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.

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.

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 deal, paves way to lift sanctions

2015-07-20 16:02

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that will clear a path for international sanctions crippling Iran's economy to be lifted.

Iran leader vows opposition to US despite nuclear deal

2015-07-18 11:26

Iranian opposition to the 'arrogant' United States will not change despite a nuclear deal with world powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.

Iran leader tells Rouhani 'some' world powers untrustworthy

2015-07-16 15:53

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned President Hassan Rouhani that "some" world powers are not to be trusted in implementing a nuclear deal, urging vigilance for any breaches.

South Africa welcomes Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-15 19:01

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says the historic deal struck by six world powers and Iran over its nuclear future has the full support of the SA government.

Iran's long-term nuclear ambitions survive deal

2015-07-15 15:32

Iran by agreeing a pact with world powers has accepted temporary curbs on its nuclear programme, but it has won the round.

After Iran deal, US says ready to negotiate with North Korea

2015-07-15 11:00

The United States says it is open to negotiating with North Korea following this week's historic nuclear deal with Iran, a news report says.


Iran deal similar to the Holocaust - Huckabee

2015-07-27 16:27

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven", a reference to the Holocaust.

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.

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.

US lawmakers sent Iran deal

2015-07-19 18:49

The US State Department has officially transferred to American lawmakers the complex text of an Iran nuclear deal, triggering a 60-day review.

47% of Israelis would back unilateral Iran strike

2015-07-17 10:53

Almost half of Israelis would support a unilateral strike to prevent Iran obtaining the atomic bomb, an opinion poll carried out after a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers found.

Obama takes on opponents of Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-16 06:05

US President Barack Obama has confronted critics of the nuclear deal reached with Iran, saying they were at odds with "99%" of the world and had failed to offer any real alternative.

Biden: Nothing in Iran deal removes military option

2015-07-15 17:30

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Democratic lawmakers that nothing in the nuclear deal with Iran removes the option of military action, Representative Steve Israel says.

Rouhani: Iran will no longer be called a world threat

2015-07-15 14:26

The nuclear deal with world powers is a political victory for Iran, President Hassan Rouhani says, adding that the agreement meant Tehran would no longer be regarded as an international threat.

Clinton: Iran will never get nuclear weapon if I'm president

2015-07-15 09:27

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has vowed that Iran will never be able to acquire atomic weapons if she is elected to the White House.

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