Powerful forces in France along with certain sections of the US administration don’t want a nuclear deal with Iran; they have an interest in tension with it, says Seyyed Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran. They are supported by Saudis and Israel as well, he added. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Paris will not support the deal if Iran refuses nuclear inspectors inside all installations - including military sites. Tehran has repeatedly refused such demands, insisting that its military facilities are not part of the atomic program.
Iran nuclear deal game: Good cop and bad cop
By Sadeq Dehqan & Hamideh Hosseini
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American Studies expert tells Mehr News that a successful Nuclear deal between the 5+1 and Iran would be beneficial to all parties involved and says that it would be what he calls a “victory for the art of diplomacy.”
Iran N-Deal; Political letdown or diplomatic mastery
Fuad Masum, who currently serves as Iraq’s president, has been a prominent figure in the domain of culture and politics. Like many current Iraqi politicians, the moderate Kurdish leader dedicated most of his life to fight for his country but he is not as known as his predecessor Jalal Talabani. Masum is a senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and a close aide of Talabani with whom he fought the former Baath regime. Iran Daily has conducted an interview with him at his home in Baghdad about his political life. The following is a translation of the interview.
Fuad Masum, from philosophy course to world of politics
Iran’s Ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari laments that India is very slow in trade deals, explains Iran’s role in Yemen and declares the wide-ranging benefits of the Iran-US nuclear deal. Serving as ambassador in India since December 2012, Ansari is a seasoned diplomat. He has held key positions in Iran’s Foreign Ministry. Iran and P 5+1 agreed to the framework and is preparing the draft for a final agreement before the July 1 deadline. Prospects of a US-Iran rapprochement and Iran’s rising regional clout have raised concerns in Saudi Arabia and Israel. The interview by Indian analysts and experts was moderated by Indian Express Associate Editor Sushant Singh. Excerpts follow:
Envoy elaborates on  Iran’s equations  in region, world
A lawmaker has cautioned that Iran would use its gas leverage against the West, if Europeans refuse to discard their hostile policy towards the country's nuclear program.
Rising gas output an int’l leverage
A recognized expert of the multipolar world believes Washington's lobby against Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is in line with the idea of 'American exceptionalism' which will not easily adjust to the multipolar world.
AIIB membership shows world economy embracing Iran
A political analyst described Iran’s four-point peace plan for Yemen to the United Nations as “timely”, saying it is in favor of all sides involved in the crisis.
Iran’s peace plan for Yemen benefits region
A senior lawmaker accused Saudi Arabia of "targeted bombardment" of Yemen's residential areas and infrastructure in order to trigger discontent among the people against Houthi fighters.
Saudi Arabia airstrikes aimed at triggering Yemeni discontent

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