Iran Nuclear Weapons

Iran's Undimmed Passion for Annihilating Israel

Toby Greene | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When Iranians write 'Death to England' over a portrait of the Queen in the embassy, that's sloganizing. When they call for Israel's destruction, it is something else entirely.

Iran Deal: Now We Must Change Direction

Paul Ingram | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

For those Americans, diplomats and wonks following the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPoA) over Iran's nuclear program agreed on July 14, atten...

Fox News Was So Excited About #IranDeal It Got The Wrong Country

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Iran has signed a momentous nuclear deal with world powers, prompting an outpouring of joy from supporters, while Israel's prime minister called it "a...

The Nuclear Negotiations - What Are They All About?

Amelia Amin | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

The official deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany) was supposed to be signed on the 30th June. Now the deadline h...

Iran Nuclear Talks - How to Avoid Putting the 'Dead' in Deadline

Richard Howitt | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

For Iran, all segments of its society would welcome the lifting of sanctions and an important step towards ending the international isolation. The country has always denied any intent to build nuclear weapons but a successful agreement would also deny them the capacity to do so. It may pave the way towards new hope in a troubled region.

Division Within the EU Must Not Undermine Unity in Iran Nuclear Talks

Lord Carlile | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

On June 25, the member countries of the European Union will participate in a summit in Brussels. It is expected to be the scene of some energetic debate between the UK on the one hand and France and Germany on the other, regarding the future of the EU.

Netanyahu Boosts Election Chances With Pantomime In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics

Benjamin Netanyahu boosted his domestic election chances with a high-profile speech to a joint session of US Congress on Tuesday, lambasting the curre...

US Politician Wants To 'Bomb Iran' For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Michele Bachmann, perhaps the least hinged Republican serving in a Congress in which sanity passes as voting to repeal a healthcare law 33...

The Number One News Formula: Sport and More Sport

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

There's surely something ... amiss here. With all due respect to Mr Hamilton and his super-fast Mercedes, I don't think winning a car racing tournament is the most important thing that happened yesterday. Or indeed, any day.

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' | 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.