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Australia should not follow Trump in JCPOA

Australia should not follow Trump in JCPOA

Barack Obama’s chief negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal has questioned whether the Morrison government’s review of its support for the agreement can find any better way to stop the country building an atomic bomb.

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USA: Ready to give concessions to Iran

USA: Ready to give concessions to Iran

A few weeks before the second package of US sanctions on Iran comes into force early next month, the Iranian crisis appears to be entering a new phase of complexity since US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal in May.

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Pompeo Blasts Kerry meeting with Zarif

Pompeo Blasts Kerry meeting with Zarif

CNN Politics writes that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted his predecessor John Kerry for "unseemly and unprecedented" behavior after Kerry said he had met Iranian officials since leaving office.

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Kerry: Trump ill-advised on Iran

Kerry: Trump ill-advised on Iran

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year was "a very dangerous and ill-advised move."

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 Iran will make a deal

Iran will make a deal

Dennis Ross writes in Foreign Policy that even in its afterlife, the Iran nuclear deal continues to polarize. Those who supported the agreement proclaim loudly that Iran will never negotiate any adjustment to it, while its opponents argue U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of it will produce a better deal.

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America preferred belligerency to diplomacy

America preferred belligerency to diplomacy

Trita Parsi writes in NBC News that after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and threatening Iran with "consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before," President Trump announced on Monday that he wants to meet with President Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal.

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Trump has been threatening Iran for 40 years

Trump has been threatening Iran for 40 years

Aaron Blake writes in the Washington Post that President Trump is back to threatening nuclear countries again; this time, it's Iran. In a late-night, ALL-CAPS tweet Sunday, Trump issued his strongest threat to date against the country, whose nuclear deal the United States left this year.  

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US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon

US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon

On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump’s inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its “destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East.    

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Trump's sanctions on Iran are different this time

Trump's sanctions on Iran are different this time

Nick Cuningham from Oil Price writes that the Trump administration is trying to replicate the Obama-era strategy of shutting in Iranian oil exports as a way to pressure the regime into making a series of concessions. But there are several reasons why Trump may not succeed.  

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