Latest Iran nuclear deal News

As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

Oct. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the past three years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of the U.S. leader. But the U.S. pullback from northeastern Syria, essentially abandoning its Kurdish...

Incoming top EU diplomat commits to save Iran nuclear deal

Oct. 7, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Spaniard set to become the European Union's point-man in Iran says the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran must be preserved. During a parliamentary confirmation hearing to become the next EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell said Monday that "we have to keep this agreement alive in order...

Iran says Chinese state oil firm withdraws from $5B deal

Oct. 6, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — China's state oil company has pulled out of a $5 billion deal to develop a portion of Iran's massive offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic's oil minister said Sunday, an agreement from which France's Total SA earlier withdrew over U.S. sanctions. The South Pars field deal,...

Iran supports European plan to bolster nuclear deal

Oct. 2, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran supports a plan by European countries to bolster a nuclear deal that Tehran reached with the West in 2015 and from which the United States withdrew last year. Rouhani said the plan included preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,...

Abbas slams US for 'depriving peace process of credibility'

Sep. 26, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N....

Analysis: After UN visit, Iran faces diminishing choices

Sep. 26, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has long prided itself on its forceful defiance of the United States and Israel, a resistance that has defined the Shiite-led Islamic Republic for the 40 years since its revolution. But the limits of Iran's ability to go it alone were on display at the United Nations this week as...

The Latest: New Zealand says climate crisis has no borders

Sep. 24, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 10:40 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the ability of terrorism and climate change to reach across borders proves the need for leaders to respond with global solutions. Ardern's remarks Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly gathering appeared to be an...

Isolated and restricted, Iran uses UN gathering for outreach

Sep. 24, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's delegates to the United Nations are confined to a roughly six-block radius of Manhattan, but that hasn't limited their reach as they mount a diplomatic blitz at the U.N. General Assembly this week. President Hassan Rouhani has used his time in New York to meet with the leaders of the...

The Latest: European powers push for new talks with Iran

Sep. 24, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 12:49 a.m. The leaders of France, Britain and Germany are urging Iran to enter talks about a new arrangement to bolster the fraying nuclear deal Tehran struck with the West in 2015 — though they said they still...

At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate

Sep. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. The...