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Iran said it rejects any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord if certain amendments were not made.

Trump is likely to pair his decision by imposing new sanctions on Iranian businesses and individuals, some of which could affect firms sanctions against which were scrapped under 2015 agreement.

Iran: World 'must prepare' for US nuclear deal withdrawal

The New Arab & agencies

Iran: World 'must prepare' for US nuclear deal withdrawal

Trump unveiled an aggressive new strategy towards Iran when he announced he would not re-certify the landmark 2015 nuclear accord in October.

Iran parliament holds special meeting on deadly protests

The New Arab

Iran parliament holds special meeting on deadly protests

As Iran sees more pro-regime rallies, the Iranian parliament held a closed-door meeting to discuss the deadly protests that hit the country last ...

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump 'blunder' at UN

The New Arab

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump 'blunder' at UN

Mohammed Zarif ridiculed US President Donald Trump via Twitter on Saturday, after the foreign policy "blunder" of raising the recent Iran ...

James M. Dorsey

Iran protests raise questions for US and Saudi policymakers

Comment: These protests will likely strengthen hardline conservative factions within Iran, which Saudi and US foreign policy may seek to exploit, writes James Dorsey.

James M. Dorsey

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia's plans for nuclear power have been in part influenced by arch-rival Iran's drive to enrich uranium, which setts a dangerous ...

Kyle W. Orton

Trump the anti-Obama targets Iran

Comment: If Trump has any one guiding principle, it is to be the anti-Obama - and on foreign policy, there are worse doctrines, writes Kyle ...

The New Arab

Trump slams 'rogue regime' Iran in national security strategy

US President Trump in his national security strategy named Iran as one of the top threats against the US administration, and once again ...

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Reza Marashi

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Comment: In a shameful performance at the UN, Nikki Haley cherry-picked her intelligence in a fashion eerily reminiscent of the 2002-2003 push ...

The New Arab

Family hope Johnson's visit will help free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's trip to Tehran appears to have failed to secure the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin ...

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

Bin Salman's economic anxiety is risking war with Iran

Marcus Montgomery

Bin Salman's economic anxiety is risking war with Iran

Comment: At the core of MbS' decision-making is the overwhelming economic anxiety he has developed as he seeks to fundamentally change the Saudi ...

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Bachar Halabi

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

Norway ignores Trump anti-Iran rhetoric and agrees solar deal

The New Arab & agencies

Norway ignores Trump anti-Iran rhetoric and agrees solar deal

A Norwegian solar energy company has agreed a $2.9 billion deal with Iran, despite a war of words between the Washington and Tehran heating up.

Giorgio Cafiero

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Comment: China has an important role to play in Oman's future and transition away from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based one, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

The New Arab

Iran 'responsible' for hacking UK parliament emails: report

Evidence outlined in a new report by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre said a cyberattack on MPs emails earlier this year was orchestrated ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK, Germany, France 'stand committed' to Iran deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they 'stand committed to its full ...

The New Arab & agencies

US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani spoke in a televised address after Trump gave a much anticipated White House speech in which he "decertified" his ...

Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

The New Arab

Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump unveiled an aggressive new strategy towards Iran on Friday during a speech at the White House, announcing he would not ...

James Brownsell

Trump doesn't understand the art of the Iran deal

Comment: The long-negotiated Iran nuclear deal keeps the dogs of war on a leash. It must not be scrapped, writes James Brownsell.

Trump expected to 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal

The New Arab & agencies

Trump expected to 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy against Iran on Friday but is expected to stop short of withdrawing from the ...

Trump is about to make matters worse with Iran

Marcus Montgomery

Trump is about to make matters worse with Iran

Comment: Undermining the nuclear deal coupled with designating the IRGC a 'foreign terrorist organisation' only risks emboldening hardliners in ...

From Iran to UNESCO: Trump's Withdrawal Doctrine

Andrew Leber

From Iran to UNESCO: Trump's Withdrawal Doctrine

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the US from landmark international agreements is little more than a fast-track to easy praise from Fox News and ...

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