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 ...

An alarming assassination in Iran

Editorials Dec 3, 2020

An alarming assassination in Iran

The assassination last week of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s most important nuclear scientist, was aimed as much at the administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as it was the regime in Tehran.

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 ...