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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US warns UN over Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the UN Security Council and warned of provisions in the Iranian nuclear deal that are set to expire a year from now, in October 2020.

Iran’s foreign minister sanctioned by US

“This is obviously a highly unusual action,” a senior administration official acknowledged when discussing the U.S. move against Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pic) attributed the arrest of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to the 'violation of Chinese laws', without further explanation. – EPA pic, February 6, 2018.

China urges US to stop wrong moves on Iran nuclear issue

China has called on the U.S. to stop its wrong moves on the Iran nuclear issue and respect the legitimate rights and interests of all parties, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

Federal government urged to boost Naira-Yuan currency swap deal

The President of the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Aminu Gwadabe, has urged the Federal Government to capitalise on the emerging global trends to strengthen the Naira-Chinese Yuan swap deal with a view to boosting derivatives market.
Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran announces next steps to scale back nuclear compliance

Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran takes new position on nuclear deal

Iran has announced it would be suspending several commitments within the nuclear deal.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US approves secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by the Reuters news agency.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani tells critics to blame ‘oath-breaker’ US

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani slammed his critics on Wednesday, defending the political achievements of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and calling the US an “oath-breaker”.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

Hassan Rouhani: New US sanctions have no effect on Iran’s economy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that US sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran's economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier.

Foreign minister accuses US of waging ‘psychological war’ against Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the US of waging a 'psychological war' against Tehran and its business partners.
Brian Hook, the director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department

United States fumes over $20.7 million EU aid to Iran

United States is angry about a $20.7 million EU aid package for Iran, which was announced on Thursday for projects in support of sustainable economic and social development”.
President Donald Trump previously threatened Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with an all-caps tweet. - Saul Loeb-AFP-Getty Images

Donald Trump re-imposes sanctions against Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken action to re-impose nuclear-related sanctions against Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of July 14, 2015.

Ayatollah Khamenei backs threat to stop Gulf exports if oil sales halted

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported a suggestion by President Hassan Rouhani who hinted earlier this month that Tehran may block regional oil exports if its own sales are stopped following the US' withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Alexander Van der Bellen

Vienna opposes US anti-Iran sanctions that affect Austria

Vienna regrets Washington’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran as these restrictions violate international law.

US calls for international watch over Iran’s actions

The international community should be wary of Iran and closely watch Tehran’s actions, as it continues to pose the international threat, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said on Thursday.

Rouhani criticises US for ‘imposing US policies on rest of world’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the United States for "imposing its policies on the rest of the world".

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to seek tougher measures against Iran in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal.

Iran nuclear deal ‘in intensive care’ as signatories meet in Vienna

Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal are meeting in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

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