: Well before President George W. Bush labeled it part of the axis of evil, Iran was viewed as a leading enemy of the U.S. For more than three ...
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Iran, Europe negotiators to meet Thursday in Istanbul

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:14
Iranian officials will meet with European members of the P5+1 group in Istanbul on Thursday under the ongoing diplomatic effort to secure a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme. The meeting with British, French and German diplomats was announced by Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham during a weekly press briefing in Tehran. The EU, which has chaired the P5+1 talks, said ...
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Iran names new UN envoy after earlier pick blocked

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 17:00
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has named a new envoy to the United Nations after the U.S. declined to issue a visa to an earlier pick last year.
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Iran appoints new ambassador to UN

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:51
Iran’s Foreign Ministry appoints new ambassador envoy to the UN.
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Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:09
A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam ...
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Iran to let foreign women watch men's volleyball tournament

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:21
Iran will allow foreign women watch men play volleyball when it hosts an international championship this year, but Iranian women will still be banned, the state news agency said on Wednesday. Iran's Islamic law bars women from watching men playing sports such as volleyball and football and an Iranian-British woman was sentenced to a year in jail last year for protesting outside a volleyball ...
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Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:49
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday.
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Iran to let foreign women watch male volleyball event

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:50
Iran will break with custom and allow foreign women to attend male volleyball matches when it hosts a major tournament this summer, but female Iranian nationals will remain barred. The decision, announced Wednesday by Iran's Volleyball Federation, comes almost three months after the sport's governing body, the FIVB, said it would not allow the Islamic republic to host international events while ...
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Iran, Russia keen to develop nuclear cooperation: Envoy

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:46
Tehran and Moscow are set to develop peaceful nuclear cooperation, says the Iranian envoy to Moscow.
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Iran nuclear deal prospects fade as Israel opposes terms

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 05:45
The odds of reaching a deal to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons that could pass muster in Tehran, Jerusalem and Congress are growing longer.
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Iran Warns of 'Consequences' for Israeli Attack

Iran Related News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:40
Iran has told the United States that Israel should expect consequences for an attack on the Syrian-controlled Golan Heights that killed an Iranian general, a senior official said on Tuesday.
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