Iran nuclear deal
US sanctions waiver Iran Blnken US waives sanctions to allow transfer of Iranian assets from South Korea

With the waiver, banks in Europe (Switzerland, Ireland, and Germany) will be able to convert the money received from South Korea and transfer it to a bank in Qatar without being subjected to US sanctions. The money will be kept in Qatar for use by Iran to buy non-sanctioned goods from the international market

Saudi Arabia and Iran take next step in re-establishing ties, exchange ambassadors

The Saudi and Iranian embassies had already resumed operations over the previous months. The developments are a result of an agreement in March which was brokered with Chinese mediation

IAEA shuts investigation against Iran US using IAEA to delay finalization of nuclear deal, claims Iran 

The IAEA decided to shut down some of the investigations against Iran on May 31. Iran had earlier claimed these were politically motivated and being pushed by the US and its European allies  

Mapping Faultlines: Saudi-Iran deal, the Role of China, and a bewildered US

Former Indian diplomat M.K. Bhadrakumar and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent Iran-Saudi deal that was mediated by the Chinese and its implications for West Asia

US announces fresh sanctions against firms involved in Iranian oil and petrochemical exports

The list of companies sanctioned include a firm based in Vietnam, two in China, one in the UAE, and two in Iran. The US accused these firms of being “knowingly engaging” in the transport of Iranian oil and petrochemicals in violation of existing sanctions

Daily Round-up | China calls for end to Iran sanctions, restoring nuclear deal & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of talks between Iran and China, the global campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, a new agreement between Venezuela and Colombia, and a warning strike by airport workers in Germany

Daily Round-up | Peruvian congress approves bill advancing elections & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the Peruvian Congress advancing elections, an investigation on Twitter aiding Western propaganda, talks on the Iran nuclear deal, and health workers’ strikes in the UK

Uranium enrichment Iran Iran starts enriching uranium at 60% purity in response to IAEA resolution 

Iran has maintained that the IAEA resolution questioning its cooperation with the agency is politically motivated and was adopted under the pressure from the US, France, Germany, and the UK

Iran nuclear deal US imposes fresh sanctions on companies allegedly involved in Iranian oil trade  

Efforts to revive the JCPOA were stalled last month after the US failed to respond to the Iranian demand of guarantees against any future withdrawal as well as the termination of an IAEA investigation 

Daily Round-up | Protests against police killing in the UK & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at the protests seeking justice for Chris Kaba, a proposed Republican vote in Antigua and Barbuda, Iran’s response to a statement by European countries, and an investigation into disappearances during the Pinochet era

Iran nuclear deal in limbo: Who wins and loses?

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains why the Iran nuclear deal is not progressing. She talks about how the US and Israel are working together to scuttle the deal at the last moment

IAEA investigation Iran Iran nuclear deal prospects dim again

Crucial midterm elections in the US and Israeli national elections are possible reasons for the delay in addressing Iranian concerns regarding an IAEA investigation