TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump personally intervened to inject tougher anti-Iran language into a recent State Department letter to Congress that confirmed Iran has been honoring its commitments under the nuclear deal, an American official familiar with the matter has said.
TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that talks are underway for purchase of 950 tons of yellow cake from Kazakhstan.
TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that Washington’s policy of reevaluating the nuclear agreement is creating an atmosphere of distrust and confusion among world countries, noting this is contrary to the text and spirit of the agreement.
By Mohammad Homaeefar
TEHRAN – Following months of anti-Iran rhetoric, it appears that the new administration in the U.S. is changing its course towards Tehran and the international agreement it struck with six world powers.
TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s contradictory words, saying he “does not have a clear understanding of international relations.”
By John Nilsson-Wright
Calculated ambiguity and coercive diplomacy appear to be at the heart of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with North Korea. As a candidate, Trump seemed to revel in keeping his opponents guessing — for example when he announced his “secret plan” for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIL).
For the moment, fear of U.S. retaliation appears to have dissuaded North Korea from conducting another nuclear test. But the respite is only temporary.
TEHRAN – In a press statement on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of State notified the Congress that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal, the very first such notification under the Trump administration.
TEHRAN- A prominent Yemeni analyst said the US has been paid several trillion dollars by Saudi Arabia to protect its crown, adding that Riyadh has recently bribed Washington's support for the Yemen war with $200bln.
He’s growing in office, but he must be wary of outgrowing what got him here
There’s an ominous rumble of war in Korea, there’s always an ominous rumble of war in the Middle East, but in Washington we’ve already got the real thing. The combatants are taking no prisoners and the rules of the Geneva Convention do not apply.
As a candidate, Donald Trump seemed to pay no more attention to North Korea’s accelerating nuclear weapons program, which his predecessor has warned is America’s most urgent threat, than he did to other complex foreign policy issues.
By Frank Bruni
If you’re any student of politics, you saw Steve Bannon on the cover of Time magazine in early February — “The Great Manipulator,” it called him — and knew to start the countdown then.
The ascent of Donald Trump, the volatility of his foreign policy and his tendency to fire off tweeted threats to nuclear-armed adversaries has brought one more wild card to the Korean peninsula, which already had more than its fair share.
A week after the Trump administration made the decision to launch a cruise missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat air base, it is no surprise that the attack dangerously increased tensions in the Syrian civil war and emboldened forces that aim to maintain a state of chaos in the country.
By Mohammad Hashemi
European leaders and politicians threw their support behind U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase following suspected April 4 chemical incident in northern Syria. European Council President Donald Tusk said “U.S. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks”. He said the European Union “will work with the U.S. to end brutality in Syria.”
By Negar Asadi
TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head to Moscow on Friday to hold talks with Russian and Syrian counterparts on the latest developments in the Syrian battlefield after the recent U.S. missile attack.
By Masood Akhtar
Based on what I have seen so far, I don’t see how Trump would make it through a full-term. People of his own party disagree with him on a number of issues already. During his campaign he waged war against the establishment, and now the establishment is waging war against him. Some of them are speaking out publicly, whereas others acknowledge their disagreement privately.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the Iranian people will stand beside the Syrians in fighting terrorism and maintaining the country’s territorial integrity.
By Emily Rauhala
The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping summit was off to a good start: Xi nailed the handshake.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Saturday that an international fact-finding committee should be formed to probe the allegations of chemical weapons attack in Syria.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” announced Donald Trump to reporters at his luxurious “Mar-a-Lago southern White House” resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepared to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned on Friday the U.S. airstrike against a Syrian airbase, saying it is the “time to stop hype and cover-ups”.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. for its missile attack on an airfield in Syria on Friday morning, warning that such unilateral measures will “strengthen failing terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.
By Richard W. Rahn
April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I — a war that claimed the lives of about 38 million people.
TEHRAN – The American left-wing philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky said it is the U.S. rather Iran which poses “the greatest threat” to the world peace, taking a swipe at U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who branded Iran as so.
TEHRAN – Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona who has been a leading voice against the Iran nuclear deal, threw his full support behind Boing’s new agreement with Iran’s Aseman Airlines, saying there is little Congress can do to block the plane sale.
By Christopher Green
U.S. President Donald Trump has sent Xi Jinping a clear message before the two meet in Florida later this week.
The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials, the Washington Post reported on April 3.
TEHRAN - Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it has signed a new, $3 billion deal with Iran’s Aseman Airlines to supply 30 737 MAX aircraft to the carrier, the first major sale by a U.S. company to Iran under new President Donald Trump, AP reported.