Iran this week effectively set a deadline to lift those sanctions within three months, after which it said it would erase surveillance footage of its nuclear facilities
Iran nuclear deal
The Iran nuclear deal is a 2015 agreement aimed at dismantling Iran's nuclear program, and ensuring that it is used only for civilian purposes. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between Iran, the six P5+1 countries, which include the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France and China, plus Germany and the European Union, on April 2, 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland. In return, the United Nations' sanctions on the country were lifted, freeing up tens of billions of dollars in oil revenue and frozen assets.
Rep. Gregory Meeks, who serves as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has previously said the U.S. should be willing to leverage aid to Israel over annexation
Biden is aware of the price and realizes that ultimately, he will be forced to make a difficult decision if he wants to to return to nuclear deal
Rep. Kathy Manning of North Carolina, the deputy chief of a key subcommittee, told Haaretz the nuclear agreement ‘needs to be for a longer period of time, it needs to be a stronger deal, it needs to be broader’
Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities, state TV reports, in a bid to pressure European countries and Biden to lift economic sanctions and restore the 2015 nuclear deal
Armin Laschet, new chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, has worked for years to tighten ties with Israel, but won't see eye to eye with Netanyahu on Iran if he becomes chancellor
The law, which expired at midnight on Monday, requires Iran to block snap inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog if sanctions are not lifted, but Iranian media isn't convinced of the benefits of escalation
While Netanyahu urges Biden to use 'maximum pressure' on Iran, a swift International Atomic Energy Agency agreement extends the deadline for U.S., Iran negotiations
The 2015 nuclear deal caps fissile purity to which Iran can refine uranium at 3.67 percent, far below the 90 percent suitable for a nuclear weapon, and the 20 percent achieved by Iran before the agreement was reached
The announcement confirms that Tehran will go ahead with its plan to slash cooperation with the agency as IAEA chief suggests a window has been created for salvaging the nuclear deal
FM Zarif says Iranian decision to end UN snap inspections of nuclear facilities doesn't mean abandoning deal ■ Comments come as head of the UN nuclear watchdog meets with Iran’s atomic chief
Israel’s ability to influence Biden on Iran is limited, nor is the option of clashing openly with the U.S. administration truly feasible
'We are consulting with our partners, including Russia and China, and we will respond to this proposal in the future,' said the country's deputy FM
The visit, the second in a six-month span, comes amid diplomatic efforts to keep alive the nuclear agreement
The IAEA is preparing to rebuke Tehran for failing to explain the presence of the material, diplomats say, possibly complicating U.S. efforts to revive nuclear diplomacy
In his first major speech aimed at an international audience, President Biden says the U.S. is willing to reopen talks on Tehran's nuclear program, warns of 'Iran's destabilizing activities across the Middle East'
'Give diplomacy a chance,' said one Iranian official, and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif tweeted that when sanctions are lifted, 'we will then immediately reverse all remedial measures. Simple'
After U.S. Proposes Talks, Iran Says It Will 'Immediately' Reverse Nuclear Actions if Sanctions Lifted
Tehran has set a February 23 deadline for Washington to begin removing sanctions, threatening to ban snap UN inspections if it doesn't
Tehran has set a deadline of next week for Biden to begin reversing sanctions imposed by Trump, or says it will ban short-notice UN inspections, its biggest step yet to breach the deal
'We will not be able to be part of such a process if the new administration returns to that deal,' Ambassador Gilad Erdan says
In challenge to Biden's hopes of rejoining the accord, spokesman says steps are reversible if 'other party changes its path and honors its obligations'
Tehran and Washington are indirectly sending messages that are also aimed at the Saudis and Israelis. Any delay could put Biden under pressure at home to block the contacts
Iran previously warned Western nations that it will produce uranium metal, which is essential for the core of nuclear weapons
In the rift between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office, the U.S. president aims to signal to Netanyahu: ‘You’re nothing special.’ While Israeli intelligence says Iran is two years from a bomb, the outgoing Mossad head hopes to be the point man
The Iranian nuclear program is advancing, intelligence assessment says, but Tehran is still missing some key components needed for a bomb
In a CBS interview, Biden agrees 'they'd have to stop enriching uranium first'
Iranian FM warns U.S. that nuclear deal could be further jeopardized if hardline president is elected in Iran's June elections
Findings may indicate that Tehran was developing nuclear weapons, according to three diplomats cited by the Wall Street Journal
Iran denies any intent to weaponise enrichment. The nuclear deal sets a limit of 3.67% enrichment purity, suitable for producing civilian nuclear energy and far below the 90% that is weapons-grade