Iran Nuclear Weapons

Iran's Russia Quandary

Daniel Brett | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Depending on the domestic support Rouhani can build, Iran may be inclined towards a more critical stance on Putin's territorial expansionism for the sake of rebuilding relations with the EU states and preventing Ukraine's break-up from setting a precedent for Iran's own ethnic problems.

Chicken or Egg - Human Rights or Nuclear Controls?

Lord Maginnis | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Ignoring the devious humbug from Vienna, perhaps Paris on June 27 might just be the right place from which to set the principles necessary to re-start with a new, humane and more realistic policy on Iran.

Munich at 50: The Search for Leadership

James Davis | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
James Davis

The who's who of the world's foreign policy and security community met this weekend at the 50th Munich Security Conference. As befits a half-century anniversary, there was a fair amount of reminiscence, in particular over the life and legacy of the conference's founder, Baron Ewald von Kleist.

UK Parliamentary Delegation Urges Caution and Realism on Iran

Lord Maginnis | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Several days ago a man with a neatly trimmed beard wearing a white turban, and professorial-looking rimless glasses featured prominently in Davos. Was it really Hassan Rouhani? Of course Rouhani is Iran's current Ayatollah-sanctioned President and should have every good reason to be at such a prestigious forum; however the man addressing Davos appeared only to share the real Rouhani's appearance.

Hague Hails Iran Nuclear Deal

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

William Hague has hailed implementation of an interim deal to freeze Iran's nuclear programme. The Foreign Secretary said the agreement coming into...

Iran Nuclear Talks: The Battle for Eurasian Influence

Daniel Rolle | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Rolle

The recent surge in Tehran's consensual, moderate and constructive relationship building with the US, however, could not take place were it not for a palpable desire on Washington's behalf to entertain an increasingly hospitable Tehran.

Iran and the West: From Nuclear Nightmares to Facebook Friends?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Nuclear apocalypse has been avoided. Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activity. That's what they tell us anyway. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; even if Iran's cooperation is genuine, world leaders and their Iranian counterparts are not about to hold hands, hug it out or start tweeting funny cat memes to each other.

Lessons to Be Learnt From the Iran Nuclear Deal

Tony Clarke | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Clarke

The real test of the Geneva agreement will be whether it does mark a move away from the old failed model of military conflict and towards building long-term peace instead. Ultimately, though, this requires full transparency of all nuclear programmes by all countries, full international cooperation for the immediate elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and an end to future reliance on nuclear energy. Only then can we be sure that our hopes of a secure deal for the planet will be realized.

David Cameron Calls Hassan Rouhani Over Iranian Nuclear Question

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron put in a call to Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday afternoon, marking the first time a British Prime Minister and an Iranian President have spok...

The Nuclear Thaw of The Fall

Harry Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

Fifty years ago to this very day, President Kennedy signed into law the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Today, we no longer live in a bipolar world, the political actors have changed, but the threat from nuclear weapons remains strong.

'No Nuke's': We Shouldn't Let the Diplomatic Barking and Growling Deflect Us From Iran's Atrocious Human Rights Record

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

I can't help wondering what six Kurdish men currently facing execution in Ghezel Hesar Prison near Tehran might think of the praise being heaped on Rouhani? Like numerous other condemned prisoners in Iran, they face the gallows after being convicted of vaguely-worded offences, including "enmity against God" and "corruption on earth".

Jessica Elgot

'There Is An Old Wound, But Now It Needs To Be Healed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Iran's newly-elected president Hassan Rouhani has signalled he is ready to talk to both Britain and the US to "remove the problems between us," and re...

Cameron Open To Talks With Tehran After Rouhani Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Britain would welcome Iran back into the international community, said David Cameron on Monday, providing the pariah nation abandons ambitions to deve...

Iran's Election Should Not Have Any Impact on Our Relationship?

Robert Halfon | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Halfon

Today the Iranian people go to the polls for the first time since 2009's controversial reelection of President Ahmadinejad... Unfortunately, with hundreds of candidates disqualified and all the current Presidential hopefuls part of the ruling establishment and links with Ayatollah Khamenei, it is unlikely that there will be any reforms.

The 10 Most Outrageous Quotes Of Ahmadinejad

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

He's called UN sanctions against Iran "annoying flies, like a used tissue" and George Bush "a wicked man" but the Middle East's most colourful Preside...

The North Korean Rocket Launch: Should We Be Worried?

Sarah Aston | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

Wednesday 12 December marked the first successful attempt by North Korea to launch a rocket into space. Calling it a triumph for the year old Administration of Kim Jong - Un, North Korean officials such as Kim Ki-nam have stated that the rocket launch was a Satellite and it's launch was an "independent right" that should not be condemned by the international community.

Iran Poll: US More Supportive of Overt/Covert Action Than Both Europe and the Middle East

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

Forget Greece; what would you do about Iran? Behind the 'Eurosis' that currently churns the news-cycle, foreign policy experts are divided and fearful about a lurking problem that could arguably displace the Euro as the most pressing Western headache of 2012.

Time to Empower the Iranian Resistance

David Amess | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Amess

The West have the answer, the only viable solution to neutralize the multiple Iranian threats is to recognize the NCRI as the legitimate representative of the Iranian people's aspirations and offer political and diplomatic support to the Iranian Resistance in their efforts to bring about a democratic change in Iran through toppling the current religious dictatorship ruling the country.

Could We Still Stop A Strike On Iran?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

World leaders will launch an eleventh hour push to defuse a potential deadly Middle East conflict over the threat from a nuclear Iran, prioritising di...

Justice for the Palestinians Remains the Pressing Issue Facing the World Today

John Wight | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK
John Wight

Armed with the crude childlike diagram of a bomb, Mr Netanyahu sought to press home to the delegates in attendance the necessity of joining him in his mission to take military action against Iran before it get its hands on a nuclear weapon.

Why Netanyahu's Cartoon Bomb Should Be Taken Seriously

Toby Greene | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu will hope his speech further galvanises the already considerable international efforts to pressure Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop enrichment, at least to the 20% level. Netanyahu knows that the international community is keen to prevent Iran getting a bomb, but also to prevent Israel from resorting to military action.

Why Is Israel's PM Showing The UN A Cartoon Bomb? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked a confused internet reaction to his United Nations speech - which involved him drawing a red line a...

MI6 Chief's 'Secret Visit' To Israel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

A senior MI6 chief paid a secret visit to Israel in order to urge the country not to take military action against Iran over its nuclear programme, it ...

'Not Ready To Die In Your War'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

Israel loves Iran is not a refrain you'll hear often from politicians. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called Israel “a cancerous tumor...

Will Israel Launch an "All Out War" on Iran?

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

While it is unlikely that anyone bar Silverstein's source and perhaps a few insiders could state with any authority whether or not his alleged leak is a sure thing or a red herring - and in the long run, it doesn't matter.