Britain said on Monday there was a “small window” of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signalled it would resume its nuclear programme − seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs − if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact.
A US special envoy to North Korea said on Friday that Washington was ready to hold constructive talks with Pyongyang to follow through on a denuclearisation agreement reached by the two countries
Vice President Mike Pence says the US will keep up pressure on Iran as the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers appears to be crumbling.
European countries on Tuesday urged Iran to reverse its decision to increase uranium enrichment.
All parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran want to safeguard the accord and strongly oppose Washington’s decision to unilaterally re-impose sanctions on Tehran, the head of the Chinese delegation said after a meeting of the pact members.
The Kalinin nuclear power plant's first, second and fourth reactors were taken offline, Rosenergoatom said in a statement.
The post of head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is particularly important as international tensions run high over Iran's nuclear activities.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has described Tehran’s threat to resume nuclear work − in what would be a contravention of its commitments under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal − as a “bad reaction,” calling on Tehran to show “political maturity.” “Iran has had a bad reaction, faced with a bad US decision to withdraw from the Vienna agreements and impose sanctions,” Le Drian said in an interview published online by Le Parisien, referring to the 2015 deal signed in Vienna.
Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years, after relations between the Cold War era allies deteriorated over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations and Beijing's subsequent backing of UN sanctions.
In response to alleged threats from Iran, the USS Arlington, which transports marines, amphibious vehicles, conventional landing craft and rotary aircraft, and the Patriot air defence system will join the Abraham Lincoln carrier group, the Pentagon announced on Friday.