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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

29 Aug 2018

Iran's Khamenei says Europe cannot save nuclear deal, help economy

LONDON Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday cast doubt on the ability of European countries to save Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, now under threat following a U.S. withdrawal, and said Tehran might abandon the agreement.

28 Aug 2018

Iran parliament censures Rouhani in sign pragmatists losing sway

LONDON Iran's parliament voted on Tuesday to reject President Hassan Rouhani's explanations for economic hardship after a dramatic grilling on live TV, a sign his pragmatic faction is losing sway to hardline rivals as new U.S. sanctions begin to bite. | Video

22 Aug 2018

Iran threatens to hit U.S., Israel after Trump aide warns of 'maximum pressure'

LONDON/JERUSALEM Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trump's security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions. | Video

21 Aug 2018

Eying U.S., Iran says to boost military might, showcases new fighter jet

LONDON Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East. | Video

19 Aug 2018

Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports

LONDON Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member's share of oil exports, expressing Tehran's concern about Saudi Arabia's offer to pump more oil in the face of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales.

08 Aug 2018

Jailed Bahraini opposition leader denied medical treatment - son

LONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state, says his son Ali Mushaima, on hunger strike outside Bahrain's London embassy.

01 Aug 2018

Iran MPs summon Rouhani as U.S. pressure squeezes economy

LONDON Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government's handling of Iran's economic struggles, state media reported on Wednesday.

01 Aug 2018

Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as a dream, without value

LONDON Senior Iranian officials and military commanders on Tuesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and "a dream", saying his words contradicted his action of reimposing sanctions on Tehran.

11 Jul 2018

Explainer - How could Iran disrupt Gulf oil flows?

ANKARA/LONDON The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said last week that Tehran would block all exports through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if countries heed U.S. calls to stop buying Iranian oil from November.

07 Jul 2018

Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of U.S. sanctions

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LONDON One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures.

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