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

French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions.

US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

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US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Nisrin Sotoudeh was jailed after she represented women protesting the mandatory headscarf law in Iran.

<em>Nuclear</em> diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

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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. ...

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, ...

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Trump again slams OPEC for 'artificially' high oil prices

Iran has swiped back, accusing the president of stoking volatility after withdrawing from the nuclear arms deal.

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Iran says cannot remain in nuclear deal without benefits

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will not be able to remain in the 2015 nuclear accord unless it benefits from the agreement's ...

Peter Jenkins

Did Israel destroy a North Korean reactor in Syria?

Comment: Whether the building destroyed in the Israeli raid housed a nuclear reactor is less certain than Israeli claims imply, writes ...

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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 ...

China's Xi backs 'earnest implementing' of Iran <em>nuclear</em> deal

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China's Xi backs 'earnest implementing' of Iran nuclear deal

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following ...

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Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

For Iran, the so-called 'Axis of Evil' has boiled down to a party of one, as US President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North ...

G7 vows to ensure Iran <em>nuclear</em> programme ‘remains peaceful’

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G7 vows to ensure Iran nuclear programme ‘remains peaceful’

G7 leaders vowed to ensure that Iran's nuclear programme 'remains peaceful' after the US decision to withdraw from the landmark deal.

Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

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Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

Since September 2015, Assad's forces have been making strong gains on the ground against insurgents thanks to Russian air cover and ground ...

Iran 'cannot wait forever' for confirmation of <em>nuclear</em> accord

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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 ...

Sudan defence firms scrap North Korea deals

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Sudan defence firms scrap North Korea deals

Pressure from the US has prompted Sudan to scrap its defence contracts with North Korea, reports said on Wednesday.

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May expresses concern over Gaza, protesters slam Netanyahu's visit

Protesters gathered outside Downing Street ahead of the British Prime Minister's meeting with Netanyahu rejecting his visit.

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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.

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Europe requests sanctions exemptions for businesses operating in Iran

Officials from three European countries said they "strongly regret" Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Iran's nuclear enrichment 'flirting with red line', says France

The French Foreign Minister has echoed Macron's comments about Iran's decision to enrich its nuclear capacity should the deal fall ...

Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

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Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of "conflict" in the standoff with Iran after Tehran announced plans to boost its uranium ...

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Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Israel's intelligence minister called on Tuesday for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by ...

The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

Iran tells UN it will ramp up uranium enrichment

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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'

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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 ...

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