Interaction with Arab States Easier than Détente with US
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Islamic Republic of Iran's renewed focus on dynamic and active international diplomacy, which has come about in the early months after changes in the country’s diplomatic apparatus under the 11th administration has engendered a sweeping wave of positive and negative diplomatic moves in the region. Under conditions when Iran is trying to reduce tension in its relations with the West within framework of nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 group [of world powers], it seems that certain regional countries are gradually feeling alarmed about the high degree of Iran's political maneuvering at international level.
The Nuclear Deal and Iran's New Strategic Position
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has stated, the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers has broad implications beyond the mere nuclear issue. Since the November 24th signing of the agreement in Geneva under intense international media limelight, important steps have been taken by Iran to improve the country's relations with its neighbors, in the Persian Gulf region and with the member states of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) first and foremost.
Why Turkey Backed Down from Past Positions on Syria?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Mohammad reza Noroozpoor
Turkey’s interest in getting closer to the main winners of the Syria crisis, including Iran and Russia, is another reason why Ankara has switched tracks on Syria. By doing so, the country’s leaders hope to have a minimal share of the benefits of a peaceful end to Syria crisis and reduce the cost that Turkey will suffer in case Bashar Assad remains in power following the Geneva 2 conference.
Some Practical Notes on Improvement of Iran Trade Ties with Europe
Sunday, December 1, 2013
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.
Geneva Accord Spells End of Unilateralism on Iran
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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.
Does Geneva Agreement Recognize Iran Uranium Enrichment Right?
Thursday, November 28, 2013
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.
12 Positive Outcomes of Geneva Nuclear Deal for Iran
Thursday, November 28, 2013
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.
Analysis of Nuclear Agreement between Iran and P5+1 Group
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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.
Seven Points of Importance in the Wake of Geneva Nuclear Deal
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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.