US & Iran Relations

AIPAC Still Trying to Torpedo Iran Nuke Deal

January 13, 2014

As preliminary Iran Nuke deal is finalized and set to go into effect next Monday, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) is pushing for Congress to pass new sanctions against Iran which would violate and likely nullify the historic agreement

Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal

November 25, 2013

Robert Parry: Obama’s historic move to sign a nuclear deal with Iran sends a stern message to the new Saudi-Israeli alliance, which sought to thwart the deal and maneuver the U.S. into another military confrontation

All Eyes on France In Next Round of Iran Nuclear Talks

November 18, 2013

Vijay Prashad: International pressure should continue to mount on France after they thwarted efforts to reach consensus in the last meeting.

Why Did France Thwart The Iran nuclear deal?

November 14, 2013

Robert Parry: France was pursuing its own economic, regional interests in thwarting the nuke deal with Iran.

Trita Parsi: Hawkish Groups Mobilize to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal

November 12, 2013

Obama admin attempting to mobilize anti-war forces to support its attempts to reach a deal with Iran, the same forces that blocked its push for war with Syria

Why does Iran’s Supreme Leader Trust Iranian Pres. Rouhani? Pt.2

October 11, 2013

Gareth Porter: Rouhani earned the trust of Supreme Leader Khomeni by working along side him on a daily basis

Iranian President Rouhani’s Record Should Calm Skeptics, As Britain Moves to Re-Open Embassy Pt.1

October 8, 2013

Gareth Porter: Rouhani has demonstrated that he is willing to thaw relations with the West and his past nuclear energy policies support his ambitions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's record on nuclear policy should calm skeptics, according to historian and investigative journalist Gareth Porter. “Specifically in terms of what he actually did, which we need to be paying attention to, we have to understand that in 2003 Iran's nuclear policy was really in a terrible mess,” said Porter. Porter said that lax oversight of the nuclear program during that time and unclear policy objectives allowed for unauthorized research related to nuclear weapons. “And so some of these organizations and individuals, individual researchers, were in fact carrying out research, research projects that related to nuclear weapons,” said Porter.  “And although there must have been some vague awareness that this was going on, it's clear that the central government, the president, and Rouhani himself as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council didn't really know precisely what was going on.” Porter also said that Rouhani has increased Iran’s transparency with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and negotiated voluntary cessation of enrichment with the U.K, Germany, and France. “Most importantly, what he did was to call a halt, order all of the researchers to stop working on anything having to do with nuclear weapons—basically sent out a circular saying, we want to know exactly what's been going on, anything that has been going on with regard to nuclear activities, and any activities that are ongoing have to halt. So…

Hardliners Determined To Undermine ‘Historic’ Prospect of Peace with Iran

October 2, 2013

While US and Iranian government take steps to resolve issue of sanctions and Iranian nuclear program, Israel remains an obstalce

Are Thawed Relations with Iran Obama’s Saving Grace?

September 24, 2013

After failing to garner support on a military strike on Syria, President Obama hinted at reconciliation with Iran at the UN General Assembly

Pt. 1 US & Iran Move Closer to Negotiations But Neo-Con Objectives Attempt to Pull Them Apart

September 20, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: Senators Graham and McCain represent a strong opposition backed by Israeli lobby looking to knock down Iran as a regional power

Pt. 2 US & Iran Move Closer to Negotiations But Neo-Con Objectives Attempt to Pull Them Apart

September 20, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: Senators Graham and McCain represent a strong opposition backed by Israeli lobby looking to knock down Iran as a regional power