By Reuters WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes — from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war — or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran. Iran dismissed Washington’s ultimatum and one senior Iranian
By Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the "strongest sanctions in history" against Iran if the country's leadership did not change the course of its foreign and domestic policy. Weeks after the United States pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran,
By Middle East Affairs European efforts not enough to save deal after U.S.'s departure says Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who spent two days in meetings with visiting EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete in Tehran. “The cascade of decisions by EU companies to end their activities in Iran makes things much more
By Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday that the European Union should make up for the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal or Tehran would ramp up its nuclear programme to a level more advanced than before the accord. "The European signatories should make up for the U.S.
By Middle East Affairs The Israeli government said on Tuesday it would cancel its plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his administration tried for months to cement a plan that would deport thousands of refugees, mostly from Eritrean and Sudan.