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Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations' atomic watchdog has said

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his government should be ready to "set aside" the 2015 nuclear deal if it is no longer in the country's national interests.

Iran sanctions are bad news for Beirut and Baghdad

Imad K. Harb

Iran sanctions are bad news for Beirut and Baghdad

Comment: For Lebanon and Iraq, complying with the US' Iran sanctions puts relations with both parties under pressure, writes Imad K. Harb.

Europe must prove it's 'willing to defy US': Iran

The New Arab

Europe must prove it's 'willing to defy US': Iran

Europe's support towards Iran has been only verbal and lacking in any 'practical measures', the Iranian foreign minister said.

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, writes Derek Davison.

The New Arab

Countries trading with Iran will lose US business: Trump

US President Donald Trump warned countries doing business with Iran will lose out on trade with the United States.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's Rouhani says negotiations with sanctions 'makes no sense'

Iran rejected US calls for negotiations while the country imposes crippling sanctions.

Paul Iddon

The Trump administration's Iran policy is completely misguided

Comment: Iranians may well be unhappy with the country's current economy and politics but pursuing aggressive regime change with the deeply ...

Instability in Iran and Iraq threatens Kuwait's deep interests

Giorgio Cafiero

Instability in Iran and Iraq threatens Kuwait's deep interests

Comment: If Kuwait is to preserve its long-term interests in the region, it must continue to capitalise on its ability to serve as a relatively ...

Orient XXI

Denuclearising the Middle East

Comment: Teachers and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are calling for ending unconditional support for Israel, and for the region to ...

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

CJ Werleman

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

Comment: Trump will invoke fears of a catastrophic US-Iran war, then hold a summit with his choice of Iranian leaders, bragging about how he ...

Iran 'preparing' to enrich if nuclear deal fails: official

The New Arab

Iran 'preparing' to enrich if nuclear deal fails: official

A top Iranian official said the Islamic Republic is ready to boost its uranium enrichment to higher levels if talks fail with Europe on ...

Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

The New Arab & agencies

Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

'It is not good for us or for the world, but they have riots in all their cities,' Trump told Fox News.

Europe hosting high-level meeting to rescue Iran nuclear deal

The New Arab

Europe hosting high-level meeting to rescue Iran nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has demanded Europe provide a number of economic guarantees in order for Tehran to continue its commitment.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's Rouhani heads to Europe to rescue nuclear deal

The Iranian president left Tehran on an early afternoon flight and was due to land in Zurich in the mid-afternoon, Iranian state media reported.

The New Arab

Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

Paul R. Pillar

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Comment: Compared to Obama's Iran deal, Trump's nuclear 'diplomacy' with North Korea looks weak and disappointing, writes Paul R. Pillar.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran warns North Korea that Trump can't be trusted

The US president announced in May that Washington would pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord, despite Tehran upholding its end of the agreement.

Iran 'cannot wait forever' for confirmation of nuclear accord

The New Arab & agencies

Iran 'cannot wait forever' for confirmation of nuclear accord

Iran's vice president for women's affairs says Iran is in 'preparatory works' to restart nuclear activities as the future of the 2015 accord ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran rejects voluntary inspections amid nuclear deal standoff

Tehran has rejected calls from the UN's nuclear watchdog to cooperate more fully with inspections as the JCPoA hangs in the balance.

Iran tells UN it will ramp up uranium enrichment

The New Arab & agencies

Iran tells UN it will ramp up uranium enrichment

Tehran has begun the process of increasing uranium enrichment capacity within the JCPoA terms, as the nuclear deal comes under pressure.

Netanyahu: Iranian meddling will spark 'new refugee crisis'

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu: Iranian meddling will spark 'new refugee crisis'

The German and Israeli leaders expressed deep differences over Iran, with Netanyahu casting dramatic predictions of religious wars and refugee ...

Nuclear watchdog chief calls for 'timely' cooperation from Iran

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Nuclear watchdog chief calls for 'timely' cooperation from Iran

Iran has been encouraged to ensure "timely and proactive" cooperation with inspections mandated under the nuclear deal, despite the US ...

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