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Tehran Hosts Talks To End War In Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on August 4 for talks with Iranian and Russian officials aimed at ending the four-year-old war in his country. More

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat-California) has said a rejection of the deal would be "a victory for Iranian hard-liners and would accelerate their ability to obtain a nuclear weapon."

Republicans Move Against Iran Deal

The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced legislation disapproving of the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers and said the House will vote on the measure next month. More

Italian FM In Tehran To Talk Trade

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has met with Iranian officials in Tehran in the latest visit by European officials seeking closer trade ties after Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers. More

Republicans Claim Enough Votes To Kill Iran Deal In U.S. House

Republicans claim to have enough votes to pass a resolution blocking the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S. House, but not enough to overcome a likely presidential veto of their resolution. More

Iranian President Hassan Rohani took to state TV on August 2 to voice his support for the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and world powers.

Iran Silences Media Critical Of Nuke Deal

Iran’s state media watchdog has suspended a hard-line publication and warned two other like-minded outlets for criticizing the nuclear deal reached last month between Iran and major world powers. More

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After decades as an isolated rogue state, Iran appears to be finally coming in from the cold. And after decades of pretending to be a partner to the West, Russia has gone rogue. More

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Features & Commentary

Iranian Sanctions -- Some Go, Some Stay

The Vienna nuclear deal would provide Iran with only partial relief from decades-old sanctions, many of which would still remain in place.
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What The Nuclear Deal Means For Iranians

Iranians are hoping to see positive effects from the nuclear deal -- and quickly. But experts warn that they should temper their expectations.
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Obama Faces Fight In U.S. Congress Over Iran Deal

After the announcement of a historic deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, the battle over the accord's implementation now moves to the U.S. Congress.
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Netanyahu, Other Politicians Slam Iran Nuke Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians from the ruling coalition and the opposition rushed to slam the Iranian nuclear deal as it was announced on July 14.
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Israelis React To Agreement After Officials Slam It

As Israeli politicians rushed on July 14 to blast the international powers' nuclear deal with Iran, some Israelis took to social media to express more nuanced views, as well as fatigue over Iran in the media.
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Photogallery Iranians Express Jubilation At Historic Nuclear Deal

Ordinary Iranians, officials, and prominent figures appear to have reacted with jubilation following a historic nuclear deal with world powers.
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Iran Deal: Access To Military Sites Still A Potential Sticking Point

Although an historic Iran nuclear deal has been reached, at least one thorny issue remains.
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How The Iran Deal Could Be A Game Changer

The landmark deal reportedly reached on Iran’s nuclear program could have far-reaching implications, from freeing up a huge source of oil and gas supplies, to potentially stoking a Middle East arms race, to undermining Russia’s geopolitical leverage.
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Nuclear Noise: Iran Hard-Liners' Music Video Takes Shot At Vienna Talks

Iranian hard-liners have launched a viral-video offensive likening Tehran's counterparts in tense nuclear negotiations to wolves and stoking memories of bitter chapters in U.S.-Iranian history.
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Nuclear Deal Would Boost Rohani But Turn Up Pressure From Hard-Liners

For Iranian President Hassan Rohani, a nuclear deal with global powers would be a double-edged sword.
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