Sanctions against Iran
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

UN Special Rapporteur calls for the end of all unilateral sanctions against Iran

Alena Douhan also expressed the need to create a legal framework to prevent countries such as the US taking unilateral action against others

Iran nuclear deal Rift emerges between the US and EU over fate of Iran nuclear deal?

On the same day when EU officials insisted on the deal’s revival, Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden’s aide on the Middle East, said that the revival is “highly unlikely” and hinted at more sanctions against Iran 

Fight against climate change in West Asia and North Africa hampered by wars and foreign intervention

Several countries in the region are facing prolonged droughts, increased desertification and phenomenal rise in temperature which is gradually turning the region inhabitable. Natural calamities also feed into existing conflicts.

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 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

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