Iran nuclear deal: What you need to know

Later this week, President Trump is expected to announce his decision to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that the arrangement isn’t in the best interests of the United States. The world has been bracing for this decision since Trump won the election in November. He has repeatedly derided the Iran accord as a stupid, loser deal, one of the worst he has ever seen. […]

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Iran warns of tough response if Trump scuttles nuclear deal

Iran on Wednesday warned of a tough response if President Donald Trump presses ahead with his threats to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told lawmakers during a closed session of parliament that Iran “will never renegotiate” the deal brokered with the U.S. and five other world powers, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. The […]

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Iran says missiles for self defence, tests do not violate nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday its ballistic missiles were for self-defense and that recent tests condemned by the United States did not violate an historic nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers. Speaking in Australia, Zarif said that the missiles tested last week would never be used in aggression. The tests drew international concern and […]

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Iran votes in first elections since landmark nuclear deal

Iranians across the Islamic Republic voted Friday in the country’s first election since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers, deciding whether to further empower its moderate president or side with hard-liners long suspicious of the West. The election for Iran’s parliament and a clerical body known as the Assembly of Experts hinges on both the policies of President Hassan […]

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Nuclear deal: Iran’s uranium ship reaches Russia

Iran sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia on Monday, a key step in Tehran’s implementation of this year’s historic nuclear accord with world powers. The United States hailed the move, which Secretary of State John Kerry said marked “significant progress” in Tehran’s fulfillment of a deal to stop it developing nuclear weapons. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the report after […]

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Iran’s parliament backs nuclear deal

Iran’s parliament has approved a deal on its nuclear programme agreed with six world powers, state media say. The deal was passed with 161 votes in favour, 59 against and 13 abstentions, the official IRNA news agency said. However, parliament insisted that international inspectors would have only limited access to military sites. The agreement, struck in July, authorises the lifting […]

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Iran’s Parliament to Review Text of Nuclear Deal

Under the deal, Iran’s nuclear program will be curbed for a decade in exchange for relief from international sanctions TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country’s parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. According to the reports, Foreign Minister Mohammad […]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Nuclear Deal Won’t Change Policy Toward ‘Arrogant’ U.S.

“Our policy toward the arrogant U.S. government won’t change at all” (TEHRAN, Iran)—Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday a landmark nuclear deal won’t change his country’s policy toward the “arrogant” U.S., making his first public speech since the Islamic Republic’s historic pact with world powers. Khamenei said a more wide-ranging agreement with America is unlikely, striking a different […]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Thanks Country’s Negotiators for Nuclear Deal

Iran’s negotiation team and six world powers reached the landmark deal early Tuesday (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s state TV says the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has expressed his gratitude to Iranian negotiating team for concluding the deal with world powers in Vienna over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The report late Tuesday says Khamenei voiced his “appreciation and […]

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