Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama extended on Friday the national emergency on Iran for another one year, citing continuous threat being posed by Iran to the U.S. even after the 2015 international nuclear deal.
TEHRAN – Lame-duck US President Barack Obama has extended his country’s national emergency against Iran, claiming that “certain actions and policies of the Government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region”.
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TEHRAN – Tehran and Washington are to hold a meeting on issues concerning the implementation of the nuclear deal, a day before deputy foreign ministers of 5+1 countries and Iran gather to meet to assess a complaint by Iran that the new U.S. Congress move goes against the nuclear deal, ISNA reported on Sunday.
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In a speech this week laying out the Obama administration’s parameters for a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State John Kerry stated what has been obvious to most observers for many years: that Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land has all but destroyed the two-state solution. Unfortunately, Kerry’s speech offers far too little, and comes much too late.
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The decision by the United States to abstain from a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel over its settlements on the West Bank is one of the most significant, defining moments of the Obama Presidency.
TEHRAN – On Saturday, Iran welcomed the newest UN Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as illegal, ISNA reported.
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TEHRAN – Tehran’s interim Friday prayers leader warned U.S. President Barack Obama not to be caught in Zionists’ trap by signing a bill on extending sanctions against Iran, IRNA reported.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has warned the U.S. administration of signing into law of an anti-Iran act, saying it goes against Washington's commitments under an international deal between Iran and world powers.
U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
The U.S. Senate passed a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran on Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law and delaying any potentially tougher actions until next year.
TEHRAN – The administration of outgoing President Barack Obama will avoid signing any bill in its final months that would “undermine” the Iran nuclear agreement, the White House said on Tuesday.
TEHRAN – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should not dismantle Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen said on Monday.
TEHRAN- Iranian Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan announced on Monday that the Islamic Republic will continue its talks with Airbus and Boeing during the current week, ILNA reported.
On Thursday, the Republican-controlled House voted 243-174 to pass the legislation to prohibit the Treasury Department from issuing the licenses US banks would need to complete the transactions.
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TEHRAN - The election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States in 2008 supported the notion that the American people have parted from their past.
President Obama hosts President-elect Trump at White House.
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U.S. President Barack Obama has extended national emergency with respect to Iran in spite of signing nuclear deal in July 2015.
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TEHRAN – In late September the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government.
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TEHRAN - Richard Nephew, who was a top negotiator with Iran over the country nuclear program up until late 2014, says that how the implementation of the nuclear deal in the long-term will be influenced by the U.S. presidential election will “depend greatly on who wins the election.”