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May Tells Netanyahu that UK Is Sticking with Iran Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his British counterpart, Theresa May, agreed on Monday that the international community needed to be “clear-eyed” about the threat posed by Iran in the Middle East even as May said the UK remained committed to the 2015 nuclear accord and praised its importance.

Klein: Six Simple Reasons Trump Should Nix the Iran Nuclear Deal

NEW YORK — President Trump is facing a looming October 15 deadline mandated by a law requiring the U.S. president to certify every 90 days that Iran is keeping its side of the Obama administration-brokered nuclear agreement and that the deal continues to be “vital to the national security interests of the United States.”

Rep. Steve King to Propose 7 Budget Campaign Promise Amendments to Funding Bill

As Democrats and Republicans argue about who had the upper hand in crafting the appropriations bill that will fund the federal government through September, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is introducing seven amendments that would, if passed, make good on the promises made by GOP candidates in the last election that have yet to be fulfilled.

Technicians work at a uranium processing site in Isfahan 340 km (211 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. France, Britain and Germany are considering letting Iran keep nuclear technology that could be used to make bombs, an apparent move towards a compromise with Tehran, diplomats said on Wednesday

Iran’s Rouhani: We Upgraded to Advanced Centrifuges

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Monday that he had fulfilled his pledge to replace the country’s centrifuges with the most advanced and modern ones – and that the plan to make a nuclear propulsion system operative is underway, the regime-aligned news agency Tasnim reported.

China Warns Trump: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Stand

Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, responding to US president-elect Donald Trump’s threats to abandon it.

Defiant Clinton: U.S. ‘Not Being Played’ by Iran

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton defended the Iranian nuclear deal, during a televised national security forum on MSNBC where she and Republican rival Donald Trump each fielded 30 minutes of questions about their experience and judgment to be commander in chief.

New York Times Defends Obama’s Iran ‘Ransom’ Payment

The New York Times has a staff editorial that attempts the extremely difficult task of defending the Obama administration’s payment of $400 million in cash in European currency, stacked on wooden pallets in an unmarked cargo plane, to the terror-supporting government of Iran in exchange for the release of three American hostages.

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Khamenei Says Talks With U.S. Are ‘Lethal Poison’ To Iran

Amid growing Iranian complaints that world powers have failed to live up to their obligations under the nuclear accord with Tehran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that dialogue with the US had proven to be “a lethal poison,” as Washington had shown that it could not be trusted.

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Iran Urges U.S. to Choose Diplomacy Over Coercion

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured) has called on the United States to choose diplomacy over intimidation and to fulfil its obligations under a year-old nuclear deal with world powers.