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Baqeri - Schmid Negotiations in Istanbul
Friday, July 27, 2012

The goal of negotiations between Schmid and Baqeri has been declared as “finding a common ground and coordinating viewpoints between member states of the P5+1 and Iran and also to provide grounds for further negotiations between Jalili and Ashton.” However, all evidence shows that this objective has not been achieved yet.

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Iran and Future Approach to Nuclear Negotiations
Friday, July 27, 2012

West seeks to increase sanctions against Iran because it believes that it can use sanctions as a bargaining chip and influence the positions of the Iranian side. The unilateral sanctions, however, have not been simply imposed in order to influence Iran's nuclear activities, but they are also aimed at make Iran change its views and reduce its capacities in various fields.

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Filing International Lawsuit against Economic Sanctions
Monday, July 23, 2012

In addition to common political and economic disputes about economic sanctions, their legality or illegality has also been a subject of discussion from viewpoint of international law. This brief article is no place for detailed explanation of this judicial issue. However, to make a long story short, three bases have been mentioned as the legal basis for economic sanctions against Iran.

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Solutions for Thwarting Western Sanctions: Transition from Maintaining Industries to Building Industries
Friday, July 13, 2012

Will sanctions actually provide Iran's oil-dependent economy with an opportunity to reduce its dependence on petrodollars? This theory would have been actually true if Iran enjoyed high-end technology. Unfortunately, overdependence on oil has historically put Iranians in such a state of ease of mind during the past decades that the country has mainly turned into a consumer of technology. 

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West’s Confusion in Interaction with Iran
Thursday, July 12, 2012

What we see today in the West’s conduct toward Iran is that Western countries are still suffering from serious weaknesses in their approach to and calculations about future developments. Such weaknesses will, in practice, put political conditions, developments and trends on the wrong track. In order to analyze Western countries’ positions on the issue of international sanctions against Iran, the following interview has been conducted with Mohammad Farhad Koleini, a senior expert on strategic issues.

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Arabs against Iran's Nuclear Program: Security Concerns or Political Opportunism?
Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saudi Arabia prefers for the existing tension between Iran and the West, especially over Tehran’s nuclear energy program to continue. This will enable Riyadh to use big powers and international potentialities to put more pressure on Iran in the region. The ultimate goal is to force Iran to mend its regional approaches and somehow give up the regional role and position that it has already defined for itself.

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Review of Washington–Tel Aviv Differences on Managing Schedule of Nuclear Talks with Iran
Sunday, July 1, 2012

A glance at the recent remarks of the US President Barack Obama’s former senior advisor, Dennis Ross, proves that Washington and Tel Aviv have strategic differences with regard to the schedule of nuclear talks with Iran.

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Transparency, the Most Important Achievement of Moscow Talks
Monday, June 25, 2012

The most important achievement of the latest round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group – the United States, France, China, Russia, Britain and Germany – was bringing more transparency to positions of two negotiating parties.

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Present Fears Are Less than Horrible Imaginings
Sunday, June 24, 2012

Iran is currently finding itself in special conditions. Without any doubt, it would not be easy to cope with new sanctions most of which are bilateral in nature and the result of the political will of a few European countries plus the United States. By enforcing sanctions, they actually aim to prolong discussions on an issue whose legal and technical aspects are as important to the Western countries, as its political dimension.

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Some Basic Facts about Negotiations in Moscow
Saturday, June 23, 2012

The termination of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany – certainly marks the beginning of a difficult and complicated process of assessment and analysis. As a result, both sides of talks – Iran and the P5+1 – will have a difficult task of “understanding the situation” and “depicting future” outlooks ahead of them.

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