Iran

Nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 group of Western countries and the Islamic Republic of Iran resumed this week in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital, Almaty. Ultimately, the meetings ended without any agreements or concessions, and the US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that negotiations cannot continue indefinitely. Iran’s role in Syria is also under the spotlight again this week, as reports surface that Syrian citizens are being trained by military officials inside Iran before being sent back to Syria to fight on behalf of the Assad regime (April 4, 2013 Jerusalem Post; April 7, 2013 The Guardian)