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FM Zarif said he would welcome the US' return to the nuclear deal.

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, writes Charles W. Dunne.

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, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

Rouhani: Nuclear talks begin when US lifts sanctions

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Rouhani: Nuclear talks begin when US lifts sanctions

In a televised domestic address, Hassan Rouhani told Iranians that he was ready to resume nuclear talks, provided the US lifted sanctions which ...

Saudi crown prince’s bizarre, destructive world revealed in interview

Rami G. Khouri

Saudi crown prince’s bizarre, destructive world revealed in interview

Comment: On Khashoggi, Yemen and Iran, Mohammed bin Salman repeated old and meaningless policy positions that have been catastrophic for the ...

The New Arab

Iran moves another step away from nuclear deal commitments

Iran said on Friday it had taken a step to further downgrade its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with the world’s most powerful nations, according to Iranian media.

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Iran president orders lifting of all nuclear R&D limits

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced the Islamic Republic's 'third step' away from the 2015 nuclear deal following fresh US sanctions.

Imad K. Harb

Iran: How Trump is emboldening the hawks and hardliners​

Comment: US hawks, their Gulf allies and Israel will see Trump's preference for avoiding military confrontation as capitulation, writes Imad K. ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Comment: Both the Saudis and Emiratis have got their man in the White House, and it shows, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Iran 'to suspend nuclear commitments' in response to US

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Iran 'to suspend nuclear commitments' in response to US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to announce measures in response to the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal as tensions rise ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Iran-GCC energy relations in the sanctions era

Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, notes ...

EU 'can protect businesses' threatened by US Iran sanctions

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EU 'can protect businesses' threatened by US Iran sanctions

The French finance minister said the European Union should take a tougher stance against Washington's threat to sanction European businesses ...

EU commissioner in Iran aiming to preserve trade ties

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EU commissioner in Iran aiming to preserve trade ties

European leaders are scrambling to preserve their business interests in Iran after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear ...

New US sanctions will make Iranians sicker

Fariba Pajoo

New US sanctions will make Iranians sicker

Comment: Trump's reckless decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal leaves the lives of more than six million Iranian patients hanging in ...

Iran FM lands in Moscow to save nuclear deal

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Iran FM lands in Moscow to save nuclear deal

Javad Zarif's arrival in Moscow follows a trip over the weekend in Beijing and an upcoming stint in Brussels to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal.

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them on the altar of realpolitik, writes Sam Hamad.

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Khamenei: Tehran 'may quit Iran nuclear deal'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran is willing to quit the nuclear deal if European signatories do not ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Can India and Pakistan draw inspiration from Korean peacemaking?

Comment: An independent Kashmir could minimise military confrontation between rivals India and Pakistan, and aid the process of ...

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Zarif: Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal with Trump

Iran's foreign minister criticised US President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal on Thursday.

Merkel: Germany will stand by the Iranian nuclear deal

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Merkel: Germany will stand by the Iranian nuclear deal

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel urged that the Iranian nuclear deal of 2015 should be upheld by the international community for as long as ...

CJ Werleman

Netanyahu's Iran gobbledynuke

Comment: Netanyahu's claims about Iran were as cartoonish and absurd as the high school level PowerPoint presentation that supported them, ...

Macron reiterates need to keep Iran nuclear deal

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Macron reiterates need to keep Iran nuclear deal

French leader Emmanuel Macron said no one wants an escalation of tensions in the region, while reinforcing his commitment to the Iran nuclear ...

Iran will respond to Israeli 'aggression': senior lawmaker

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Iran will respond to Israeli 'aggression': senior lawmaker

The lawmaker's remarks come a day after a suspected Israeli air strike killed 26 mostly Iranian fighters stationed at a military base in Syria.

'Severe consequences' if US reneges on nuclear deal: Rouhani

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'Severe consequences' if US reneges on nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iran has warned it will step up its nuclear programme if the US withdraws from the 2015 agreement.

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