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Posts Tagged ‘US-Iranian rapprochement’

Iran: New frontier in energy politics

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2015


Indian Punchline

13th April, 2015

The integration of Iran into the international community is expected to be the last frontier in energy politics. No doubt, it will be a game changer and it would have an Asian vector and a European vector — and a Russian-American vector. The major players are gearing up for action to cope with the new great game in energy politics.

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Outline for Iran deal marks a new milestone

Posted by seumasach on April 5, 2015

Campaign Iran

5th April, 2015

Iran and the world powers have reached a new milestone by agreeing to a new framework for a final deal that would end the Iran nuclear crisis and put Iran on a new path in its relations with the international community.

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Israel’s Iran bluster won’t unnerve Obama

Posted by seumasach on November 12, 2014


Indian Punchline

12th November, 2014

Between optimism and pessimism stands ‘cautious optimism’ in the lexicon of diplomacy. But ‘relative optimism’? Yet, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov, one of the sharpest minds in the Moscow diplomatic armory, would have weighed his words with care and ingenuity when he remarked on Tuesday following the 2-day talks of the P5+1 and Iran talks in Muscat, Oman, that he is “relatively optimistic” about a nuclear treaty being concluded by the November 24 deadline. He added: “The glass is half full; (but) it’s not half empty.” 

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Kerry’s ‘Mission Impossible’ in Kabul

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

“To be sure, Iran has taken a transparent and helpful stance. The Obama administration ought to take note that Iran could be its ‘natural ally’ as regards the stabilization of the Afghan situation.”


Indian Punchline

11th July, 2014

To be at two different places at the same time is humanly impossible — even for a US secretary of state. John Kerry took off from Beijing no sooner than the two day US-China Strategic Dialogue got over and arrived in Kabul early Friday morning on a dicey mission to mediate the results of the Afghan runoff, but then, he is badly needed in Vienna in the weekend for a far more crucial diplomatic mission, namely, to explore how to salvage a nuclear deal with Iran amidst speculation that the going’s got tough in the P5+1 and Iran negotiations

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US prepares for talks with Iran to stop Iraq militants

Posted by seumasach on June 16, 2014


16th June, 2014

The United States is preparing to open a direct dialogue with Iran about how to deal with the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, a senior official said on Sunday.

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