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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."

Analysis of IAEA's Latest Report on Implementation of Safeguards Agreement in Iran
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
The main point with regard to the outstanding issues is Iran's cooperation with the IAEA for giving answers to questions which have been there since many years ago and have not been answered so far. In fact, Iran has cooperated properly in this regard, but instead of being praised for its cooperation, the country has seen its secret nuclear information leaked as a result of which five Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated.

Iran and the US Can Disagree on Some Issues But Find Zones of Cooperation
Sunday, September 7, 2014

James G. Stavridis
Iran Review had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Admiral James G. Stavridis on the prospects of Iran-U.S. relations and the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers. What follows is the text of the interview.

Washington’s Sinusoidal Behavior Undermines Nuclear Talks
Friday, September 5, 2014

Mohammad Farhad Koleini
Under new circumstances, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been going on with the nuclear talks in line with three main axes, which include goodwill, seriousness, as well as a logical diplomatic approach, which aims to protect and defend the country’s national interests on the basis of red lines set for the nuclear negotiations. The country is thus trying to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear energy program to the entire world through negotiations. However, certain parties have been trying to obstruct the course of negotiations through their negative behavior which aims to make achievement of a final understanding difficult.

Final Nuclear Deal Possible in Absence of Excessive Demands
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Abbas Araqchi
We seek to achieve a rational solution, which would meet both sides’ demands. If they put forth excessive demands and insist on reaching an agreement without due care for our rights, we would not accept such an agreement. Therefore, if the deadline is reached without us reaching an agreement, it would not be the end of the world. We are totally capable of resisting any kinds of sanctions. I do not mean that not reaching an agreement is a desirable scenario for us. I mean that we have the necessary resolve to reach an agreement, but not just any agreement and not at any price.

Let’s Not Squander Opportunities
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
How can we possibly help the negotiations towards the win-win situation? I believe that we should use the experiences of the past as a guiding beacon for future success; hereinafter, seven major obstacles, which have prevented the two sides to succeed in their negotiations over the past 10 years, will be briefly reviewed.

Reflections on Robert Einhorn's Open Letter to Iran
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Robert Einhorn, a former special advisor to the US nuclear negotiation team currently at the Brookings Institution, has penned a thoughtful, albeit provocative and self-righteous, open letter to the Iranian negotiation team that raises the prospect of normalization of Iran's nuclear dossier after a period of "around 15 years," i.e., the duration of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement.