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Why Geneva Deal Extension Will Not Benefit Iran?
Monday, October 27, 2014

Mahdi Mohammadi
Almost a month has remained before the deadline set for Iran and the P5+1 group of countries to reach a final nuclear deal expires. Despite the fact that both sides have emphasized that the remaining time is enough to work out a final comprehensive deal over Iran's nuclear energy program, some parties are as of now talking about a possible extension of nuclear negotiations.

Prolongation of Nuclear Talks, Russia’s Trump Card in Bargaining with West
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mahmoud Shouri
Russia’s position in the process of nuclear negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries has been among important issues that have been followed with special sensitivity in Iran. For various reasons, including nuclear cooperation between the two countries and similar political positions taken by Tehran and Moscow at international and regional levels, the public opinion in Iran expects Russia to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with more support than other member states of the P5+1 group in the ongoing marathon talks over Iran's nuclear energy program.

Postmodernism and Iran's Nuclear Program
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As the self-imposed deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement approaches amid marathon multilateral negotiations, postmodern political theory may have a constructive role in sifting through the on-going debates, contrasting interpretations and the diverse norms and assumptions that underpin the predominant discourses about Iran's nuclear program.

Eight Reasons Why P5+1 Cannot Accept Iran's Initiatives
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
The time is running fast before the deadline set by the Joint Plan of Action for Iran and the member states of the P5+1 group to achieve a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear energy program is reached. The steps ahead of us, especially negotiations projected to be held on November 24, which will be most probably held in New York, will show whether or not the six countries negotiating with Iran enjoy enough political resolve to pave the way for sustainable peace and make it a model of successful collective diplomacy.

Washington Heartened by President Rouhani's Decision to Engage in N-Negotiations
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alan Eyre
In an exclusive interview with Iran Review, Alan Eyre spoke to us about the U.S. government's position on the nuclear talks, the anti-Iran sanctions and the Iran-U.S. relations.

Nuclear Talks at a Turning Point: Agreement or Extension?
Monday, October 20, 2014

Hamid Reza Asefi
Whether they would be able to clinch an agreement before the deadline or not, or they would go for further “extension” of negotiations, would depend on the political will of the opposite parties to Iran, especially the United States. To pave the way for such an agreement, the US negotiating team should appear serious in negotiations and while respecting the rights of the Iranian nation, give up its excessive demands.

Time for US to Appear More Resilient in Nuclear Talks
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hassan Beheshtipour
The ball is now in the United States’ court. Iran has been as resilient as possible throughout the nuclear talks. The country has undergone strict supervision, controls and limitations during the past nine month, which have been confirmed by four reports that Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has released in this period.

Reflections on New York Talks and Outlook of Future Nuclear Negotiations
Friday, October 3, 2014

Nader Saed
During Vienna 4 negotiations and afterwards, the Americans have behaved in such a way in the negotiating room that as if they don’t need an agreement with Iran and it is the Islamic Republic, which needs such an agreement and should pay the price for that agreement by enforcing maximum restrictions on its nuclear facilities. The fact that Obama emphasized during his address to the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly that Iran should not lose this opportunity, was a clear manifestation of this erroneous understanding on the part of Americans.

Iran's Nuclear Roadmap: Which Model Applies Best, South Africa or Argentina?
Friday, September 26, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
Under the present conditions that Iran has come up with a diverse collection of technical solutions in order to address suspicions raised by certain countries, inability to achieve a comprehensive agreement will only signal lack of necessary political resolve on the part of the P5+1 group. It will also prove that negotiators representing these countries in nuclear talks with Iran lack enough powers to make final decisions.

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."

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