Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament passed a bill on Tuesday approving its nuclear deal with world powers, signaling victory for the government over hardline opponents who worry the accord opens a door to wider rapprochement with the West.
Iran’s nuclear deal may be eroding its isolation overseas, but at home it is deepening political infighting within the country’s complex power structure before two important elections, officials and analysts say.
Mordechai Vanunu, who served 18 years in prison for disclosing Israeli nuclear secrets, said in his first Israeli television interview that he does not regret his actions.
After participating in classified briefings with the lead negotiators of the Iran deal, Florida Republican Congressman Dennis Ross explains why he will vote against it.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spent the last year personally negotiating with Iran. Now, he explains how the nuclear deal improves the security of the United States — and Israel.
Now that a nuclear deal with Iran has been brokered, the drama has moved to Congress. All eyes are on Chuck Schumer — but here are 12 other Democrats who could determine whether the Senate blocks the agreement.
Think tanks rarely take center stage in knock-down Washington D.C. fights. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has already played an outsized role in the Iran nuclear debate — and its verdict on the agreement could swing the vote in Congress.
Despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s opposition, many in Israel’s security establishment support the Iran nuclear deal, d J.J. Goldberg speaks to a former Shin Bet director who says the prime minister’s biggest mistake was keeping America at arm’s length as the agreement took shape.
It is hard to picture Iran’s nuclear talks with world powers without the beaming face of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who, in reaching a deal, has shown the power of what Iranians call his ‘smile diplomacy’.
The United States and other major powers are not in a rush reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, though Washington and its partners will not negotiate with Tehran indefinitely, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.