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U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal


UNITED NATIONS The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. | Video


Germany will strive to save Iran nuclear deal - Gabriel 4:14pm BST

NEW YORK/BERLIN Germany will do all it can to persuade the United States not to abandon the Iranian nuclear agreement, whatever the outcome of German elections on Sunday, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday.


Iran nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated - Rouhani 4:14pm BST

BEIRUT Iran's president said on Thursday its nuclear accord with world powers cannot be renegotiated, after the Trump administration warned it was weighing whether the deal signed by its predecessor served U.S. security interests.


Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum 12:06pm BST

ANKARA Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Thursday.


Iran regional behaviour means nuclear deal not enough - Macron 2:12am BST

NEW YORK French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the Iran nuclear deal was not enough given that Tehran had increased its influence in the region and pressed ahead with ballistic missile tests, and offered to mediate between the United States and Iran.


Iran nuclear deal must change if U.S. to stay - Tillerson 1:55am BST

UNITED NATIONS The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended.

Democrats in Congress brace for new Iran nuclear fight 12:59am BST

WASHINGTON As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, senior Senate Democrats demanded on Wednesday that the Trump administration provide lawmakers with any information showing Tehran is not complying with the international pact.


Once 'kittens' in cyber spy world, Iran gains prowess - security experts 20 Sep 2017

FRANKFURT Hackers probably linked to Iran's government have hit Saudi and Western aerospace and petrochemical firms, marking a rise in Iranian cyber-spying prowess, security firm FireEye said on Wednesday, an assessment shared by other U.S. experts.

Record number of states punishing human rights activism - U.N. 20 Sep 2017

GENEVA A record 29 states, including China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have retaliated in the past year against citizens who cooperate with the United Nations, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.


Trump signalled dislike, but not demise of Iran deal - envoy 20 Sep 2017

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump is unhappy with the Iran nuclear deal but has not signalled he will abandon it, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday.


Trump to add sanctions on North Korea, but not on oil - U.S.

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons programme. | Video