By Andy Critchow
Cozying up to President Donald Trump will require more than barrels of Saudi Arabian oil.
By Hanan Ashrawi
The reaction to possible U.S. embassy move is a test of the world's commitment to peace.
Posterity will pass fuller and fairer judgment on the presidency of Barack Obama than is possible today, but on one issue the verdict is already clear: personal integrity.
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.
TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani has chided the United States for renewing anti-Iran sanctions, saying the move clearly violates the nuclear deal, IRIB news agency reported on Sunday.
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has warned the U.S. of the final approval of an anti-Iran bill, saying Tehran will show zero tolerance on it which breaches the terms of an international nuclear deal Iran reached with world powers last year.
By Mahmood Monshipouri and Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani
The nuclear deal laid the foundation for future diplomacy between Tehran and Washington, while bolstering moderate Iranian leadership at home as well as sending a clear signal to the United States of the worldwide recognition of Iran’s right to civilian nuclear technology. President-elect Donald Trump frequently spoke against Iran’s nuclear deal on the campaign trail, giving a vague ultimatum to the Iranian government that he would roll back the Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Tehran if he becomes the president. To dismantle this hard-won diplomatic achievement, which have benefited not only Iran and the United States, but also the rest of the region, is likely to have disastrous consequences. Two questions worth contemplating at this juncture: (1) how would the new U.S. administration react to the Iran deal? and (2) will terminating the deal benefit the United States over the longer term?
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry released on Monday its third quarterly report on BARJAM (the Farsi acronym for the nuclear deal), providing details on the implementation of the pact over the past three months.
TEHRAN - Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, in a meeting with Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia in Washington, announced that his country has opened a one-billion-dollar credit line to facilitate cooperation between Norwegian companies and their Iranian partners, Fars news agency reported on Sunday.
TEHRAN- Iranian Finance Minister Ali Tayyebnia, heading a delegation, left Tehran for Washington DC to attend the World Bank Group (WBG)’s autumn meeting and International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s annual meeting, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.
TEHRAN – Reducing the role of Moscow to providing air support to ground troops in Syria, the former IRGC commander has warned the Russians against being dragged into a deal with Washington which trims Iran’s “share” in Syria.
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected reports that Tehran has received a message from Washington about the ongoing crisis in Yemen.
TEHRAN - Director General of International Affairs at the Iranian Parliament Hossein Amir Abdollahian has lambasted Washington for what he called “the U.S. lack of commitment to its commitments” to the Syrian truce, saying Washington’ main goal is to eliminate President Bashar al-Assad, according to Fars news agency on Monday.
TEHRAN – On Wednesday, the IRGC Navy chief called on the United States to withdraw its warships from the Persian Gulf in order to avoid any confrontation in the territorial waters of Iran.
TEHRAN – The Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said a violation of the nuclear deal by Washington will question the “political credibility” of the country.
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani continues to be cynical toward Washington, albeit firmly throwing his weight behind the nuclear deal he championed with global powers in July 2015.