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Iranian Reformists Win Majority In Parliament and Religious Body

Reformists and moderate conservatives have won a majority of seats in the Iranian parliament following the first elections since the nuclear deal.

March 1, 2016
Former President Rafsanjani casts his ballot in a parliamentary election in Tehran

Iran: Voters Head To Polls For Two Elections

The 290-seat parliament is important as it will dictate the success of Rouhani’s policies of economic reform and greater political and social freedoms.

February 26, 2016
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves during a news conference in

As Improved US-Iran Relations Are Celebrated, Questions Loom About Road Ahead

Amid celebration of the milestone nuclear deal and the depature from Iran of three freed Americans, the Obama administration offered a reminder of the gulf that remains in the countries’ relations.

January 19, 2016

Iran Debate: Clinton Steps Up To Oppose The Demagogues

Clinton has found a balance and a voice that are more vital than ever in a contest against irresponsible politicians, whose demagogy points us again toward war.

September 8, 2015

Obama Sends Iran Deal To Wary Congress, Israel Urges Rejection

Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program while allowing an easing of economic sanctions.

July 19, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Iranian President Sends Letter To Obama As Nuclear Talks Near Deadline

The negotiators are seeking to reach the outline of a deal by Tuesday and to complete a detailed, comprehensive agreement by June 30.

March 27, 2015

Chief Diplomats Leave Iran Nuclear Talks Despite Looming Deadline

Can the group of six and Iran reach a deal before time runs out?

November 21, 2014

Obama Open To More Conversations With Iran’s Rouhani, Official Says

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau NEW YORK — President Barack Obama would be open to a repeat of last year’s historic conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week’s United Nations General Assembly session, a senior administration official said Thursday. Although no meeting is scheduled during the annual gathering, “the president of the United States […]

September 19, 2014

Deal Curbing Iran Nuclear Drive To Take Effect January 20

Tehran (AFP) – A landmark deal that curbs parts of Iran’s disputed nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief will take effect from January 20, Tehran and Western powers said Sunday. President Barack Obama welcomed the news, but warned there was still a rough road ahead to clinch a comprehensive deal. Western nations and Israel […]

January 13, 2014