Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany have agreed that the country maintain its nuclear enrichment program.
A new chapter is opening in Iran's foreign policy in which dialogue, negotiations and presentation of new economic and investment plans can be used as means of providing new grounds for development of Iran's economic and trade ties with the world. In doing so, the European countries will enjoy a special status and they should be able to take the best advantage of new conditions in their relations with Iran within framework of common interests of the two sides.
A six-month accord between the P5+1 and Iran was reached on November 24, 2013, after a long and unprecedented set of negotiations. Will this accord last, and will it lead to a longer agreement? Was the deal the result of draconian sanctions imposed on Iran, as President Obama would have us believe? Was it the result of the election of President Hassan Rouhani and his promise of “constructive engagement,” as most people believe? Or could it be that President Obama’s policy toward Iran is changing?
End Of November and Beginning of December always remembered as two of the bitterest days in Iran's contemporary history. One commemorates the martyrdom of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Modarres and the other one, martyrdom of Mirza Koochak Khan Jangali. These prominent figures in Iran's history devoted their lives to their country in the hope of its freedom and independence.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As the dust settles on the historic Geneva accord reached between Iran and the world powers, both sides are gearing up for the "implementation stage" of the agreement, commencing on December 20th and, already, the sirens of opposition by the right-wing media in US can be heard aplenty.
Recent changes in the United States Middle East policy have stirred great concerns among Washington’s regional allies. As a result, some of those allies have decided to find a way to protect their interests against these changes by not putting all their proverbial eggs in the US basket. Observing such a change in the attitude of the United States allies, some analysts have speculated that these developments may help Russia to play a more prominent role in the Middle East, especially in places where regional crises are raging.
Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
The plan of action is, in fact, a first step on a very long path; a long path along which any untoward incident may happen in the future. However, one reality cannot be denied: Iran and the P5+1 group have found the best way to negotiate with each other and this will prove to be a very important and efficient achievement, which will facilitate resolution of any possible future problem.
At least, two sections of the Geneva agreement have clearly emphasized that the final comprehensive agreement will recognize Iran's full right to avail itself of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in accordance with the contents of the NPT. Therefore, it is clear that any agreement [between Iran and the P5+1 group] will be based on Iran's right to conduct unlimited enrichment activities on its soil.
An interim agreement between Iran and the member states of the P5+1 group – which consisted of the foreign ministers of the United States, the UK, China, Russia, France and Germany – was finally signed at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Since the contents of this important agreement have been already subject to different viewpoints and discussions, the following article aims to consider various issues related to this agreement and resolve the ambiguities that currently surround it.
In the early hours of Sunday morning (November 24, 2013), the Islamic Republic of Iran and the six permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, reached a historical agreement on Iran's nuclear energy program. The agreement pertained to an international case, which for more than 10 years, had been used as a ground to impose a variety of sanctions and restrictive measures against the Iranian people and government, on the one hand, while on the other hand, had been the main topic of frequent sessions of unilateral, multilateral and international negotiations and discussions.