Hasan Rouhani

Republican Senator Tom Cotton speaks at his election victory party on November 4, 2014. The freshman senator from Arkansas is emerging as a vocal opponent of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Republicans to Iran: A nuclear deal can disappear ‘with a stroke of a pen’

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Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas took to Twitter on Monday to warn Iran that any nuclear deal with the US could easily be wiped out once President Barack Obama leaves office. But did he and 46 other senators step beyond their authority?

Cover of "The Lonely War," a memoir by Nazila Fathi.

An exiled author remembers her dash out of Tehran

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) holds a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) on the second straight day of talks over Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna, July 14, 2014.

The Persian art of declining what you really want and offering what you’ll never give could play a role in US-Iran nuclear talks

Gas station in Tehran

In oil-producing Iran, a slight hike in gas prices could cause a jump in discontent

Gas station in Tehran

In oil-producing Iran, a slight hike in gas prices could cause a jump in discontent

The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency

A nuclear deal between Iran and the western powers begins to take effect

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Iran and western powers took steps on Monday to implement the nuclear deal they reached back in November. The interim deal will give both sides time to work on a long-term accord related to Iran’s nuclear program.

US President Barack Obama talks with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani during a phone call in the Oval Office September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House

In 2013, the presidents of Iran and the US spoke on the phone for the first time in 34 years

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2013 was a historic year in US-Iran relations. For the first time in 34 years leaders of the two countries spoke on the phone.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses a news conference in Geneva

In diplomacy, sometimes a little pain can be a good thing

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When Iran’s nuclear negotiator arrived for talks in Geneva with severe back pain, the tone of the talks probably got a boost.

Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN in September 2012.

Has Benjamin Netanyahu raided the Warner Brothers’ cartoon vaults for talking points?

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First cartoon bombs. Now wolves dressing up in wolf clothes and sheep clothes. Where is Netanyahu getting his metaphors?

Iran's President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an event in New York

President Rouhani faces cheers and eggs as he returns to Iran

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Iranian President Rouhani may need to aim his charm offensive toward his own people after some hardliners pelted his car with eggs at the airport upon his return.