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Iran deal can hasten solutions

2015-08-02 23:07

Iran's president says his country's nuclear deal with the West would create better prospects for faster solutions in Syria and Yemen.

Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-30 18:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the deal on Iran's nuclear programme will improve security in the Middle East.

Iran urged to free Washington Post reporter

2015-07-28 14:37

The lawyer of a Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran for espionage has demanded the release of her client, citing the new atmosphere after Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers.

Kerry mounts furious defence of Iran deal

2015-07-23 20:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry has mounted a furious counter-attack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, saying rejection of the accord would give Tehran "a great big green light" to swiftly accelerate its atomic programme.

Iran agrees more than $2bn of projects with EU companies

2015-07-23 14:32

Iran has completed negotiations with some European companies wanting to invest in projects in the country following a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers this month, an Iranian deputy minister says.

Over 200 protesting teachers arrested in Iran - activists

2015-07-23 11:07

More than 200 teachers have been arrested during a protest outside the parliament in Tehran demanding the release of their colleagues from jail, an activist says.

Rushdie: Iran fatwa taught wrong lessons

2015-07-22 21:02

More than a quarter century after being slapped with a fatwa from Iran calling for his murder over his book The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie says the world has learned the "wrong lessons" about freedom of expression.

Jewish leader condemns German vice chancellor's Iran trip

2015-07-22 14:59

The head of the World Jewish Congress has sharply criticised German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel for his recent visit to Iran, accusing him of putting business interests before morals and calling his approach to Tehran naive.

UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers

2015-07-21 13:22

The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme and authorised measures leading to the end of UN sanctions.

Iran says nuclear deal a great defeat for Israel

2015-07-21 11:16

The nuclear deal with the international community is a great defeat for Iran's archrival Israel, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

 

Kerry assures Iran deal makes Mideast safer

2015-08-02 20:18

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to assure Middle East allies that the Iran nuclear deal will make them safer.

Kerry warns of consequences if Iran nuclear deal fails

2015-07-28 22:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry is warning members of Congress that there will be serious consequences if they vote against the nuclear deal with Iran.

'Embarrassing' if Congress rejects Iran deal: Kerry

2015-07-24 22:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it will be embarrassing to him and a blow to US credibility on the world stage if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal.

AI protests 'staggering execution spree' in Iran

2015-07-23 18:01

Amnesty International has protested at what it called a "staggering execution spree" in Iran so far this year that has seen almost 700 people executed.

Rouhani on Iran nuclear deal: 'A new page in history'

2015-07-23 12:49

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has said the historic agreement with world powers was ‘more valuable’ than a domestic debate about its fine details.

Thousands march in New York against Iran deal

2015-07-23 08:03

Protesters have poured into New York's Times Square to denounce the Iran nuclear deal as a threat to Israel and global security, demanding that the US Congress reject the pact.

Iran deal faces US Congress hurdle

2015-07-22 19:03

US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says he and others in Congress will do "everything possible" to stop a new nuclear deal with Iran from moving forward.

Saudi Arabia considers own nuclear options

2015-07-21 16:59

One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers, is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponise.

Kerry says Iran vow to defy US is "very disturbing"

2015-07-21 12:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry says a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme is "very disturbing".

Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference

2015-07-20 20:00

Germany and Iran soon will hold their first economic conference in a decade in the wake of a deal with world powers over the country's nuclear programme.

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