Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says an "exceptional opportunity" has emerged for the resolution of Tehran's nuclear issue.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
The Iranian foreign minister has called on Saudi Arabia to immediately cease its military aggression against Yemen.
Seyed Jafar Hashemi
One of the most important questions posed by many parties, groups and even ordinary people about the new Iranian administration is “in what direction does the new administration’s foreign policy moves and basically, what goals does it pursue?”
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.
As for Saudi Arabia’s initiative, which has proposed Riyadh as the venue of Yemen’s national reconciliation talks, it should be noted that any kind of dialogue on national reconciliation should be held within geographical borders of Yemen in order to prevent negative influence of different political variables on such a dialogue. At the same time, no Yemeni political faction should be marginalized in the course of negotiations. At present, Yemen is in dire need of a national reconciliation government with participation of all political factions, which would be able to take the country out of its current crisis and steer it toward stability and democracy.
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.
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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.
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.