"The only thing I can think of is to really bring home what the day after a broken agreement looks like. How can that possibly be in the US's interest to have our European alliance in tatters, to have Iran unconstrained and perhaps more motivated than they have ever been in the last 15 years, to actually feel like they need a nuclear weapon to defend themselves against some future US action. I just can't conceive of a way how the world without the JCPOA is in the US' interest." … [Read more...] about Can Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron save the Iran nuclear deal?
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani challenged Wednesday the demands for a fresh nuclear deal, saying Tehran's endorsement of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan for Action proved to the world that his country "does not seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction." … [Read more...] about Iran questions legitimacy of fresh nuclear deal demand
Iranian media have said several Iranians are currently in US custody. One of them is Sirous Asgari, a 60-year-old university professor who, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, has become infected with COVID-19 while in prison. Iran is also holding several US citizens, including Navy veteran Michael White and environmental expert Morad Tahbaz. … [Read more...] about Iran says willing for prisoner swap with US amid pandemic
This is getting more serious, with the Americans claiming to have “specific and credible” intelligence indicating that Iranian forces are targeting US forces in Syria and Iraq. Effectively, Washington’s European allies are being asked to choose between dealing with the US and the ayatollahs. For the UK, there is only one answer to that. … [Read more...] about Britain must stand with the United States against the ayatollahs of Iran
Mr Pompeo had arrived in London to deliver the annual Margaret Thatcher Lecture after being obliged to make an emergency visit to Baghdad prompted by American intelligence reports suggesting that Iran was planning attacks against US forces based in the Middle East. … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo exclusive: Secretary of State warns UK over Iran amid strain on special relationship