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Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy implications for the Middle East.

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Iran lacking 'significant quantity' of nuclear weapon material

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Iran lacking 'significant quantity' of nuclear weapon material

Despite amassing enriched uranium at much higher levels than agreed in the nuclear deal, Iran is still far off being able to manufacture an atomic weapon, said the IAEA chief

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

Iran cries 'victory' over Trump in UN Security Council

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Iran cries 'victory' over Trump in UN Security Council

Iran's president declared "victory" after the UN Security Council rejected the United States' bid to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

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World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in force.

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UN chief says no action on Iran sanctions

Antonio Guterres told the Security Council he cannot take any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had been reimposed ...

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Moscow slams 'illegitimate' US claims on Iran sanctions

Russia said that efforts to ensure the fulfilment of the 2015 nuclear accord would be continued.

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In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

In an op-ed published by French daily Le Figaro, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised France's stances regarding Iran and Hezbollah.

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting UN nuclear chief

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Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting UN nuclear chief

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Iran to allow inspectors access to two sites in the country.

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Joint commission on Iran nuclear deal to meet

EU announced on Friday that a joint commission on the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on September 1.

Snapback: The last gasp of Trump's failed Iran strategy

Ryan Costello

Snapback: The last gasp of Trump's failed Iran strategy

Comment: The Trump administration's effort to trigger the 'snapback' mechanism puts US isolation and the failure of its 'maximum pressure' ...

US faces opposition to demand to 'snap back' sanctions

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US faces opposition to demand to 'snap back' sanctions

A US diplomat called on the UN to restore all sanctions against Iran.

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Mark Fitzpatrick

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Comment: Pompeo's efforts to restore all sanctions on Iran and to thereby kill the JCPOA has created chaos at the UN Security Council, ...

Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

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Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for winning the support of just one other country, the ...

Ernest Khoury

UAE-Israeli alliance: Quid pro quo for Trump’s re-election campaign

Despite denying secret relations with Israel for decades, the UAE has now officially normalised ties but the timing benefits US President Donald Trump the most, argues Ernest Khoury

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since Donald Trump ...

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Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed 'great hopes that America will fail' in a televised meeting of his cabinet on Wednesday.

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UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

Back to square one, as the <em>JCPOA</em> turns five

Adnan Tabatabai

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's vital we ...

EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism

The dispute mechanism provides for a period of about one month, which can be prolonged if all parties agree, to resolve any disagreement.

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

The New Arab Staff

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

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