Emmanuel Macron speaks to Hassan Rouhani, reiterates call for a de-escalation of tensions between Iran and US
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, reiterated his call for de-escalation of tensions between Iran, US. Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to visit Macron in Bregancon in mid-August which will present 'new opportunities to discuss the Iranian issue'.
Iran-US tensions: Hassan Rouhani threatens to enrich uranium 'to any amount' in bid to shake 'intense' American sanctions
Iran president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense US sanctions.
France said it would ask US president Donald Trump to suspend some sanctions on Iran to allow negotiations to defuse the crisis.
What does Donald Trump want from Iran? Washington claims 'maximum pressure' policy is working as economic troubles narrow Tehran's options
With tensions rising, the US has sent an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East. President Trump plans to send 1,000 more. Iran's 60-day ultimatum to parties to the nuclear deal expires in early July.
Iran says talks with US impossible amid 'very dangerous' situation in Persian Gulf; Washington wants to negotiate
Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi called the new sanctions another indication of "US hostility" toward the Iranian people. He said the Trump administration should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region, withdrawing its "naval armada" and moving away from "economic warfare against the Iranian people."
FAA bans American carriers from operating in Tehran-controlled airspace due to 'heightened military activities'; United Airlines suspends NY/Newark-Mumbai service
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) warning pilots that flights are not permitted in the overwater area of the Tehran Flight Information Region until further notice, due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region.
US-Iran tensions present opportunity for Putin to fill leadership vacuum on world stage, prevent arch-rivals from going to war
Considering the good relations between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, it is time for the Russian leader to emerge as a hero who could avert a direct confrontation between the US and Iran
Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif says Donald Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not affect nation, US president had threatened of 'end of Iran' earlier
The riposte by Iran's top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Donald Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic would be destroyed if it attacked US interests.
US to lead Security Council talks on Iran in late September, aims to put pressure over violation of resolutions
With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim is to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged violations of council resolutions. "President Trump is very adamant that we have to start making sure that Iran is falling in line with international order," Haley told reporters.
US reimposes tough sanctions against Iran, begins first round targeting country's access to US banknotes and key industries
The unilateral withdrawal came despite other parties to the agreement — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the EU — pleading with Trump not to abandon the pact aimed at blocking Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,
Donald Trump says he is ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at any time, without any preconditions
US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without any precondition at any time.
Iran lodges complaint with ICJ against US over renewed sanctions, says Washington's actions violate international obligations
Iran has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice against the United States' reimposition of sanctions, the foreign ministry said.
US asks India to stop importing oil from Iran by November, as efforts to isolate streams of Iranian funding intensify
The official said this is part of the Trump administration's effort to isolate streams of Iranian funding and are looking to highlight the totality of Iran's malign behaviour across the region.
An initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program was "not perfect" but it bought time to try to secure a comprehensive deal, a top US official said on Tuesday in response to sharp criticism from Congress.
Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticised a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a "poisoned chalice," but a majority of deputies who spoke today in a parliamentary hearing on the accord backed an initiative that appears to enjoy both wide public support and the endorsement of top clerics.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "every right" to voice his opposition to a potential nuclear deal with Iran but his fear that a deal would leave Israel vulnerable is unfounded, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
The US and Iran held their highest level talks in over 30 years in which Tehran put "possibilities" on the table to resolve the longstanding dispute over its nuclear programme even as Washington sounded a cautious note.
US President Barack Obama signed into law on Saturday a defense funding bill that imposes sanctions on financial institutions dealing with Iran's central bank.