Khamenei says Iran, Russia should cooperate to isolate U.S.

Reuters, November 1, 2017 TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Tehran and Moscow…

Iran Has Emerged as the Main Victor

An interview with the the Director of the Iran Observed project in the Middle East Institute, Ahmad Majidyar in The Cipher Brief, September 24, 2017.  …

Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile programme: sources

From Reuters, October 6, 2017, by Parisa Hafezi, Jonathan Saul and John Walcott. ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may…

UK reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal in call with Trump: May’s office

From Reuters, October 10, 2017, by William James. LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May has reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal in a telephone…

Trump’s targeting of Revolutionary Guards is a step too far for Iran

From The Guardian, October 9, 2017, by Saeed Kamali Dehghan Tehran has promised crushing response if US president makes ‘strategic mistake’ of listing elite force as…

Iran promises ‘crushing’ response if US designates Guards a terrorist group

From Reuters, October 20, 2017, by Bozorgmeher Sharafedin   LONDON (Reuters) – Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated…

Fearing Trump Torpedo, Europe Scrambles to Save Iran Deal

From Reuters,  October 11, 2017, by Noah Barkin and John Irish. BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will…

Iran Braces for Trump’s Announcement on Fate of Nuclear Deal

From The Independent, October 11, 2017, by Betan McKernan. Political rivals in Tehran unite in face of expected decision to scrap historic Obama era nuclear accord with…

White House Briefs Congress on Iran Decertification Plan

From: NBC News, October 11, 2017. By Vivian Salama, Andrea Michell and Carol E. Lee.  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top advisers briefed lawmakers Wednesday ahead of…

Iran nuclear deal: How Trump’s plan to pressure Tehran could play out

From: ABC News, October 12, 2017. By Conor Finnegan.  After months of bashing the Iran nuclear accord while simultaneously keeping it alive, President Trump is expected to “decertify” the…

Why Trump is right to re-think the nuclear deal

From Arab News, October 9, 2017, by Dr. Majid Rafizadeh. The Trump White House has been a purveyor of very well-founded criticism of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,…

Iranian Foreign Minister: ‘Arab Affairs Are Iran’s Business’

 From The Atlantic, October 9, 2017. By Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. With possible decertification looming for the Iran deal, Javad Zarif argues that his country has…