Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any final agreement between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 over Tehran's nuclear energy program requires hard decisions.
I think the US thinks it is better to do detente with the Islamic Republic of Iran because of the case of the pivot [to Asia], the rising of the Sunni hardliners and terrorist in the Islamic world and many other issues. However, at the same time, the United States does not want to withdraw sanctions which it has imposed by decree of Mr President or by Congress. Iran’s relations with the European Union are totally different. Iran had relations with European Union and European countries from 400 years ago.
Geranmayeh accepts that there are many difficulties ahead of Iran and the P5+1/EU3+3 in clinching a final, comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear program by the extended November 24 deadline. However, if a final deal is agreed whose implementation is unreasonably blocked by the U.S. Congress, Geranmayeh recommends to Europe that as long as "Tehran shows commitment to diplomacy and to agreements reached, Europe should attempt to salvage the negotiations by taking a more independent line on Iran through altering the scope of its unilateral sanctions and ring-fencing its entities from the secondary impact of U.S. sanctions."
Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
The main point with regard to the outstanding issues is Iran's cooperation with the IAEA for giving answers to questions which have been there since many years ago and have not been answered so far. In fact, Iran has cooperated properly in this regard, but instead of being praised for its cooperation, the country has seen its secret nuclear information leaked as a result of which five Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated.
Involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine has started a new stage in the confrontation between Russia and the West, which in turn, can help the crisis to develop into more serious dimensions.
James G. Stavridis
Iran Review had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Admiral James G. Stavridis on the prospects of Iran-U.S. relations and the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers. What follows is the text of the interview.
Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini
Today, one may admit that relations between Iran and the European Union have experienced rapid and progressive changes during the past year. Such developments are both important and necessary in the first stage, but they should be accompanied with more practical steps in later stages in order to bring about a real turning point in the history of political relations between the two sides.
In the following interview with Khabaronline website, Qassem Mohebali, a former diplomat at the Iranian Foreign Ministry and an expert on Middle East issues says if the demands of all Sunni groups in Iraq are not met, there will be no solution to the Iraqi crisis.
Mohammad Farhad Koleini
Under new circumstances, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been going on with the nuclear talks in line with three main axes, which include goodwill, seriousness, as well as a logical diplomatic approach, which aims to protect and defend the country’s national interests on the basis of red lines set for the nuclear negotiations. The country is thus trying to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear energy program to the entire world through negotiations. However, certain parties have been trying to obstruct the course of negotiations through their negative behavior which aims to make achievement of a final understanding difficult.
The latest Israeli war on the Gaza Strip has finally come to an end with a permanent cease-fire after 50 days of armed conflict; a devastating war, which had no precedent in the history of the Palestinian coastal enclave. However, as the dust of war gradually settles down, a repetitive question is raised by analysts: What has been the main goal of this war and what outputs it has had?