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Iran Sticks To Nuclear Deal, But U.S. Says It Will Review Sanctions

As President Trump wages a rhetorical battle with North Korea over its nuclear program, his secretary of state says the nuclear deal with Iran will now be placed under review. In a letter to Congress, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iran is meeting the terms of the 2015 deal worked out with the Obama administration and five other ...

Iran sentences two Iranians to death for founding cult

The defendants have not been named. But Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran prosecutor-general, said on Sunday that the man and woman had been sentenced because they established “a new cult.” High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more ...

Among Questions for Trump on Iran: What About American Prisoners?

President Trump and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran have made no secret of their mutual contempt, raising fears of possible armed confrontation and doubts about the nuclear agreement reached under Mr. Trump’s predecessor. Equally uncertain are the fates of at least seven people in Iran, five of them American citizens. Four were imprisoned after the nuclear accord took effect and ...

Why Trump won’t tear up Iran nuclear deal

One of Donald Trump’s most vocal riffs during his campaign was “rip it up.” He was referring, of course, to the Iran agreement that is meant to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of the ayatollahs for at least a decade. Candidate Trump boasted he would rip up the agreement, then renegotiate a much better document. This sent shivers ...

U.S. Navy, Iran ships have close encounter in Middle East

The frigate came within 150 yards of the USNS Invincible on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, just south of the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The gulf separates Oman from southeastern Iran. The encounter was deemed “unprofessional” but not unsafe because the frigate was on a parallel course with the Invincible at the point of closest approach.  

Stirrings of new trade deal with Iran

The resumption of trade ties with Iran appears closer following the signing of a new deal with the Iranian government. The signing of a meat arrangement means sheep and beef exports to Iran can now resume. Steps are underway to develop Kiwifruit exports as well. The Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, is calling the agreement, “a crucial step for ...

Iran Reaches Lease Financing Deal For 77 Boeing, Airbus Planes

Tehran has reached a deal with an international aircraft leasing company to finance the acquisition of 77 planes from Boeing and Airbus, according to local media reports. Details of the deal remain opaque at this stage and it is not clear who it has been signed with or when it will come into force. However, it is likely to be ...

Iran’s Rouhani under fire as tensions with U.S. rise

ISTANBUL — When the United States suddenly issued a ban on entry by nationals from Iran and six other countries, sending the world’s airports into chaos, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a muted response. “Let’s help neighboring cultures, not build walls between nations,” the ­moderate leader posted on Twitter. “Let’s not forget what happened to the #BerlinWall.” The comment, typical ...

Benjamin Netanyahu to press Theresa May for tougher line on Iran

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will push his UK counterpart, Theresa May, to back his call for a tougher international stance on Iran when the pair meet in Downing Street. Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday he would raise the issue of Iran as a diplomatic priority, as it has become clear that he sees the arrival of the ...

IRAN: ‘ONLY SEVEN MINUTES NEEDED FOR THE IRANIAN MISSILE TO HIT TEL AVIV’

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have intensified after the Trump administration announced new sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic-missile program. The US issued the new penalties in response to several Iranian missile launches that international powers say are in violation of Iran’s obligations. Iran responded forcefully, proceeding with a military exercise that further tested its missile radar capabilities. Iran’s officials vowed to ...