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Europe Should Salvage N-Talks by Taking an Active Stance on Iran
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ellie Geranmayeh
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."

Iran and the US Can Disagree on Some Issues But Find Zones of Cooperation
Sunday, September 7, 2014

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.

Meeting Sunnis’ Demands Key to Iraq Crisis Resolution
Saturday, September 6, 2014

Qassem Mohebali
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

Abbas Araqchi
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.

Full Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Iran's Main Red Line
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hassan Beheshtipour 
The bottom line is that if the common sense governs the decision-making process at the White House, which seems to be the case, the necessary political will for reaching a comprehensive agreement will take shape within the next four months, in which negotiations have been extended as per the Join Plan of Action. At present, the Americans have reached the conclusion that the policy of threat and sanctions will get nowhere with Iran.

Maintaining the Unlawful Siege of Gaza is a Crime against Humanity
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Richard Falk
On the recent massive military operations into the Gaza Strip by Israel which was coded "Operation Protective Edge", Iran Review spoke to Prof. Richard Falk, a  professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine. 

ISIS-Baathists Alliance Likely to Break Down in Near Future
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

James L. Gelvin
It is important to remember that IS is a small organization, probably no more than 10,000 fighters (although with its recent string of victories it will undoubtedly attract more recruits and non-IS allies).  Even if they were to double their numbers, they would still be bringing into Iraq only one quarter of the number of trained soldiers the United States initially deployed there—and even with 80,000 troops in Iraq the United States soon lost control of the situation. But IS is not only present in Iraq, it is stretched out over a large territory in Syria where it is fighting on multiple fronts against multiple enemies—the Free Syrian Army, the Islamic Front, and Jabhat al-Nusra. This caliphate will not last six hundred years like the first one.

International Criminal Court Should Investigate Israel's War Crimes
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

John Dugard
To discuss the legal aspects of the Israeli brutalization of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the necessity for it to be tried in a criminal court, Iran Review did an exclusive interview with Prof. John Dugard, the prominent international law professor and former UN diplomat.

ISIS Crisis and Future Scenarios for Iraq
Monday, July 28, 2014

Ja'far Haghpanah
The crisis in Iraq, ambiguous policies pursued by certain Kurdish groups, and interactions between Tehran and Arbil (capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan Region) have been discussed in an interview with Dr. Ja'far Haghpanah, an assistant professor of regional studies at the University of Tehran.

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