Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Jan 23 2015

Renegades Prolong U.S.-Iran Rapprochement

Forces opposed to a rapprochement between Washington and Tehran might not derail talks but will try to slow them down.
Jan 18 2015

Iran: Nuclear Talks Resume In Geneva

Iran met with China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany on Jan. 18 to negotiate the status of its nuclear program, Xinhua reported.
Jan 13 2015

A Financially Stressed Rouhani Takes On His Opponents

Hassan Rouhani must overcome several key obstacles to reset Iran's course.
Jan 11 2015

Iran, U.S.: Diplomats Seek To Speed Up Nuclear Talks

Diplomats for Iran and the United States will discuss ways to speed up nuclear negotiations between the two countries when they meet in Geneva on Jan. 14, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Jan. 11, Reuters reported.
Jan 06 2015

Iran: West Will Concede To Tehran In Negotiations, Official Says

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told lawmakers that the Western countries involved in nuclear negotiations now acknowledge Iran’s rejection of hegemony and commitment to its obligations, IRNA reported Jan. 6.
Jan 05 2015

Iran's Presidential Camp Goes on the Offensive

If Iran's president cannot show the benefits of talks with the United States, he could lose his ability to curtail his right-wing foes.
Jan 03 2015

Iran: Tehran Denies Deal To Transfer Enriched Uranium To Russia

Iran denied that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russia under new concessions, a spokesperson said Jan. 3, Reuters reported.
Dec 11 2014

Iran: Israel Will Not Push For Tougher Sanctions, Official Says

Israel will not press for tighter sanctions on Iran before the June 30 deadline for the completion of nuclear talks between Iran and P-5+1 powers, Intelligence Ministry official Yuval Wollman said, Reuters reported Dec. 11.
Dec 11 2014

Russia Refocuses on the Middle East

Russia's diplomatic activities in the region have less to do with bilateral relations than with keeping the United States preoccupied.
Dec 10 2014

Iran: European Court Compensates Iranian Firm In Sanctions Case

The European General Court ruled Dec. 9 that an Iranian firm be compensated 50,000 euros (some $62,000) for being included in the EU sanctions list, IRNA reported Dec. 10.
Nov 25 2014

The Islamic State Reshapes the Middle East

The group's rise has minimized once-pressing issues in the region, including Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Nov 24 2014

The U.S.-Iran Talks Transcend the Nuclear Issue

Washington and Tehran's willingness to continue talks is more important than a prompt resolution.

Headlines about Iran’s nuclear program focus mostly on the offensive threat to Israel, but Tehran’s long-term goal is actually to develop a
defensive nuclear program. Despite attracting economic sanctions and a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s nuclear weapons program has fostered ongoing talks with the West and has proved useful in competitions with regional rivals.

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