Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is optimistic that the issues related to the country’s nuclear energy program “can be resolved in time.”
Mohammad Ali Sobhani
Today is a prime time for setting aside differences and creating convergence among various viewpoints of important regional countries in order to pave the way for effective fight against terrorism. By doing this, they will be also able to provide grounds for increasing effective economic, political and cultural exchanges both at regional level and within the entire Islamic world.
Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
How can we possibly help the negotiations towards the win-win situation? I believe that we should use the experiences of the past as a guiding beacon for future success; hereinafter, seven major obstacles, which have prevented the two sides to succeed in their negotiations over the past 10 years, will be briefly reviewed.
Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
Although Iran's relations with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region are back on track to normalization, they have been already marred with a background of distrust. Of course, the recent trip to the Iraqi Kurdistan by Zarif can mark a beginning to the end of that distrust. However, in order for these relations to completely become normal and go back to their heyday, more practical steps should be taken by the two sides.
Shared concerns about the rise of IS and to campaign against it once again provides an opportunity for the West and especially the United States to reach out and seek Iran's valuable assistance. The environment that Washington and Tehran would engage in the region to fight against terrorism could also serve as a conduit for building confidence and to evade a potential deadlock in the nuclear negotiations.
During the past months, Iran and Russia have been offered with new opportunities to boost their bilateral relations. The new opportunities have had no precedent in the history of the two countries’ ties and are potentially capable of promoting bilateral relations and paving the way for further expansion of trade volume between the two countries.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Robert Einhorn, a former special advisor to the US nuclear negotiation team currently at the Brookings Institution, has penned a thoughtful, albeit provocative and self-righteous, open letter to the Iranian negotiation team that raises the prospect of normalization of Iran's nuclear dossier after a period of "around 15 years," i.e., the duration of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Seyed Hossein Mousavian & Shahir ShahidSaless
Given the Iranian support for Hamas and other resistance groups in Gaza, Netanyahu, counting on the support of the Congress and the Israel lobby, was also seeking to exert pressure on Obama and his administration to derail the nuclear talks with Iran. The message to the Obama administration is clear, think twice before striking a deal with Iran.
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The bottom line is that if the common sense governs the decision-making process at the White House, which seems to be the case, the necessary political will for reaching a comprehensive agreement will take shape within the next four months, in which negotiations have been extended as per the Join Plan of Action. At present, the Americans have reached the conclusion that the policy of threat and sanctions will get nowhere with Iran.