Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: NUCLEAR DEAL

France says Iran missile test ‘worrying’ violation of U.N. resolution

Iran’s test of a ballistic missile earlier this week was a clear violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and sends “a worrying message,” French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said on Thursday. Iran tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile

Fiery scenes as Iran MPs give partial nod to Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament gave a partial nod to a nuclear deal with world powers Sunday but only after fiery clashes and allegations from a top negotiator that a lawmaker had threatened to kill him. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic

Iran’s Rowhani: U.S. ties better but ‘still a long road to travel’

Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Friday said ties with the United States had improved, though there was “still a long road to travel” before the two estranged nations could have normal relations. “The situation has certainly changed,” Rowhani, in New

Iranian nuclear experts take Parchin samples without IAEA

Iranian nuclear experts have taken environmental samples from the military base at Parchin without United Nations inspectors being present, the spokesman for Iran’s atomic energy agency was quoted as saying on Monday. The procedure for taking the samples, which could

U.N. nuclear chief arrives in Iran

Iran’s state TV is reporting U.N. nuclear chief Yukiya Amano has arrived in Tehran to “clarify past and current issues” of the country’s nuclear program. Television footage showed Amano and his team arriving in Tehran airport. It is Amano’s second

Iran urged to sign nuclear test ban treaty

The head of the U.N.’s nuclear test ban treaty organization says Iran should follow up on its historic nuclear deal with world powers by ratifying the treaty and assuring it will never conduct a nuclear test explosion. Lassina Zerbo said

Rowhani assures critics nuclear deal is good for Iran

Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani defended Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers after it came under attack from conservatives at home, arguing on Thursday it reflected the nation’s will and was “more valuable” than carping over the details. While many Iranians

Iran, major powers ‘reach’ historic nuclear deal

A landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been finally reached on Tuesday after two weeks of intensive political bargaining in Vienna, reported Reuters quoting Iranian diplomats. The deal is said to allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iran’s military

Hillary Clinton hopes for ‘strong verifiable deal’ with Iran

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a “strong verifiable deal” to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons program by next week’s deadline. The Democratic presidential front-runner said during a Fourth of July campaign organizing event

Disputes remain as Iran nuke deal deadline approaches

Iran and world powers started a fresh round of nuclear talks in Vienna with diplomats still worried about persistent serious issues still needing to be resolved. The talks, which are due to end on June 30, are likely to be

Iran leader restates ‘red lines’ for nuclear deal

Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei restated his country’s red lines for a nuclear deal Tuesday, during a meeting with President Hassan Rowhani and top officials in Tehran, according to Agence France-Presse. Banking and other economic sanctions imposed by the

Iran warns against ‘excessive’ nuke talks demands

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif

Iran on Thursday warned global powers against making “excessive demands” in talks aimed at sealing a ground-breaking nuclear deal, after France demanded access to its military installations. “I would expect my negotiating partners to refrain from making excessive demands,” Iranian

Iran nuclear deal unlikely by June 30: French envoy

French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud

An Iran nuclear deal is not likely by June 30 because technical details will remain to defined and Iran will not get sanctions relief before the end of the year in the best of cases, western ambassadors said on Tuesday.

Rowhani says most Iranians want peace

Hassan Rouhani

An overwhelming majority of Iranians want peace with the rest of the world, President Hassan Rowhani said Tuesday, defending the nuclear negotiations under way with major powers. “Despite a small minority that speak loudly, the vast majority of the population

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

An Iranian negotiator on Sunday denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in the discussions that must be concluded by the summer. Abbas Araghchi, who is also deputy foreign minister,

Obama signs bill giving Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama

Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that gives the U.S. Congress the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Achieving a deal with Iran is a central element of

Khamenei rules out nuclear inspections of military sites

Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept “unreasonable demands” by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear program, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists. The comments, reported on state TV,

U.S. House passes Iran nuclear review legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass legislation giving Congress the right to review, and possibly reject, an international nuclear agreement with Iran. The 400-25 vote sends the legislation to the White House, where administration officials

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