Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Feb 24 2015

The Intersection of Three Crises

The Greek debt crisis, a U.S.-Russian standoff over Ukraine and the U.S.-Iranian negotiations are all connected.
Feb 21 2015

U.S., Iran: Top Nuclear Officials Join Geneva Talks

Iran and U.S. top nuclear officials joined talks in Geneva on Feb. 21, officials said, AP reported.
Feb 07 2015

Iran: Failure In Nuclear Talks Would Damage Rouhani's Political Clout, Officials Say

The United States' failure to agree to a nuclear deal would likely lead to the political demise of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said Feb. 7, Reuters reported.
Feb 04 2015

Washington Turns Mistrust Into a Virtue in Negotiations

In talks with Iran and dealings with Russia, the United States' strength and unpredictability draws other powers to the negotiating table.
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.
Overview

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.

Key Analysis

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