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Khamenei: Iran to keep rolling back nuclear commitments

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

EU holds Iran nuclear crisis talks as Tehran issues fresh threats

Apo - European foreign ministers held crisis talks Monday on saving the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal as Britain warned the "small window" for success was closing and Tehran issued fresh threats of restarting its atomic programme.

European powers urge dialogue, end to escalation in Iran nuclear crisis

Paris - Three key European powers on Sunday called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear programme, as tensions further intensified between Tehran and the United States.

UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination

London - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sought to ease tensions with Iran on Saturday, saying a tanker held by Gibraltar would be released if Tehran guaranteed it was not heading to Syria.

Britain sends second warship to Gulf after Iran tanker standoff

London - Britain said Friday it was sending a second warship to the Gulf and raising the alert level in the oil-rich region as tensions spike after Iranian gunboats threatened a UK supertanker.

UK says sending second warship to Gulf

London - Britain will send a second warship to the Gulf, officials said Friday, temporarily deploying two vessels near Tehran's waters as tensions surge after armed Iranian boats threatened a British oil tanker.

Trump, Netanyahu spoke about Iran's 'malign' acts

Washington - US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran's "malign" actions, the White House said Thursday, as escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington threatened to torpedo a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iran, Russia pour scorn on US moves at UN nuclear watchdog

Vienna - Iran and Russia on Wednesday poured scorn on America's call for Tehran to adhere to limits in a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, at a special meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog.

Trump warns Iran sanctions will 'soon be increased substantially'

Washington - President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that sanctions against Iran would soon be "increased substantially" after Tehran said it had exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.

Ukraine inaugurates giant dome over destroyed Chernobyl reactor

Chernobyl - Ukraine and its European partners on Wednesday formally inaugurated a new metal dome encasing the destroyed reactor at the infamous Chernobyl plant, wrapping up a two-decade effort.

French envoy in Iran talks as Trump threatens to up sanctions

Tehran - French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor met with Iran's president Wednesday winding up a day of talks in Tehran aimed at saving a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Netanyahu warns Israel's jets 'can reach' Iran

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that Israel's fighter jets "can reach anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran," in his latest comments directed at his country's arch-foe.

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

Tehran - European powers urged Iran on Tuesday to reverse its move to increase uranium enrichment, as a French envoy arrived in Tehran to boost efforts to save a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran passes uranium enrichment cap set by endangered deal

Tehran - Iran on Monday breached a uranium enrichment cap set by a troubled 2015 nuclear deal and warned Europe against taking retaliatory measures, as France decided to send an envoy to Tehran to try to calm tensions.

How serious are Iran's breaches of the 2015 deal?

Vienna - Attention is once again focused on how close Iran could be to a nuclear weapon, after Tehran said it had started enriching uranium to a higher level than agreed in a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by the US.

Iran set to exceed nuclear deal uranium enrichment cap

Tehran - Iran said Sunday it was set to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by an endangered nuclear deal within hours as it seeks to press other parties into keeping their side of the bargain.

Iran hints it could enrich uranium to 5 percent

Tehran - A top advisor to Iran's supreme leader has hinted Tehran could boost its uranium enrichment to five percent for "peaceful" aims, ahead of deadline it set for world powers to save a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran to bypass uranium enrichment maximum despite calls for rethink

Tehran - Iran ignored US and EU warnings Wednesday and vowed to exceed within days the maximum uranium enrichment level it agreed to in the landmark 2015 nuclear accord.

Iran to exceed uranium enrichment limit from Sunday: Rouhani

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will exceed on Sunday the uranium enrichment limit it agreed in a 2015 deal with major powers, raising it "as much as necessary".

EU, France, Germany and UK urge Iran to reverse uranium decision

Apo - The diplomatic chiefs of the EU, France, Germany and Britain said Tuesday they were "extremely concerned" and urged Iran to reverse its decision to breach a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran trying to 'blackmail' world by violating nuclear deal: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused Iran of breaching the nuclear deal in order to "blackmail" the international community into relieving economic pressure on the Islamic republic.

Xi urged Trump to ease North Korea sanctions in 'timely' fashion

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to "show flexibility" towards North Korea, including the "timely" easing of sanctions, at the G20 summit last week, China's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Xi urged Trump to ease North Korea sanctions in 'timely' fashion

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to "show flexibility" towards North Korea, including the "timely" easing of sanctions, at the G20 summit last week, China's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Trump returns to critics after historic N.Korea stop

Washington - US President Donald Trump has returned from a historic, impromptu stop on North Korean soil to a skeptical Washington, with critics saying he is normalizing a nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

Trump says Iran 'playing with fire' after nuclear deal limit breached

Washington - US President Donald Trump warned Monday that Iran is "playing with fire" after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.

Iran says it exceeds enriched uranium stockpile limit

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran has exceeded a limit on its enriched uranium reserves set under a 2015 nuclear deal, semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

Five things we learned from Trump-Kim III

Seoul - The third meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un on the world's last Cold War frontier checked off all boxes for a spectacular blockbuster -- the suspense, the theatrics, and the climax -- but was far from a normal summit.

North Korea hails 'historic' Kim-Trump summit

Seoul - North Korea on Monday hailed the weekend meeting between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone as "historic", as analysts said Pyongyang was looking to shape the narrative to its own agenda.

N. Korea calls Kim-Trump meeting 'historic'

Seoul - North Korea on Monday described the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone as "historic" and "amazing".

Trump-Kim III: publicity stunt or leap for peace?

Seoul - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's meeting in the Korean Demilitarized Zone produced a barrage of headlines and images, but left analysts questioning whether it was a small step for publicity or a giant leap for peace.
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