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The United States deployed an aircraft carrier and bombers to the Middle East as “a signal to Iran”, National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Sunday. The announcement comes as tensions between Washington and Tehran are at a high point over Iran’s nuclear programme, with the US increasing sanctions in the past year since president …
Views of the analysts and experts differ concerning Iran’s nuclear programme agreement. Some believe that Iran achieved the goals of its nuclear programme, which thus poses a security danger to the Middle East region. Others believe that there are under-the-table negotiations between the US and Iran to curtail the influence of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) …
Reuters- The two Arab countries that have full peace treaties with the Jewish state share some of its concern regarding the disputed nuclear programme of Iran and the civil war wracking Syria – both states with long-range missile arsenals. Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba is also under threat from short-range rockets fired by Islamist …
Iran agreed to freeze some nuclear activities for six months in exchange for modest sanctions relief and a promise by Western powers not to impose new restrictions on its hard-hit economy.
Kerry and Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif “discussed the upcoming negotiations with the P5+1 and the EU on a comprehensive agreement that will begin in Vienna next month,” a senior US State Department official said.
Iran has insisted repeatedly that its nuclear programme is peaceful, but in an atmosphere of complete distrust, the West applied ever tighter sanctions seriously impacting its economy.
The United States blacklisted a dozen overseas companies and individuals on Thursday for evading its sanctions imposed on Iran to halt what the West sees as its bid to build a nuclear bomb.
The Islamic republic last Sunday struck a landmark deal in Geneva with Western powers on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme.
Major powers resumed talks on a preliminary agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme with the US warning it would be “very hard” to clinch a breakthrough deal this week
France said that his comments – he said Israel’s leaders were “not worthy to be called human” – are “unacceptable and complicate negotiations” on Iran’s nuclear programme.
Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme is at the core of its dispute with world powers, who suspect it masks a drive for atomic weapons despite repeated denials by the Islamic republic.
The so-called “P5+1” nations had not all met since a June meeting in Moscow
Under the package, the EU bans all transactions between European and Iranian banks unless authorised in advance by national authorities.
Iran confirms the presence on Iranian forces in Syria
Nations complying with Iranian sanctions are granted waivers to aid them in diminishing imports from Iran
EU hints at additional sanctions on Iran