Javad Zarif

Three women wearing masks shop at a busy market with overflowing plastic packages of nuts

In Iran, all eyes are on US election’s impact on sanctions, security

Foreign policy

Iran and the US almost went to war back in January. Since then, the Trump administration has doubled down on its “maximum pressure” campaign by increasing sanctions. Now, some Iranians are keeping their eyes on the US election, hoping it will ease tensions.

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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Screen shot of Iranisn foreign minister's Facebook page

Iranian officials are active on social media yet Iranians are banned from using them


Iranian media find a rare, common voice in celebrating deal over its nuclear program

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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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Iran's President Hasan Rouhani addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2013.

Leaders try to put a little heat in frigid US-Iranian relations

Global Politics

It’s been six years since high-ranking American diplomats have gotten together for serious business. But on Thursday, that was all set to change.