IAEA chief visits military site in Iran

2015-09-20 21:46

The director general of the UN nuclear watchdog, which is investigating whether Iran has carried out work related to developing an atom bomb, has visited a sensitive military site during a trip to the country.

European leaders to US Congress: We're confident in Iran deal

2015-09-10 22:08

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have expressed confidence in the agreement reached between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme, as US lawmakers weigh the deal.

Obama gets votes to uphold Iran nuclear deal

2015-09-02 18:56

US President Barack Obama has secured enough votes in the US Senate to ensure the nuclear deal with Iran cannot be blocked by Congress.

IAEA: Iran broadly complying with nuclear deal

2015-08-27 21:12

The IAEA reports that Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear programme.

Britain says Iran too powerful to isolate

2015-08-24 20:06

Britain's foreign minister says the UK must tread carefully in its relationship with Iran.

Khamenei says nuclear deal won't open up Iran to US influence

2015-08-17 16:38

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected an improvement in ties with the US and says the fate of the nuclear deal with six major powers remained unclear.

Iran submits nuclear activity info to UN watchdog

2015-08-16 15:30

Iran has submitted documents linked to its past nuclear activity, the UN's atomic watchdog has confirmed.

White House shrugs off senator's rejection of Iran nuclear deal

2015-08-08 21:26

The White House says it is still confident of winning congressional approval for the Iran nuclear deal, despite an influential senator's announcement that he will vote against it.

Rejecting Iran nuke deal will pave way to bomb - Obama

2015-08-05 21:37

US President Barack Obama has launched an all-out campaign to convince Congress to approve the Iran nuclear deal, telling an audience at American University it would be a historic mistake to squander the opportunity.

The Kennedy speech that Obama hopes to echo

2015-08-05 18:28

In 1963 US President John F Kennedy travelled the short distance from the White House to American University to muster support for diplomatic engagement with nuclear foe the Soviet Union. Now Barack Obama hopes to do the same.


Bid to kill Iran deal blocked in US Senate

2015-09-17 22:00

US Senate Democrats have blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal for a third time, securing perhaps the greatest foreign policy win of President Barack Obama's six years in office.

Hillary Clinton defends Iran nuclear accord

2015-09-09 21:31

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has expressed firm support for the nuclear accord with Iran, calling it flawed but still strong.

Iran nuclear deal gets support in US

2015-08-28 19:40

President Barack Obama is a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the Iran Nuclear deal stands.

Nuclear watchdog says Iran money running out

2015-08-25 17:43

The UN nuclear watchdog says it will run out of money next month to monitor implementation of nuclear accords with Tehran.

Prominent Democratic senator rejects Iran deal

2015-08-19 20:20

A prominent Democratic senator says he will oppose an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme in a fresh sign of trouble for President Barack Obama as he seeks to secure support for the deal from lawmakers.

Iran hardliners call for nuclear deal rejection

2015-08-16 17:29

Reports suggest some 50 hard-line Iranian students and activists have staged a rally, calling on the parliament to reject the landmark nuclear deal.

Pakistan, Iran seek to increase trade

2015-08-11 17:13

Pakistan is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to increase its electricity imports from Iran tenfold, part of a push to boost trade.

Blows for Obama as key lawmakers come out against Iran deal

2015-08-07 10:03

US President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have been dealt a setback when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the US Senate, says he would the oppose the agreement.

Obama: Iran deal choice between diplomacy, war

2015-08-05 19:16

US President Barack Obama says the choice on the Iran nuclear deal is between diplomacy and some form of war.

Italy invites Iran's Rouhani for Rome visit

2015-08-05 14:17

Italy has invited Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to Rome for an official visit, as its foreign minister held talks in Tehran following last month's historic nuclear accord.

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