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2018

 
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This timeline presents only a tip of the iceberg and follows the developments regarding the following international made agreements:

  • 1953 AFP - Atom For Peace program
  • 1970 NPT - Non-Proliferation Treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology
  • 1996 CTBT - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments
  • 2013 JPA - P5+1 Joint Plan of Action interim agreement
  • 2015 JCPOA - Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (= Iran deal)

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Dec 12, 2018 U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran
 
The United States will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance to prevent Iran from working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out test launches, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
Dec 12, 2018 Pompeo says Iran defying U.N. Security Council resolutions
 
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Iran is defying U.N. Security Council resolutions on its missile program and called on council members to take action to protect against the malign activity.
Dec 11, 2018 Iran confirms missile test that angered US Iran has confirmed a recent ballistic missile test that was condemned by the United States.
Dec 11, 2018 Iran confirms missile test in defiance of U.S.
 
A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday.
Dec 10, 2018 Iran can expand range of ballistic missiles: Guards commander Iran has the ability to build ballistic missiles with a broader range, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, according to the semi-official Fars News agency.
Dec 4, 2018 EU should sanction Iran over missile tests, U.S. says The United States is pressing the European Union to consider economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, warning of a wider regional conflict if Tehran's ambitions remain unchecked.
Dec 4, 2018 Iran wants to expand missile range despite U.S. opposition
 
Iran wants to increase its missiles' range, a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran's weapons program as a regional security threat.
Dec 4, 2018 US says it will pull out of INF treaty if Russia does not comply within 60 days The US has given Russia 60 days to comply with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty or it will no longer abide by the agreement and could produce, test and deploy new missiles, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has warned.

see Feb 14, 2017

Dec 3, 2018 Israel's Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meet to talk Iran Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels on Monday to discuss Iran and other regional issues.
Dec 2, 2018 Iran vows to continue missile tests despite US sanctions Iranian army spokesperson Abolfazl Shekarchi says tests will strengthen Tehran's deterrence capacity.
Dec 2, 2018 Iran says it will continue missile tests after U.S. allegation
 
Iran said on Sunday it would continue missile tests to build up its defenses and denied this was in breach of U.N. resolutions following U.S. allegations that Tehran had tested a new missile capable of carrying multiple warheads.
Dec 2, 2018 Iran to continue missile tests to build up defense: military spokesman
 
Iran will continue missile tests to build up its defense and deterrence capabilities, a top military spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, following a U.S. allegation that Tehran had carried out a new missile test.
Nov 27, 2018 EU reiterates commitment to Iran nuclear deal in talks with Zarif: EU
 
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva on Wednesday and reiterated the bloc's determination to preserve the multilateral nuclear deal, an EU statement said.
Nov 27, 2018 EU foreign policy chief determined to preserve Iran nuclear deal
 
The European Union's top diplomat on Tuesday reiterated the bloc's resolve to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran after meeting the head of Islamic Republic's atomic energy agency.
Nov 27, 2018 Iran's nuclear chief warns EU patience is running thin Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was warning the European Union's top diplomat that Iranian patience was running out on the bloc's pledges to keep up oil trade despite U.S. sanctions. 
Nov 24, 2018 Iran's Rouhani calls for Muslims to unite against United States Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States, instead of “rolling out red carpets for criminals”.
Nov 22, 2018 Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within missile range
 
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that U.S. bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles, as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.
Nov 22, 2018 Iran's foreign minister Zarif rules out renegotiating 2015 nuclear deal Iran has no intention of renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, as demanded by the United States, Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Nov 21, 2018 Iran welcomes 'new European initiatives' for non-dollar trade
 
Iran on Wednesday praised European efforts to maintain business with Tehran despite U.S. sanctions, citing "constructive meetings" with British and French officials in Tehran this week on setting up a way to conduct non-dollar trade.
Nov 19, 2018 UK's Hunt lands in Iran to discuss nuclear deal, bilateral issues: TV British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Tehran on Monday for the first time since taking office to hold talks with Iranian authorities on issues including the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian media reported.
Nov 19, 2018 Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war U.S. sanctions on Iran are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran that will fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, adding that the Islamic republic will continue to export its crude.
Nov 19, 2018 Iran hopeful that Europe can salvage nuclear deal: foreign ministry
 
Iran is still hopeful that its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers can be saved despite the withdrawal of the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Nov 15, 2018 U.S. envoy for Iran warns EU banks, firms against non-dollar Iran trade European banks and firms who engage in a special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran will be at risk from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, the U.S. special envoy for Iran warned on Thursday.
Nov 12, 2018 No sign Iran's nuclear behavior has changed since U.S. sanctions: diplomat There is no indication that Iranian cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog policing its deal with major powers has changed since the latest round of reimposed U.S. sanctions against Tehran, a senior diplomat said on Monday.
Nov 12, 2018 Military official says Iran ready to protect oil tankers against threats: agency Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Monday by the semi-official news agency ISNA.
Nov 11, 2018 Iraq urges U.S. to consider its position in talks on Iran sanctions Iraq's president on Sunday urged the United States to consider Baghdad's political and economic position as the countries negotiate on relief for Iraq from Washington's reimposed sanctions against Iran.
Nov 6, 2018 U.S. sanctions against Iran are not legitimate: Russia's Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions on Iran were not legitimate, in Moscow's first official comment since Washington restored sanctions on Tehran.
Nov 6, 2018 Iran says it is selling the oil it needs to, despite U.S. pressure Iran said on Tuesday it had so far been able to sell as much oil as it needs despite U.S. pressure, but urged European countries that oppose the U.S. sanctions to do more to shield Iran.
Nov 5, 2018 US reinstates tough Iran sanctions amid anger in Tehran Iran's President Hassan Rouhani vows to 'proudly bypass' US reimposed sanctions, saying Iran will continue to sell oil.
Nov 5, 2018 Iran president warns of ‘war situation’ as sanctions resume The U.S. re-imposed all sanctions Monday on Iran that once were lifted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, grinding further down on the Islamic Republic’s already-ailing economy in what President Hassan Rouhani described as a “war situation” now facing Tehran.
Nov 5, 2018 Iranians fear more economic pain as US sanctions kick in Iranians already struggling to get by amid spiraling prices fear even more hardship is on the way with Monday’s restoration of crippling U.S. sanctions.
Nov 5, 2018 US vows 'relentless' sanctions as Iran defiant The United States vowed Monday to be "relentless" in countering Iran as sweeping sanctions took effect, but the Islamic republic defiantly promised to stand up to the "bullying" by Washington.
Nov 5, 2018 U.S. will allow three Iranian civil nuclear projects to continue The United States will allow non-proliferation civil nuclear projects at Arak, Bushehr and Fordow in Iran "under the strictest scrutiny," the State Department said on Monday, as the country began reimposing strict sanctions on Iran.
Nov 5, 2018 Iran will 'proudly bypass' US sanctions: Rouhani Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic "will proudly bypass sanctions" by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the country's oil and financial sectors.
Nov 5, 2018 Germany says legal business relations with Iran should be possible Germany is convinced that it should enable legal business relations with Iran and is checking how to protect companies affected by sanctions reimposed on Iran by Washington, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Nov 5, 2018 Oil sanctions already costing Iran billions since May, U.S. official says Sanctions have already cost Iran billions of dollars in oil revenue since May when U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told reporters on a call on Monday.
Nov 5, 2018 Iran says it will resist 'economic war' as U.S. revives curbs Iran said it would defy U.S. sanctions reimposed on it by Washington on Monday, denouncing as “economic war” the U.S. attempt to curb Tehran’s missile and nuclear programs and weaken its influence in the Middle East.
Nov 5, 2018 Turkey told it will receive waiver from U.S. sanctions on Iran: finance minister Turkey has been told it will receive a waiver from the U.S. sanctions on exports of Iranian oil, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday, as Washington re-introduced the sanctions.
Nov 4, 2018 'Don't threaten us,' Iranians tell US as sanctions set to return Thousands take part in annual anti-US demonstration, in show of defiance ahead of latest bout of US-imposed sanctions.
Nov 3, 2018 Iran seeks European assurances as U.S. oil sanctions loom Iran called on Saturday for European assurances of support in the face of Washington's intent to reimpose sanctions on vital Iranian oil sales to force Tehran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities.
Nov 3, 2018 Russia says US sanctions 'illegal', will help Iran trade oil Russian energy minister tells FT that Moscow will 'continue developing' its trade of Iranian oil after Monday deadline.
Nov 2, 2018 Iranian MP says reimposition of U.S. sanctions to unite Iranians
 
An Iranian lawmaker said on Friday that the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran will further unite the Iranian nation against the foreign threat, news website Jamaran reported.
Nov 2, 2018 EU, Germany, UK and France say they want to protect European firms doing legitimate business with Iran The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement on Friday that they regret Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
Nov 2, 2018 Struggling to cope, Iranians fear more misery from U.S. sanctions Iranians fear an even more painful squeeze on living costs after additional U.S. sanctions take effect on Monday, from businesses struggling to buy raw materials to the sick and elderly unable to afford life-saving medicines.
Nov 2, 2018 Iran dismisses fresh U.S. curbs, says it can manage economy Iran said on Friday it had no concerns over the reimposition of new U.S. sanctions on the country's vital oil and financial sectors, expected to be announced by Washington on Nov. 4.
Nov 2, 2018 U.S. allows eight 'jurisdictions' to keep buying Iran oil for now The United States said on Friday it will temporarily allow eight jurisdictions to keep importing Iranian oil when U.S. sanctions come back into force on Monday, sparing them for now from the threat of U.S. economic penalties.
Nov 2, 2018 U.S. expected to issue eight exemptions to countries importing Iranian oil: Pompeo U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States expected to issue eight exemptions to countries importing Iranian oil.
Nov 2, 2018 Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Oct 31, 2018 Republican senators urge Trump to suspend nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia A group of Republican senators asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi actions in Yemen and Lebanon.
Oct 29, 2018 Nuclear ban treaty could come into force in 2019, campaigners say A treaty banning nuclear weapons could come into force by the end of 2019, backers of a campaign that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize said in an annual progress report on Monday.
Oct 17, 2018 U.S. sanctions on Iran show 'spitefulness' toward Iranian people: foreign ministry New U.S. sanctions against Iran are part of a psychological war, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Oct 17, 2018 U.S. reliance on sanctions 'out of control': Iran foreign minister The United States' reliance on sanctions is "out of control", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.
Oct 16, 2018 U.S. imposes sanctions on Iranian network supporting child soldiers The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar financial network that supports an Iranian paramilitary force that it said recruits and trains child soldiers for the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.
Oct 16, 2018 U.S. issues new Iran sanctions targeting Bank Mellat, other companies The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday announced fresh sanctions on Iran, targeting Bank Mellat and Mehr Eqtesad Bank.
Oct 13, 2018 Hassan Rouhani: US seeking regime change in Iran Washington using psychological and economic warfare in its pursuit, the Iranian president said in a speech.
Oct 2, 2018 Iranian ballistic program is a threat, says French defense minister
 
Iran's nuclear ballistic program is a threat and the country's influence within the Middle East region is a major concern, said French defense minister Florence Parly on Tuesday.
Oct 2, 2018 IAEA says it won't take intel at face value after Israel's Iran statement The U.N. nuclear watchdog has said its independence is paramount and it does not take intelligence presented to it at face value, in an apparent response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's description of a "secret atomic warehouse" in Iran.
Sep 28, 2018 Iran’s FM calls Netanyahu’s claims at UN an ‘obscene charge’ Iran’s foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s allegations against Tehran at the U.N. General Assembly as an “obscene charge,” the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday.
Sep 28, 2018 Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Sep 28, 2018 Iran says U.S. regional bases would not be secure if it 'does anything wrong' A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday that U.S. regional bases would not remain secure if Washington sought confrontation with Tehran.
Sep 27, 2018 The world will laugh at Netanyahu's claims about Iran at the U.N.: Iran foreign ministry spokesman The world will laugh at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims about a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran in a speech at the United Nations on Thursday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, according to Fars News.
Sep 26, 2018 U.S.' Mattis says not seen signs Iran intends to block Strait of Hormuz U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that he had not seen indications that Iran is intending to block the Strait of Hormuz.
Sep 26, 2018 EU's Mogherini eyes Iran SPV for trade 'before November'

 
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Wednesday a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under consideration to facilitate trade with Iran could be in place "before November."
Sep 26, 2018 U.S. pressure could work only if Iran deal survives: France

 
France's president said on Wednesday that the United States' sanctions policy on Iran could force Tehran to negotiate, but only if European powers are able to ensure it sticks to a 2015 nuclear deal that is preventing hard-liners from taking control.
Sep 26, 2018 Rouhani says Iran does not wish to go to war with U.S. forces in the region Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Tehran had no intension to go to war with U.S. forces in the Middle East, where Iran has been involved in proxy wars with U.S. ally Saudi Arabia for decades.
Sep 26, 2018 Saudi, UAE officials call for regime change in Iran at US summit Representatives from Gulf countries shared platform with Mossad director at summit against 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Sep 25, 2018 Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect."
Sep 25, 2018 Rouhani says Iran wants no war, no sanctions, no threats, no bullying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward the country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure.
Sep 25, 2018 EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions Five world powers and Iran agree to set up legal entity to circumvent US sanctions after Trump pullout from 2015 deal.
Sep 25, 2018 The European Union said Monday its members would set up a payment system to allow oil companies and businesses to continue trading with Iran in a bid to evade sanctions after the US withdrew from a nuclear agreement.
Sep 25, 2018 Iran, major powers labor to keep nuclear deal afloat The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday agreed to keep working to maintain trade with Tehran despite skepticism this is possible as U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November.
Sep 24, 2018 As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.
Sep 24, 2018 Rouhani warns U.S. on sanctions, does not rule out talks Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned the United States against pursuing hostile policies toward Tehran, saying preventing Iran from exporting oil would be "very dangerous", though he did not rule out talks between the two countries.
Sep 22, 2018 Trump administration destabilizes global peace: Iran's Zarif Iran's foreign minister tweeted on Friday that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was a threat to the Middle East and to the global community.
Sep 20, 2018 Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, ask U.N. to take action Iran asked the United Nations to condemn what it described as Israeli nuclear threats against it on Thursday, while Israel said it was stepping up security around its atomic sites as a precaution against threats from Tehran and its regional allies.
Sep 20, 2018 Iran dismisses U.S. offer of talks, says Washington broke last deal Iran hit back at a U.S. offer of negotiations on Thursday, saying Washington had violated the terms of the last big deal they agreed, the 2015 nuclear accord.
Sep 20, 2018 Gulf Arab states should be party to proposed Iran treaty talks: UAE official
 
Washington's Gulf Arab allies should be included in proposed treaty negotiations with Iran over its ballistic missile program and regional behavior, a senior Emiriati official said on Thursday.
Sep 20, 2018 Iran says U.S. offer to reach a treaty is a mocking call for peace: twitter
 
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that United States cannot seek to negotiate a new treaty with Tehran while it has violated its treaty obligations by withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal.
Sep 19, 2018 U.S. seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran's ballistic missile program and its regional behavior, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.
Sep 17, 2018 Iran says U.S. pullout from nuclear deal threatens regional peace
 
The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is "doomed" to seriously affect peace and security in the Middle East, Iran's atomic chief said on Monday.
Sep 15, 2018 Europe must offset U.S. pullout from nuclear deal: Iran minister Europe should take action to neutralize the consequences of the U.S. decision to quit a 2015 Iran nuclear accord to ensure its own long-term economic interests, Iran's Foreign Minister said in an interview published on Saturday.
Sep 12, 2018 Iran has 3,000-4,000 working centrifuges: parliament speaker Iran has between 3,000 and 4,000 active centrifuges, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency - still within the limit allowed under its troubled nuclear deal with world powers.
Sep 10, 2018 Senior security official says Iran will respond to any hostile action: Tasnim A senior Iranian security official said Tehran will respond to any hostile action against the country and that the era of "hit and run" was over, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
Sep 9, 2018 U.S. energy chief to meet Russian, Saudi counterparts ahead of Iran sanctions U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet his counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia starting on Monday, sources familiar with the matter said, as the Trump administration encourages oil-producing countries to keep output up two months before it is due to renew sanctions on Iran's crude exports.
Sep 7, 2018 Iran and Russia can work together to restrain America: Iran supreme leader
 
Iran and Russia can work together to restrain America, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, according to Fars News.
Sep 5, 2018 US to lead Security Council talks on Iran in late September: Haley US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday.
Sep 5, 2018 Trump not concerned with meeting Rouhani, says Iran in 'turmoil' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he remained open to the possibility of talks between Washington and Tehran, but said Iran was in turmoil and struggling to survive.
Sep 5, 2018 Zarif says Trump to 'abuse' Security Council presidency to slam Iran: Twitter Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of planning to "abuse" the presidency of the U.N. Security Council to criticize Tehran, Washington's arch-foe.
Sep 2, 2018 Baghdad: Reuters report of Iran moving missiles to Iraq is 'without evidence' Iraq's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it was "astonished" at a Reuters report that Iran had moved missiles to Iraq and that the article was "without evidence", but stopped short of denying its contents.
Sep 2, 2018 War unlikely but Iran should boost defence: Khamenei Iran's supreme leader wants armed forces to be vigilant as fallout from US withdrawal from nuclear deal continues.
Sep 2, 2018 Khamenei says war unlikely but urges boosting Iran's defenses
 
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday war was unlikely but called on Iran's armed forces to boost their defense capacities, according to his official website, as the country faces increased tension with the United States.
Sep 1, 2018 Iran rejects Reuters report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq Iran on Saturday rejected a Reuters report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq, saying it aimed to hurt Iran’s ties with neighbors, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.
Aug 31. 2018 UK minister visits Iran for first time since Trump quit nuclear deal A junior British minister will arrive in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Iran’s international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement.
Aug 31. 2018 Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.
Aug 31. 2018 Iran rejects French call for further negotiations Iran’s foreign ministry on Friday dismissed a French call for more negotiations with Tehran over the international nuclear accord and said some of France’s partners are “bullying and excessive,” a seeming reference to the United States.
Aug 31. 2018 French call for more Iran negotiations 'bullying and excessive': Iran foreign ministry A French call for further negotiations with Iran over its nuclear accord is "bullying and excessive," its foreign ministry said Friday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Aug 30. 2018 Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday.
Aug 30. 2018 Honoring the 2015 nuclear deal is not Iran's only option: foreign minister Honoring the 2015 nuclear deal is not Iran’s only option, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday in a Twitter post.
Aug 30. 2018 Iran doctors: US sanctions endangering patients' lives
 
Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients as banking restrictions and the fear of doing business with Tehran makes it more difficult to get supplies.
Aug 29. 2018 Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal Ayatollah Khamenei tells Iran's president and cabinet they cannot count on European support for landmark agreement.
Aug 27, 2018 US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court
 
Tehran accuses Washington of 'naked economic aggression' and urges UN's top court in The Hague to nullify US sanctions.
Aug 27, 2018 ICJ hears Iran lawsuit to have US sanctions lifted Iran says US sanctions are damaging its economy and violating terms of 1955 friendship treaty between two countries.
Aug 26, 2018 Iran MPs vote to remove economy minister amid financial crisis Iran's parliament has voted to remove the economy minister from office as the country battles an economic crisis.
Aug 26, 2018 Rouhani's woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached
 
Iran's parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to embattled President Hassan Rouhani as he struggles to face down a mounting economic crisis.
Aug 26, 2018 Iran lawmakers fire finance minister as economic woes mount Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to fire the country’s finance minister amid an economic freefall fanned by America’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with world powers, dealing another blow to President Hassan Rouhani’s embattled administration.
Aug 25, 2018 Iran resumes talks with Russia to build new nuclear power plant Iran has resumed talks with Russia to build a new nuclear power plant capable of generating up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity, energy minister Reza Ardakanian said Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency.
Aug 23, 2018 Washington criticizes European aid package for Iran A European Union aid plan for Iran sends "the wrong message at the wrong time" to the government in Tehran, the US State Department said Friday.
Aug 23, 2018 Iran's envoy to UK regrets British Airways decision to suspend Tehran flights Iran's top envoy to Britain said on Thursday a decision by British Airways to suspend flights to Tehran from September was regrettable.
Aug 23, 2018 U.S. official says EU aid for Iran sends 'wrong message' The top U.S. envoy on Iran criticized a European Union decision to give $20.7 million in aid to Tehran on Friday, saying it sent "the wrong message at the wrong time," and he urged Brussels to help Washington end the Iranian threat to global stability.
Aug 23, 2018 EU agrees 18 million euro development aid for Iran The European Union agreed 18 million euros ($20.6 mln) in aid for Iran on Thursday, including for the private sector, to help offset the impact of U.S. sanctions and salvage a 2015 deal that saw Tehran limit its nuclear ambitions.
Aug 22, 2018 Iran threatens to hit U.S., Israel after Trump aide warns of 'maximum pressure'
 
Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trump's security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions.
Aug 22, 2018 U.S. sanctions on Iran more effective than expected: Bolton Sanctions that the United States reimposed on Iran have been more effective than expected, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said, although he noted the continuation of regional activity by Tehran opposed by Washington.
Aug 21, 2018 Iran must develop military to guard against other powers: president Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the country had to develop its military forces to prevent other states taking over its territory and resources.
Aug 21, 2018 Iran says U.S. doesn't dare to attack Iran Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States does not dare to attack Iran as it is aware of the Islamic Republic's military power and the high price of conflict.
Aug 20, 2018 French energy giant Total quits lucrative Iran gas project Company says it's exiting deal after it failed to secure a sanctions waiver from US authorities.
Aug 20, 2018 Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal: TV Iran said on Monday that Europe should accelerate its efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that was abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump in May, Iranian state TV reported.
Aug 19, 2018 Iran lawmakers target Rouhani's finance minister as sanctions bite Iranian lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the finance minister on Sunday, ramping up pressure on the president who is already facing attacks from hardliners over his handling of the economy in the face of new U.S. sanctions.
Aug 19, 2018 Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks.
Aug 19, 2018 Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state
 
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail.
Aug 18, 2018 Iran anti-money laundering law faces challenge as deadline looms A top Iranian constitutional body has demanded changes to anti-money laundering measures passed by parliament, state-run media said on Saturday, as Tehran nears a deadline to pass legislation to help it attract investment while facing U.S sanctions.
Aug 16, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington’s special representative for Iran.
Aug 16, 2018 Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy Group will coordinate and run policy towards Tehran, but analysts say the initiative puts US 'on path to war with Iran'.
Aug 15, 2018 Israeli Nuclear Program Israel is widely believed to possess nuclear weapons, but has never confirmed the existence of its nuclear program.
Aug 15, 2018 U.S. is trying to make Iran 'surrender' through sanctions: Iran VP The United States is trying to make Iran surrender through the imposition of sanctions, Iranian vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said on Wednesday.
Aug 13, 2018 Iran's Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides government over economy
 
Iran's Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions.
Aug 13, 2018 Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions on Iran
 
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stepped back from his commitment to abide by new U.S. sanctions on Iran on Monday, saying his government would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran.
Aug 13, 2018 Iran will not change regional policies under U.S. threats: foreign minister Iran will not rein in its influence in the Middle East despite mounting U.S. pressure on Tehran to curb its regional activities, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Qatar's al Jazeera TV.
Aug 13, 2018 Iran's Khamenei: No war, no negotiations with Trump Supreme leader rejects Trump's offer as foreign minister questions whether US president is 'serious about talks'.
Aug 13, 2018 Khamenei rules out any military confrontation with U.S.: TV Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday ruled out the possibility of any military confrontation with the United States, Iranian state TV reported.
Aug 13, 2018 Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States: TV Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned holding any direct talks with the United States, state TV reported, rejecting an offer last month by U.S. President Donald Trump for talks with no preconditions with Tehran.
Aug 12, 2018 U.S. ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal
 
The United States urged Britain on Sunday to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses.
Aug 11, 2018 Iran gives most explicit rejection yet of US talks Iran gave its most explicit rejection yet of talks with the United States on Saturday, and accused Washington of an "addiction to sanctions" over its latest spat with Turkey.
Aug 10, 2018 Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week: U.S. source Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Aug 8, 2018 Will US sanctions spark turmoil in Iran? If the US was hoping renewed sanctions on Iran would cause immediate economic turmoil and mass anti-government protests, it may be disappointed, though real pain could still be on the horizon.
Aug 8, 2018 Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats Tehran says it will stand firm against Washington as US president issues warning against countries trading with Tehran.
Aug 8, 2018 Iran shows defiance as Trump vows 'most biting' US sanctions Iran's Zarif says the world is 'sick and tired of US unilateralism' as Trump issues warning against trading with Tehran.
Aug 7, 2018 Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return
 
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the world against doing business with Iran as Washington reimposed "the most biting sanctions ever" on the Islamic republic, triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran.
Aug 7, 2018 Rouhani: Iran cannot talk to US while under sanctions EU urges European companies to bolster trade despite American sanctions taking effect on Tuesday.
Aug 7, 2018 Iran, US trade barbs ahead of renewed sanctions on Tehran The first salvo of sweeping US sanctions against Iran will be reimposed later Tuesday as the two countries traded fresh accusations and Tehran dismissed Donald Trump's offer of talks on a new nuclear deal.
Aug 6, 2018 Europe vows to uphold Iran deal as US sanctions return EU diplomats say they will work to protect Iran's continued export of oil and gas as US threatens 'severe consequences'.
Aug 5, 2018 Iran arrests central bank's top foreign exchange official
Arrest of Ahmad
Araghchi, who was a vice-governor at the bank in charge of forex, comes as currency woes continue.
Aug 4, 2018 Iran getting new planes from Europe before US sanctions return Five new aircraft from French-Italian firm ATR will arrive in Tehran on Sunday before August 6 sanctions deadline.
Aug 4, 2018 Iranian protesters angry at worsening economy Demonstrations have grown and spread from small towns to the bigger cities.
Aug 4, 2018 Scattered protests in Iran as U.S. sanctions loom Sporadic protests broke out in several cities in Iran for a fifth night on Saturday, a day after demonstrators attacked a Shi’ite seminary, according to Iranian news agencies and social media, as Iranians brace for a return of U.S. sanctions.
Aug 3, 2018 China rejects US demand to reduce Iran oil imports: report. Bloomberg cites officials as saying that Beijing turned down a Washington request to cut imports from Iran
Aug 1, 2018 Iran is seen readying major exercise as tensions with U.S. simmer The United States believes Iran is preparing to carry out a major exercise in the Gulf in the coming days, apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
Aug 1, 2018 Israel 'caught off guard' by Trump's offer to meet Iran's Rouhani
 
Israeli intelligence community was 'struck dumb for two days' amid fears Trump may seek to mend ties with Tehran.
Aug 1, 2018 Israel warns Iran of military response if it closed key Red Sea strait Israel would deploy its military if Iran were to try to block the Bab al-Mandeb strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.
Aug 1, 2018 Iran’s parliament to question president over economic woes Iran’s parliament announced Wednesday it would hold a special session to question President Hassan Rouhani about the plummeting currency and struggling economy.
Aug 1, 2018 Iran MPs summon Rouhani as U.S. pressure squeezes economy Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government's handling of Iran's economic struggles, state media reported on Wednesday.
Aug 1, 2018 Families of 9/11 victims look to seize Iran assets in Britain An English court has cleared the way to consider whether it will allow the families of some of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to make a claim on Iranian assets in Britain.
Aug 1, 2018 Iran slams US 'PR stunts' after Trump predicts talks soon Iran waved away US President Donald Trump's claims that talks with the country's leaders were imminent, saying "threats, sanctions and PR stunts won't work".
Aug 1, 2018 Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon' US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country's foreign minister warning that "PR stunts won't work."
Aug 1, 2018 Where is Trump headed with his tougher policy toward Iran?
 
President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies.
Aug 1, 2018 Iran wary of Trump offer for talks, but not ruling them out Iran reacted skeptically Tuesday to President Donald Trump saying that he’s willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart “anytime,” but top officials did not reject a sit-down out of hand.
Jul 31, 2018 Iran can afford to play the long game with Trump Three men walk into a room: a dictator, an autocrat, and an ayatollah. A fourth man asks them each for a meeting. The dictator is desperate, grabs it and bags the benefits. The autocrat smiles and sits smugly through it. The ayatollah doesn't answer. This will be President Trump's conundrum with Iran: whatever he does, Iran will play the long game.
Jul 31, 2018 Head of Revolutionary Guards says Iranian president will never meet Trump: Fars The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's tentative offer of talks with Tehran, saying the Islamic Republic was not North Korea.
Jul 31, 2018 Iranian government spokesman resigns amid calls for cabinet shake-up Iran's government spokesman resigned on Tuesday, he said in a tweet, as President Hassan Rouhani comes under pressure from hardline rivals to change his cabinet following a deterioration in relations with the United States.
Jul 31, 2018 Iran currency drops 18% in two days Iran's currency traded at a fresh record-low of 119,000 to the dollar on Tuesday, a loss of nearly two-thirds of its value since the start of the year as US sanctions loom.
Jul 31, 2018 Trump 'unreliable', talks offer worthless: Iranian officials Donald Trump's surprise declaration that he is willing to meet with Iran's leadership without "preconditions" has been met with deep distrust in Tehran, just as Washington's top diplomat already walked back some of the US president's comments.
Jul 31, 2018 Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as 'humiliation', without value Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and "a humiliation" after he acted to reimpose sanctions on Tehran following his withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal.
Jul 31, 2018 Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time' Donald Trump seemed to jettison threats of impending war with Iran on Monday, saying he was willing to meet the country's leaders without precondition, a dramatic about-face by the enigmatic US president.
Jul 31, 2018 Returning to nuclear deal can pave way for talks with U.S., tweets Rouhani ally To pave the way for talks with Iran, the United States should return to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers, an aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
Jul 31, 2018 Iran's Rouhani says it's up to Europe to save nuclear deal
 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the U.S. withdrawal from a nuclear deal was "illegal" and it was up to Europe to preserve the landmark accord with Tehran.
Jul 31, 2018 Iranian interior minister says Trump not trustworthy for talks: Fars news
 
Iran does not trust the United States as a negotiating partner, the interior minister in Tehran said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump offered to meet his Iranian counterpart for talks without preconditions.
Jul 31, 2018 Senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran sees no value in Trump's talks offer: FARS The head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said on Tuesday that Tehran saw no value in U.S. President Donald Trump's offer to meet the Iranian president for talks without preconditions.
Jul 31, 2018 Senior Iranian MP says it's not a good time for Iran-U.S. talks: IRNA It is not a good time for Iran to negotiate with the United States, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Tuesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be willing to meet Iran's leader without preconditions.
Jul 30, 2018 Trump says he is willing to talk to Iran's leader without preconditions U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would be willing to meet Iran’s leader without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying, “If they want to meet, we’ll meet.”
Jul 30, 2018 In Iran, economic worries grow as new US sanctions loom Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest.
Jul 30, 2018 Trump says he would 'certainly meet' with Iran's Rouhani Comment comes as the US prepares to step up sanctions against Iran and after public sabre-rattling between two sides.
Jul 29, 2018 Iran's currency plunges to record low as US sanctions loom Rial has lost half its value since April amid weak economy and big demand for dollars by Iranians fearful of sanctions.
Jul 28, 2018 Israel Might Have as Many as 300 Nuclear Weapons. And Some Are in the 'Ocean.' Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Estimates on the size of Tel Aviv’s nuclear stockpile range from 80 to 300 nuclear weapons, the latter number exceeding China’s arsenal.
Jul 26, 2018 Senators warn Europe against flouting US Iran sanctions A group of Republican senators on Thursday warned European nations not to try to flout U.S. sanctions on Iran that will soon be re-imposed after President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark nuclear accord.
Jul 26, 2018 Iran general threatens Trump: 'If you begin war, we will end it' Special forces general tells US president war with Iran would 'destroy all that you possess' as war of words continues.
Jul 26, 2018 Iran's Soleimani to Trump: we are near, where you can't even imagine - Tasnim The chief of Iran's elite military Quds force on Thursday warned President Donald Trump not to take military action against Iran, saying if Washington started a war, Tehran would be the one to end it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
Jul 25, 2018 Iran's Quds force chief says Red Sea no longer secure with U.S. presence: TV Iran's Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani said on Thursday that the Red Sea was not secure with the presence of American troops in the area, Iran's Arabic-language Al Alam television reported.
Jul 25, 2018 Iranian special forces chief tells Trump to threaten him, not Rouhani A senior Iranian military commander said on Thursday Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him and he mocked the U.S. president as displaying the ethics of "night clubs and gambling halls", the Iranian Young Journalists' Club reported.
Jul 24, 2018 Iran: We will not engage in one-sided talks with US under threat Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamic republic will never take part in one-sided talks following US threats.
Jul 24, 2018 U.S risks 'unimaginable, regrettable' response from Iran: armed forces chief of staff U.S. threats against Iran will draw a “strong, unimaginable and regrettable” response from Tehran, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri said Tuesday, according to the IRNA news agency.
Jul 24, 2018 Trump says U.S. ready to make a 'real deal' on Iran’s nuclear program U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept open the possibility of negotiating an agreement to denuclearize Iran, two days after he rattled his saber at the nation on Twitter.
Jul 24, 2018 Iran plans to respond in kind if U.S. blocks oil exports Iran will react with equal countermeasures if Washington tries to block its oil exports, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, while the Islamic Republic’s armed forces chief said U.S. threats would draw an “unimaginable and regrettable” reaction.
Jul 23, 2018 Iran dismisses angry Trump warning against threatening U.S. Iran on Monday dismissed an angry warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that Tehran risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if it made threats against the United States.
Jul 23, 2018 Pompeo calls Iran's religious leaders 'hypocritical holy men' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blasted Iran's religious leaders as "hypocritical holy men" whom he says are more interested in lining their pockets and spreading hardline views abroad than helping out their own cash-strapped citizens.
Jul 23, 2018 Trump hits back at Iran 'war' talk "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,"
Jul 22, 2018 'Do not play with lion's tail': Rouhani warns Trump Iranian president says US cannot prevent Iran from exporting oil, warns a confrontation would be 'mother of all wars'.
Jul 20, 2018 Iran currency halves in less than a year There have been further threats to the economy posed by the imposition of US sanctions and the loss of oil customers after Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal. While some Iranians blame the Americans, others say their own leaders should have known better.
Jul 20, 2018 Khamenei backs threat to stop Gulf exports if oil sales halted Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported a suggestion by President Hassan Rouhani who hinted earlier this month that Tehran may block regional oil exports if its own sales are stopped following the US' withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Jul 19, 2018 Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons Iran continues to acquire uranium and is close to finishing a factory where it can build more centrifuges to enrich it, the country’s nuclear chief said Wednesday, adding also that uranium stockpiles have nearly doubled in the last few years.
Jul 18, 2018 Iran opens new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief An Iranian factory has started to produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, upping the stakes in a confrontation with the United States over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Jul 18, 2018 Iran seeks to secure global trade deals before fresh US sanctions Tehran tries to get international support as the first wave of sanctions after US withdrawal from the nuclear deal is set to take effect.
Jul 16, 2018 Iran takes US to ICJ over re-imposed sanctions Iranian officials have repeatedly accused US of imposing illegal sanctions after pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal
Jul 12, 2018 Big Iran oil buyers succumbing to the US pressure The US appeal to EU leaders comes as some of Tehran's biggest oil customers appear to be succumbing to the US pressure.
Jul 9, 2018 Germany committed to Iran deal, but firms must make up own minds: Merkel Germany remains committed to the nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran that was rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, but it was for individual firms to decide if they wanted to invest there.
Jul 9, 2018 Destroying Iran deal would have unforeseeable consequences, China's Li warns China's Premier Li Keqiang warned on Monday of unforseeable consequences if a nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran were torn up, adding that the nuclear deal should be upheld.
Jul 9, 2018 Germany considers Iranian bid to withdraw 300 million euros cash: Bild German authorities are considering a request by Iran to withdraw 300 million euros from bank accounts held in Germany and transfer the cash to Iran, Bild newspaper reported Monday, citing unnamed government officials.
Jul 7, 2018 Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of U.S. sanctions One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures.
Jul 7, 2018 French shipping firm CMA CGM ends Iran ops due to U.S. sanctions threat French shipping group CMA CGM has decided to pull out of Iran following the Trump administration's decision to renew sanctions on companies operating in the country, its chief executive said on Saturday.
Jul 7, 2018 Rouhani asks Europe for practical measures to save nuclear deal: IRNA European countries have the political will to save the nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. exited it, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.
Jul 6, 2018 No breakthrough in nuclear talks as Iran demands more after U.S. exit
 
World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough on Friday in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for U.S. sanctions that begin taking effect in August.
Jul 6, 2018 Iranian oil minister calls Trump's order to OPEC insulting Iran's oil minister on Saturday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of insulting OPEC by ordering it to increase production and reduce prices, adding that Iranian output and exports had not changed as a result of U.S. pressure.
Jul 5, 2018 Reacting to Iranian threat, U.S. Navy says will protect free flow of commerce The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce, a spokesman for the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday, after Iran threatened to block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington bans its oil sales.
Jul 5, 2018 Russia says to do everything possible to maintain Iran nuclear deal: Interfax Russia do everything possible to maintain the global nuclear deal with Iran, the foreign ministry in Moscow was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Thursday.
Jul 5, 2018 What's at stake if trading at Strait of Hormuz is disrupted? Iran hints that it could retaliate against US sanctions by disrupting trade at world's busiest oil transit lane.

 

Jul 5, 2018 US vows to keep Gulf waterway open despite Iran's threats US army spokesman says they will ensure the freedom of navigation, after Tehran hints it might close Strait of Hormuz.
Jul 4, 2018 Rouhani says Tehran will remain in nuclear deal if its benefits are guaranteed Iran will remain in its 2015 nuclear deal only if its benefits are guaranteed by other signatories after the United States withdrew from the accord, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a news conference on Wednesday.
Jul 4, 2018 Russia's Lavrov to take part in Vienna meeting about Iran nuclear deal
 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he would take part in a meeting in Vienna to discuss how to maintain the Iran nuclear deal, two months after Washington said it would pull out of the pact.
Jul 4, 2018 China's foreign minister to visit Vienna for Iran nuclear deal talks China's foreign minister and state councillor, Wang Yi, will go to Vienna on Friday for talks with Iran, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as the nations left in the Iran nuclear deal work to save the pact without the United States.
Jul 3, 2018 Swiss call for nuclear deal with Iran to be preserved Swiss President Alain Berset on Tuesday urged all sides not to endanger the nuclear agreement between global powers and Iran, after meeting his Tehran counterpart, Hassan Rouhani.
Jul 3, 2018 Iran's rulers face discontent as U.S. pressure mounts Mounting pressure from the Trump administration combined with discontent among many Iranians at the state of the economy are rattling the Islamic Republic, with little sign that its leaders have the answers, officials and analysts say.
Jul 3, 2018 Iran's Rouhani hints at threat to neighbors' exports if oil sales halted President Hassan Rouhani appeared on Tuesday to threaten to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries if Washington presses ahead with its goal of forcing all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.
Jul 3, 2018 Saudi agrees to US request to pump more oil Kingdom is prepared to utilise its spare production capacity to deal with changes in the levels of supply and demand.
Jul 3, 2018 Rouhani: Iran to stick to nuclear deal if interests are preserved President Rouhani says Iran is 'committed' to non-proliferation as he tries to save nuclear deal after Trump withdrawal.
Jul 3, 2018 Iran will respect nuclear deal as long as interests preserved: Rouhani Iran will continue to respect its nuclear agreement with world powers as long as its interests are preserved, President Hassan said on Tuesday in a speech in Switzerland.
Jul 2, 2018 US aims to reduce Iran's oil revenue to zero US State Department says Washington's goal is to get as many countries as possible down to zero Iranian oil imports.
Jul 2, 2018 Iran president in Europe to rally support for nuclear deal Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Jul 1, 2018 Iran vows to thwart US efforts to block its oil exports
 
Tehran says it will allow private companies to export crude oil to counter Washington's bid in stemming its exports.
Jun 30, 2018 Trump ally Giuliani says end is near for Iran's rulers U.S. President Donald Trump will suffocate Iran’s “dictatorial ayatollahs”, his close ally Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday, suggesting his move to re-impose sanctions was aimed squarely at regime change.
Jun 30, 2018 Iran's leaders seek ways to defend economy from U.S. sanctions Iran is studying ways to keep exporting oil and other measures to counter U.S. economic sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.
Jun 30, 2018 Iran's leaders seek ways to defend economy from U.S. sanctions Iran is studying ways to keep exporting oil and other measures to counter U.S. economic sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.
Jun 30, 2018 U.S. sanctions aim to turn Iranians against government: Khamenei U.S. economic pressure on Iran is intended to turn Iranians against their government, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday by his website, as Iran faces a likely reimposition of U.S. sanctions
Jun 29, 2018 Iran cleric calls for calm after days of protests: Fars news agency The leader of Friday prayers in Tehran called for calm and fortitude after days of protests by the capital's Grand Bazaar traders fuming over the plunging value of Iran's currency and rising prices, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Jun 29, 2018 Iran's rulers face discontent as U.S. pressure mounts Mounting pressure from the Trump administration combined with discontent among many Iranians at the state of the economy are rattling the Islamic Republic, with little sign that its leaders have the answers, officials and analysts say.
Jun 29, 2018 Turkey says will not cut off trade ties to Iran at behest of others Turkey will not cut off trade ties with Iran at the behest of other countries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after the United States told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil.
Jun 29, 2018 Iran's rulers face discontent as U.S. pressure mounts Mounting pressure from the Trump administration combined with discontent among many Iranians at the state of the economy are rattling the Islamic Republic, with little sign that its leaders have the answers, officials and analysts say.
Jun 28, 2018 Khamenei urges judiciary to confront those who harm economy Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned against those "who disrupt economic security", threatening legal action in response to economic protests that began on Monday over the rial's collapse.
Jun 28, 2018 Iran reopens uranium feedstock plant in preparation to boost enrichment Iran has reopened a nuclear plant idle for nine years, its atomic energy agency (AEOI) said on Wednesday, as Tehran prepares to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after the U.S. withdrawal.
Jun 28, 2018 India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran - sources India's oil ministry has asked refiners to prepare for a 'drastic reduction or zero' imports of Iranian oil from November, two industry sources said, the first sign that New Delhi is responding to a push by the United States to cut trade ties with Iran.
Jun 28, 2018 Israel Boosting Defense of Nuclear Reactors Fearing Iranian Missile Attack Despite precautionary measures against a targeted attack, the Israel Atomic Energy Commission believes a missile strike could be a propaganda achievement for enemy, but wouldn't endanger Israelis
Jun 28, 2018 Khamenei urges judiciary to confront those who harm economy Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned against those "who disrupt economic security", threatening legal action in response to economic protests that began on Monday over the rial's collapse.
Jun 28, 2018 Iran reopens uranium feedstock plant in preparation to boost enrichment Iran has reopened a nuclear plant idle for nine years, its atomic energy agency (AEOI) said on Wednesday, as Tehran prepares to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after the U.S. withdrawal.
Jun 23, 2018 Pompeo warns Iran on nuclear arms; hopes military force will never be needed
 
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday warned Iran not to pursue nuclear weapons, saying it would face the "wrath of the entire world" if it did so, but added that he hoped it would never be necessary for the United States to take military action against the country.
Jun 22, 2018 Iran warns nuclear deal in 'ICU', exit likely in weeks Iran deputy foreign minister tells remaining JCPOA signatories in Vienna meeting that Tehran's patience is running out.
Jun 22, 2018 Iran warns nuclear deal in 'ICU', exit likely in weeks Iran deputy foreign minister tells remaining JCPOA signatories in Vienna meeting that Tehran's patience is running out.
Jun 21, 2018 Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's 'aggressive tendencies'
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concern over Iran's ballistic missile program and called for solutions to its "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East.
Jun 21, 2018 Russia's Lavrov, U.N. Secretary-General discussed Iran nuclear deal, Korean peninsula: TASS Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the Iran nuclear deal and progress on the Korean peninsula in Moscow on Thursday, TASS news agency reported.
Jun 18, 2018 Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbors Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Tehran.
Jun 12, 2018 Iran warns that Trump could 'revoke' any nuclear agreement A spokesman for the Iranian government warned Tuesday that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal he strikes with Pyongyang, soon after the American president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement paving a way toward denuclearization at a summit in Singapore.
Jun 12, 2018 Trump: 'Iran Is a Different Country Now Than It Was 3 or 4 Months Ago' In response to a question about a deal with North Korea, President Donald Trump veered to Iran, saying he'd like to make a nuclear deal with them, too.
Jun 11, 2018 ‘Time's running out!’ EU told deliver on nuclear promise or Iran will go ‘to next stage' The speaker of Iran’s parliament Ali Larijani said the time for Europe to show it can uphold the international nuclear accord despite Washington’s abrupt withdrawal was coming to an end.
Jun 11, 2018 Iran’s parliament speaker rages at ‘filthy zionist’ Israeli PM and blasts ‘coarse’ Trump Ali Larijani verbally attacked Mr Netanyahu after accusing the Israeli prime minister of masterminding a plot to persuade Brussels to scrap the endangered Iranian nuclear deal after President Trump announced plans to discard it.
Jun 8, 2018 Iranian ICBMs, Shahrud, and an Important Safety Lesson This is a full end-to-end OSINT episode, buckle up. Using satellite imagery, SAR data, Farsi-language television coverage, one rocket ...
Jun 6, 2018 Iran's uranium enrichment plans are close to the 'red line': French minister
 
Iran's declaration that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart risks sailing close to the "red line", France's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Jun 6, 2018 In Europe, Mattis finds himself in familiar spot: calming U.S. allies
 
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Brussels on Wednesday seeking to mollify European allies, officials and experts said, finding himself in the familiar position of mending relationships frayed by President Donald Trump's policies.
Jun 6, 2018 Europe seeks U.S. sanction exemptions for its firms in Iran European signatories to a nuclear deal with Iran have written to top U.S. officials to stress their commitment to upholding the pact, which Washington has quit, and to urge the United States to spare EU firms active in Iran from secondary sanctions.
Jun 6, 2018 Netanyahu seeks anti-Iran front on Europe tour Israeli PM arrived at the Elysee Palace for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron just a few hours after Iran had announced it was increasing its uranium enrichment capacity.
Jun 5, 2018 French protesters rally against Netanyahu's Paris visit Demonstrators, marching in solidarity with Palestinian people, call on Netanyahu to be tried as a 'war criminal'.
May 30, 2018 Atoms for... Peace?
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[warning: distractive content: Jewish article is only about Iran] -- The story of Iran's nuclear program begins in December of 1953, when U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower introduced the Atoms for Peace program.
May 29, 2018 Students harshly criticize Iran to supreme leader Iranian university students in a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered harsh criticism of the country’s direction, local media reported Tuesday, an unusually frank discussion showing the concerns many feel over the Trump administration’s pullout from the nuclear deal with Tehran and Iran’s battered economy.
May 28, 2018 China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval Iran's president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump.

 

May 28, 2018 China to host Iran to avoid project disruption amid nuclear deal doubt China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after the United States pulled out.
May 27, 2018 Iran says security forces to clamp-down on protests Iranian security forces will "resolutely confront" unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests across the country mainly about economic issues.
May 22, 2018 Iran slams US over threat of 'strongest sanctions in history' Condemnation follows Washington's new demands over Tehran's nuclear programme.
May 21, 2018 Iran says U.S. trying to divert attention from its violation of nuclear deal
 
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's demands as "lies" aimed at diverting attention from Washington's violation of an international nuclear deal, state TV reported on Monday.
May 21, 2018 Iran's Zarif tweets that U.S. is repeating mistakes on Iran Iran's foreign minister tweeted that the United States was repeating "the same wrong choices" after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded sweeping changes in the country's foreign and nuclear policies.
May 21, 2018 Pentagon assessing potential responses to Iranian behavior The U.S. military will take all necessary steps to confront Iranian behavior in the region and is still assessing whether that could include new actions or doubling down on current ones, the Pentagon said on Monday.
May 21, 2018 President Rouhani says U.S. cannot decide for Iran: ILNA Iran's president said on Monday that the United States could not decide for Iran after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded sweeping changes in the country's foreign and nuclear policies, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported.
May 21, 2018 U.S. ready to respond if Iran decides to resume nuclear program: Pompeo The United States is ready to respond if Iran decides to resume its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday in a speech outlining demands on Tehran to change its behavior.
May 21, 2018 'Who are you?' Iran hits back at US demands President Hassan Rouhani dismisses US threats, as FM says conditions laid out by Washington expose its 'sham' diplomacy.
May 21, 2018 Pompeo's remarks shows U.S. after regime change in Iran: senior Iranian official U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks on Iran strategy showed that the United State was after regime change in the Islamic Republic, a senior Iranian official told Reuters on Monday.
May 21, 2018 U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands
 
The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran.
May 21, 2018 Mike Pompeo speech: What are the 12 demands given to Iran? US secretary of state threatens Iran with the 'strongest sanctions in history' if the conditions are not met.
May 21, 2018 Mike Pompeo lays out Iran strategy after nuclear deal withdrawal US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened to place "the strongest sanctions in history" on Iran if its government does not change course.
May 20, 2018 Zarif: EU must increase Iran investments to save nuclear deal Iran's foreign minister has said the European Union must increase its investments in Iran in order for an endangered nuclear deal to be preserved following the US' withdrawal from the multinational pact earlier this month.
May 20, 2018 U.S. sees strong shared interests with EU on Iran concerns The United States on Sunday said it hopes to use strong shared interests that have emerged with its European Union partners in recent months to move forward on addressing Iran's nuclear program, missile development and role in regional conflicts.
May 20, 2018 Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday.
May 20, 2018 EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran
 
Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions.
May 19, 2018 Iran can resume 20 percent enrichment if EU fails to retain nuclear deal
 
Iran could resume its 20 percent uranium enrichment if the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal failed to keep it alive following Washington's withdrawal, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Saturday.
May 19, 2018 Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S
 
The European Union's energy chief sought to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.
May 19, 2018 EU considers Iran central bank transfers to beat U.S. sanctions
 
The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran's central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington's newly reimposed sanctions.
May 19, 2018 Iran says oil export drop not expected if EU saves nuclear deal
 
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit a multinational nuclear deal would not affect Tehran's oil exports if the EU could salvage the pact.
May 18, 2018 U.S. Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks With Iran, but Hasn’t Budged on Demands Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will outline a new strategy on Monday for constraining Iran, centered around a demand that the United States’ European allies have already rejected: that Tehran enter negotiations in a new deal that would permanently ban Iran from any substantive manufacturing of nuclear fuel and, in turn, forever cut off a pathway to building a bomb.
May 18, 2018 China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the country.
May 18, 2018 After Trump's withdrawal from nuclear pact, EU energy chief courts Iran Europe's energy chief will seek to reassure Iran's top ministers on Saturday that the European Union wants to keep trade open despite the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
May 18, 2018 EU launches steps to fight US sanctions on Iran
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The European Union took steps Friday to avoid reimposed US sanctions on Iran and save the international nuclear deal as a rift with Washington widened
May 18, 2018 Washington seeks global 'coalition' against Iran regime Washington wants to build a global "coalition" against the Tehran regime and its "destabilizing activities," the State Department said on Thursday, after pulling out from the Iran nuclear accord to the anger of US allies.
May 17, 2018 Iran will not compromise on self-defence capability Tehran insists it has the right to self-defence and an independent foreign policy.
May 17, 2018 Total CEO says oil price could hit $100 'in coming months' The CEO of French oil giant Total said Thursday he would not be surprised to see the price of a barrel of crude reach $100 later this year.
May 17, 2018 With friends like Trump, who needs enemies: EU chief The European Union's top official launched a stinging attack Wednesday on President Donald Trump, slamming his "capricious assertiveness" and saying the US leader acted more like an enemy than a friend.
May 17, 2018 EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran after Washington pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
May 17, 2018 EU vows to block blow of US Iran sanctions The EU said Thursday it will begin moves to block the effect of US sanctions on Iran as efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran deepened a transatlantic rift.
May 17, 2018 EU leaders agree 'united approach' on Iran deal, trade European Union leaders agreed on a "united EU approach" to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria.
May 15, 2018 U.S. Navy expects 'uncertainty' in Gulf after Iran deal withdrawal
 
The United States Navy is closely watching Iranian behavior in the Gulf and expects a "period of uncertainty" and increased level of alertness after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. Navy chief said on Monday.
May 15, 2018 Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal: Fars
 
Iran will not renegotiate the nuclear deal or negotiate over its missile program, the top advisor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.
May 15, 2018 Iran to resume uranium enrichment if nuclear talks with EU fail: spokesman Iran will restart its uranium enrichment if it cannot find a way to save the 2015 nuclear deal with the European Union after the United States pulled out last week, Tehran's government spokesman said on Tuesday.
May 15, 2018 Iran says not optimistic on Iran-EU nuclear talks: Fars
 
Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was not optimistic on talks with European signatories to save the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
May 15, 2018 Iran says can resume nuclear activity to much higher level than before 2015 deal - Fars
 
Iran is prepared to resume its nuclear program to a much higher level than before a multinational deal was reached in 2015 that curbed the country's nuclear work in return for lifting most of the sanctions imposed on Tehran.
May 15, 2018 Europeans must guarantee benefits to Iran of nuclear deal: Zarif European powers must give Iran guarantees that it will receive the economic benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday, warning that there was not much time for them to deliver those assurances.
May 15, 2018 U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal, embassy move are historic mistakes, Iran says Washington's decisions to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem are historic mistakes that will isolate the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
May 15, 2018 Germany seeking to keep Iran deal alive without United States: Maas European powers want to keep the Iran deal alive without the United States, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday before a meeting with his French, British and Iranian counterparts.
May 15, 2018 Britain says Europe seeking to protect legitimate business with Iran
 
European powers will seek measures to keep business flowing with Iran as part of the nuclear deal that Washington abandoned last week, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
May 15, 2018 U.S. imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor, Iraq-based bank The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank governor, Valiollah Seif, and Iraq-based Al-Bilad Islamic Bank for "moving millions of dollars" for Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, as Washington seeks to cut off funding for what it says is Iran's malign activities in the Middle East.
May 15, 2018 With few options, Iran and Europe try to save nuclear deal Europe and Iran sought a common front on Tuesday to save the nuclear deal without the United States, although some diplomats doubted privately it can survive the reimposition of U.S. sanctions ordered by President Donald Trump.
May 15, 2018 Iran upbeat on nuclear deal hopes after EU talks Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that efforts to save the nuclear deal after the abrupt US withdrawal were "on the right track" as he began talks with European powers in Brussels.
May 13, 2018 Iran FM hopeful of forging 'clear future' for nuclear deal on diplomatic tour Iran's foreign minister said Sunday he was hopeful of forging a "clear future design" for the nuclear deal facing collapse after Washington's withdrawal, at the start of a diplomatic tour aimed at rescuing the agreement.
May 12, 2018 Russian companies to benefit from US Iran withdrawal While Russia has condemned Washington for its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Moscow remains less exposed to the economic consequences of US sanctions than Europe and its companies could even benefit from the move.
May 12, 2018 Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off U.S. hegemony
 
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for unity among Muslims and efforts toward scientific advancement, saying this would make it impossible for "enemies" such as the United States to dominate Islamic countries.
May 12, 2018 Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a landmark nuclear deal in the wake of Washington's withdrawal.
May 12, 2018 Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal
 
Iran's foreign minister embarks on a tour of world powers on Saturday, state media reported, in what is seen as a last-ditch effort to save Tehran's nuclear deal after Washington's withdrawal from the accord.
May 11, 2018 U.N. nuclear watchdog's inspections chief quits suddenly
 
The chief of inspections at the U.N. nuclear watchdog has resigned suddenly, the agency said on Friday without giving a reason.
May 11, 2018 Israel to Assad: Get rid of your Iranian allies, they will harm you Israel's Defence Minister warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to renounce the Iranian military presence in his country, saying the activities of Assad's staunchest regional ally would only cause "damage and problems". (Israelis attacked Syria in Sept. 2007 for the first time)
May 11, 2018 Popularity of Israel's Netanyahu rises as Iran tension flares
 
Israel's tough stance on Iran has boosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's popularity at home, and he can expect more good press in the coming days when the United States opens its embassy in Jerusalem.
May 11, 2018 Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after U.S. pullout Europe's largest economies lobbied to protect their companies' investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies.
May 11, 2018 Israel launches largest attack in decades in Syria
 
International concerns are increasing as Israel escalates its military attacks against Iranian forces in
May 11, 2018 Russia, after Netanyahu visit, backs off Syria S-300 missile supplies Russia is not in talks with the Syrian government about supplying advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles and does not think they are needed, the Izvestia daily cited a top Kremlin aide as saying on Friday, in an apparent U-turn by Moscow.
May 11, 2018 Iran says Syria has every right to defend itself against Israel: TV
 
Iran on Friday supported Syria's right to defend itself against aggression from Israel, state TV reported, accusing others of remaining silent over the attacks on Tehran's key regional ally.
May 11, 2018 Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions Iran's foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the US withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria.
May 11, 2018 Israeli claims are 'fabricated' and 'baseless' Iran has denied Israel's allegations that it launched rocket attacks on its forces in the occupied Golan Heights, calling the claims "fabricated" and "baseless".
May 11, 2018 Calls for restraint after Israeli raids on 'Iranians' in Syria Unprecedented clashes between Israel and Iran over Syria have sparked calls for restraint from world leaders worried about the risk of all-out war, even as both sides say they want to avoid a regional conflict.
May 10, 2018 US sanctions hit Iran Revolutionary Guard currency network The US Treasury together with the United Arab Emirates announced action to disrupt an alleged "large scale" currency exchange network run by Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
May 10, 2018 Moscow calls for Iran and Israel to dial down tensions Russia is concerned about growing military tensions between Israel and Iran over Syria and calls for them to de-escalate after recent missile strikes, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Thursday, the TASS news agency said.
May 10, 2018 France's Macron calls for de-escalation after overnight strikes in Syria
 
French President Emmanuel Macron called for a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East on Thursday after Israel said Iran had launched an overnight rocket strike from Syria on an Israeli military base and that it had responded with its own missiles.
May 10, 2018 Israel and Iran Just Attacked Each Other in Syria. What’s Going On? A simmering conflict between Israel and Iran escalated overnight when Israeli jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria. The strikes came after what the Israeli military described as an Iranian rocket attack against its forces in the Golan Heights.
May 10, 2018 Israel Hits Iranian Targets in Syria as Shadow War Bursts Into Open Israeli warplanes struck dozens of suspected Iranian military targets in Syria early Thursday, in a furious response to what Israel called an unsuccessful Iran rocket attack launched from Syria.
May 10, 2018 Israel says it hit Iranian military targets in Syria
 
Military says it carried out the strikes after Tehran fired missiles towards its forces in the occupied Golan Heights.
May 10, 2018 Iranian forces fire on Israeli positions in Golan: Israeli army Iranian forces in Syria have fired around 20 rockets and missiles at Israeli army positions in the part of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel, the Israeli army said early Thursday.
May 10, 2018 EU can't save Iran nuclear deal after U.S. move: senior Revolutionary Guard
 
European countries are powerless to salvage the nuclear deal with Iran after the United States pulled out, the deputy head of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday.
May 10, 2018

 

Trump's Iran move reminds some of run-up to Iraq war
 
Fifteen years after invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction and ties to al Qaeda that both proved non-existent, the United States is again steering toward a possible confrontation with a Middle East power for suspected work on nuclear weapons and support for terrorism.
May 10, 2018 Israeli defense chief hopes fighting with Iran in Syria over for now
 
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday he hoped the latest round of violence with Iran on the Syrian frontier was over.
May 10, 2018 Iranian forces fire on Israeli positions in Golan: Israeli army Iranian forces in Syria have fired around 20 rockets and missiles at Israeli army positions in the part of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel, the Israeli army said early Thursday.
May 9, 2018 Iran's Khamenei to Trump: Like hell, you will!
 
Supreme leader denounces US decision to withdraw from Iran deal and questions Europe's commitment.
May 9, 2018 Iran’s Door to the West Is Slamming Shut, and That Leaves China Tehran traffic is gridlocked half the time, and the city spends most of the year engulfed in smog, so it’s not surprising that locals travel underground when they can -- on a metro system that sometimes carries 2 million people a day.
May 9, 2018 European businesses most affected by US sanctions on Iran Major companies, particularly in Europe, could see billions of dollars in commercial deals canceled because of the U.S. decision to reinstall sanctions on Iran, though the ultimate impact remains unclear due to the possibility of renegotiations and exemptions, experts say.
May 9, 2018 Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal Iran’s supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, “Death to America!”
May 9, 2018 Iranians react with sadness, defiance to Trump Iranians reacted with a mix of sadness, resignation and defiance on Wednesday to US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, with sharp divisions among officials on how best to respond.
May 9, 2018 Europe, China defend Iran nuclear deal after US pullout
 
European powers and China rushed Wednesday to defend a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear programme after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.
May 9, 2018 Trump ignores European pleas and abandons 'defective' Iran nuclear deal President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies.
May 9, 2018 Europe fights to save Iran nuclear deal after US pullout
 
European powers scrambled Wednesday to save a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear programme after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.
May 9, 2018 Netanyahu heads for Putin talks after Trump pullout from Iran deal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after US President Donald Trump announced he would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal
May 9, 2018 Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal
 
Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.
May 9, 2018 Syria Blames Israel for Strike Near Damascus; Target Was Iranian Missiles "Aimed at Israel" Israel opens shelters, braces for imminent Iranian attack ■ Syria TV: Air defenses down Israeli missiles ■ Rights group says 9 pro-Assad militants killed
May 9, 2018 Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills 8 Iranians: monitor Eight Iranians were among 15 foreign pro-regime fighters killed in a suspected Israeli strike in Syria on a weapons depot of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, a war monitor said Wednesday.
May 9, 2018 Nuclear deal’s opponents seek tougher stance on Iran Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran’s other rivals have long wanted to scuttle the nuclear deal, which they see as undermining the strategy they say the world should be taking: a tough, confrontational stance against Tehran’s ambitions in the region.
May 9, 2018 World powers regret US pullout from Iran nuclear deal World powers involved in the Iran nuclear agreement expressed regret at President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark pact amid concern the move will undermine efforts to stop the spread of atomic weapons.
May 8, 2018 World leaders react to US withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal
 
A round-up of international reaction following US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out the Iran nuclear deal.
May 8, 2018 Iran to negotiate with world powers to keep nuclear deal in place
 
Iranian president says US does not 'respect international agreements', slams Washington's 'empty signatures'.
May 8, 2018 Donald Trump declares US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal Last-ditch efforts by European allies fail to persuade US president to not pull out from landmark 2015 agreement.
May 8, 2018 Transcript: Donald Trump's Iran nuclear deal speech in full The US president's televised address about his decision to pull Washington out of a multinational agreement with Tehran.
May 8, 2018 Iran says no military threat frightens it: IRNA
 
Iran's military power would defuse any threat against the Islamic Republic, a senior military official said on Tuesday, amid a war of words between Iran and Israel.
May 8, 2018 Netanyahu says Iran deploying arms in Syria to threaten Israel
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Tuesday of deploying "very dangerous weapons" in Syria as part of a campaign to threaten Israel.
May 8, 2018 Israel declares high alert over Iranian actions in Syria
 
Israel has instructed local authorities in the Israeli-held Golan Heights to "unlock and ready (bomb) shelters" after identifying what the military described as "irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria".
May 8, 2018 Trump expected to pull U.S. from Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, in a move that would raise the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upset America's European allies and disrupt global oil supplies.
May 8, 2018 Britain "deeply pessimistic" ahead of Trump's Iran announcement-senior UK diplomat
 
Britain is deeply pessimistic ahead of an announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump later on Tuesday about the United States' commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, a senior British diplomat said.
May 8, 2018 Trump expected to quit Iran deal, Europeans say
 
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, European officials said, after they struggled to persuade him that the accord has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions.
May 8, 2018 Key U.S. Republican says U.S. should stay in, strictly enforce, Iran deal
 
The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday the United States should continue to fix flaws in the Iran nuclear deal, and "enforce the hell" out of it, but not withdraw.
May 8, 2018 Trump to discuss Iran with France's Macron early on Tuesday: senior white house official
 
U.S. President Donald Trump planned to discuss his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in a phone call on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, a senior White House official said.
May 8, 2018 EU, Iran discussed nuclear deal ahead of Trump announcement: German official
 
Envoys of France, Britain, Germany, the European Union and Iran discussed the nuclear deal in Brussels on Tuesday, a German official said, ahead of an expected announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out.
May 8, 2018 Iran's parliament speaker says U.S. breached nuclear deal commitments: IRNA
 
Iran's speaker of parliament on Tuesday accused the United States of breaching its commitment to the nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2105, hours before U.S. President Donald Trump announces a decision on whether to quit it.
May 8, 2018 Iran says will not be 'passive' if Trump exits nuclear deal: Fars
 
Iran will not be passive if President Donald Trump leaves the nuclear deal that Washington signed with other world powers in 2015, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said on Tuesday.
May 8, 2018 Iran president’s influence wanes as nuclear deal threatened The relatively moderate cleric’s signature achievement, the nuclear deal with world powers, may fall apart later this week if President Donald Trump decides to pull America from the accord.
May 8, 2018 Russia's Ryabkov urges U.S. to avoid rash steps against Iran: TASS
 
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov urged the United States on Tuesday not to take any rash steps against Iran that would spoil the nuclear deal, the Tass news agency reported.
May 8, 2018 Iran's Rouhani 'losing everything' due to Trump
Iran's President
Hassan Rouhani staked his legacy on efforts to end decades of tension with the West. With the landmark nuclear deal unravelling, what hope is there for his political future?
May 8, 2018 Iran will not accept EU demands beyond nuclear deal: Iranian official
 
Iran would not accept any demands on top of those it agreed to in its nuclear deal with world powers, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday, hours before U.S. President Donald Trump is due to announce if he is pulling out of the accord.
May 8, 2018 Iran president warns of ‘problems’ as Trump decision looms Iran’s president on Tuesday warned the country could face “some problems,” just hours before President Donald Trump was to announce whether he is pulling America out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
May 8, 2018 Trump to decide fate of Iran nuclear deal
 
President Donald Trump is to decide the fate of the landmark Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, announcing his verdict on US sanctions relief underpinning the international accord, which he has repeatedly and harshly criticized.
May 8, 2018 Iran hardline official says Tehran should leave nuclear deal if U.S. drops it: Tasnim
 
It would be a "severe mistake" for Iran to stay in the nuclear deal if the U.S. leaves it, a senior hardline official said on Tuesday, a day after President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran could remain in the deal even if the United States drops out.
May 8, 2018 Britain's May will work with allies on Iran nuclear deal: spokesman
 
Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to work with Britain's allies to address any shortcomings in the Iran nuclear deal, but the British government believes it is important to maintain it, her spokesman said on Tuesday.
May 8, 2018 Iranian cleric: Supreme leader predicted nuclear deal would fail
 
A prominent Iranian cleric said on Tuesday that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had predicted the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers would collapse, Fars news agency said.
May 8, 2018 Iran defiant as Trump poised to make nuclear deal decision
 
US president set to make an announcement on the nuclear deal as Iran's president tries to calm nerves over the decision.
May 8, 2018 Jordan's foreign minister sees arms race if Iran nuclear deal ends Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi on Tuesday warned of "dangerous repercussions" and a possible arms race in the Middle East unless a political solution was found to free the region of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction
May 8, 2018 Iran says ready for any scenario if Trump exits nuclear deal: Tasnim news
 
Iran is ready for any scenario if U.S. President Donald Trump exits the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Tuesday.
May 7, 2018 Iran’s Rouhani seeks EU guarantees not to scrap nuke deal Rouhani says Iran would be willing not to abandon the nuclear deal even if the United States pulls out, providing the European Union offers guarantees that Iran would keep benefiting from the accord.
May 7, 2018 Iranians say uncertainty over nuclear deal is bringing fear On the streets of Tehran, every day seems to bring more worry and fear ahead of President Donald Trump’s decision this week on whether to pull America out of the nuclear deal with Iran.
May 7, 2018 Iran says new sanctions would not stop its oil industry advancement
 
Iran's oil industry will continue to develop even if the United States pulls out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and Tehran would still see the accord as operational as long as it can sell oil, the Oil Ministry website quoted senior officials as saying on Monday.
May 7, 2018 EU states to stick to Iran deal irrespective of U.S. decision: France
 
France, Britain and Germany will keep to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran irrespective of the United States' decision later this week because it is the best way to avoid nuclear proliferation, France's foreign minister said on Monday.
May 7, 2018 Germany, France vow to stick to Iran deal if U.S. pulls out
 
Germany and France on Monday vowed to stand by the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers even if the United States pulls out, with the German foreign minister saying the world would be less safe without it.
May 7, 2018 Iran says it will fiercely resist U.S. pressure to limit its influence Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday the United States would regret a decision to leave Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and Tehran would fiercely resist U.S. pressure to limit its influence in the Middle East.
May 7, 2018 UK's Johnson to Trump: Iran deal has weaknesses but don't dump it
 
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time.
May 6, 2018 Macron warns of risk of war if Trump withdraws from Iran deal
 
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that war could ensue if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the 2015 deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
May 6, 2018 Rouhani says plans in place for any Trump decision on nuclear deal: TV
 
President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 nuclear agreement and the United States would regret a decision to exit the accord.
May 6, 2018 U.S. can't threaten Iran, which withstood long war against Iraq: Rouhani
 
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday rejected threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers, saying Iranians would not be affected because of their experience of a long war with Iraq.
May 6, 2018 Republican House Armed Service chair warns Trump against leaving Iran deal
 
The Republican leader of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee said President Trump should not walk away from the Iran nuclear deal.
May 6, 2018 Rouhani: US to face historic regret if nuclear deal ends
 
Iranian president says Tehran is ready to confront any decision by Trump, who said he would withdraw from the agreement.
May 6, 2018 Trump speaks with Britain's May on Iran
 
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday on issues including the Iran nuclear deal, a week before the president is to decide whether Washington will leave the pact, the White House said.
May 6, 2018 Airplane and oil deals at risk in Trump pullout of Iran deal From airplanes to oilfields, billions of dollars are on the line for international corporations as President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull America out of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.
May 6, 2018 Israeli PM steps up calls to end the Iranian nuclear deal Israel’s prime minister on Sunday stepped up his calls for world powers to end the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran as President Donald Trump decides whether to withdraw from the agreement by next week.
May 6, 2018 UK says foreign minister Johnson to meet U.S. VP Pence, discuss Iran, North Korea
 
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is traveling to the United States on Sunday for a two-day visit, during which he will meet Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, Britain said.
May 5, 2018 Iran to stand up to Trump 'bullying' over nuclear deal: security official Iran is determined to reject demands by U.S. President Donald Trump for changes to its nuclear accord, which amount to bullying, a senior Iranian security official said on Saturday.
May 4, 2018 Nuclear deal a challenge for Rouhani as Iran hardliners close in
 
Iran's hardliners are preparing to bring President Hassan Rouhani to heel if U.S. President Donald Trump scraps Tehran's nuclear deal with major powers, officials and analysts believe.
May 4, 2018 Russia sees closer Iran ties if U.S. exits nuclear deal: official
 
Russia will stand by the Iran nuclear deal and develop closer ties with Iran if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the agreement on May 12, a senior Russian official said on Friday.
May 3, 2018 Javad Zarif: Iran won't be bullied to renegotiate nuclear deal Iran will not be bullied by the United States into renegotiating the multilateral nuclear deal, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, as another senior diplomat warned that US withdrawal from the pact would result in its termination.
May 3, 2018 Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal if US walks away
 
Iran warned Thursday it will quit a landmark nuclear deal if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the accord, while also criticising European states over "concessions" to the Americans.
May 3, 2018 What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?
 
President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, with China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain, and the United States in 2015.
May 3, 2018 Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes
 
Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline set by President Donald Trump for Europeans to "fix" the deal loomed.
May 3, 2018 U.S. risks reversing Iran nuclear deal's inspection gains
 
The landmark 2015 nuclear deal Iran made with major world powers slashed the scope of Tehran's atomic activities and created what the United Nations nuclear watchdog calls "the world's most robust verification regime."
May 2, 2018 Macron reiterates need to keep Iran nuclear deal
 
French leader Emmanuel Macron reinforced Wednesday his commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, saying no one wants an escalation of tensions in the region, while admitting the accord needed strengthening.
May 1, 2018 ** Israel not seeking war with Iran, Netanyahu tells US media A day after revealing new information about Iran’s nuclear program and accusing Tehran of lying, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he was not seeking a war* with the Islamic Republic, adding that he trusts US President Donald Trump to “do the right thing.” *) see 2009 and later
May 1, 2018 ‘No credible indications’ of Iran nuclear weapons program after 2009 – IAEA The UN’s nuclear watchdog reiterated Tuesday it had “no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009,” citing its assessments from 2015.
May 1, 2018 Israeli minister: Seized nuclear archive could deter Iran An Israeli Cabinet minister said Tuesday his country’s dramatic seizure of what it purports to be Iran’s nuclear program archive could help deter the Islamic Republic from trying to strike Israel.
May 1, 2018 ** Mossad’s stunning op in Iran overshadows the actual intelligence it stole Most of the info revealed during Netanyahu's dramatic presentation was already public knowledge, and was key in shaping the nuclear deal's inspections regime
May 1, 2018 *** Mogherini responds to Netanyahu EU High Representative of for Foreign Affairs says she hasn't seen arguments from Netanyahu that Iran isn't complying with nuclear deal.
Apr 30, 2018 Iran says it can produce higher enriched uranium if U.S. exits nuclear deal Iran has the technical capability to enrich uranium to a higher level than it could before a multinational nuclear deal was reached to curb its nuclear program, state TV quoted the head of Iran's Atomic Energy organization Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
Apr 30, 2018 Israel's Netanyahu says Iran stored nuclear documents after 2015 deal Israel presented on Monday what it said was evidence that Iran had continued gathering nuclear knowledge after signing a 2015 agreement with world powers to curb it, calling on Washington to jettison the agreement.
Apr 30, 2018 Netanyahu: Iran lied about nuclear weapons Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement on a development regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran after a call with President Trump.
Apr 30, 2018 Israel's Netanyahu to make 'significant' announcement on Iran
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised announcement Monday evening (1700 GMT) in what his office said would be a "significant development regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran".
Apr 30, 2018 Israel to send experts to Germany, France to share Iran intelligence
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he had spoken with the leaders of France and Germany, and that Israel would be sending experts to share its intelligence on alleged Iranian nuclear efforts.
Apr 30, 2018 Iranian state TV dismisses Netanyahu's nuclear presentation as 'propaganda'
 
Iranian state TV said on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's accusations on Tehran's nuclear program was a propaganda.
Apr 30, 2018 Trump is jumping on rehash of old allegations to 'nix' nuclear deal: Zarif tweets
 
Iran's foreign minister said Israel's accusations on Tehran's nuclear program were "old allegations" that had been dealt by the United Nations nuclear watchdog in the past.
Apr 30, 2018 Iran says Netanyahu's allegations were 'ridiculous and childish': report
 
Iran said on Monday Israel's allegations about Tehran's nuclear program were "childish and ridiculous" aimed at affecting U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on May 12, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
Apr 30, 2018 Israel's Netanyahu says Iran stored nuclear documents after 2015 deal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up pressure on the United States to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, holding a primetime address on Israeli TV to present what he called evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Apr 30, 2018 ** Netanyahu: Iran ‘brazenly lied’ about nuclear program, continued work after deal
 
Hailing one of Israeli intel's greatest achievements, PM says Israel obtained 100,000 documents from Tehran, proving pact with world powers based on 'Iranian deception'
Apr 8, 2018 Iran says it can enrich uranium to 20 percent in days President Rouhani says Iran's nuclear industry is advancing, but vows to stick with the 2015 deal with world powers.
Mar 16, 2018 ** EU said weighing new sanctions on Iran in effort to mollify Trump Document circulated to European capitals suggests action against Tehran over ballistic missiles, Syria role -- in order to prevent US from exiting nuclear accord.
Mar 15, 2018 Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does: CBS TV
 
Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom's crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, raising the prospect of a nuclear arms race in a region already riven with conflict.
Mar 11, 2018 Israel aims its nuclear warheads at Europe The author of The Transformation of War forcefully stated that, as of now, there are already nuclear warheads aimed against Rome and other European capitals ...
Feb 20, 2018 Israel tests defense system that can shoot down long-range ballistic missiles in space Israel has successfully tested an advanced defense system capable of shooting down long-range ballistic missiles while they are still outside the earth’s atmosphere, the country’s military has claimed. (see June 13, 2017 18:20)