The United States and a broad coalition of governments have imposed
sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear program, which Iran
claims is of purely peaceful nature. Last January the United States
agreed to provide limited sanctions relief if Iran froze its nuclear
program. Since then, Iran has halted production and opened the door to
In November 2013, during talks held in Geneva, the P5+1 group agreed to reach a deal with the Tehran delegation guaranteeing the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program by July 2014. The deadline was later extended to November 24, 2014.
Iran has gone beyond its commitments in fulfilling the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed on as part of the deal with the P5+1 group of countries to roll back its nuclear program, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said on Friday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has awarded the country's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with a medal for his diplomatic efforts during the historic talks with the six world powers that resulted in a long-anticipated nuclear deal, state media reported Monday.
The United States is making formal plans to discuss Iran’s ballistic missile test with the UN Security Council, US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Friday.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday criticized the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was dealing with the US administration regarding the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Yukiya Amano will hold talks with the US Senate over the Iran nuclear agreement.
The EU officially endorsed the lifting of sanctions earlier imposed on Iran.
The US Senate is seeking IAEA testimony on "side deals" within the Iran nuclear agreement.
Vladimir Putin told Benjamin Netanyahu that the Iran deal established effective safeguards of the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program.
The US Jewish community does not unanimously back the Israeli government's stance on the Iran deal, a diplomat said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Iran fails to comply with the terms of its nuclear deal, the US and the international community will quickly find out and will be able to "respond accordingly with every option available."
US President Barack Obama said that 99 percent of the world thinks Iran's nuclear program agreement is a good deal.
IAEA specialists will not have a "24/7" access to Iranian nuclear sites, Congressman Lee Zeldin said, refuting Barack Obama's claims.
The US Secretary of State said that both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates considered the Iran deal successful.
The Iran nuclear deal may decrease the Congress' ability to introduce new sanctions.
John Kerry warned that Congress' possible decision to veto the Iran nuclear agreement may backfire and result in Tehran's development of weapons.
Benjamin Netanyahu suggested dismantling some of Tehran’s nuclear facilities to "stop Iran’s aggression".
In six months the implementation of the nuclear agreement could lead to the lifting of specific sanctions on finance, banking as well as the movement of goods, John Kerry said.
Iranian lawmakers are likely to make a final decision regarding the nuclear agreement in 15 days.
Mohammad Javad Zarif supported the nuclear agreement before the Iranian parliament.
The Iranian parliament received the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the national nuclear program from Mohammad Javad Zarif.