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Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) and his U.S. delegation met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) as talks continued Tuesday on Iran's nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Iran's "North Korean strategy" for developing nuclear weapons by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference on the second anniversary of his election in Tehran, Iran. A picture of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on the wall. Should the talks over Iran's nuclear program collapse, the alternatives are not appealing: The war option that the United States has kept on the table has few fans, and the world does not seem willing to truly bring Iran to its knees by shutting off the flow of capital and goods. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

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Iran executed at least 289 people in 2014, according to Amnesty International, making the Islamic republic the world's second most prolific practitioner of capital punishment. Women and children in Iran also struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community. (Associated Press)

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Iran Terror Curriculum Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Iranians looked on during the public hangings of five men, including a convicted serial killer. Rights groups say Iran is on pace to hang more than 1,000 people this year, many from construction cranes in public squares. (Associated Press)

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Samereh Alinejad, blindfolded and ready to be hanged, was slapped by the mother of the man he was convicted of murdering then pardoned by the victim's family. Iran executes hundreds of prisoners annually through an opaque legal system that human rights groups say also puts scores of political prisoners behind bars. (Associated Press)

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Iran informs me that we are close to a deal ... (Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate)

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National Edition News cover for June 24, 2015 - Iran nuclear deal skeptics note history of deception: Iranian lawmakers are seen in this photo taken on Sunday Oct. 24, 2004 during their visit to the Isfahan uranium conversion facility in central Iran which is nearing completion. The uranium conversion facility is nearing completion, a top official said Sunday, only days after European countries offered a deal in which Iran would reportedly have to give up all uranium enrichment activities. (AP Photo/ISNA/Kholosi)

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this month that a final nuclear deal is "within reach" as the Islamic republic and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement, but he added that Iran won't allow its state "secrets" to be jeopardized. (Associated Press)

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The Case for Regime Change in Iran: Denying Tehran The Bomb cover ( June 17, 2015)

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Illustration on Obama's fantasist thinking on a nuclear Iran by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Tens of thousands attend the National Council of Resistance of Iran rally in France on June 13, 2015. U.S. lawmakers joined Iranian dissidents calling for regime change in Iran. (Image: Karine G. Barzegar) ** FILE **

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National Edition News cover for June 12, 2015 - Dissidents: West foils change of Iran regime: Thousands of exiled Iranians gathered in Villepinte, north of Paris, Friday June 27, 2014, to listen to the speech of Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. (AP Photo/Rermy de la Mauviniere)

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Maryam Rajavi said U.S. attempts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran do nothing but enable Tehran's continued oppression of the Iranian populace. (associated press)

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In this April 11, 2013, file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for The Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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Lame Negotiations with Iran Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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President Obama said he will not sign a nuclear agreement with Iran unless it's verifiable, and he tried to downplay concerns that Tehran would use its extra cash from the end of international sanctions to finance more terrorism. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for June 3, 2015 - China and Iran are challenging America’s naval dominance (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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Pakistan is prepping a major oil pipeline to run through Iran while its neighbor and rival, India, begins talks with Tehran on a shipping port. (Associated Press)