VIENNA—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hinted this week that Iran would decide to fully pursue its nuclear program in a way “harsher than what they [the United States can] imagine” if Western powers fail to uphold any nuclear agreement expected to be finalized in the coming days.
VIENNA—Iranian officials said Monday that the Islamic Republic’s Central Bank has successfully repatriated 13 tons of gold as part of a package of sanctions relief provided to Iran by U.S. and Western powers.
VIENNA—Iranian reports claiming that President Barack Obama sent a “secret” message to the Islamic Republic in a bid to soothe ties between the two nations are inaccurate, according to a senior Obama administration official who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
VIENNA (Reuters) – A senior U.S. official on Monday dismissed suggestions from critics that the United States would cave in to Iran to reach an agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program.
VIENNA (Reuters) – As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday.
Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) revived on Thursday long-stalled legislation to impose and extend sanctions on Iran for a period of at least 10 more years, according to sources familiar with the move.
The bipartisan bid to extend economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic comes ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline for Western powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement Wednesday encouraging President Obama to abandon nuclear negotiations with Iran for fear that a deal could start a Middle East arms race.
Iran is insisting the United States and world powers deliver more concessions at the negotiating table, including consenting to demands that any final nuclear agreement last a period of fewer than 10 years.