Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Jul 29 2015

Balancing Hopes and Fears in the Middle East

U.S. leaders are regaining the initiative in the region.
Jul 26 2015

Iran: Foreign Minister Visits Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Kuwait to meet with Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on July 26, IRNA news agency reported.
Jul 22 2015

Saudi Arabia, Jordan: U.S. Defense Minister Arrives, Kerry Visit Forthcoming

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is holding talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Jordan on July 22 during a regional tour intended to ease the concerns of U.S. allies in the region about the Iranian nuclear deal, the Jordan Times and AFP reported.
Jul 19 2015

U.S.: President Sends Iran Nuclear Deal To Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on July 19, the administration said, Reuters reported.
Jul 17 2015

Russia: Energy Minister To Meet With OPEC Chief

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet with OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri in Moscow to discuss oil markets and Iran on July 30, the minister said July 17, Reuters reported.
Jul 15 2015

Iran: Several Oil Deals Signed, Ministry Says

Iran has signed a raft of oil contracts with its regular buyers for deliveries this year, the Iranian Oil Ministry said July 15, Sputnik reported, citing SHANA.
Jul 14 2015

What Matters in the Iranian Nuclear Deal

The nuclear agreement will not be implemented immediately, but the growing U.S.-Iranian relationship will herald the beginning of new volatility in the Middle East.
Jul 14 2015

Chronology: Attaining the Iranian Nuclear Deal

In light of the nuclear deal struck between Iran and the six world powers, Stratfor takes a look back at analyses that foresaw this previously unthinkable event.
Jul 14 2015

Iran: Deal Includes ‘Snapback’ Mechanism, Continued Embargo And Nuclear Development

Iran accepted a “snapback” mechanism, under which some sanctions could be reinstated in 65 days if Tehran violated the nuclear deal reached with six major powers July 14, Reuters reported.
Jul 14 2015

Iran: Nuclear Deal Officially Announced

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced at a July 14 news conference that a deal between Tehran and six major powers had been reached.
Jul 14 2015

Iran: Tehran, UAEA Sign Roadmap Agreement

Yukiya Amano, the head of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, said the agency had signed a roadmap with Tehran on July 14 to clarify past and present outstanding issues, and a final assessment will be made by Dec. 15, Reuters reported.

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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