US sanctions against Iran
Iran nuclear deal Iran at crossroads of history

The US expectation is that Iran’s and Russia’s interests as oil-exporting countries will inevitably collide as they scramble for markets

Iran-Venezuela agreement Venezuela and Iran sign 20-year cooperation agreement

The agreement between the two sanctions-hit countries prioritizes energy and food security in both nations

Iran-IAEA Iran’s growing concerns about IAEA’s neutrality may hamper chances of JCPOA revival 

A resolution against Iran, drafted and pushed by the US and its allies, was passed at the IAEA meeting on June 8, marking a new low in the Iran-IAEA confrontation

South Korean workers strike for secure employment and public services and other stories

Today we look at the strike for secure work and public services in South Korea, the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and airstrikes by the government, and more

Iranian president on Vienna talks Iranian president asks US to lift unilateral sanctions to show seriousness in Vienna talks

The talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal stopped after six rounds following the election of Ebrahim Raisi in June. Iran said that it wanted to review the outcome of the rounds held so far

Israel accuses Iran Iran rubbishes allegations of involvement in attack on Israeli oil tanker off Oman coast 

Israel, the US, and the UK have accused Iran of carrying out a drone attack on an Israeli-owned oil tanker off the Omani coast last week which killed two crew members

Iran claims Israel attacked its nuclear site last month in attempt to derail Vienna talks

Pressure from Israel was pivotal in US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. Successive Israeli governments have opposed calls for its revival

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

Iran-IAEA agreement Iran, IAEA agree to extend monitoring deal, give ongoing Vienna talks a chance   

The extension follows the expiry of a three-month agreement signed in February between the Iranian government and the IAEA providing the UN body access to Iranian nuclear sites through photos despite an Iranian law restricting physical inspection

Iran COVID wave, US sanctions Rights groups demand end of sanctions against Iran amid fresh COVID-19 wave

Iran, one of the worst COVID-19 affected countries in the world, has been facing difficulties in getting supplies of vaccines and other medical requirements due to US sanctions

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