Iran and U.S. Agree on Path Back to Nuclear Deal

In indirect talks in Vienna, the U.S. and Iran agreed to try to synchronize Washington’s lifting of sanctions and Iran’s limiting of uranium enrichment.

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The Iran Nuclear Talks Explained

Talks in Vienna starting Tuesday will try to bring both the United States and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. It won’t be easy.

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What We Learned From Mubarak

Regimes that muzzle their people’s voices eventually push people into venting their frustrations from muzzles of a different sort.

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Iran Suggests It May Seek Nuclear Weapons, in New Escalation of Threats

An Iranian official says U.S. sanctions could force Iran to revoke its pledge to not seek a nuclear weapon. New intelligence suggests Iran is 2 years away from producing one.

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What Has Gone Wrong Between Iran and the United States?

John Ghazvinian’s “America and Iran” offers an insightful history into 300 years of troubled interactions between the two countries.

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Why Is Iran Kidnapping and Executing Dissidents?

Abductions and executions of Iranian journalists and activists seem to be aimed at complicating the resumption of talks under the Biden administration.

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On Iran, Biden Can Bide His Time

The new administration should not be stampeded into returning to the nuclear deal.

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Biden Wants to Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal, but It Won’t Be Easy

President Trump is applying more sanctions on Iran that would be hard to reverse. Tehran, facing elections in June, has its own demands.

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Trump Needs a Tutorial on How International Agreements Work

The administration is arguing that it is still a party to the Iran deal that it left with great fanfare in 2018.

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As U.S. Increases Pressure, Iran Adheres to Toned-Down Approach

The Trump administration has ramped up its criticism of Iran, but Tehran has chosen a path of restraint, intelligence showed.

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Iran Will Expand Nuclear Program and Won’t Talk to U.S., Ayatollah Says

In a televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said that negotiating with Washington over his country’s nuclear program would only help President Trump get re-elected.

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Strange Bedfellows: Iran’s Ex-President Woos Saudi Crown Prince as Pen Pal

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, known in the West for his Holocaust denial and disputed re-election in 2009, writes a warm letter to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, calling him a man of peace.

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On North Korea and Iran, Bolton Blames ‘the Split Between Trump and Trump’

In his memoir, the hawkish national security adviser describes a president who simultaneously wanted to sound tough and strike a deal — any deal — that he could portray as a victory.

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Are Nations Safer From the Coronavirus When Women Lead?

Rates of coronavirus deaths are far lower in many female-led countries.

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A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety

The killing of a 14-year-old girl in Iran has shaken the country and forced an examination of its failure to protect women and children.

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Iran, Devastated by Coronavirus, Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives

Iran, devastated by the coronavirus, is asking the U.S. to lift sanctions on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials say sanctions aren’t to blame; Iran is.

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Iran’s Coronavirus Response: Pride, Paranoia, Secrecy, Chaos

Iranian leaders once predicted the coronavirus epidemic ravaging China would not affect their country. Now Iran has among the most coronavirus deaths outside China, and Iranian medical workers have been told to keep quiet.

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