27 Sep 2019

US offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks: Iran president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed on Friday that the United States has offered to “lift all sanctions” on Iran in order to get the country to participate in new negotiations regarding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which was abandoned by Washington last year. However, Rouhani said that the US government’s

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25 Sep 2019

Iran ready to accept nuclear deal changes if US returns, lifts sanctions: spokesman

An Iranian government spokesman on Wednesday stated that Tehran could agree to minor changes to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would be willing to reassure other signatories that it does not aim to acquire nuclear weapons, but only if the United States lifts sanctions on the country and rejoins

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24 Sep 2019

Iran rejects fresh accusations over Saudi oil attack

France, Germany and the United Kingdom agree with previous claims the United States and Saudi Arabia that Iran was behind the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. In a joint statement issued on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, German

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05 Sep 2019

NYT on The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran

A recent New York Times report explores what they call a secret history of hawks seeking to advocate action against Iran. We summarize and expand a bit on that here to provide food for thought to our members since a crisis or conflict with Iran will have significant impacts on

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05 Sep 2019

Iran to develop centrifuges in further step away from nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that “all limitations on our research and development” of improved centrifuges for enriching uranium “will be lifted on Friday.” This will mark the third measure recently taken by Tehran in violation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Iran has already exceeded the amount

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02 Sep 2019

Iran says it will take ‘stronger step’ away from nuclear deal if Europe doesn’t act

Iran on Monday warned that it is ready to take a “stronger step” away from its commitments under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if the European signatories to the agreement don’t “show enough determination” to salvage the agreement that was abandoned by the US last year. The Iran has already

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29 Jul 2019

Britain tells Iran: release ship to ‘come out of the dark’

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday urged Iran to release the British oil tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz over a week ago, adding that “if the Iranians want to come of the dark and be accepted as a responsible member of the intentional community they

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11 Jul 2019

Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker

The United Kingdom on Thursday stated that a BP oil tanker sailing under the Isle of Man flag was almost denied passage through the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman by thee Iranian vessels. The tanker was only able able to continue its journey

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09 Jul 2019

The Iran Crisis: How the Nuclear Deal Started to Unravel, and What’s Next

Recent announcements by the Iranian regime imply that the Iran nuclear deal framework may be beyond saving, four years after the agreement between China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the European Union (EU) and Iran was announced, and one year after the US abandoned the agreement.

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08 Jul 2019

Iran: No more ‘deadlines’ to save nuclear deal

The remaining signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have 60 days to mitigate US sanctions on Iran before the latter will violate the accord for the third time, the country’s foreign ministry warned on Monday, adding that the September 5 deadline will be the last opportunity to save the

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