US Troops Surge in Afghanistan, Repetition of Mistake Committed in Iraq
Monday, October 20, 2014
To discuss such issues as the establishment of the new government of President Ahmadzai, the appointment of Abdullah Abdullah as Prime Minister by President Ashraf Ghani, the future of talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban representatives, the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States, drug trafficking and poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, Iran Review conducted an exclusive interview with Prof. Najibullah Lafraie.
Is Iran in Oil Price War with Saudi Arabia?
Friday, October 17, 2014
For Iran, the story is different; Iran is following Saudi’s prices cut trend because its crude oil type is very close to Saudi’s and for being able to compete with Saudi oil in the same markets, it has to offer same amounts of discounts. Not only Iran but also UAE and Iraq also started to reduce their prices. That’s the rational decision to make in order to be able to compete and survive in the same market.
Turkey and the Dangerous Game of Playing ISIS Trump
Monday, October 13, 2014
As most analysts had already predicted, air strikes against the positions taken by the ISIS terrorist group have failed to deal serious blows to this group and now the Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria is on the verge of falling into the hands of the ISIS. The fall of this town will further increase the strategic depth of this group and will make it more difficult for international community to put an end to the Islamic State declared by this group.
Tehran, Riyadh May Agree on Win-Win Game in Yemen
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Mohammad Saleh Sadaghian
Recent developments in Yemen have progressed in such a way that despite conclusion of an agreement between opposition groups and the government, Houthis and Ansarullah forces – who are affiliated to Houthi tribe – succeeded to take control of the capital.
Europe Should Salvage N-Talks by Taking an Active Stance on Iran
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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."
Meeting Sunnis’ Demands Key to Iraq Crisis Resolution
Saturday, September 6, 2014
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.
Washington’s Sinusoidal Behavior Undermines Nuclear Talks
Friday, September 5, 2014
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.
Final Nuclear Deal Possible in Absence of Excessive Demands
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
We seek to achieve a rational solution, which would meet both sides’ demands. If they put forth excessive demands and insist on reaching an agreement without due care for our rights, we would not accept such an agreement. Therefore, if the deadline is reached without us reaching an agreement, it would not be the end of the world. We are totally capable of resisting any kinds of sanctions. I do not mean that not reaching an agreement is a desirable scenario for us. I mean that we have the necessary resolve to reach an agreement, but not just any agreement and not at any price.