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Breakthrough: Iran’s Nuclear Concessions Vindicate Obama’s Diplomatic Strategy

The Iran talks also represent a chance to promote peaceful change in that unfortunate country, whose people desperately desire progress toward normal relationships with Western countries.

April 2, 2015

Iran Is Pushing Limits On Nuclear Deal, Former Obama Advisor Warns

By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making “tangible progress” toward a deal. But a former member of President Obama’s inner circle on the […]

July 21, 2014

Negotiators Start Writing A Deal On Iran’s Nuclear Program

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Negotiators from six world powers and Iran on Friday began composing the text of a comprehensive agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program, but remained far apart on key issues as they closed out a sixth round of talks. With one month to go to their deadline, Western and […]

June 20, 2014

As Nuclear Talks Stall, Iran Says Negotiations May Require More Time

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As U.S. and Iranian officials meet in Geneva to try to revive stalled nuclear negotiations, one Iranian official said the two sides may need to extend their talks six months beyond the current deadline of July 20. In a hastily convened gathering, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State […]

June 10, 2014

Iran, U.S. Hold Direct Talks In Geneva For Nuclear Deal

Geneva (AFP) – Senior Iranian and U.S. officials were poised to hold direct talks in Geneva Monday aimed at bridging gaps on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program ahead of a July deadline for a deal. For the Islamic republic, the goal is to make a leap towards ending the international sanctions that have battered its economy. […]

June 9, 2014

Iran, World Powers Restart Nuclear Talks Amid Limited Expectations

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN — Both sides sought to tamp down expectations Tuesday as representatives of Iran and six world powers met in Vienna for talks aimed at crafting a comprehensive agreement about Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. Much of the opening day in the scheduled three-day initial session […]

February 18, 2014

Obama Warns French Firms On Iran Sanctions

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that America would take tough action against firms violating sanctions against Iran, after a French commercial mission raised hackles in Washington. France and the United States work closely together to maintain pressure on Iran to drop its alleged nuclear weapons program and, if anything, Paris has adopted […]

February 12, 2014

Obama, Netanyahu To Meet March 3

Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Iran and U.S.-Middle East peace moves on March 3, the White House said Wednesday. Israel had previously announced the Israeli leader would travel to Washington the day before the talks for a visit which also includes a speech […]

February 12, 2014

Iran Sets ‘Red Lines’ Ahead Of Fresh Nuclear Talks

Tehran (AFP) – Iran laid out “red lines” Monday related to its ballistic missile programme, atomic sites and uranium enrichment ahead of fresh nuclear talks with world powers. President Hassan Rouhani insisted Iran was “serious” about the talks, as his negotiators warned they would not back down on some of the thorniest issues of the […]

February 10, 2014

Israel Prime Minister To Visit U.S., Meet Obama

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Washington on March 2 where he is to discuss Iran and the peace process with U.S. President Barack Obama, his office said Monday. “The prime minister will be going to the United States on March 2 for the annual meeting of AIPAC in Washington,” an […]

February 10, 2014
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Hillary Clinton Opposes New Iran Sanctions

By David Willman, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Barack Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such sanctions, as negotiations to extend an interim nuclear weapons agreement proceed. […]

February 3, 2014

President Obama’s Greatest Ambition: Leaving America Without A War

President Obama made only one veto threat during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. “The sanctions that we put in place helped make this opportunity possible,” he said, referring to the economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions on Iran. “But let me be clear: If this Congress sends me a new sanctions […]

January 29, 2014

Iran Nuclear Talks To Resume February In New York

Washington (AFP) – Iran and world powers will resume talks next month in New York on reaching a long-term nuclear deal, a senior U.S. official said Monday. “It is our understanding that those talks will be in New York in mid-February, with dates still being confirmed on schedule, but it will be around that time […]

January 27, 2014