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Iranian Students Crash Nuclear Party

- Former Iranian presidential candidate and nuclear negotiator Said Jalili surfaced this week at a Tehran technical university to lecture students on the benefits of nuclear power. But video of the event shows that the hard-liner's message was drowned out by opposition-minded students. - 4/17/14

H.E. Ambassador Farhad Sepahbody, Iranian Diplomat, dies at 85 in Sedona, Arizona.

- H.E. Ambassador Farhad Sepahbody, a distinguished career diplomat during the reign of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, died in exile at his home in Sedona, Arizona, on Sunday, 6 April 2014. Born on 20 August 1929 in Geneva he was the son of another diplomat, Anushiravan Sepahbody, a descendant of Prince Abbas Mirza, a Qajar warrior and son of Fath Ali Shah Qajar. -Cyrus Kadivar - 4/17/14

Late American scholar's executor seeks opinion on burial

- The Chairman of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Kazem Mousavi Boroujerdi, has written to Iran's Supreme Leader to ask his opinion on the controversy that has brewed over American Iran scholar Richard Nelson Frye and his last wish to be buried in Isfahan. - 4/17/14

What Was the War About?

- The understandably favorable press coverage of the Afghan elections in some ways diverts our attention from the more troubling and largely unexamined aspects of America's decade-plus of war in Iraq and Afghanistan that cost more than a trillion dollars, led to over a million refugees, and thousands dead and maimed civilians and soldiers. -James A. Russell - 4/17/14

The Politics of the EU Resolution on Iran

- On April 3 the European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution on EU Strategy towards Iran. It proposes the opening of a EU delegation in Tehran; cooperation in a number of areas such as the fight against narcotic drugs, environmental protection, and exchanges of students and academics; engaging with Iran on ending the Syrian civil war; stabilising Afghanistan; and outlining the prospect of lifting nuclear-related sanctions against Iran once there is a final agreement on the nuclear issue. -Farideh Farhi - 4/16/14

Unfair sanctions will be lifted: President Rouhani

- Iran does not seek to develop nuclear weapons and unfair sanctions, which are against human rights, will be lifted gradually, President Hassan Rouhani told a gathering of well-wishers in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province, on Tuesday. - 4/16/14

No country can attack Iran via Azerbaijan's soil: Defense Minister

- "According to the Azerbaijan's Constitution, Azerbaijan will never host the military bases of any third country, (and Baku) will never permit any power to use (Azerbaijan's) soil to launch attacks against its neighboring countries," said Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, who is in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials, during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehqan. - 4/16/14

The Egyptian-Saudi Coalition in Defense of Autocracy

- The pro-autocracy partnership between the Egyptian military junta and the Saudi ruling family goes beyond their opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood and the perceived threat of terrorism. It emanates from the autocrats' visceral opposition to democracy and human rights, including minority and women's rights. -Emile Nakhleh - 4/16/14

Denying Involvement, Iran Vows to Investigate Jamming of Foreign Media

- Earlier this week, Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taghipour denied his department's involvement in jamming satellite signals, and said the ministry was "seriously" pursuing the case. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 4/16/14

Iran Says Missile Program Off-Limits In Nuclear Talks

- An Iranian official says Tehran will not include its ballistic-missile program as part of talks with six world powers on an agreement to curb Iran's controversial nuclear program. - 4/16/14

Iran ready to expand ties with UAE: Foreign Minister

- Zarif made the remarks in Dubai on Tuesday during a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, and constitutional monarch of Dubai. - 4/16/14

Easing of sanctions brings latest release of frozen Iranian assets

- Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, a senior member of Iran's nuclear negotiation team, has announced that a fourth installment of frozen Iranian assets ($550 million) has been forwarded to Iran's Central Bank. - 4/15/14

Foreign companies delay selling plane parts to Iran: Aviation Chief

- Alireza Jahangirian, the head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization, has complained about a delay by foreign companies to sell civilian plane spare parts to Iran. Under the Geneva nuclear agreement, which eases sanctions against Iran, Tehran is allowed to purchase plane parts. - 4/15/14

Iran says ready to help Azerbaijan meet its defense needs

- Iran and neighboring Azerbaijan have similar views toward major regional and international issues, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said in a meeting with his visiting Azeri counterpart Zakir Hasanov on Monday. Colonel-General Hasanov arrived in Tehran for bilateral talks with senior Iranian officials at the invitation of Dehqan. - 4/15/14

Iranian Cleric Says Unhealthy Satellite Jamming Un-Islamic

- Even if satellite jamming is a useful tool in protecting Islamic values, it is not permissible under Islamic law if it poses a health threat. That's according to an Iranian grand ayatollah who recently made a ruling on the issue following an inquiry by a Shi'ite news agency. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 4/15/14

The Details Behind Israel's Purchase of Lockheed's "Samson" Airlifter

- Considering that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu budgeted $2.89 billion for an Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities for 2013 and again for 2014, that doesn't go very far, even when assuming that the Samson is being purchased with an eye toward war with Iran. -Marsha B. Cohen - 4/15/14

IRGC leader wants economic role for guards, Basij

- Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), spoke out against the Rohani administration for failing to use the capabilities of the IRGC and the Basij militia in establishing policies for achieving the economy of resistance. - 4/15/14

Israel possesses at least 300 nuclear warheads: Jimmy Carter

- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says that Israel has at least 300 nuclear warheads which is far more dangerous than estimates that are being hypothetically made about Iran's potential access to nuclear weapons. - 4/14/14

Imprisoned Student Activist Maryam Shafipour Refused Medical Treatment

- A source close to the family of imprisoned student activist Maryam Shafipour told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that judicial authorities have refused the family's repeated requests for her transfer to a hospital to seek treatment for heart, stomach, and dental problems that she developed in prison. - 4/14/14

Iran Cancels Navy Mission in Atlantic Close To US Borders

- The Iranian Navy changed the mission of its 29th flotilla of warships and called it back home before the naval group could start its voyage in the Atlantic Ocean, the Navy commander said Sunday, adding that the country now plans to send another fleet to the Atlantic Ocean. - 4/14/14

Iranian Court Sentences Former U.S. Marine To 10 Years In Prison

- An Iranian appeals court has reportedly upheld the 10-year prison sentence of a former U.S. Marine held in Iran since 2011. Amir Hekmati, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was arrested in August 2011, then tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for spying. - 4/13/14

Complaints by Iranian MPs lead to action on "starred" students

- A spokesman for Iran's Article 90 Commission says following complaints from three MPs about the minister of science, the commission has finally managed to obtain the files of "starred" students. "Starred" students are university students who have been marked by the authorities for reasons such as political or social activism and, therefore, prevented from pursuing their studies. - 4/13/14

Lingering Power of Hostage Crisis Short-Circuits Iranian Nominee

- Mr. Carter has called on the United States to move on. "Those were college students at that time, and I think that they have matured," he said on a recent radio program, adding, "It would be inappropriate for the United States to try to block someone that Iran wanted to choose." -Elaine Sciolino, NY Times - 4/13/14

Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

- In Iran, hardline critics are waging a campaign against President Hassan Rouhani to limit his campaign pledge of opening Iran to more social and cultural freedoms. The "culture wars" are as old as the Islamic revolution that swept conservative clerics to power more than three decades ago. -Deborah Amos, NPR - 4/13/14

Hard-Liners Outraged Over U.S. Scholar's Planned Burial In Iran

- An American scholar who asked to be buried in the central Iranian city of Isfahan has been called "Western garbage" and a "CIA spy" by a local cleric amid an uproar by hard-liners who oppose the planned interment in the Islamic republic. Frye, a prominent and highly respected scholar of Iranian studies, had asked in his will to be buried next to the Zayandeh Rud river, which flows through Isfahan. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 4/12/14

Iran Will Deal With UN After U.S. Snub Of Envoy

- Tehran has dismissed a U.S. decision to deny a visa to Iran's proposed new UN envoy, Hamid Abutalebi, saying it would take up the case directly with the United Nations. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told Iranian media on April 12 that Tehran plans to resolve the issue through the UN "legal mechanisms." Araqchi said "we are not considering an alternative pick" to Abutalebi. - 4/12/14

Iranian MP requests permit to let American scholar be buried in Iran

- Ali Motahari, a member of the Iranian Parliament's Cultural Commission, has called on the government to issue a permit to allow Richard Nelson Frye, the recently deceased American scholar and expert on Iranian and Central Asian Studies, to be buried in Isfahan. - 4/11/14

Obama's Middle East Scorecard

- Viewed from the aerie of the Oval Office, US policy in the Middle East is much more pluses than minuses, and there is much to commend that view. President Barack Obama has successfully navigated the Ship of State past the Scylla and Charybdis of Iraq and Afghanistan... -Robert E. Hunter - 4/11/14

Jailed Iranian activist's hunger strike reaches 35 days

- Jailed Iranian labour activist Shahroukh Zamani is continuing his hunger strike and has now been refusing food for 35 days. According to lawyer Naghi Mahmoudi, Zanmani has been on a hunger strike since March 7 to protest his transfer to Qezel Hessar Prison in Karaj and bring about his return to Rejai Shahr Prison. - 4/11/14

Report: Iran Proposes Arak Reactor Change to Cut Plutonium Output

- VIENNA -- Iran has made a proposal that would significantly lower plutonium production at a planned reactor, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying, signaling flexibility on a key issue in talks to end the nuclear dispute with world powers. -Reuters - 4/11/14

Russia Says Deal With Iran To Follow UN, Not U.S. Rules

- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says that a possible barter agreement between Moscow and Iran would follow UN sanctions rules and not U.S. rules. - 4/11/14

Next Round Of Iranian Nuclear Talks Slated For May

- EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton says talks between Iran and six world powers to reach a permanent agreement on Tehran's controversial nuclear program will "move to the next stage" in mid-May. Ashton made her remarks at the conclusion of two days of talks in Vienna between Iran and Britain, France, Russia, Germany, the United States, and China. - 4/10/14

The Ukraine Crisis: A Game-Changer in the Global Energy Market?

- Perhaps ironically, Iran could also benefit from these changing dynamics. Europe faces possible energy supply interruptions and high-energy prices in the short-term. With the nuclear-focused negotiations between Iran and world powers known as the P5+1 moving along, some European countries could once again rethink their bans on Iranian oil imports. -Sara Vakhshouri - 4/10/14

Wife of allegedly slain captive Iranian border guard wants answers

- The wife of Iranian border official Jamshid Danaifar, who was allegedly executed by the Sunni group Jeysh-ol-Adl after he was abducted along with four other border guards, is demanding more information about her husband. - 4/10/14

Violent Videogame Targeting Iran's Opposition Removed

- A computer game that encouraged players to shoot digital effigies of Iran's opposition leaders appears to have been removed from a website after it sparked controversy in the Islamic republic. The game, titled "The Return of Mokhtar," allows players to accrue "wisdom" points by targeting opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi, his wife Zahra Rahnavard, former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, and others. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 4/10/14

Shades of 1979: US Disputing Iran's Choice for UN Ambassador

- There is a new conflict between the United States and Iran, and its origins extend back to 1979 when a group of militants took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran and held 52 U.S. diplomats hostage for 444 days. Now, Iran is looking to name a man with a connection to the hostage-taking to be its ambassador to the United Nations, but American officials are seeking to block his entry into the country. -Ken Bredemeier, VOA - 4/10/14

Sanctions On Russia Open Southern Corridor

- Amid events in Ukraine, the European Union is pondering how to decrease its dependence on Russian energy supplies. Already there is talk in Europe, and further away, that as the door to Russian resources closes a bit, the Southern Corridor should finally be opened and realize its potential. - 4/10/14

Iran will not halt nuclear research: Supreme Leader

- "Consent was given to the nuclear talks in order to break up the hostile atmosphere created by the hegemonistic front against Iran, but all people should be aware that despite the fact that the talks will continue, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not halt its activities with regard to nuclear research and development," Ayatollah Khamenei said - 4/10/14

Photos: Azerbaijan President Visits Tehran

- President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev arrived in Tehran Wednesday morning to hold talks with senior Iranian officials. The visit is taking place at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. - 4/9/14

EU Must Stand Firm Despite Iranian Hardliners' Fury

- Hardline officials in Iran have lashed out at the European Union after the EU Parliament's passage of a resolution that called for all EU members to "mainstream" human rights in their relations with the Islamic Republic. - 4/9/14

Iran's inflation rate drops 5.7% in 6 months: Central Bank

- The inflation rate in Iran dropped 5.7 percent during the second half of the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, according to a report published by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). - 4/9/14

US Rejects Iran's Choice of UN Envoy

- The White House says it has told Iran it will have to find a different envoy for the United Nations and not one who participated in the 1979 taking of 52 U.S. hostages in Tehran. Abutalebi has insisted that his involvement in the group Muslim Students Following the Imam's Line was limited to translation and negotiation. - 4/9/14

A Peril to the Iran Nuclear Deal

- There exists, right now, a problem with one side's obligations not being fulfilled as provided for under the preliminary agreement, known as the Joint Plan of Action, that Iran reached with the United States and its negotiating partners (the P5+1) last November. -Paul Pillar, National Interest - 4/9/14

Talks On Iran Nuclear Deal Open In Vienna

- Iran and six world powers are holding fresh talks in Vienna on a final accord aimed at ending doubts over Tehran's nuclear program. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed hope before the talks that enough progress could be made over the next two days to allow negotiators to start drafting a final accord by mid-May. - 4/8/14

The Iranian Nuclear Talks: A Primer

- Who are the main players? You can't spell "Iranian nuclear program" without "Iran," so we should probably start with them. Iran's negotiating team is led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who reports to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The final say on foreign policy decisions rests with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and both Rouhani and Zarif must ensure that any deal will be met with Khamenei's approval. -Derek Davison - 4/8/14

Reading Ukraine in Tehran and Tel Aviv

- Israeli academics have recently provided a case study of how Israel and Iran may say and do much the same thing, but Iran alone will be criticized for it. -Marsha B. Cohen - 4/8/14

Senate Backs Bill To Block Iranian Diplomat

- The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to deny entry into the United States to the Iranian diplomat that Tehran is expected to pick as its next ambassador to the United Nations. The bill passed in a voice vote on April 7. - 4/8/14

One Year, Two Celebrations in Iran

- It would not be an exaggeration to say that this year Iranians celebrated two grand events: one for Nowruz (the Persian New Year which falls on the first day of spring) and the other at the end of the two-week Nowruz holidays, when the release of kidnapped Iranian soldiers was announced. -Issa Saharkhiz - 4/7/14

Iran: President Rouhani Says His Government Is Focusing On Economy, Foreign Policy

- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his administration has mainly focused on economy and foreign policy, adding that there is a long way ahead to reconstruct the country's foreign relations. Significant steps have been taken in the areas of foreign policy, Rouhani said during a meeting with a number of ministers, presidential aides, and executive officials in Tehran on Saturday. - 4/7/14

Photos: Kidnapped Iranian Border Guards Return Home

- The four kidnapped Iranian border guards have returned home. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in a statement that the four soldiers were released following coordinated operations made by Iranˈs security, police and diplomatic organizations, particularly the border station of Sistan and Balouchestan Province. - 4/6/14

An Acceptable Nuclear Deal With Iran

- A new Brookings Institution paper, "Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran," has rightly attracted considerable attention. The author, Robert Einhorn, has a distinguished record and was Special Adviser for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the State Department from 2009 to 2013. His recommendations must be seen as authoritative. -Peter Jenkins - 4/6/14

Photos: Afghans flock to polls despite Taliban threat

- Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. The turnout was so high that some polling centers ran out of ballots. - 4/6/14

Iran to unify multi-tier currency exchange rates

- The Iranian administration will set a system of single exchange rate for foreign currencies in the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21. The plan will be a part of market reforms to streamline the state-dominated economy. - 4/6/14

U.S. Government Allows Boeing To Sell Plane Parts To Iran

- Aircraft manufacturer Boeing says it has been granted a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to export spare parts for commercial airplanes to Iran. Also on April 4, General Electric (GE) said it received U.S. permission to overhaul 18 engines sold to Iran in the late 1970s. - 4/5/14

Afghan Women Await Poll Results With Hope

- Hopes are high that Afghanistan's election Saturday may result in the country's first peaceful transition of power in more than a century. Militant attacks and electoral fraud are the main threats to the vote for a new president, who will take over after President Hamid Karzai ends his second term. Afghan women, whose freedom has often been curtailed, also worry about their future under a new government. -Zlatica Hoke, VOA - 4/5/14

Congress Urges President to Ensure Sanctions Do Not Block Medicine for Iranians

- The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) commends Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and all twenty-one Members of Congress who sent a letter to President Obama today supporting necessary action to ensure medicine and humanitarian goods are not unintentionally blocked for the Iranian people. - 4/5/14

U.S. Official Says Iran Nuclear Deal To Be Drafted In May

- A senior U.S. administration official says Iran and world powers will begin drafting a comprehensive nuclear agreement next month. Speaking to journalists on April 4, the official said the sides were making progress in talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. He made the comments ahead of a new round of negotiations in Vienna on April 8-9. - 4/5/14

Hard-Liners Decry Proposed EU Office in Tehran

- Acall by the European Parliament to open an EU office in Tehran has come under fire from Iranian hard-liners, who say the proposed headquarters would allow outsiders to meddle in the country's affairs. - 4/5/14

Afghan Voters Go To Polls In Historic Presidential Election

- Polling stations in Afghanistan have closed, though election officials say voters still waiting in line will be able to cast their ballots. Earlier, election officials announced that polling stations would remain open an extra hour due to the large turnout and heavy rains that delayed voters from reaching polling stations. - 4/5/14

Captive Iranian border guards released but not home yet

- Iranian media report that Jeysh-ol-Adl has released the Iranian border officials it had held captive since February, and their release has also been confirmed by the group's own sources. - 4/4/14

President of Austria accepts invitation to Iran

- Austrian President Heinz Fischer has accepted an invitation by the Islamic Republic to travel to Iran, his office announced on Wednesday April 2. Reuters reports that the president's office has confirmed acceptance of the invitation but the date has not yet been set. - 4/4/14

Iran, 6 Powers Start Expert-Level Nuclear Talks

- VIENNA -- Iran and six world powers began an expert-level meeting about Tehran's nuclear program on Thursday, part of efforts to reach an agreement by late July on how to resolve a decade-old dispute that has stirred fears of a Middle East war. -Reuters - 4/4/14

Will Iran price hikes fuel discontent?

- The honeymoon with the new government is over. Iranians are coming back from their New Year holidays to see their utility bills go up, some by 24%. Petrol prices are also due to rise, a move that usually prompts discontent and triggers inflation. -Amir Paivar, BBC - 4/4/14

Column: Can We Ever Move on from the Hostage Crisis?

- After several weeks of consideration, the Barack Obama administration has expressed reservations to Iran about the tentative choice of a middle-aged career diplomat and close associate of President Hassan Rouhani as the country's next ambassador to the UN. -Barbara Slavin, VOA - 4/3/14

Experts To Meet Again For Iran Nuclear Talks

- Nuclear talks at the expert level between Iran and the 5+1 will get underway starting Thursday April 3. The discussions at the expert level will anticipate the third round of talks in Vienna to reach a final deal, fulfilling the agreement made in Geneva last November. - 4/3/14

Turkey's Election Results Seem to Validate Erdogan's Authoritarianism

- After a campaign involving a corruption investigation and nation-wide bans on social media, and an election day marred by deadly violence, Sunday's municipal elections in Turkey resulted in what appears to have been a clear victory for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP). -Derek Davison - 4/3/14

U.S.: Iran's Possible UN Envoy 'Extremely Troubling'

- The United States says the possibility that Hamid Abutalebi may be appointed Iran's new envoy to the United Nations is "extremely troubling." Washington has not yet approved a visa for Abutalebi, who has been accused of being involved in the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Iran and the hostage-taking of U.S. diplomats there. - 4/3/14

Is Ahmadinejad Coming Back In From The Cold?

- After months of silence, Iran's former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is back, or at least he seems to be trying to make a comeback. On April 1, Ahmadinejad made a short speech in Khuzestan, at an Iran-Iraq War battlefield site where the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had spoken just a week ago, and called for resistance against the United States. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 4/3/14

Why the Saudis Are Panicking

- As President Barack Obama must have noticed during his visit, there is a panicky tone to almost everything the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does these days, whether it's campaigning for two years to win a coveted seat on the UN Security Council only to give it up immediately after the vote, or ... -Trita Parsi, National Interest - 4/3/14

US Experts: Modify Iran's Arak Plant to Reduce Bomb Threat

- Princeton University academics said annual production of plutonium could be cut to less than a kilogram - well below the roughly eight kilograms needed for an atomic bomb - if Iran altered the way the plant is fueled, and if it lowered its power capacity. -Reuters - 4/3/14

The follies of Santorum's Hitler analogy

- The recent op-ed by Rick Santorum and Joel C. Rosenberg is yet another attempt to stymie and shackle Iran and international negotiators in ongoing talks about Iran's peaceful nuclear program. Iran should be able to enjoy its right to peaceful nuclear energy while avoiding further hostilities and instability. Particularly illogical is their joining in the decades-old rhetoric, comparing who they see as their foe -- Iran -- to Adolf Hitler. -Hamid Babaei - 4/2/14

Iran Rights Lawyer Ignores Intelligence Ministry Summons

- Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent and widely respected human rights lawyer in Iran, has turned a deaf ear to a telephone call in which she was ordered to appear at the Intelligence Ministry on short notice. There has been no public reaction from Iranian authorities. - 4/1/14

The Assassinated Iranian "Scientist" Was Not a Scientist!

- The former director of the Iran's Atomic Energy Organization whose appointment to head the organization during Ahmadinejad's tenure caught all observers by surprise, revealed that Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan who has been called "the nuclear scientist martyr" by Iranian authorities and all official media, was not a scientist at all but was involved in commercial activities. - 4/1/14

Iran's Supreme Leader Pardons 920 Prisoners

- The announcement, reported by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency, did not indicate whether those pardoned include any of the nearly 900 people the United Nations says are currently jailed in Iran over political activity. - 4/1/14

New Einhorn Report on Final Iran Deal Focuses Debate

- Robert Einhorn, who served as the State Department's special advisor on non-proliferation and arms control under President Barack Obama until less than a year ago, has issued an important report, "Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran: Requirements for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement," which no doubt reflects much of the thinking of the administration's main negotiators. -Jim Lobe - 4/1/14
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