U.S. says U.N. sanctions on Iran are back as allies and rivals object

World Sep 20, 2020

U.S. says U.N. sanctions on Iran are back as allies and rivals object

The U.S. said international sanctions on Iran are automatically "snapping back” in a move that most nations say the Trump administration doesn’t have the authority to demand since quitting a 2015 nuclear deal two years ago. "Sanctions are being re-imposed on Iran,” Secretary of State ...

Crisis looms as U.N. rejects U.S. bid to extend Iran arms embargo

World Aug 15, 2020

Crisis looms as U.N. rejects U.S. bid to extend Iran arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a U.S. resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo on Friday, in a move with huge repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal. Only two of the Security Council's 15 members voted in favor, highlighting the division between Washington ...

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

World Jun 24, 2020

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. calls for discussions were insincere. The confrontation between arch foes Tehran and Washington ...

U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

World Mar 4, 2020

U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

Iran risks triggering a new crisis if it does not cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog after failing to answer its questions about past nuclear activities at three sites and denying it access to two of them, its chief said on Tuesday. Rafael Grossi, who ...