Laura Rozen

Laura Rozen

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (R) gestures next to his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi during a joint news conference in Tehran, Feb. 21, 2012.  (photo by REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)

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Inside the secret US-Iran diplomacy that sealed nuke deal

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.

Burns: implementation key to Iran nuclear deal

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.

Nuke deal chance for 'new chapter' with Iran

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The signing of a deal after three weeks of final negotiations has diplomats hailing a "win-win" solution.

Iran nuclear deal delayed

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.

Iran deal may be imminent

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.

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Laura Rozen reports on foreign policy from Washington, DC, for Al-Monitor's Back Channel. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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