Following the rise in tensions between Iran and the United States over the past weeks and concerns about the spread of instability in the region, at least six countries are acting as mediators.
The "authority" given to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a prisoners swap with the United States may be an attempt by Tehran to show some “flexibility”.
Although Iran’s leading political factions are outraged over Washington’s recent designation of its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization”, Europe has remained silent.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu received a warm welcome during his surprise visit to Oman in late October. Was Iran discussed?
The taking of American diplomats hostage in Tehran in 1979, isolated Iran diplomatically and economically for nearly four decades.