Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says an "exceptional opportunity" has emerged for the resolution of Tehran's nuclear issue.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, recently told reporters that Saudi Arabia has offered Iran with a proposal to set up a joint security committee in order to see into issues that may be of concern to Tehran and Riyadh. The proposal to form this committee at a time that the Middle East is going through the worse juncture of its history during the past decades can be taken as a good omen of the two sides’ determination to reduce regional tension and cooperate with other regional states in fighting extremism and violence.
Recent remarks by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan about the need to maintain Syrian President Bashar Assad in power as well as remarks by the US Secretary of State about the necessity of negotiating with Assad to find a solution to Syria crisis made it clear to the world that the United States is gradually pulling itself together and getting rid of bewilderment it faced in Syria.
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Nuclear talks have come to a critical and sensitive point, probably being conducive to a comprehensive political framework and eventually to an agreement; it is natural that the whole world attention be centered on this historical episode. In better words, everybody is expecting that these talks come to a decent conclusion, making a peaceful and calm international arena. This time around, however we are witnessing one of the partners in these talks, France, is nagging and resorting to ambiguous justifications, and threatens that it will not sign the probable agreement between Iran and five plus one.
Iran's nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of world powers is reaching a sensitive and determining stage. At present, both negotiating sides are trying to get any possible agreement to end Iran's nuclear challenge rubberstamped by the United Nations Security Council. The following points are noteworthy in this regard.
Under the existing conditions, the case of Afghanistan can be considered as one of those cases in which despite their different viewpoints and rivalries, such regional powers as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran, should also think about common interests they can pursue by fighting against terrorism and extremism and cooperating in this regard.
Iran's nuclear case is getting closer to the deadline set by Iran and the P5+1 countries for the conclusion of a final agreement and as the deadline draws close, controversies increase about the final outcome of the case. A recent letter written by 47 US senators was one of those controversies the likes of which can rarely be found.
Revelations about a letter written to Iranian leaders by 47 American senators about a nuclear deal with Iran rapidly hit the international headlines in the past 10 days. In their letter, the American lawmakers had warned that the powers of the Executive in the US are limited according to the Constitution and there is no guarantee that if Iran reached a nuclear deal with the US, the deal would be considered valid when US President Barack Obama’s term in office comes to an end. The letter raised many questions in the world’s public opinion.
Therefore, Beijing has been opening a new chapter in its cooperation with Tehran and even if nuclear talks faced a deadlock, China would not be possible to take sides with countries that impose sanctions on Iran anymore. Meanwhile, the agreements and contracts that this major Asian power has signed with Iran have been important steps in undermining and eroding the effect of international sanctions against Iran.