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Iraq rebuffs US on Shiite militias

Baghdad - Iraq on Monday rebuffed a US demand that Iranian militias leave the country, insisting that the paramilitary forces which helped it defeat the Islamic State group consist solely of Iraqi nationals.

Trump tells Paris, Berlin to 'keep making money' via trade with Tehran

Washington - US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday he does not object to France and Germany continuing trade with Iran, despite his refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal.

European business deals with Iran are safe: Tillerson

Washington - The United States does not intend to disrupt European business deals with Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in comments published Friday.

Next round of Syria talks at end October: Kazakhstan

Astana - Fresh talks on the Syria conflict will be held in Astana at the end of the month, Kazakhstan said Thursday, as part of a Moscow-led push to end the six-year conflict.

Haley pushes UN to follow tougher US stance on Iran

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what she described as its "aggressive, destabilizing and unlawful behavior" in the Middle East.

Iranian cartoonists bite back at Trump's 'Arabian Gulf' comment

Tehran - Even the fish were laughing at Donald Trump in the cartoon exhibition in Tehran where satirists gave a biting response to the US president, who infuriated Iranians by calling the Gulf "Arabian" rather than "Persian".

Iran supreme leader dismisses Trump's 'rants and whoppers'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed US President Donald Trump's aggressive criticism as "rants and whoppers" while vowing that Tehran would stick to its nuclear commitments.

Norway solar firm signs 2.5 bn-euro deal with Iran

Tehran - Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest 2.5 billion euros in the country over the next five years.

EU will send chief diplomat to fight for Iran deal in Washington

Luxembourg - The EU is to dispatch its chief diplomat Federica Mogherini to Washington next month to fight for the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up.

Gulf widens between Washington and UN partners

Washington - US President Donald Trump's decision not to recognize Iran's compliance with a landmark nuclear deal is set to complicate crucial diplomacy at the United Nations on everything from North Korea to Syria, experts say.

Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Tehran - US President Donald Trump's speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

France urges US Congress not to cancel Iran nuclear deal

Paris - France on Saturday urged the US Congress not to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, after President Donald Trump decertified Iran's compliance with the 2015 agreement.

Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

Washington - Donald Trump has gambled with US diplomatic credibility by attacking an Iran nuclear deal that his European allies cherish as a benchmark for international cooperation.

Iranians mock 'ridiculous' Trump speech

Tehran - Iranians responded with anger and mockery on Saturday to the bellicose speech against their country by US President Donald Trump and his threats to tear up the landmark nuclear deal.

Kerry condemns Trump's 'dangerous' Iran deal decision

Washington - President Donald Trump is "creating an international crisis" with his "dangerous" decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry, the former Secretary of State who negotiated the agreement, said Friday.

US Congress may hold key to Iran deal future

Washington - President Donald Trump dumped the fate of the Iran nuclear deal on US lawmakers Friday, leaving open the question of whether they can turn the screw on Tehran without killing the accord.

Nobel peace laureates denounce Trump's Iran move

Geneva - The nuclear weapons disarmament campaigners awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize denounced US President Donald Trump's decision on Friday to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, saying it makes proliferation more likely.

France's Macron 'considers' trip to Iran after Rouhani invite

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron is considering visiting Iran after speaking by phone with his Iranian counterpart as US President Donald Trump said he was "decertifying" the nuclear deal with Tehran, the Elysee presidential office said Friday.

Trump speech shows US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal': Iran's Rouhani

Tehran - President Donald Trump's speech in which he outlined an aggressive new strategy against Iran shows the United States is "more than ever isolated in its opposition to the nuclear deal", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Friday.

Moscow slams Trump's Iran strategy, hopes nuclear deal intact

Moscow - Russia's foreign ministry criticised the new tougher Iran strategy announced by US President Donald Trump on Friday, accusing him of using "aggressive and threatening rhetoric".

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Tehran - US President Donald Trump on Friday declared a more aggressive strategy on a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers but stopped short of withdrawing from the 2015 deal.

Iran deal is working, says EU's Mogherini

Brussels - The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said Friday that the Iran nuclear deal was "working and delivering", insisting US President Donald Trump did not have the power to terminate it.

UK, Germany, France 'stand committed' to Iran deal

London - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany on Friday said they remain committed to the international nuclear deal with Iran after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the agreement.

UN chief hopes Iran nuclear deal will survive

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "very much hopes" the nuclear deal with Iran can be salvaged, a spokesman said Friday, as President Donald Trump was set to de-certify the 2015 agreement.

Trump throws fate of Iran deal to Congress

Washington - President Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy to check Iran's growing power Friday, but stop short of withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal or declaring the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization.

Kremlin warns US against ditching Iran nuclear deal

Moscow - The Kremlin warned Washington on Friday that abandoning the Iran nuclear deal would be a heavy blow to international relations and non-proliferation efforts.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Tehran - US President Donald Trump was expected on Friday to declare a more aggressive strategy on a nuclear deal signed on July 14, 2015 by Iran and major world powers.

China urges US to 'preserve' Iran nuclear deal

Bejing - China on Friday called on the United States to maintain its commitment to the Iranian nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump is expected to declare no longer in America's interest.

North Korea looms large as Trump's challenges Iran

Washington - As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale.

Trump again blasts Iran nuke deal as certification decision looms

Washington - President Donald Trump again dismissed the Iran nuclear accord as terrible for America, as he prepares to announce a key decision on whether to certify Iran's compliance with it."This is the worst deal.
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