Iran

The timing that explains the US-Iran non-negotiation

The timing question is whether the US wants to try to strike a deal with current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani before the June elections. The latest bizarre round of US-Iran non-negotiation through public statements around each other is about one thing: timing.

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US must rejoin Iran deal ‘as quickly as possible’ – US lawmakers

“Iran had 102 kilograms of enriched uranium when Trump took office; they have 2.5 tons of enriched uranium now.” US Senator Chris Murphy and Rep. Ro Khanna, both Democrats, addressed the stalemate between the US and Iran regarding the return to the 2015 nuclear agreement and urged the administration “to …

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Iran blinks first, but real challenge still ahead for nuclear talks

Until now, Tehran’s position has been that there is no need for negotiations, rejecting three offers by the US to restart talks. Iran attempted to sound tough even as it buckled under the pressure of US nuclear diplomacy, and agreed to join renegotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal late Thursday.

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Pro-Iran parties launch smear campaign against Iraq’s intelligence service

A political campaign targeting the Iraqi National Intelligence Service poses new challenges for the state’s key institutions. Iraq’s intelligence service has warned it will prosecute those leveling baseless accusations against it, tarnishing its reputation and questioning the patriotism of its officers and employees.

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With Netanyahu vulnerable, Israel again ignored by Washington on Iran

Knowing he is politically vulnerable, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is silent on Washington’s intention to return to the nuclear deal with Tehran. Israel finds itself irrelevant and inconsequential as the race against the Iranian nuclear threat enters its most important leg. As was the case on the eve of the …

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What is Iran saying about their agreement with China? – analysis

“This agreement is somewhat ambiguous, and on the other hand, in some cases, Iran has had bitter experiences in dealing with other countries. It has pros and cons.” Iran is celebrating a new agreement with China. But what is inside the new 25-year plan? According to Fars News in Iran …

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Russia, Iran Vie for Syrian Oil ‘Leftovers’

The behind-the-scenes scrap between Russia and Iran over oil wealth in northeastern Syrian regions, which are not held by the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has intensified. As Syria is in the grips of a stifling economic crisis and Western sanctions, Russia and Iran’s attention has shifted towards investing in …

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Iran’s Rouhani Says Ties With China Are Strategic

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the relations between Tehran and Beijing as strategic, hailing China’s stances in support of Iran in international arenas, including on the JCPOA and the US’ unilateral sanctions. Iran and China maintain very good ties and the two countries’ common stances on international issues are indications …

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IRGC’s naval force unveils new missile site, hosting ballistic, cruise missiles

The naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a new strategic missile site at an undisclosed location, which hosts various types of advanced ballistic and cruise missiles. The site was unveiled on Monday during a ceremony attended by the IRGC’s Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami, …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards tout new missile base in support of navy

Top IRGC commanders inaugurated on Monday what Iranian state television described as a new underground missile base. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) revealed what it said was a new underground missile base capable of conducting electronic warfare in support of the country’s navy, state-run television reported. The subterranean “missile …

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