PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday his country would not back any nuclear deal with Iran unless it provided full access to all installations, including military sites.
Iran is hosting a contest for cartoons that ridicule the Islamic State as militias supported by Tehran expand their fight against the terrorist group in Iraq. Iran’s House of Cartoon, which is financed by the local government in Tehran, has organized the display of the submissions this week from more than 40 countries. While several of the cartoons deride the Islamic State’s (IS) leaders, others link IS to the United States and Israel despite both countries’ denunciations of the group’s attacks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The closed trial of a Washington Post reporter in Iran “adds to our concerns” about transparency and a lack of due process in his case, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.
DUBAI (Reuters) – Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
President Barack Obama told Saudi Arabia that if it chooses to covertly work to build up a nuclear program, it would “greatly strain the relationship they’ve got with the United States.”
U.S. military forces are “closely monitoring” an Iranian ship bound for Yemen that is said to contain aid for the warring factions in that country, according to multiple Pentagon officials. The aid ship is reported to be accompanied by at least two Iranian warships also in the region, where Iran and the United States are supporting opposite sides in the conflict between rebel forces and the Yemeni government.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on two firms based in Iraq and in the United Arab Emirates for helping Iran purchase second-hand civilian aircraft.
ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept “unreasonable demands” by world powers over its disputed nuclear program and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.
Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday said he would not permit international inspectors to enter any of the Islamic Republic’s military sites or interview the country’s scientists under any potential nuclear deal with Western countries, according to reports.