An Iranian Diplomat
An Iranian diplomatic source said that extension of Tehran’s nuclear talks with six major world powers beyond the Monday deadline is not on the agenda of Vienna discussions.
There is less than one week till the new round of nuclear talks resume between Iran and P5+1 in which a comprehensive and mutually agreed upon agreement probably will be reached. Different predictions, sometimes being contradicted, have so far been made and still are going on. Through the last round of negotiations in Muscat in previous week the comments, analyses and reports on this issue had reached its peak, because there was the probability that Muscat talks would lay fair and proper grounds for the comprehensive agreement on 24 November.
Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour
US midterm elections should not be assessed on the basis of exaggerated viewpoints. It is a reality that these elections can be looked upon as a development, which has precedent in domestic policies of the United States. What has been once more revealed through these elections is the traditional tug of war between two poles of positive and negative power in the United States, that is, the presidency and the Congress. At the same time, it should be noted that the final goal of both the Republican and Democrat parties is to protect the United States and promote its regional and global interest.
When it comes to Iran, as one of the main parties to regional developments, it should be noted that this country has reached the point of no return in nuclear negotiations. Therefore, even if a final agreement is not reached with the P5+1 group of countries by the November 24 deadline, Iran would have shown its commitment to diplomacy as the best peaceful way for the resolution of differences and has also shown its power in this regard.
We have a few days left to the final day (Nov. 24 target date) of this round of negotiations between Iran and 5+1 countries. There are some contradictory messages from both sides, some of which are unsettling. It seems that both sides are trying to get the last ounces of advantage from the other side, which is unfortunate. Both sides have been treating these negotiations as if they were zero-sum games, they are not.
A major point which is usually missing in our analyses is that the most important outcome of a nuclear deal for Iran would be redefinition of the country’s powerful status regionally and globally. We should pay due attention to this aspect of the issue and note that if the negotiations end up in a comprehensive deal, Iran's regional and global status would be immediately strengthened mostly due to the new situation that the Islamic Republic has been able to resolve an important international issue through its own independent approaches based on its national power and on an equal term with major world powers.
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Three US-based periodicals, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Foreign Policy magazine have published reports about US President Barack Obama sending a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
This year, and before making a decision on the extension of the emergency state, US President Barack Obama will not be able to disregard the political and geopolitical developments in the region anymore. Therefore, if the emergency state is extended this November, it would no more be a “usual” course of action on the part of the White House.
It seems that even under the current circumstances, if Obama managed to clinch a nuclear deal with Iran, he would still be able to get it through the Congress. This may seem truer when taking into account that during the past 10 months, Iran has taken all practical measures needed as per the interim nuclear deal reached between the two sides in the Swiss city of Geneva last November and has, thus, proven that is it committed to observing its obligations.