Iranian Nuclear Program

Iran Tracker Blog: Why Phased Sanction Relief is So Hard For Iran to Swallow

Last week there was widespread optimism that a deal on Iran’s nuclear program was close. Now a less enthusiastic tone has emerged, especially from Western negotiators, and a key problem appears to be how much and how fast sanctions relief will come.

Iran Tracker Blog: Iran is Afraid of 2017. We Shouldn't Be

Last week’s approval by the US Senate Foreign Relation Committee of the Corker-Menendez bill to review any nuclear agreement with Iran did not bother Tehran much. Iran’s leaders understood the bill would have minimal impact on reaching a final deal and reacted accordingly. President Hassan Rouhani voiced his indifference, noting Iran is negotiating with the world powers, not the US Congress.

Complexities of Iranian Sanctions Relief

The head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Selhi (R) looks over paperps before meetings at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 28, 2015 in Lausanne. (Reuters)