Javad Zarif
Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility

Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA’s signatories in Vienna last week

Ahead of nuclear deal meeting in Vienna, Iran calls for lifting of all US sanctions

Iranian officials said that there were no plans for meetings with US officials “directly or indirectly.” They also rejected any step-by-step proposal for the restoration of the deal, calling for the immediate withdrawal of sanctions

Iran will seek compensation for the losses caused by the sanctions after US returns to the deal

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said that the country has suffered a loss of over USD 1 trillion due to over 1.600 sanctions imposed by the US since its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018

Sanctions on Iran US withdraws Trump era letters to UNSC claiming re-imposition of international sanctions against Iran

The withdrawal of the letters is being seen as a positive move towards the revival of the Iran nuclear deal. However, Iran wants the US to take firm action and lift all unilateral sanctions before it reverts back to full adherence to the provisions of the deal

Will return to obligations under nuclear deal after all Trump-era sanctions are lifted, says Iran 

The Biden administration, however, has refused to lift sanctions first and has put pre-condition of Iran’s full compliance to the Iran nuclear deal before it rejoins it

Iran on the JCPOA Iran reiterates its commitment to JCPOA, proposes US return to the deal

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, in an interview with CNN, said that talks about nuclear weapons in the western media is baseless speculation aimed at directing public opinion against the country

China urges US to rejoin JCPOA China urges US to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “as early as possible” and without any preconditions

Iran’s decision to raise uranium enrichment level is expected, say Russia, China

Iran announced on Monday that it has started enriching uranium to up to 20% as per the law passed by its parliament in November and according to the provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal

Iran expresses concerns over US military activities in the Persian Gulf

After increasing its military presence in the region in the last few weeks the US flew two of its B-52 bombers above the Persian Gulf on Tuesday

US sanctions on Iran stand as an obstacle to any constructive engagement in West Asia

The relentless maximum pressure campaign of the Trump administration against Iran which is continuing even after his electoral loss will be tough for a Biden administration to reverse, assuming there is the will to do so

Iran says fresh US sanctions on banking sector are an attempt “to starve its people”

On Thursday, the US treasury department blacklisted 18 major Iranian banks in the latest assault as part of its so-called maximum pressure campaign against the country

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh raise international concerns

Nagorno-Karabakh is a breakaway region of Azerbaijan with an Armenian ethnic majority. Governments of both the Transcaucasian countries have accused each other of violating the 1994 ceasefire agreement after fighting along the border broke out on Sunday

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