Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a comprehensive deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program is possible should six world powers not put forward excessive demands.
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.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
One reason why this particular agreement with Russia may be problematic from the constitutional stand point is that it implicates Iran in a heavy and long-term dependence on Russia for the fulfillment of its nuclear agenda.
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.
The trip by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani to the Republic of Azerbaijan can be considered as an effort to open a new chapter in the two countries’ relations. Iran is one of the southern neighbors of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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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.
Many observers really believe that the conclusion of a comprehensive deal between the two sides will be followed by major changes in the political arrangement in the Middle East. This is why, they argue, Israel, Saudi Arabia and some other regional states are against such a deal out of their fear of the aforesaid changes. In fact, the real “big bang” will come about after the two sides have concluded the comprehensive deal.