Security Council Resolutions and Nuclear Rights of Iran
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The possibility of recognizing nuclear rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran according to the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been a subject for discussions by international legal experts after Iran's nuclear case was referred to the UN Security Council and a number of resolutions (especially resolutions Nos. 1696, 1737, 1747, 1803, and 1929) were adopted on it.
The Winners and Losers of Successful Nuclear Talks in Baghdad
Saturday, May 05, 2012
The relative success of Baghdad nuclear talks will impact upon many actors at the international level. Pertinently, one can make a general distinction between two groups of actors, winners and losers, who will be influenced by the probable success of negotiations in the Iraqi capital.
Iran's Nuclear Negotiations: Arab World Approach
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Under the circumstances when progress in nuclear talks and agreement between Iran and the P5+1 at any level can have positive consequences for Iran and international community, it seems that unlike the majority of international analysts, the approach taken by Arab countries to negotiations is not optimistic. While most Arab officials and leaders have preferred to keep lull and avoid of making any form of positive remarks on this development, certain media and press circles in the Arab world have taken an overtly cynical and critical approach to nuclear talks.
Three Suggestions for the Upcoming Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Talks in Baghdad
Monday, April 23, 2012
The recent nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group in Istanbul have, according to many experts, opened a new chapter in the developments of the Iranian nuclear issue. Perhaps it was the first time both sides confirmed the positive atmosphere of negotiations, emphasized the need to enhance mutual confidence and reduce tensions, and expressed optimism about the future talks.
A Great Achievement Called Nuclear Might
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The first round of new talks between Iran and P5+1 started on April 14 in Turkey’s port city of Istanbul which is to be followed by a second round in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad. Interestingly, the date is close to the day which has been designated as the National Day of Nuclear Energy in Iran. This issue has been discussed in the following interview with Hassan Beheshtipour, university teacher and analyst of foreign relations.
Success of Iran-P5+1 Talks Hinges on Realism and Change in Attitude
Friday, April 13, 2012
After a long interval in which there were no negotiations between Iran and P5+1 and hostilities increased between the two sides – through escalation of Western sanctions against Iran and Iran's insistence on continuation of its nuclear activities – the two sides are expected to get back to negotiating table. General conditions governing future talks have been analyzed in the following interview with Mohammad Farhad Koleini.
Three Points Assisting a Successful Negotiation in April 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
The upcoming negotiations between Iran and P5+1 Group – consisting of the US, the UK, France, Russia, China + Germany – as it has been formally announced will be held on 13 April this year. During the period between the last round of negotiations which took place in Istanbul and the one approaching, significant developments have occurred that each of them can play a determining role in the policy positions and orientations of the negotiating parties.
Friday, April 06, 2012
Hossein Salimi, a professor of international relations at Allameh Tabatabaei University, believes that Iran's relations with the European Union (EU) are in decline and maintains that achieving a symbolic agreement to ensure Iran's compatibility with the international system is the best way to rebuild those relations.
P5+1 IS Not Unanimous On Iran
Saturday, March 24, 2012
It is a historic mistake that President Obama is fanning the flames of war into the two nations’ relations. He might want to show force to the Iranian government, but the result would damage the two nations’ relations. Now we are on the eve of Nowruz, the new Iranian Year of 1391. President Obama’s first Nowruz message was very positive and looking forward. With the daily talks of war and sanctions, an opportunity has turned into a threat. Now, Iranian families’ main topic of discussion in their Nowruz visiting would be the likelihood of American military attack or President Obama’s harsh economic sanctions policy that mainly affected the families’ economic standard of living.