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Final Nuclear Deal and Iran-China Relations
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Masoud Rezaei
On the one hand, China will have to pay a price for attracting Iran's attention in order to be able to continue using the country as a means of boosting its own global influence and strategic clout in international issues. On the other hand, a final agreement will give Iran more maneuvering room in order to send calculated signals to the West. In this way, Iran will be able to bring new balance to its relations with China in such areas as economy, as well as in security and defense interactions.

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Nuclear Talks Take Momentum
Friday, February 20, 2015

Abdolreza Ghofrani
The new round of nuclear talks between Iran and United States are scheduled to be opened on 20th February 2015 in Geneva. This implies that the two sides as well as the 5+1 have serious will to come slowly but surely to terms before 30th June. More important is that Iran and US chiefs of diplomacy would talk after the negotiating teams of the two countries conclude their deliberations on the items of the agenda.

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Nuclear Negotiations Approaching the Moment of Truth
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hessameddin Vaez-Zadeh
The approach taken by the Western, especially American, diplomacy to achieve agreements and consolidate their grip on international issues, especially with regard to important issues, has been to turn a bilateral issue into a multilateral and international one. In this way, they would be able to not only mount pressure on their opposite sides, but also take the highest amount of concessions from them. In doing so, they have ignored the fact that internationalization of issues has not been always to their benefit.

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Killing Geneva Agreement: Bitter but Useful
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
Nonetheless, the US congressmen also seem to be pursing specific goals through this bill. It seems they intend to dissuade Iran from taking part in further negotiations. They know that Mohammad Javad Zarif has clearly specified that imposition of any new sanctions against Iran would mean “the demise of the Geneva agreement.” Therefore, being aware of all the logical capacities created by the Geneva Joint Plan of Action, they are doing their best to bring it to a standstill.

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Opening the 'Black Box' of Geneva Agreement’s Legal Status
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The latest 7-month extension of the Geneva “interim” agreement has infuriated some hawkish members of US Congress, who have threatened to pass new Iran sanctions bills in the near future. Should this happen, then the US lawmakers would be putting the US at odds not only with Iran but also with the international norms and laws, notwithstanding Article 18 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties which requires a state “to refrain from acts which could defeat the object and purpose of a treaty before its entry to force by that state.”

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Iran and Seven-Month Extension of Nuclear Talks
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
The breathtaking marathon of Iran's nuclear talks [with the P5+1 group] stopped in the Austrian capital, Vienna, but not as a finishing line before going back to the past situation. It is, however, more similar to a short rest taken before negotiations begin again, which this time will continue until July 1, 2015. Although Iranian officials held high expectations about this round of negotiations to reach a final deal, many people, especially experts in foreign policy knew that the possibility of achieving a comprehensive nuclear agreement was meager.

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Nuclear Agreement Instrumental to Solve Middle East Problems
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Abdolreza Ghofrani
To maintain the stability and security of Middle East it is expected that all countries in this region (except Israel whose policies are well known to all and only wants to create turmoil and crises for using it to its benefits) take a realistic and collaborative policies to resolve the problems that is possible today because tomorrow it may be too late. Certainly Iran and 5+1 nuclear agreement will not be against the interest of any country and merely serve the peace and stability of the region.

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Iran Should Accept US Presidential Waiver
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kaveh Afrasiabi
Taking all the delicate, legally-sensitive, issues into consideration, the logical decision by Iran is to set aside its hesitations with respect to the US executive branch's delicacies and simply push for a formal multilateral agreement that would be recognized as a treaty under the Vienna law of treaties, instead of a murky 'plan of action' lacking a firm legal status, and limit its request that the US like the other state parties to the agreement formally signs it.

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Another Missed Opportunity
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kaveh Afrasiabi
In historical retrospect, future historians may well regard the latest failure to reach a final-status nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers as a splendid though unfortunate example of 'missed opportunity'.

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Three Possible Scenarios for Iran's Nuclear Talks
Monday, November 24, 2014

Tayebeh Mohammadikia
Iran's nuclear negotiations have reached their sensitive stage. Now, the time is ripe to review future prospects of these negotiations more accurately and talk about the final outcome of the nuclear talks with more precision. However, the way ahead is still surrounded by ambiguity and problems. Under the present circumstances, analysts focusing on these negotiations are faced with three main assumptions: inability of the two sides to reach an agreement, achievement of a final agreement, and finally, further extension of the negotiations.

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