Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

World / Politics Jan 3, 2021

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

The Gulf crisis, which has pitted regional players against Qatar, could be moving closer to resolution as the key countries prepare to meet in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Riyadh led a coalition of countries in the Gulf and beyond in 2017 to cut ties with ...

Iran notifies U.N. of plans to enrich uranium to 20%

World Jan 2, 2021

Iran notifies U.N. of plans to enrich uranium to 20%

Iran has informed the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog that it may start enriching uranium to levels well above those allowed under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported. The Islamic Republic submitted a letter to the International Atomic ...

Iran approves bill to end nuclear inspections in blow to Biden

World Dec 3, 2020

Iran approves bill to end nuclear inspections in blow to Biden

Iran’s top political chamber gave final approval to a bill forcing President Hassan Rouhani to end international nuclear inspections unless the U.S. lifts key sanctions by February, giving the incoming Biden administration just weeks to make a diplomatic breakthrough. The new legislation also says that ...

Iran says it won’t fall into trap of scuttling any U.S. talks

World Nov 30, 2020

Iran says it won’t fall into trap of scuttling any U.S. talks

Iran has vowed it won’t "fall into the trap” of scuppering any future talks with a new U.S. administration following the assassination of a top nuclear scientist. "Iran’s scientific and defense policies won’t change because of the assassination of one scientist or general,” government spokesman ...

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 ...