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Shahir ShahidSaless @ShahirShahidSaless

Shahir ShahidSaless is a political analyst and freelance journalist. He is the co-author of the newly published book entitled "Iran and the United States: An Insider’s view on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace."

Behind Ayatollah Khamenei's Support for a Nuclear Deal He Previously Disavowed | Shahir ShahidSaless

Just three weeks before the historic agreement between Iran and the group of six world powers, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued comprehensive red lines for a possible nuclear deal. His official twitter account summarized those red lines in a table classifying them in seven categ ... Continue reading »

Behind Zarif's Rebuttal of EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini | Shahir ShahidSaless

Russian state-run news service RIA Novosti has reported that a senior official from the group of six world powers has told Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, that the nuclear talks should immediately conclude if he is not interested in reaching a deal. Iran's news agencies identified that of ... Continue reading »

Behind Khamenei's Recent Red Lines For a Nuclear Deal | Shahir ShahidSaless

In his fiery remarks on June 23rd, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delineated major red lines in nuclear negotiations. According to his official twitter account, the seven items listed as red lines cover four basic areas: sanctions relief, sunset provisions for uranium enrichment, R&D, ... Continue reading »

An Overstretched Hezbollah Facing an Israeli Preemptive Strike? | Shahir ShahidSaless

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says his group is currently involved in an "existential battle" against insurgents inside Syria. While reports maintain that Hezbollah is currently winning the decisive battle in Qalamoun, on the Lebanese eastern border, analysts believe they are showing signs of be ... Continue reading »

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