US Breach of Promises Weakens Moderation in Iran’s Nuclear Policy
Friday, August 5, 2016
On the whole, it is clear that due to breach of promises by other parties to the nuclear deal about removal of sanctions against Iran, and as a result of the absence of tangible economic improvement in Iran following the nuclear deal, not only the understanding of Iran’s moderate politicians, who are under pressure from public opinion, is changing, but also the mentality of the society, which sees no economic improvement, about taking a moderate approach to the West.
A Survey: How to Protect the Legacy of Iran Deal One Year after Its Birth
Thursday, August 4, 2016
On the first anniversary of the signing of the nuclear deal, Iran Review contacted a number of noted public policy scholars and former diplomats, asking them to propose three hypothetical actions they believe Iran and the other sides of the agreement need to take to realize the expectations the JCPOA was meant to fulfill and preclude its failure.
Algeria, an Independent Ally for Iran in North Africa
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Relations between Iran and Algeria stand out among other North African countries. Of course, apart from Algeria, we have good relations with other countries in North Africa, but proximity between the two countries’ political views on many issues has helped us to start good cooperation with Algeria. The two countries share a common view on the issue of Palestine and when it comes to Syria, Yemen and other developments in the Middle East, their viewpoints either totally conformant or are very close.
JCPOA Shows the Power of Persistent Multilateral Diplomacy
Friday, July 29, 2016
Iran signed the CTBT on the first day it opened (24 September 1996) and has shown support for the Treaty. Iran also actively participates in the Member States discussions in Vienna. In this context, the JCPOA was a big step in the right direction, as it showed the power of persistent multilateral diplomacy and also brought Iran closer to its partners in the region and globally. Ratification of the CTBT would be a powerful and definitive response to skeptics who worry about Iran’s nuclear ambitions after the deal expires.
JCPOA’s Effect on Lawmaking at US Congress
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
In other words, anti-Iran American lawmakers are no more capable of taking advantage of their past weapon of passing “binding laws” and extraterritorial laws against the Islamic Republic. Therefore, in order to do harm to the implementation of the JCPOA and prevent foreign investment in Iran, they have no choice, but to resort to “publicity stunt.”
US Administration Failed to Enable Iran to Access Its Oil Revenues
Monday, July 25, 2016
More blameworthy is the administration's failure to enable Iran to access previously frozen oil revenues. Easy solutions to this problem have been on hand. The administration has lacked the political will to implement one of them. Perhaps it will find the will after November's US elections. The Joint Commission can be used to discuss and find solutions to implementation issues. These banking issues seem to me ripe for submission to the Joint Commission. Only good can come of that.
Undermining JCPOA Not in Best Interest of Any Party
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The JCPOA will survive any political storm as long as it is in every party's best interest to pursue its full implementation. The future is unpredictable but as of today I can't see which state-party could reasonably have a real interest in scuttling the deal during the coming 9 years, even if opposition groups will likely try to undermine its implementation.
NATO’s Media Hype Aims to Promote Iranophobia
Friday, July 15, 2016
Recent claim by leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that Iran’s missile tests are against the Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council on the JCPOA has no legal basis and is totally baseless as Iran had already announced its commitment to the resolution when it was adopted. When it comes to its defense issues, Iran has announced that it would not allow other countries to interfere or even express viewpoints on this issue. Iran embarks on producing defense weapons within framework of international law and international regulations, because its missiles are only aimed at deterrence.
The JCPOA and One-Year Experiences
Friday, July 15, 2016
One year has passed since Iran and the P5+1 group reached an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); an agreement, which put an end to more than one decade of tension between the two sides over Iran’s nuclear program and turned into an important model for peaceful resolution of a difference. Now, where are we standing one year later?
One Year after the Iran Deal and the Choice of Reconciliatory Strategic Necessity
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The effects of the Iran deal one year after its conclusion are indicative of a profound development in relations between a regional power and global powers over the rights and duties of all involved parties, and are also a sign that the foundation has been finally laid for agreement on the basis of the “choice of reconciliatory strategic necessity” to achieve strategic stability and facilitate international cooperation.