Iran says it has ‘not arrested’ crews of seized Greek tankers
31 May 2022 | 7:46 am
Tehran says the crews of two Greek oil tankers confiscated in the Gulf have not been detained and are in good health. Athens called the seizures "acts of piracy."
3 Dec 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said a preliminary agreement remains "possible" as international negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme have just resumed in Vienna in an attempt to salvage the 2015 agreement. But there is "little time left" according to Grossi, and Tehran must guarantee more transparency to the IAEA, in Iran's own interest.
18 Dec 2021
Around 5,000 people every day are crossing the border from Afghanistan into Iran. While Tehran is deporting thousands every week, many are still setting out on the perilous journey that often begins in the city of Herat.
14 Dec 2021
Foreign ministers meeting in Liverpool threatened the Kremlin with fresh economic sanctions in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Tehran was told that time is running out to revive the nuclear deal.
17 Dec 2021
With Tehran feared to be weeks away from a point of no return on nuclear weapons, are we looking down the barrel of an arms race in the Middle East? With little optimism in the air for the current round of talks in Vienna, where might this leave the Biden administration? Does the US have the stomach for a fight? And is a fight really what's unfolding? Traditional lines in the sand seem to be out the window as the same Gulf states that are cementing new ties with Israel are also keeping channels open with Tehran.
21 Dec 2021
European diplomats have called a pause in talks on Iran's nuclear program "disappointing." EU envoy Enrique Mora has said only weeks remain to save the deal, as Iran ramps up uranium enrichment.
25 Dec 2021
US national security advisor Jake Sullivan is in Israel to discuss Iran and other issues. In Jerusalem, Sullivan said Iran may exhaust diplomacy within weeks.
France's foreign ministry has said the incarceration 'reduces trust' with Iran. The academic was previously under house arrest.
In total, 11 countries are behind on membership dues, and eight have had their right to vote suspended. Iran has blamed US sanctions for the lack of funds.
As delicate diplomatic discussions over Iran's nuclear program restarted in Vienna, DW spoke to ordinary people in Tehran about living with the consequences of economic sanctions.
Western nations are rushing to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal amid reports that Tehran is boosting its uranium enrichment.
Last week, a 17-year-old girl was killed by her husband in Iran. A gruesome video showing the alleged killer holding a knife in one hand and his wife's head in the other went viral before being taken down. The victim was married when she was just 12 years old and had a son. Her name was Mona and she had reportedly fled to Turkey for four months before being persuaded by her father to return.
The new deal may be watered down compared to the 2015 original, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said. At the same time, Israel believes lifting sanctions on Iran could increase financing for terrorism.
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