Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Asks China to Help Save Nuclear Deal

Iran’s ambassador to China, Ali Asghar Khaji, told the South China Morning Post in remarks published Monday that he hopes China can help preserve what is left of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, following America’s withdrawal from it this month.

TEHRAN, IRAN - JANUARY 23 : Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) pose during a meeting at Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Iran: Donald Trump’s Comments ‘Psychologically Affected’ Nuclear Deal

Iran’s latest assault on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal is a report claiming that President-elect Donald Trump’s criticisms have “psychologically affected” implementation by causing “a sense of anxiety and uncertainty over the fate of the agreement” among foreign companies that might do business with the Islamic Republic.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani answers a question during press conference in New York on September 26, 2014. Rouhani said Friday that talks with international powers on Tehran's nuclear program must move forward more quickly, saying limited progress had been made in recent days.

Iran Says U.S. Not Welcome at Syria Peace Talks

The post-Obama power axis in the Middle East continues taking shape. On Tuesday, President Obama’s respected negotiating partners in Tehran declared the U.S. would not be welcome at Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week.

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