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Scowcroft, Brzezinski urge Iran accord

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2013

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

19th November, 2013

WASHINGTON – Two pillars of the US foreign policy establishment urged Congress on Monday to forgo any new sanctions legislation directed against Iran, warning that it will risk “undermining or even shutting down” ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.

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US-Iran seek change on crisis anniversary

Posted by seumasach on November 5, 2013

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

5th November, 2013

WASHINGTON – On the 34th anniversary of the seizure by Iranian militants of the US Embassy in Tehran, a growing number of experts here believe Washington and the Islamic Republic may be moving toward detente, if not rapprochement.

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Can Congress, hawks and the Israel lobby wreck the US-Iran talks?

Posted by seumasach on November 3, 2013

Nation

30th October, 2013

The Obama administration is working hard to head off a wrecking ball from Congress and the Israel lobby aimed at sabotaging negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. The talks, which resume in November, also include direct talks between the United States and Iran. The key issue: members of the House and Senate are trying to force-feed the administration yet another round of anti-Iran sanctions, at the very worst possible moment.

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Zarif turbocharges Iran’s diplomacy

Posted by seumasach on September 24, 2013

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

23rd September, 2013

NEW YORK – Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s new foreign minister, is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting and at the same time advance Iran’s foreign policy priorities at a delicate time in Middle East politics which is wrought with multiple conflicts and endemic insecurities.

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Plucky Pakistan puts India to shame

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2013

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

11th March, 2013

The contrast couldn’t be sharper between India and Pakistan. India is a mature, functioning democracy and an ‘emerging power’ with an independent foreign policy, whereas Pakistan is a moth-eaten country tottering on the abyss of failure as a dysfunctional state lacking in self-respect. At least, this is how Indian propaganda presents things.

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Iran, India, Russia must join hands to counter terrorism

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2013

Iran, India, Russia must join hands to counter terrorism: Larijani

PressTV

28th February, 2013

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has warned against the spread of terrorism in the region, calling for enhanced relations among Iran, India and Russia to counter the ominous phenomenon.

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One step forward in Mecca, one back

Posted by seumasach on August 17, 2012

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

18th August, 2012

Two steps forward, one step back. This is how this week’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Mecca could be characterized in terms of Iran-Saudi relations.

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Iran’s new summit diplomacy

Posted by seumasach on August 9, 2012

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

10th August, 2012

August is a crucial month in Iran’s diplomatic calendar for 2012. If it plays its cards right, Tehran could see big dividends for its counter-sanction and regional strategies.

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Pakistan, Iran become ‘natural allies’

Posted by seumasach on July 20, 2011

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

19th July, 2011

The participation by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in the two-day conference on terrorism held at Tehran on June 25 was invested with political symbolism as a mark of displeasure towards the United States. But Zardari’s return to Tehran within three weeks on a second visit on Saturday unmistakably carried the stamp of Pakistan’s “strategic defiance” of the US.

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Biden may hold unclenched Iranian hand

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2009

M.K. Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

3oth January, 2009

Eyes trained to watch the Hindu Kush must now turn askance toward Germany where the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy is scheduled to take place next weekend. Organizers of the annual event revealed on Thursday that among the 300 prominent figures from the international arena of foreign, security and defense policy will be a “very high-ranking personality” from Tehran. 

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