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Israel opposes Iran nuclear deal to limit its strength as regional power

Israel has undertaken numerous efforts to prevent the revival of the Iran nuclear deal as it sees integration of Iranians in international politics as the most significant regional challenge to its occupation of Palestine and the Syrian Golan, as well as to its status as a regional hegemon

Iranian Fordow nuclear site Day after Erbil strike, Iran claims to have foiled Israeli sabotage at its Fordow nuclear facility 

Reports in Middle East Eye as well as some US media outlets claimed that Israel has been operating anti-Iranian bases in Iraqi Kurdistan and was responsible for the attack on Iran’s drone facility in Tabriz a few weeks back

Iran attacks in Erbil, Iraq Iran fires missiles in Erbil in Iraq, claims Israeli bases were targets

Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party emerged as the largest party in last year’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, initially condemned the attack but later issued a statement asking for investigation into Iranian claims of Israeli bases in the country

Iran nuclear deal Iranian parliamentarians reiterate need for guarantees from US to revive the nuclear deal  

Parliamentarians in Iran issued a joint statement on Tuesday, asking their country’s negotiators to look for guarantees from the US that it will not violate the deal in the future before finalizing it

Mapping Faultlines: Deal or no deal?

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Iran nuclear deal which seems to be in the final stages of discussions. He talks about the positions taken by the various sides and the risks and possibilities

US sanctions against Iran Iran says US sanctions waiver not enough, demands lifting of all sanctions 

On Friday, the US administration of Joe Biden had announced the restoration of the sanctions waiver which was withdrawn by the previous Donald Trump administration in May 2020 under its so-called Maximum pressure campaign against Iran

As Iran honors Qassem Soleimani, Ebrahim Raisi demands that Trump be put on trial

Mobilizations were held across Iran on Monday on the second anniversary of the assassination of major general Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a drone attack sanctioned by then US president Donald Trump

Mapping Faultlines: Can we expect a breakthrough in Iran nuclear deal talks?

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the major points of contention ahead of the latest round of Iran nuclear deal talks that are set to begin in Vienna on Monday

Iran nuclear deal talks: Who and what stands in the way of an agreement?

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News analyzes the state of the Iran nuclear deal talks with the US continuing to make demands of Iran while being unwilling to withdraw the sanctions imposed as part of the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign

Iran nuclear deal talks Ahead of eighth round of Vienna talks, Iran warns against undue pressure, demands complete sanctions removal

The seventh round of talks held earlier this month between the remaining signatories of the Iran nuclear deal were inconclusive due to the refusal of the Joe Biden administration in the US to lift all sanctions against Iran imposed since May 2018

US sanctions on Iran Amid talks to revive nuclear deal, US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian entities and officials 

The fresh sanctions were imposed citing alleged human rights violations. Iran and at least one other signatory to the nuclear deal have stated that such moves raise serious questions about the Biden administration’s seriousness to revive the deal 

Vienna talks Before resumption of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal, Israel threatens to continue disruptive acts 

Israel reportedly refused to adhere to the advise of its closest ally, the US, to not attack Iran’s nuclear sites or scientists in the future and give diplomatic channels a chance

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