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Iran’s Nuclear Milestone

A few days ago, the world was witnessing history in the making, as the P5+1 and Iran managed to reach an historical agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme. And while world leaders are now expressing their concerns about the document’s shortcomings, albeit in a restrained way, the political will and efforts of the parties, not to mention the result of these many years of negotiations,...


The Iran Deal: A Template for Russia?

On July 14 Iran and its P5+1 negotiating partners agreed a "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" to resolve western concerns over the goals of Iran's nuclear programs. The deal marks the end of 36 years of western sanctions on Iran. Upon affirmation of the JCPOA by the full United Nations Security Council, most sanctions in force against Iran will be terminated. The P5+1 consists of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany, which has supplied technology to Iran's...


Russia Voices Concern Over 'Massive Attack' on Iran Nuclear Agreements

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow is concerned about a 'massive attack' on Iran nuclear agreements reached in Lausanne and calls on its P5+1 partners as well as Tehran to prevent speculations on this issue. VIENNA (Sputnik) — Moscow is concerned about a 'massive attack' on Iran nuclear agreements reached in Lausanne and calls on its P5+1 partners as well as Tehran to prevent speculations on this issue, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday...


Iran and The Six-Power Talks: The Long-Expected Miracle

... disagreements (the Kurdish question, difficulties in the relationship between the Persians and the Azerbaijanis, instability in Sistan and Baluchistan province, etc). The main obstacle in the way of reviving the Islamic Republic’s economic life was its nuclear programme – a programme which was causing concern in the international community that a new nuclear power might appear on the political map of the region. But was this concern justified? Even the most fastidious IAEA inspectors were unable ...


Iran and the Six-Power Talks: Still Few Signs of Progress. But for How Long?

The latest round of talks between Iran and six world powers of international mediators was held in Geneva on February 22, 2015 . The path towards regular contacts on the Iran nuclear problem was cleared on November 24, 2013 when Teheran and representatives of the world community signed the “ nuclear pact ” (under the document, Iran would suspend uranium enrichment over 5 per cent, destroy nuclear materials enriched up to 20 per cent within six months, stop the construction of new nuclear...


The Iranian Nuclear Program: Going in Circles?

At the end of 2014, the key document settling the issue of Iran's nuclear program was not signed, dashing all hope for the conclusion of what would have been the deal of the year. Representatives of the delegations involved in the negotiations postponed the signing to June 2015. Over the next six months, the parties will hold a series of meetings to resolve technical and political differences hampering the reaching and implementation of a comprehensive agreement. However, this is not the only factor...


Iran’s Regional Policy: A Fresh Start?

Russia-Iran: A Dim Future The time seems to have come to note that, after several years of emasculation, Iran has begun to progressively strengthen its regional stance thanks to the nuclear deal reached with the six-nations negotiating group (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on November 24, 2013 [1] , and the broader changes in regional politics due to the rise of Islamism. By softening its until-recently rigid approach to the nuclear issue, Tehran has alleviated...


Suspension, cancellation of sanctions against Iran must suit all participants

MUSCAT, November 11. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov believes that the pattern of suspension and eventual cancellation of sanctions against Iran must suit all participants in the negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program. “The sanctions and their future, the outlook for lifting them, remain almost the central issue at these negotiations,” Ryabkov told the media. “As we understand, much time was devoted to this theme at the bilateral meetings that the Iranians...


Iran's Nuclear Program: Will 2014 Become a Make-or-Break Year?

Interview with Vladimir Sazhin On October 15, 2014, a trilateral meeting was held between US Secretary of State John Kerry, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. As organized between the six-nation group of powers and Iran, a historic comprehensive agreement will be signed on November 24, 2014 that will put an end to the controversy surrounding the Iranian nuclear issue and open the way for the...


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