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The Iran Deal and Iran-US Relations
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
Despite different interpretations of regional stability and Iran's hegemonic role in the Middle East by Iranian and American sides, and despite various interpretations of and expectations from important international institutions such as the United Nations Security Council, the Iran deal will remain gravitational center of differing views and strategic and security-based challenges in the two countries’ future relations.

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The Iran Deal and Main USA Intentions
Friday, May 22, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
Iran will continue to remain one of the most important foreign policy issues for the United States during the next three decades. Therefore, as US President Barack Obama approaches final years of his term in office, strategic changes in the US foreign policy trends in the direction of confrontation or cooperation with the reality of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been mostly a function of strategic conditions and requirements of the US foreign policy apparatus in the past few years.

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Spying under the Guise of Nuclear Inspections
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mostafa Entezari Heravi
It seems that interventions in Tehran’s nuclear case, which go far beyond the stipulations of the Safeguards Agreement, have prompted certain parties to talk about extralegal supervisions over Iran's nuclear program and expect to be allowed to meddle in the country’s internal affairs. Of course, such an expectation will be met with Iran's firm “no.”

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The Iran Deal and Sense of Insecurity
Monday, May 11, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
It seems that international and regional experiences gained in the past few decades have clearly proven that establishment of relative peace and stability in the security complex of the Middle East will not be possible through restriction of Iran's regional role and influence through sanctions and threats. On the contrary, it can be only possible by taking advantage of and even promoting domestic and international stability-seeking, inspiring and innovative capacities of this powerful regional actor.

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The Iran Deal and Iran's Strategic Influence
Friday, May 8, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
Regardless of whether a final nuclear deal is achieved or not, Iran would remain an actor, which creates order and forms coalitions in the Middle East. So, if Iran is supposed to interact as a strategic partner with Western transregional powers in economic, trade and civil fields, its normal strategic influence should be recognized and respected at regional and global levels, especially by the United States.

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US Domestic Issues on Nuclear Deal Not Iran's Problem
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Behzad Saberi
If the US Congress or any other authority prevents the implementation of the agreement by the US government, the same will happen on Iran's side as well, and the implementation of the part related to the Islamic Republic will be also deferred. At any rate, the Islamic Republic of Iran will lose nothing. If a final agreement is reached on the text of the JCPOA, it will be either implemented as it is agreed upon and with due care for Iran's considerations, or it will not be carried out at all. The intervention of the US Congress or any other legal institution cannot lead to any changes in the JCPOA without Iran's consent.

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War or Agreement: No Third Option for Iran's Nuclear Program
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Maysam Behravesh
More pressure on Iran on the account of its nuclear program will only make Iran more adamant and will not be ensued with that kind of compromise that Netanyahu and his allies consider “good deal.” Such state of affairs will only mean escalation of tensions and the rising possibility of war.

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Who Will Win?: What Will a Possible Deal between Iran and E3+3 Bring About?
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Behzad Saberi
On 31 July 2006, adopting resolution 1696 under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council demanded that “Iran suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development”. The Council expressed its conviction that “such suspension, as well as full, verified Iranian compliance with the IAEA Board of Governor’s requirements, would contribute to a diplomatic, negotiated solution that guaranteed Iran’s nuclear program was for exclusively peaceful purposes”.

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Russia and the Challenge of Iran's Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Alireza Noori
Although Russia’s deputy foreign minister and top nuclear negotiator, Sergei Ryabkov, lauded the role played by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the achievement of the agreement , and Andrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Council of the Russian Federation, noted that reaching the agreement would have been impossible without Russia, in reality, Moscow played an insignificant role in these round of nuclear talks. There is no doubt that this situation is not favored by Russia, especially under conditions that West is trying to isolate this country.

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Addressing Swiss Statement Criticism, Great Challenges for Final Agreement
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
It should be noted that like any other country, Iran has its own complexities and domestic political rivalries and such rivalries usually reach their peak when it comes to the sensitive issue of the nuclear talks. Perhaps, one of the most important challenges facing the Iranian nuclear negotiating team is to convince domestic political factions and groups, so that, there would be necessary consensus inside the country for the continuation of the negotiations until a decisive result is reached and the final Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is formulated.

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