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Critics fear nuke watchdog won't bark

July 3, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The success of a nuclear deal will depend on the ability of a U.N. agency to keep tabs on Tehran.
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The Iran watchers

July 2, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The success of a nuclear deal will depend on the ability of a U.N. agency to keep tabs on Tehran.
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Iran Talks Drag On, What's the Impact on Oil?

June 30, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his Iranian counterpart left nuclear talks in Vienna for discussions with the country’s leaders on removing sanctions, suggesting the issue remains a major hurdle to a deal.
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Crucial Questions Remain as Iran Nuclear Talks Approach Deadline

June 29, 2015
David Sanger, Michael Gordon | The New York Times
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator was heading back to Tehran on Sunday to consult with his nation’s leadership, as negotiators remained divided over how to limit and monitor Tehran’s nuclear program and even on how to interpret the preliminary agreement they reached two months ago.
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Ex-Advisers Warn Obama That Iran Nuclear Deal ‘May Fall Short’ of Standards

June 25, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
Five former members of President Obama’s inner circle of Iran advisers have written an open letter expressing concern that a pending accord to stem Iran’s nuclear program “may fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement” and laying out a series of minimum requirements that Iran must agree to in coming days for them to support a final deal.
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Iran’s Supreme Leader, Khamenei, Seems to Pull Back on Nuclear Talks

June 24, 2015
David Sanger, Thomas Erdbrink | The New York Times
With exactly a week left before the deadline for a final agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, the country’s supreme leader appeared to undercut several of the central agreements his negotiators have already reached with the West.
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2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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June 2, 2006
As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany (the P5+1) to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program.
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Ayatollah's decree complicates Iran nuclear talks

June 22, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
When President Barack Obama first began negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran, he was encouraged by the existence of an obscure religious ruling from the country’s Supreme Leader: in a fatwa, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that developing or using nuclear weapons is against Islam.
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Rules Out Broad Nuclear Inspections

May 21, 2015
David Sanger, Thomas Erdbrink | The New York Times
Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday ruled out allowing international inspectors to interview Iranian nuclear scientists as part of any potential deal on its nuclear program, and reiterated that the country would not allow the inspection of military sites.
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