Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi talks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Najafi and Herman Nackaerts of the U.N.'s nuclear agency met Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 for talks on resuming a U.N. probe …

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Reports Iran Cooperating with Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential quarterly report that Iran is abiding by the limits to heavy water and uranium stockpiles set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) review troops during a welcoming ceremony on January 23, 2016 in the capital Tehran. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived on January 22, 2016 in Iran on the third leg of a Middle East tour aimed at boosting economic ties with …

China: U.S. Is ‘Bullying’ Iran with Sanctions

Chinese officials and state-run media denounced the new round of U.S. sanctions against Iran after they took effect on Monday, accusing the Trump administration of “bullying” Tehran and vowing to continue purchases of Iranian oil.

In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry set to take effect on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, as it grapples with an economic …

Iran Plans ‘Day of Fight’ as Sanctions Return on Embassy Takeover Anniversary

Iran has designated November 4 a “day of fight” against the “U.S.-Israeli-Saudi triangle of terrorism.” The date is significant for two reasons: it is the anniversary of Iran’s monstrous takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and, not coincidentally, it was chosen by the United States as the day renewed sanctions against Iran will take effect.

High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib looms

Report: Trump Administration Considers Weakening Iran Sanctions

With less than two weeks to go until a far stronger round of U.S. sanctions hits Iran, the Trump administration is reportedly considering an exemption European governments strongly requested: allowing Iranian banks to continue doing business with the global financial transfer system SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications), based in Belgium.

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and …

Iran Sentences Currency Traders to Death for ‘Disrupting the Economy’

The Iranian Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld death sentences against financial traders Vahid Mazloumin and Mohammad Esmail Ghasemi on charges of “spreading corruption on earth” because their currency trades were allegedly intended to “disrupt the economy” at a time of “enemy pressure” on Iran, that enemy being the United States.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton's comments about the possibility of land swaps between Servia and Kosovo signal a shift in the US position

Bolton: World Court ‘Allowed Iran to Use It as a Forum for Propaganda’

National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday strongly denounced the International Court for Justice (ICJ) ruling in favor of Iran against U.S. sanctions. Speaking from the White House, Bolton said Iranian support for terrorism “made a mockery” of the 1955 treaty cited as the basis for

Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani

International Court of Justice Orders U.S. to Weaken Iran Sanctions

Iran celebrated a victory at the International Court of Justice on Wednesday as the court ordered the United States to weaken sanctions because they supposedly violate the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the U.S. and Iran and would cause undue hardship for Iranian civilians.

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 08: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Secretary of State John Kerry attend the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 8, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers are gathering for a …

Zumwalt: Time to Tell Obama and Friends They Are Out of Office

The name of General Douglas MacArthur was a household word during World War II and the Korean War. In April 1951, fired by President Harry Truman after 52 years of service, MacArthur gave a farewell speech to Congress, famously referencing a barracks’ ballad that proclaimed, “old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”

US Ambassador to the United Nation Nikki Haley, seen here at the State Department June 19, 2018, accuses human rights groups of "unrelenting bias" against Israel

Report: White House Backs Away from U.N. Security Council Meeting on Iran

The United Nations General Assembly opened on Tuesday with a bit of American political controversy, as the White House appeared to back away from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s proposal for a Security Council session to “address Iran’s violations of international law.”

Nikki Haley

Haley on Iran: ‘They Feel Weak and We Are Suffocating Them’

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday that Iran’s authoritarian government is reeling under the pressure from renewed U.S. sanctions. “They feel weak and we are suffocating them to the point that they have to address ballistic missiles; they have to address their support on terrorism,” she contended.

Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami stands by a next generation short-range ballistic missile "Fateh Mobin", during an unveiling ceremony in the capital Tehran

Report: Iran Arming Shiite Proxies in Iraq with Ballistic Missiles

A report published by Reuters on Friday revealed that Iran is moving ballistic missiles into Iraq, placing the weapons in the hands of its Shiite militia proxies, in order to expand its ability to hit targets across the Middle East in a regional conflict or war against Western powers.