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By INU staff

INU- Iran’s expansion of influence throughout the Middle East is one topic that highlights the apparent consensus among various officials who are sometimes viewed as being in opposing camps. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif frequently makes public statements that applaud Iran’s pursuit of regional hegemony, especially where that project is specifically directed by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

By INU staff

INULive Trading News reported on Thursday that Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi had recently declared, in a meeting with the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, that “conditions are prepared more than any other time” for an amicable resolution to the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, of which Italy is not a part.

Rouhani’s False Optimism for Nuclear Talks

Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had taken to his nation’s propaganda network Press TV in order to express optimism about the nuclear talks, which, if successful, could ultimately lead to the removal of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

BY INU staff

INU- The various persistent warnings about Iran’s non-cooperation and possibly duplicitous intentions may be confounding to those parties that are particularly eager for a deal. This may include the Obama administration, as well as various European businesses and financial institutions that have viewed the nuclear talks as a sign of possible future investment in Iran.

By INU staff

INU- If the latest extension of nuclear negotiations does not quickly lead to success there is a good chance that far from lifting sanctions the US will authorize the imposition of new ones. Politico indicates that Republicans and some Democrats are becoming increasingly skeptical of Western optimism about the negotiating process, like that that has been expressed by Secretary of State John Kerry.

By INU staff

INU - The LA Times on Monday reported that significant discussions were ongoing regarding the prospect of extending the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 for a second time. It is acknowledged that such an extension would be difficult to implement, but opposition to it has reportedly softened in recent weeks, even among certain Israeli policymakers who fear that the alternative is a rushed agreement that provides too many concessions to Iran.

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