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Iran’s Nuclear Sanctions Lifted
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Federica Mogherini and Mohammad Javad Zarif
Sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program are lifted following confirmation of Tehran’s commitment to​ the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Implementation of the Iran Deal and Its International Consequences
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Iran in 2016 finds itself at a juncture of time that in the light of the diplomatic ingenuity and strategic patience resulting from the implementation of JCPOA, it is on the verge of a major strategic development. Playing the cards of China, Russia, the European Union and other power blocs in an excessive manner is neither on the agenda of Iran's foreign policy for the implementation of JCPOA, nor in line with the country’s expediency and national interests. 

Non-Nuclear Obstructionism against Nuclear Agreement
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hassan Beheshtipour
Obstructionist efforts made by radical circles in the United States to cause failure of JCPOA are now being pursued through putting indirect pressure on Iran. As a result, they are trying to cause tensions between the two sides over non-nuclear matters and undermine mutual confidence building process in order to create challenges for Washington and Tehran the aftermath of which would affect JCPOA by nullifying the agreement and getting the two countries back to “zero point” that is, the situation that existed before the start of nuclear negotiations. 

Iran and Inestimable Value of What it Achieved through Nuclear Talks
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Behzad Saberi
The fact that five permanent members of the Security Council, which wield veto right, in addition to Germany, which has demand a permanent seat at the Council, have sit at the negotiating table with a country – that in their view is in violation of the Security Council’s decisions – in order to reach a mutually acceptable solution, which would also take into account Iran's viewpoints, is of the utmost importance. In addition to JCPOA, the Security Council stopped its sanctions against Iran, excluded Iran's nuclear case from Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and is considering a process to officially remove Iran's nuclear case from its agenda without Iran having complied with its resolutions, which among other things called for total suspension of all nuclear activities of the country. 

Nature and Legal Impact of John Kerry’s Letter to Zarif
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Reza Nasri
This letter can be considered as a binding unilateral declaration, which can be cited by Iran’s diplomatic apparatus in various stages of the implementation of JCPOA, if the need arises, in order to protect Iran’s legal and political interests. 

Closing the Case of Differences between Iran and the “Agency”
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sirous Nasseri
A draft resolution drawn up by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program was adopted by the Agency’s Board of Governors recently, thus, confirming the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program for the first time in history of relations between Iran and IAEA. This unprecedented event took place after Iran and the Agency had gone through four difficult stages over the past 12 Years.

From “Nuclear Crisis” to “Nuclear Agreement”
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Reza Nasri
Last Tuesday (December 15, 2015), the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution in which it closed this case once and for all as a result of which, the juncture that had come to be known in the world political literature as the period of “nuclear crisis” has officially come to an end. 

IAEA Report Offers a Mutually-Acceptable Political Solution
Friday, December 11, 2015

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Now that this report has been released, one can say that all measures taken on outstanding issues have reached a final conclusion and the way has been paved for closing the PMD case. 

Requisites for the Implementation of JCPOA
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ardeshir Zarei Ghanavati
Due to importance of this agreement for both sides and for International Atomic Energy Agency, senior officials must enforce their supervision and full management through all phases of the agreement, and in case of any difference, before middle-ranking and operational forces find the opportunity to create Gordian knots in the implementation process, leaders at the highest political levels must settle such disputes and prevent possible deadlocks in the implementation of the JCPOA.

EU Should Continue to Implement JCPOA in Case of US Future Repudiation
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Peter Jenkins
What worries me most is that the limited political support which the agreement enjoys in the US may dwindle to the point at which the agreement becomes the victim of Israeli hostility to Iran. What I don’t know is how Europe, Asia and Iran would react to a future US administration repudiating the agreement. I hope they would agree to ignore the US and continue to reap the reciprocal benefits that the JCPOA offers. It looks to me that this would be both feasible and wise.   

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