Tag: Nuclear Deal

Kerry: Iran ‘days away’ from satisfying nuke deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Iran may be “days away” from complying with last summer’s nuclear deal, a step that would compel the U.S. and other Western nations to immediately suspend many sanctions on the Islamic republic. The landmark could usher in a new phase in the budding U.S.-Iranian rapprochement.   Kerry […]

105 congressmen to Obama: Freeze Iran nuke deal

A bipartisan group of more than 100 U.S. lawmakers is urging President Obama to block further implementation of the Iran nuclear deal since the Iranians have already violated critical provisions on multiple occasions just months into the agreement.   House Foreign Affairs Committee member Ted Yoho, R-Fla., spearheaded a letter, which was sent to the White House just […]

Can the Iran Accord Survive New Challenges?

While Iran has swiftly moved to comply with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multilateral nuclear accord struck in July, hardliners in both Iran and the U.S. have already succeeded in provoking actions that threaten to poison the atmosphere for the deal’s implementation.   As the agreement enters a sensitive phase, […]

Iran conducts ‘provocative’ live rocket tests near US ships

Iran’s navy conducted rocket tests last week near US warships and other commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the American military has said. The tests threaten to cause new tensions between the two nations following their landmark nuclear deal. Iran fired “several unguided rockets” about 1,370m (1,500 yards) from two US vessels and a […]

Iran ships 25,000lb of low-enriched uranium to Russia as part of nuclear deal

A ship carrying 25,000lb (11,000kg) of low-enriched uranium left Iran for Russia on Monday, marking one of the most vital steps yet in a high-stakes deal to deny Iran a nuclear weapon.   “I am pleased to report that we have seen important indications of significant progress towards Iran completing its key nuclear commitments under […]

US could start lifting Iran sanctions in January under nuclear deal

The United States appears poised to lift at least some sanctions against Iran – possibly as early as January.   The secretary of state, John Kerry, said in a letter on Wednesday to the Senate foreign relations committee that Iran is fulfilling its obligations under the international agreement in what Kerry calls a “transparent” and […]

UN report on Iran’s nuke program affirms past weapons effort

A much-anticipated report from the UN’s nuclear watchdog on Iran’s nuclear program indicates the Islamic Republic worked in the past on nuclear weapons, but leaves many key questions unanswered.   The report, which the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) circulated to its 35-nation board, shows that Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons but […]

State Department confirms Obama’s Iran deal optional

The Obama administration’s State Department has confirmed that the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry on instructions from President Obama is a “political” commitment only.   And commentators quickly pointed out that means a future president “could repudiate it any time, without violating either domestic or international law.”   And they […]

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6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]

US to Help Iran Rebuild Nuke Reactor

The United States and other global powers are helping Iran to update and reconstruct a nuclear reactor that has been suspected of helping the Islamic Republic produce enough material for a potential nuclear weapon, according to regional reports and statements from the State Department.   The United States’ goal is to work with Iran to […]