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Nuclear Deal Prelude to Expanded Ties between Iran and China
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Behzad Shahandeh
Therefore, Beijing has been opening a new chapter in its cooperation with Tehran and even if nuclear talks faced a deadlock, China would not be possible to take sides with countries that impose sanctions on Iran anymore. Meanwhile, the agreements and contracts that this major Asian power has signed with Iran have been important steps in undermining and eroding the effect of international sanctions against Iran.

Nuclear talks: Good Omens and Lingering Challenges
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh & Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Although it is very important for the Iranian negotiating team to reach a final result through nuclear talks with the P5+1 group, the assumption that if such an agreement is not achieved, the administration of President [Hassan] Rouhani will lose legitimacy, or radical groups opposed to nuclear deal will be able to promote their views, is really a baseless assumption. A smart measure taken by the nuclear negotiating team and Mr. Rouhani, in person, during the past two years, was to be honest with people about the state of the negotiations.

Iran Entering Negotiations as a Regional Power
Monday, March 9, 2015

Mahdi Mohammadi
One of the most important missing links in the nuclear talks that are currently under way is the assessment of nuclear negotiations from the viewpoint of Iran's geopolitical power. Traditionally, the Americans have tried to separate the nuclear issue from other issues for a number of reasons, and talk about Iran's nuclear program as an isolated case.

Iran Nuclear Deal No Threat to Regional Countries
Monday, March 9, 2015

IRNA Research and News Analysis Group
Hopes for the final conclusion of a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries have been rising at a time that certain people have been alleging that such a deal will be to the detriment of regional countries. This allegation has its roots in a kind of look which sees all developments in the region as a form of confrontation among regional states.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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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