Tag: Iran

Iran asks Muslims to disrupt Israeli ties in region

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims on Tuesday to disrupt what he called a plot by unnamed countries in the region to build ties with Israel.He gave no more details on the states. But an Israeli cabinet minister said last month that his government had had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia linked to their common […]

Iran fulfilling nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and U.N. inspectors are facing no problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he would not continue to certify the multinational 2015 agreement, reached under his […]

Iranian nuclear negotiator said to get 5-year sentence for espionage

A member of Iran’s team of nuclear negotiators that struck the 2015 deal with world powers has been sentenced to five years in prison on espionage charges, a semi-official news agency reported on Wednesday.While unnamed in the report, the only negotiator known to be facing criminal charges is dual Iranian-Canadian national Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani.Get The […]

Russia giving cover to Iran could doom nuclear deal as Trump considers whether to certify

As President Donald Trump considers whether to certify to Congress the controversial 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, word that the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog can’t verify a crucial part of the agreement could tip the scales with time running out by the middle of next month.U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley indicated Thursday that […]

Iran may drop nuclear deal if U.S. withdraws, foreign minister tells al Jazeera

Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV in New York.U.S. President Donald Trump has called the 2015 deal an “embarrassment”. The deal is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with […]

Israel must be ready to tackle Iran on its own

Israel must ask the international community to stop Iran’s nuclearization but prepare to do the task on its own in case the world fails, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.Bennett, who is a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet, spoke before a meeting of […]

Netanyahu convenes security cabinet to discuss Iran missile threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called a special meeting of his security cabinet following Iran’s testing of a ballistic missile that can reach Israel over the weekend.The missile test, along with efforts to get world powers to cancel or fix the Iran nuclear deal, were the top priorities at the meeting, Israel Radio reported. […]

Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump’s Strong Criticism at UN

President Trump’s debut U.N. General Assembly speech Tuesday drew strong reactions from two of the three regimes he criticized most sharply, although the response from Kim Jong-un – whom Trump derisively labeled “rocket man” and said he was on a “suicide mission” – is yet to be seen.Trump flailed the “depraved” regime in Pyongyang for […]

France defends Iran nuclear deal, Trump to decide soon

France made a fresh plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would decide on the matter soon.The pact between Tehran and six world powers, which calls for Iran to curb […]

Iran may have helped rogue state, Britain fears

IRAN may have been secretly helping North Korea rapidly advance its nuclear weapons program, it has emerged. The UK Foreign Office is investigating whether the secretive state has received help in developing this technology. UK media site The Telegraph reported the British Government is looking at whether “current and former nuclear states” have been assisting […]