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Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei authorized direct talks with the United States on the nuclear issue as early as 2011, but real progress was not made until Hassan Rouhani, unaware of the talks, came into office in August 2013, US and Iranian officials say.
Monday, Jul. 27, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The first year of implementation of the Iran nuclear deal will be especially critical to ensuring its success and durability over the long haul, former US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns tells Al-Monitor.
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Monday, Jul. 13, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said an Iran nuclear deal would not be ready to be announced July 13, as China’s foreign minister urged the P5+1 and Iran to finalize the accord without further delay.
Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
US Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius expressed hope Iran and six world powers could finally be closing in on an Iran nuclear accord, but they and Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was still some work to do.