Steve Scalise says Biden cares more about Iran than Israel-Hamas conflict

U.S. 05/15/21, 16:01

On Friday, May 14, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) gave out his opinion on the Biden administration's inaction in supporting Israel when Hamas sent a shower of rockets to its cities over this week.  “Where’s President Biden’s leadership? He’s more time negotiating to help Iran get towards a nuclear weapon, ...

US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran, resume nuclear deal

U.S. 04/10/21, 03:00

The U.S. State Department declared that it is ready to lift sanctions against Iran to restore compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the formal term for the 2015 Iran agreement. "We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the JCPOA, including by lifting ...

Iran begins to increase uranium enrichment

U.S. 07/08/19, 10:32

Iran said on Sunday, July 7, that it will begin to increase uranium enrichment above 3.67% level set by 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of the deadline of 60 days it set for European countries to make new terms to the accord.  Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said: ...

US send more troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran intensify

World 06/18/19, 05:57

The Pentagon just made an announcement about sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East to deal with Iran's recent hostile action of oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. The United States blamed Iran for the attacks. The move follows after the U.S. Central Command release additional ...

Iran’s president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

World 05/26/19, 05:34

Iran's president has suggested the Islamic Republic could hold a referendum over the country's nuclear program amid the unraveling deal with world powers and heightened tensions with the United States, Iranian media reported Sunday. According to the official IRNA news agency, President Hassan Rouhani, who was last week publicly chastised by ...

Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

World 05/23/19, 11:03

For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the country's elected president and his foreign minister as the accord unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S. By naming President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ...

Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

World 05/17/19, 04:16

Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible conflict have flared since the White House ordered warships and bombers to ...

Trump playing down threat of war with Iran

Politics 05/17/19, 02:10

President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic. Asked Thursday if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president replied, "I ...

EU powers to discuss Iran deal as Pompeo heads to Brussels

Europe 05/13/19, 03:43

European Union powers were meeting Monday to thrash out ways to keep the Iran nuclear deal afloat, and were likely to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. The meeting between the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and EU foreign policy ...

Update: France’s Macron: Iran nuclear deal must be saved

Europe 05/09/19, 05:14

The Latest on the crisis surrounding Iran's decision to step away from the embattled nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 12:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the Iran nuclear deal must be saved and that the accord's signatories should do all they can to ensure that the Islamic Republic ...

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

Europe 05/09/19, 02:58

The European Union is urging Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions and says it aims to continue trading with the country despite U.S. sanctions. The EU and major European powers — Britain, France and Germany — said on Thursday that they "note with great concern ...

Key moments surrounding Iran’s now-threatened nuclear deal

World 05/08/19, 07:21

Iran threatened Wednesday to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. The announcement came a year after President Donald ...

Update: Iran steps away from parts of nuclear deal

World 05/08/19, 01:45

The Latest on Iran's decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Iran's president says the Islamic Republic will keep its excess enriched uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for new terms for its nuclear deal. Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that if that deadline passes without ...

Iran sends letters on partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

World 05/08/19, 00:18

Iran has delivered letters to ambassadors outlining its partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, state television reported Wednesday, without elaborating on what steps it plans to take. The letters were to be delivered to the leaders of Britain, China, the European Union, France and Germany. All were ...

US says no more sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

Politics 04/22/19, 10:10

The Trump administration said Monday that it will no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran in a move that primarily affects the five remaining major importers: China and India and U.S. treaty allies Japan, South Korea, Turkey. President ...

Update: US ending sanction waivers for Iran oil imports

Politics 04/22/19, 08:35

The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 8:45 a.m. The White House says the U.S. is ending exemptions from sanctions for countries that import Iranian oil. In a statement, the White House said it was taking "timely action to assure that global demand is met as ...

Sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

Politics 04/21/19, 20:32

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that the administration will ...

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