Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
Palestinians in East Jerusalem resist ethnic cleansing and blockades and other stories

Today we look at the mass arrests of Palestinians and the blockade in Sheikh Jarrah, the strike by ArcelorMittal workers in Canada, and more

Protests continue against police killing of Daunte Wright in the US and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on protests for Daunte Wright, plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Egyptian journalist Khaled Dawoud’s release from prison, volcano eruptions in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, and an increase in uranium enrichment announced by Iran

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

Iranian vessel attacked Iranian vessel attacked in Red Sea as nuclear deal revival talks begin

The attack on the Saviz took place on the same day as the meeting of the joint commission of the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to work out ways to revive the deal

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

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 nuclear deal: What happens next?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge

Perfect storm gathers in Persian Gulf

As the US continues to mount pressure on Iran, the latter has said it “intends to produce low-enriched uranium up to 20 percent at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant”

Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions

The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval

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

US prepares to impose unilateral arms embargo against Iran after failing to garner support in the UN

The US is considering issuing an executive order within days which will threaten secondary sanctions against countries or firms buying or selling arms from and to Iran

US Threatens Fresh Sanctions Against Iran, JCPOA Members

The US withdrew from the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. However, it is now trying to get sanctions imposed on Iran claiming violations of a deal it is not even part of

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