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The Iran Hawks Are Circling www.theatlantic.com
In the escalation in the Middle East, some U.S. lawmakers see an opportunity to kill the Obama-era nuclear deal once and for all.


Trump’s zigzags on Iran threaten U.S. alliance structure: Australian National University academic www.tehrantimes.com
In an article on The Strategist published on Monday, Ramesh Thakur, the director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at Australian National University, has written that U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy towards Iran is threatening the U.S. alliance structure.


Why force Iran to go nuclear when there’s a peaceful option? en.mehrnews.com
TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – If nuclear proliferation in the Middle East should be avoided, the worst option is war with Iran.


Iran didn’t ask for this crisis, but it won’t stand for Trump’s bullying | Hossein Mousavian www.theguardian.com
Ramping up uranium enrichment was an inevitable response to US moves, says Hossein Mousavian, a former member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team


Squeezed by U.S. Sanctions, Iran Shifts From Patience to Confrontation www.wsj.com
Tighter new U.S. sanctions have proven more punishing than Iran’s leaders expected, driving Tehran to hit back militarily and breach limits it had agreed to put on its nuclear program.


Iran breaks its nuclear word – what follows? www.jpost.com
One of the less attractive aspects of political argument these days is to remove responsibility from those who commit crimes and transfer it to the victims.


Iran’s nuclear enrichment game - Analysis www.jpost.com
Nuclear issue appears more like a means to an end, not the end


US pushing for military coalition to patrol waters in Gulf region: Top general www.middleeasteye.net
Joseph Dunford says US wants its allies to 'safeguard' waters in Strait of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandeb


He Enjoys American Coffee and Restaurants. Is He a Credible Negotiator for Iran? www.nytimes.com
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian most closely associated with the 2015 pact, is under fire both at home and in Washington, which is weighing sanctions on him.


Trump wants to talk. Iran isn’t interested. www.politico.eu
When it comes to nuclear negotiations, Iran is not North Korea.


How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal foreignpolicy.com
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.