U.S. levies sanctions as Western nations blast Iran over rocket launch

Jul 29, 2017

U.S. levies sanctions as Western nations blast Iran over rocket launch

The United States punished Iran on Friday for launching a satellite-carrying rocket into space by hitting six Iranian entities with sanctions targeting the country's ballistic missiles program. Three European nations that helped broker the landmark Iran nuclear deal in 2015 joined the U.S. in condemning ...

Iran's Rouhani finds himself under U.S. pressure after election win

/ May 21, 2017

Iran's Rouhani finds himself under U.S. pressure after election win

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country's long-standing foe the United States. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, said Iranians had chosen the ...

Iran missile test prompts new U.S. envoy to raise alarm at U.N.

/ Feb 1, 2017

Iran missile test prompts new U.S. envoy to raise alarm at U.N.

The United States on Tuesday raised the alarm at the United Nations over Iran's test-firing of a medium range missile, calling it "absolutely unacceptable," after Tehran warned the United States against fueling tensions. New U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley had requested the urgent consultations at the ...

Netanyahu vows to work with Trump to dismantle Iran nuclear deal

/ Dec 12, 2016

Netanyahu vows to work with Trump to dismantle Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he believes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will be a good friend to Israel and hopes the two countries can work together to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran. "I know Donald Trump," Netanyahu told CBS's "60 Minutes" in ...

Netanyahu says will discuss with Trump 'bad' Iran nuclear deal

/ Dec 5, 2016

Netanyahu says will discuss with Trump 'bad' Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House. During the U.S. election campaign, Trump, a Republican, called last year's nuclear pact a "disaster" and ...

Trump presidency puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground

/ Nov 10, 2016

Trump presidency puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground

Donald Trump's election as president raises the prospect the United States will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran, alienating Washington from its allies and potentially freeing Iran to act on its ambitions. Outgoing President Barack Obama's administration touted the ...