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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

Defense chief says U.S. should stay in nuclear deal with Iran

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the United States should remain in the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama administration that constrains Iran’s ability to build a nuclear arsenal.


Derided by Trump, Iran nuclear deal may fetch Nobel Peace Prize

The main facilitators of the 2015 accord on Iran’s nuclear program, slammed as the worst deal ever by U.S. President Donald Trump, could be among the top contenders for this …


Iranian president: Trump’s U.N. comments ‘ignorant, absurd’

Iran’s president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran’s nuclear program and called U.S. President …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

U.S. extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions

The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, coupling the move with fresh ballistic missile sanctions to show it isn’t going light …


Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and it has extended the sanctions relief given to …


Iran sanctions renewal becomes law without Obama signature

In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran’s concerns …


Iran’s atomic chief says he doesn’t think Trump will scrap nuclear deal

Throughout the U.S. presidential election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly articulated disgust for the nuclear deal reached last year between Iran and world powers and promised to scrap it if he …


Officials: US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran

Officials say the Obama administration has green-lighted the sale of more than 100 Airbus planes to Iran.


John Kerry: Businesses using U.S. sanctions as excuse to avoid Iran

Businesses around the world are using the United States as an excuse to avoid doing business with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday as he declared the …


Iran nuclear deal dispute blocks spending bill

Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate’s first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans …


UN spotlight on Mideast crises; Netanyahu blasts Iran deal

In an impassioned speech interspersed with bouts of dramatic silence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned the Iran nuclear deal as empowering Tehran to spread unrest in the …


Implementation no guarantee of Iran nuke deal survival

WASHINGTON – The expected showdown in Congress next month over the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran is only the first in a series of challenges that could leave the fate …