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If President-elect Donald Trump made good on his threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the US would face serious international fallout

White House: Trump May Exit Iran Deal If It’s Not Changed

WASHINGTON — If Congress and America’s European allies are unable to amend the Iran nuclear deal, US President Donald Trump is prepared to “potentially” walk away from it, the White House said on Monday.

Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (C) speaks to journalists as he attends the 173rd OPEC Conference of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, on November 30, 2017. ?The OPEC will discuss a possible extension beyond March of its pact with Russia and other major oil producers …

Iran Minister Blasts Trump Over Oil and Gas Contracts

TEHRAN – Iran’s oil minister lashed out at the United States on Sunday, saying that hostile comments by President Donald Trump had torpedoed new oil and gas contracts for the Islamic republic.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on December 2, 2017. Mnuchin returned to Washington with US President Donald Trump was attending fundraisers in New York, New York. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL …

Report: U.S. Treasury Expecting New Iran Sanctions

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he expected President Donald Trump to announce new sanctions against Iran, as the European Union urged Trump to endorse the nuclear agreement.

Zolfaghar missiles (R) are displayed during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran on June 23, 2017. Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State group mingled with the traditional cries of 'Death to Israel' and 'Death to America' at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran today. / …

U.S. Sanctions Five Iranian Entities Tied to Missile Program

The Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian entities linked to the country’s ballistic missile program. The action comes amid anti-government protests in Iran, which have received vocal support from the White House.

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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.”

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Iran Warns U.S.: Impose No More Sanctions or Terror Labels

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is quoting the chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard as saying the U.S. should move its military bases farther from Iran’s borders if it imposes new sanctions against Tehran.

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Muslim and Iranian-American Advocates File Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

BALTIMORE — A coalition of Muslim and Iranian-American advocates and a nonpartisan legal institute filed the first lawsuits against the Trump administration’s new travel restrictions for citizens of eight countries, including Iran, that were announced late last month.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Iran Protests Against Tillerson ‘Transition’ Remarks

Iran has called in the Swiss charge d’affaires, who looks after US interests, to protest against comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson backing “peaceful transition” in the Islamic republic.

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John Kerry: Middle East Leaders Called on U.S. to Bomb Iran

Former Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied for the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday by saying it helped the U.S. avoid armed conflict, and that leaders of some Middle East countries wanted the U.S. to attack Iran.

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses 110,000 Basij forces (volunteers) in Tehran, Iran Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, against a backdrop depicting Jerusalem's al Aqsa mosque. Khamenei said Friday that getting rid of Israel was the only permanent solution for the Middle East crisis and that Palestinians could only liberate …

Tillerson: Iran Remains a Leading State Sponsor of Terror

The White House notified the US Congress Tuesday that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and that sanctions relief would be extended to Iran in return for the curbing of its nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Sees no Threat From U.S.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he does not view recent U.S. missile strikes on ally Syria as a message for Iran, which he called a “powerful country” that the U.S. cannot harm.

The split-tip winglet (R) and tail fin of the first Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplane are pictured during its rollout for media at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington on March 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Redmond (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)

Boeing Signs New $3B Deal with Iranian Airline

Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it has signed a new, $3 billion deal with Iran’s Aseman Airlines to supply 30 737 MAX aircraft to the carrier, a new agreement on top of the $16.6 billion sale it made in the Mideast nation following the landmark nuclear deal.

Iranian former chief of the Revolutionary Guards and presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai speaks during an interview with AFP in Tehran on May 29, 2009. Rezai will push for the creation of a global consortium to enrich uranium in the Islamic republic if elected, he told AFP. The veteran conservative and …

Iranian Official: We Must Not Show Weakness to Trump

US President Donald Trump is not as flexible as his predecessor Barack Obama was regarding Iran, a top Tehran regime official said this week, the semi-official state news agency Mehr reported.